Why Michael McIntyre HATES flying 😑 ✈️ – BBC
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Why Michael McIntyre HATES flying 😑 ✈️ – BBC

September 6, 2019

So, here we go. You’ve probably all been
in this situation before. There’s always a little trouble
as to find which is your seat belt. Various seat belts. Then I normally have
to go all the way. I don’t know about you. I will take this
to its absolute maximum. Give me a little bit of room. That pops in there,
nice and relaxed. And then rude people,
as soon as the sign’s off, they will immediately recline. You know who you are. As soon as the sign’s off,
they will just go, “Right, that’s me.” But just so you know,
the person sitting behind you is staring at the back of your head,
complaining to the whole row, “Look at this guy,
look at this rude recliner.” Because the more polite of us –
and you also know who you are and I count myself among them –
you do it in increments. Just every sort of ten minutes,
slowly, just a little bit… And then there you are,
after 40 to 50 minutes, they’re behind you going,
“How the hell did you do that?” Yes, that’s the idea,
slow incremental reclining. Then you’ve got your blanket,
if it gets chilly, shoes tend to go off.
Always a little bit embarrassing. So, they always say, “Leave your
seat belt on,” don’t they? They say, “Leave it on
in case of turbulence,” so you have to leave your seat belt
on, then the blanket goes there, then you try and sleep,
but then sometimes the stewardess… There’s turbulence,
the stewardess comes around, she says, “Excuse me, sir,
is your seat belt on?” And it’s a very awkward moment
when you have to lift and direct her… “Yes.” A very awkward moment
I’m sure we’ve all been through. So, you’ve got all the things here,
the armrests move, the tray comes down,
we’ve even got food here, which we can go through,
which is absolutely revolting. The hardest… The hardest bread you will ever get
in the world. And then, of course,
they come down and go, “Would you like the
chicken or the fish? “Chicken or the fish, sir?
We’ve got chicken or fish.” Then you go, “Oh, I think
I’ll have the chicken.” They go, “We’re out of chicken.” “All right.
Thanks for offering the chicken.” So, as you all know, for takeoff,
they always tell you to put the blind up. Sometimes you’re about to take off,
everything’s fine, and they go, “Excuse me, sir.
Could you just pop your blind up? “We need all the blinds up
for takeoff.” Really? This blind is linked
to the engine of the plane, is it? Is the captain up there going,
“Something seems to be wrong, “have you checked all the blinds?
Have you checked all the blinds? “32B, check with 32B. “Whoa, that’s better! “Close one!” All right.
So, this is where he’ll come… Ah, seat belt’s on. That’s another thing that happens. When it ends, when the plane… Because it’s a race, isn’t it,
to get off the plane? It’s a race. You pretend you’re not racing,
don’t you? You look around, as soon as
you get there, looking around. They always go, “Welcome to such and
such. We’ve arrived. “Please wait for the
seat belt sign to go off.” But everybody is waiting. They might as well say, “On your marks, get set… “go!”

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  1. I don’t blame the β€œrecliners” but more the airlines for wanting to pack people like sardines to maximize profit…

  2. What alternate universe is this set in? Economy with that leg room? Not even on intercontinental flights. And blankets? haha!
    And if it's Club, then the leg room is still wildly off on intra-European flights.
    I hate BA.

  3. I'm just sat here thinking "What else don't his fans know?"
    If it's so difficult to find your damn seat-belt, then I don't know how he even functions.
    This isn't comedy, it's just a campaign trailer for neglected children.

  4. I love Michael, saw him live last year, but there is an actual reason the blinds have to be up during takeoff and landing. I don’t get why people complain about security measures, they’re there to keep everyone safe.

  5. Omg he is very right i fly many times that is the very right reaction when people get mad to go out …..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  6. Actually, not trying to be a party-pooper, but the "blinds-up" rule has a use. If an emergency happens firefighters/other crew can see if someone is sitting there…

  7. The bit with the window cover is a genuine safety issue. It’s mainly for flying during hours of darkness, if you were to have an emergency evacuation during take off or landing, then the outside light would be the same as inside the cabin, meaning when you exit your eyes are adjusted to the darkness so you can see better to get away from danger.

  8. the blinds are for safety reasons. like if there is a problem with the engine then the passengers can see and let the cabin crew know so the can let the pilots know as they can't see the engines from the flight deck

  9. Hahaha now I’m glad I’ve never been on a plane! Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ» probably have though.. but never remembered..

  10. The blinds need to be up for t/o and landing so that an engine fire or failure on the wing can be seen quickly by the crew, just to let you know…

  11. Reclining seats I find so pointless and annoying. Your seat goes back about 20Β° and all it achieves is reducing the leg room for the people behind. It’s the worst when you’re taking a nap on the tray table in front and suddenly your head is squashed between the table and the seat in front because they decided to recline

  12. Ever try to recline and you can’t so you push harder until you finally figure that the person behind you is pushing the back of your seat preventing you from going any further ?

  13. This must for long flights because I have never gotten a meal on my flights that were only a few hours. I rarely fly, but I do understand a few of these. He is too funny. If you fly in the US, Southwest is the best. Great people and crazy good prices.

  14. My mum who’s an air stewardess is 100% getting triggered by the shutters joke πŸ˜‚ ItS sO I CaN dEcIdE wHiCh SiDe To DiSemBaRk FrOm

  15. LOL, Michael, I'm about to school you on why that blind needs to be up. If there is a crash and you have to get off that plane, your eyes need to be adjusted to the lighting outside. You can't just standing blinking in the doorway, you have to jump and jump fast. Now you know πŸ˜›

  16. It’s good to see someone who is actually funny after being forced to watch Amy Schumer’s Netflix specialπŸ˜‚

  17. Fun fact: Crew makes people put up the window blinds so in case of emergency people from outside can assess what's going on when plane crash land and also to make passengers aware if anything happens during take off. i.e. engine bursting into flames. Usually passengers will alert the crew when they see something odd.

  18. I wonder if some stewards / stewardesses deliberately do things to Michael to wind him up after seeing / hearing about this 😊✈

  19. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-crew-members-request-to-keep-window-shades-open-in-airplanes-during-takeoff-and-landing

  20. How have I not watched this before? Also the funniest part of all of this is how I absolutely do think exactly as he described

  21. All blinds have to be up so that in case something happens with one of the engines or wings any passenger can point it out. Take off and landings are the most risky of something happening.
    The seats may not be reclinined and the tables must be up in case there will be an emergency evacuation. In panic, people can't do the most simple things, so there cannot be anything in the way!
    And the phones and stuff just be on airplane mode so that you're paying attention and know where you should go during the evacuation.

  22. Hahaha yea as soon as you land and that seat belt sign goes off everyone jumps out of that seat and as you walk out of the aeroplane when one person starts running all follows only to meet up again at the baggage claim πŸ˜‚

  23. The reason why they ask you to keep your blind up is when the pilot looks out of the windows ( windscreen) inside the cockpit they check if the wings are in tack and the can check if the windows ( the passengers) are not broken or anything like that and they can check if the wings are working properly. And the stewards and stewardesses can look out of the window to check if the wings are in tacked so they can take off and yeah

  24. tbh im not really sure why planes come with a seat belt. cars i understand because you can crash and go through the window, but if the impact is hard enough to send you to the next seat in a plane then your probably no longer alive

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    Thank you for touching my soul and making me laugh!!!!!
    Laughter is one of the best medicines! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

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  27. I've never dealt with rude passengers, just one rude stewardess that other passengers and another stewardess had to step in and defend me from.

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