I hope this spawns more shaming...Restaurant Shaming...Hotel Shaming.. Department Store Shaming....will "customer shaming" make people stop acting like rude, entitled pigs? Probably not. But we can all have a good laugh at their ridiculousness!
From Business Insider: We all know that space is cramped on airplanes, but that doesn't mean that it's acceptable to put your feet on someone else's headrest, sprawl across a row of seats when they're already occupied, or walk around the cabin barefoot.
The site posts "photos of a**holes taken by anonymous flight attendants & passengers from all over the world." These images capture behavior that is barely acceptable in your own home — let alone in a public airplane. Below are some of the more egregious offenders (via Yahoo Travel).
It's never acceptable to take your shirt off on a plane.
From Huff Po:
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.
Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that he got a call about 10 p.m. Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said pilot Gerhard Bradner told him he needed to feed 160 people — fast.
"I put my hand over the phone and I said: 'Guys, you're coming back,'" Ritchie said, recalling what he told his employees.
In all, Ritchie said his crew made about 35 pizzas and delivered them to the airport, where the driver handed the food off to flight attendants. One of the passengers sent KUSA-TV a picture of flight attendants handing out pizza boxes.
That number of pizzas is usually what his store handles in an entire hour, Ritchie said. This time, they needed to make them and deliver them in about 30 minutes, he said.
But that didn't deter his co-workers, Ritchie said.
"Actually, they were super excited. They had a blast. It was a challenge," he said. "It was definitely one of those 'challenge accepted' moments in time."
Tyri Squyres, Frontier's vice president of marketing, said the airline's pilots have bought pizza or drinks for passengers before and have celebrated a child's first flight with a tour.
KUSA-TV reported that the flight to Denver International Airport, which originated in Washington, D.C., left Cheyenne about 10:30 p.m., shortly after the pizzas arrived.
The flight was one of dozens that were delayed Monday evening because of heavy rain across Colorado.
This came out in February and apparently caused such an uproar with custys, Air New Zealand pulled it. Sadly, some of it is fun - if they hadn't jumped into bed with Sports Illustrated and toursim company and made a deal to promote models, they could have had a clever in flight safety video with an island vacation theme that wouldn't have pissed off all the families! Replace the models with animals and it would have been a huge success. ( I happen to like how they did the video with the models, but I can understand why an overwhelmingly large number of custys hated it)
From Youtube: February 12, 2014: Supermodels Christie Brinkley, Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith appear in this new Air New Zealand in-flight safety video, as part of a partnership between the airline, 'Sports Illustrated' and the Cook Island Tourism Board.
From Daily Mail:
A South African Airways pilot stripped to his underwear in front of crew and passengers in protest over rigorous airport searches.
Captain W Van Ginkel, who was about to board the airline's Flight SA 025 jet to fly to Johannesburg, reportedly removed all his clothes except his pants at Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe.
He was immediately arrested for incident exposure, meaning 90 passengers were delayed for five hours while a new pilot was called in.
The incident happened after the metal detector beeped as the captain walked through it – so he was asked to remove his shoes and try again, but it still beeped, according to NewZimbabwe.com.
He was then asked to remove his belt, but the detector went off again.
As security officials frisked Ginkel, he became frustrated and stripped down to his pants – in front of staff, crew and passengers.
The pilot walked through the metal detector, but was arrested by pilot for indecent exposure.
A police spokesman said Ginkel was later fined for ‘criminal nuisance’ and released.