Is clapping when the plane lands an Irish thing or does everyone do it?

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  1. uggboy
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    Is clapping when the plane lands an Irish thing or does everyone do it?

     
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    It was very common in the US on flights with mostly tourist passengers 25+ years ago. Especially if there was rough weather. Of course it may have been the fact that I flew Eastern, People's Express and pre-Bethune Continental.
     
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    When I flew Croatia Airlines a few years ago, those passengers clapped upon landing. Good flying weather, smooth landings, so I guessed that it was cultural.
     
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    I find this common on South American flights and flights to the Mideast. Of course, YMMV, and maybe the folks clapping know something about the plane or the pilot that you may not know? :rolleyes::eek::p
     
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    Only had it once. January 2012. Flight took off, experienced a problem with pressurization around 25K and had to drop altitude to get us down to 10K and then return to airport. Oxygen never deployed. Didn't personally understand the need for applause, but wasn't bothered by it.
     
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    I hum religious songs in bad weather....

    Many times I am relived just to find the airport to land at.,

    Thank God for the ILS, and pratice Instrument a Landings...

    I have been on more than one U.S. flight when the passengers clapped...
     
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    I have been on many mainland China flights where the passengers clapped upon landing.
     
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    Common in sub-Saharan Africa and some other Third World countries, too.
     
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    I think it is across the spectrum of regions, flights and destinations. Noone claps on the DL shuttle :) neither do folks off season to GCM or BHM (I guess them are expats working in Donald's hedge funds :D )
     
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    It's been a couple of years but on EL AL flying into TLV the clapping was present.
     
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    I have only heard it when flying in one or more of the old Soviet Block countries.
     
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    Usually the flight crew claps when I leave the plane. :eek::D
     
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