After being uploaded online by a traveler on a flight, a video of an American Airlines (AAL) – Get Free Report captain lecturing passengers on proper behavior quickly gained widespread attention.
The captain’s protracted lecture covered practically every aspect of flying, from middle seat etiquette to listening to flight attendants to social graces on a mobile phone.
The video’s passenger-submitted caption reads: “Thank you for coming to his (pilot) TED Talk.”
Here is the entire speech that what had pilot said,
“Remember, the flight attendants are here for your safety. After that they’re here to make your flight more enjoyable. They’re going to take care of you guys but you will listen to what they have to say because they represent my will in the cabin, and my will is what matters.
Be nice to each other. Be respectful to each other. I shouldn’t have to say that. You people should treat people the way you want to be treated. But I have to say it every single flight because people don’t. And they’re selfish and rude and we won’t have it.
Do your stuff. Get it out of everybody else’s way. Put your junk where it belongs. Everybody paid for a space. Don’t lean on other people. Don’t fall asleep on other people. Don’t drool on them, unless you’ve talked about it and they have a weather-resistant jacket.
Alright, a little bit of fatherhood here. The social experiment of listening to videos on speaker mode and talking on a cell phone in speaker mode, that is over. Over and done in this country. Nobody wants to hear your video. I know you think it’s super sweet. It probably is, but it’s your business right? So keep it to yourself. Use your airpods, use your headphones, whatever it is. That’s your business, okay? It’s just part of being in a respectful society.
Middle seaters, I know it stinks to be in the middle. Raise your hands. Raise them up. Anybody in the middle? Like 5 people. Yeah right that’s full. Alright nobody’s listening. Fine. You own both armrests. That is my gift to you. Welcome on board our flight.”
On social media, the captain’s remarks were well praised, with some users remarking that those who were complaining most deserved to hear them. On Instagram, the post received over 336,000 views.