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[-] [email protected] 140 points 7 months ago

At least the airplane clapping could be seen as cheering on the pilot for doing a good job. Much worse, imo, is the movie theater clapper. Those actors, directors and crew can’t hear your claps. They mean nothing!

[-] [email protected] 48 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

As a teen most of my summer hollidays were spent visting abuela and abuelo in spain. Cinema (double features) were around 100 Pesetas (compared to Euro, w/o inflation 50 Cents(!). As you can imagine I saw every movie (rated or not).

First time was a culture shock (compared to the mostly silent German cinema audience), as they not only clapped, they also cheered or booed at any time the hero or villain did something heroesque/villainous.

But I grew into it and am missing it really. I wish this would be a thing everywhere.

Edit: I want to add that I'm an ancient person and ask any Spaniards: Is this still a thing?

[-] [email protected] 24 points 7 months ago

That sounds incredibly fun as long as you’re expecting it

[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

I mean, it's just a logic thing to do. At least we all laugh together, watching a funny scene. Why limit it to this one emotion?

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

You realize clapping is mainly a social thing right?

I watched Star Wars ep 3 in theaters and the entire audience would erupt whenever Yoda did something badass.

It honestly made the whole experience that much more memorable because everyone around you is equally hyped up and enjoying the show.

How is it any different than laughing at a comedy show? Should everyone not laugh when something that's meant to be laughed at happens? Should no one cry during emotional scenes?

[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

This guy would've hated watching Avengers movies in India. Whooping, clapping, cheering, whistling... It was fantastic.

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 7 months ago

I went to the movies once and the director was there and did a Q&A and my anxiety made me feel like we as a theatre didn’t clap enough. We don’t often have the director or any celebrities where I live, so nobody knew the protocol.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

I went to see an early screening of documentary called Best Worst Movie about the making of Troll 2. The actor who played the dad was there and the crowd went NUTS when he walked out on stage with the director afterward. I even got a picture with him, it was great!

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

Everybody clapped at the end of The Incredibles and we were not ashamed

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

The lack of appropriate shame is exactly the point.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

They mean something to me. I'll even clap at home, alone, too. I'll even occasionally laugh when I'm alone. Feels good.

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[-] [email protected] 45 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Why do people care this much about completely harmless and inconsequential things other people do? I've personally never given a shit when someone else claps when a plane lands, same with people clapping in movie theatres. The world is miserable enough, let people enjoy the little things, it's not like they're forcing you to clap with them.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

What I've never understood- it doesn't bother me but I've never understood it- is people who clap after a movie. I don't mean people at the premiere where the filmmakers and actors are, I mean people in some town in Wisconsin or whatever. It's weird.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

It's for the projectionist, and it's probably outdated these days. But until digital film distribution became common it was actually a fairly involved job.

Edit: and if you go back to the silent film era the scores used to be played live. So maybe it's even a holdover from that.

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 7 months ago

I think it's fair to do if the weather is really bad, storm, heavy rain and wind etc. Like a compliment.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 7 months ago

I landed in HORRIBLE snow and wind once. We were landing almost sideways. You can bet your ass everyone clapped for that one

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Can the pilots with headsets on behind the locked door hear the claps? It seems pointless to me. Just compliment them on the way off the plane.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 7 months ago

Why would sharing a collective sigh of relief be a bad thing even if they can't hear it?

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 7 months ago

Can the pilots with headsets on behind the locked door hear the claps?

Yes. And yes it makes them feel a little better

[-] [email protected] 33 points 7 months ago

Seems fine, just tell her to put her shoes and socks back on and to not forget her book from the seat pocket in front of the person beside her.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 7 months ago

It used to be standard in Latin America.

I like it, it's a nice way to relieve the stress of everybody being within a couple of seconds of death if the pilot fucked up.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 7 months ago

it’s a nice way to relieve the stress of everybody being within a couple of seconds of death if the pilot fucked up.

You know what else is a nice way to relieve stress? Low noise environments.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

Latin America and "low noise"...

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 7 months ago

And as you look to her her hands are holding yours. Yet the clapping still continues.

You look around and realize that she's dummy thick and her cheeks are clapping. All is good.

[-] [email protected] 29 points 7 months ago

Devastating, but it's the right thing to do

[-] [email protected] 29 points 7 months ago

I clap when the bus driver makes it to my stop

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[-] [email protected] 29 points 7 months ago

Wait - is this an American thing now?

I ask as I’m American but have lived overseas for 25+ years. Europeans don’t clap. The two of us travel through different parts of Asia to see friends and family - no clapping on Asian flights either. Just grab your bag and exit asap.

This seems very weird.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Am American:

I cheer loudly like my team just won.

Then i go "USA USA USA", as I excitingly high five everyone around me. Then we pull out our AR-15s, shoot through the roof of the airplane, and thank Jesus that we again beat Science and flew through the heavens the way god intended.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 7 months ago

No. It's a fuckin weirdo thing.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

Nah, it's a "first time flying and there is a bunch of us and we're so grateful the pilot didn t kill us all" kind of thing.
Was on a flight this summer with some seriously unstable wind that made the landing a bit more impressive than usual and many people clapped. Return landing was smooth as fuck and sure enough, everybody was gangsta, then.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago

Yeah the two times I was on a plane where people clapped it was because of less than great weather (like the runway being in a quarter inch thick ice sheet) and the other because air traffic control fucked up and told the pilot he was clear to land when a 737 was right below us landing already.

To be honest, both times I think I agree clapping was ok.

If you land in fine weather and no near miss, and still clap? That's a red flag

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 7 months ago

I flew a lot for work. Some airlines, like Southwest, are targeted at vacationers and you're more likely to get clappers. I flew a lot of United, and the only clapping I heard was when we landed in some real rough weather. I'm convinced with the approach the pilot took that they were a naval aviator before they went commercial.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago

Europeans don’t clap

Italians do

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

I don't want to be mean if I say "Europeans" are a whole bunch of different nations and cultures. Yeah, some clap.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 7 months ago

Idk, this clapper discussion seems to me like: Why be nice and say thank you when you can just mind your own business? Going out of your way to be nice does make a difference.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 7 months ago

I regularly deal with antique aircraft pilots. Those temperamental old planes, you clap when they land those planes.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 17 points 7 months ago

Take this bullshit back to Reddit!

[-] [email protected] 16 points 7 months ago

Puerto Rican here - this is unavoidable when flying to or from the island (although it’s not as loud as it used to be). It’s charming after the 100th time, even.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

I once flew to San Juan, and no one clapped. Now I feel like I missed out.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 7 months ago

If she is my soulmate that would not happen

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

What's wrong with clapping when the airplane land? I miss that when it was the norm when I was a kid

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

We might have had a chance, except she then grabbed her personal bag and rushed to the front of the plane as we were pulling into the gate, taking up precious space as others attempted to empty the overhead bins.

That's when I knew her penis was even smaller than mine.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago

Child marriage is illegal where I live, so I don't have to worry about this

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