Alternative in-flight entertainment aimed at pleasing customers leaves much to be desired.

In-flight entertainment is fantastic these days, as passengers are spoiled for choice with a huge selection of music, movies and games to ease you into a smooth flight experience. AirAsia even took it to the next level a few months ago when an air stewardess went beyond her duties to provide a vocal performance to passengers.

Perhaps encouraged by positive responses from customers, AirAsia took it upon themselves to provide another round of entertainment to its passengers, this time in the form of a moaning competition.

▼ We have to imagine it looked something like this, only far more sultry,
awkward, and several thousand feet in the air.

The airplane was flying over the South China Sea when the cabin crew whipped out the aircraft’s PA mic, and began taking turns moaning into it. Passengers were invited to take part in the competition too, the winner of which would be awarded a prize.

Said contest would have been rather amusing if it was a battle of who had the most seductive or funny sighs and moans, but the condition of winning turned out to be length instead.

Naturally, this resulted in participants just monotonously going “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah” in attempts to achieve the longest moan in a single breath, which while entertaining at the beginning started to lose its novelty really quickly.

▼ An unimpressed couple recorded part of the moaning competition.

All this occurred right in the middle of the flight, which meant that other passengers who were in the midst of watching movies or sleeping were forced to endure the entire ordeal. Already cramped in an enclosed space with nowhere to go, the last thing anybody needed was a loud, monotonous voice drowning out everything else.

One passenger snagged the prize with an 80-second moan, which while impressive in itself, must have inflicted unfathomable amounts of grief on others. After this fiasco, we reckon AirAsia should take a few pages from another Chinese airline and provide random, live string-quartet performances inside their airplanes.

Source: DesignTaxi
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