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#curiousIT – Applaud for the pilot

Imagine you’re on a plane.

The plane lands successfully.

Someone starts applauding for the pilot.

Applauding!? Yes.

Italians are not used to applaud for every worker doing his/her job – in Italy you won’t see any teacher, surgeon or IT guy be applauded.

If you take a flight though, it may happen.
The main reason is: relief.
In Italy, 6 people out of 10 are afraid of flying (as reported by EuroDap, European Association for Panic Attacks).
So, do all Italians applaud at the end of a flight? Nope, many Italians think it’s silly.

Not all Italians applaud at the end of a flight – but the people who applaud are probably Italian!