Crush at the gate: to stand or not to stand
Often at airports, you can see a picture: even before the landing announcement, people begin to crowd at the exit…
Why is this happening and is it worth fighting it?
In Europe, passengers who create such queues are called Gatelice (literally, “lice at the gate”). The problem is that they fill the entire space. This can cause problems with boarding other flights if such crowds are too large. The other extreme is that families with children or the elderly may suffer because of impatient passengers.In social networks, such queues are considered a real problem and even Express discontent about it. After all, everyone has tickets, so everyone can take a seat on the flight.
Why do people crowd
It turns out that all the fault – bulky hand Luggage. For example, low-cost airlines have limited space on the shelves for bags and suitcases. Therefore, the first people on Board will most likely be able to put their belongings together. The rest will have to look for a place in the salon.
According to psychologists, it may be in our education. There is an ingrained opinion in society that you need to be first everywhere so that you get the best of everything. Some people are influenced by the psychology of the crowd: if everyone is in line, then we need to.
The Easy Jet carrier does recall cases in 2017 when passengers pretended to be helpless in order to be provided with a wheelchair. Then the staff took them to the plane out of turn.