An American Airlines pilot’s pre-flight speech has gone viral after making an important announcement about travel etiquette with some funny lines.
The captain’s stern but comedic message has gone viral after constant videos circling the internet of passengers mistreating each other, flight crews, and causing scenes that often times end with someone in handcuffs.
“Remember, the flight attendants are here for your safety,” the pilot announced at the start of the preflight speech. “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.”
Some people can be heard asking “What is going on?”
“Be nice to each other,” the pilot continued. “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.”
He goes on to lay out some other travel etiquette tips.
“Put your junk where it belongs,” he said. “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.”
He finished with advice that everyone could be thankful for.
“The social experiment of listening to videos on speaker mode and talking on a cell phone in speaker mode, that is over,” he said. “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.”
Then, he added a unique gift to those who were stuck in the middle seats.
“Middle seaters, I know it stinks to be in the middle . . .You own both armrests. That is my gift to you. Welcome on board our flight.”
Most people online have received the message well and found it humorous, but some didn’t appreciate it – and those people have been called out by other commenters.
“If you have a problem with this speech, I have some news for you. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!” caseydashleedykez commented.
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