An American woman has gone viral on TikTok after posting a video sharing her thoughts on a South African flight and its travellers.
The user, Holly Clark (@hollyclarkedu), was flying on a FlySafair flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg when she was pleasantly shocked at the system South Africans had when disembarking the plane.
Clark complimented South African travellers for their manners and noted their politeness and efficiency in following instructions.
She was surprised at the disembarking process, explaining that the airline only allowed people to get off the plane two rows at a time. And no one made a fuss.
“If you’re American, you’re not going to believe this flight. I’m on a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg and we landed like four minutes ago. No one has jumped out their seat, grabbed their bag, sat in the aisle, pushing each other basically,” Clark says in the video.
She addresses the video to her fellow Americans.
“There’s nobody who is impatiently waiting. There’s no one who doesn’t follow the rules. There’s no Karens involved… I’m not even sure we could do that,” she added.
The video has since accumulated over 131 000 likes, and over 4000 comments, reaching both Americans and South Africans alike.
One user jokingly commented: “Yeah try doing that in America and they’ll say you’re infringing with their rights to stand up!”
Another South African user added: “The home affairs line taught us patience mam.”