Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Now Everyone Can Cut Queue

Air Asia should change their slogan from:

"Now Everyone Can Fly"


"Now Everyone Can Cut Queue"

Taking a flight by Air Asia has been getting from bad to worse. I've got no complaints on the flight itself. However, the problem arises when it's time to board the plane.

About 40 minutes before departure time, you can see some people eyeing one another to see who will flinch first. The moment 1 or 2 people start to make a move to stand in front of the boarding gate, hoards of people start rushing to get a good spot in the queue. Within 5 seconds, the line will be at least 10 meters long.

I got no problem with queuing up, moreover, that's the civilized thing to do. However, since now "Everyone Can Fly", even the uncivilized have taken this opportunity to take to the skies.

These uncivilized people come in various shapes, sizes, colour, and age. Being uncivilized, they only know what to do when it comes to queuing up, that is to cut in line.

Even the hungry people in third world countries in Africa know how to queue in an orderly fashion to get food.

If the Africans can do it, why can't we Malaysians do the same? We're supposed to be a fast and upcoming developing country. We have the highest twin towers in the world. We even sent a guy to outer space. We've done many things to put Malaysia on the map of the world and yet we still can't queue up in a civilized manner to board an airplane.

Don't get me wrong. Most Malaysians are civilized, only about 15% of them still live in the stone age. One bad apple can and will spoil the whole basket full of durians.

Tony Fernandez has got to set up some kind of queuing system. On any given flight, there will be some foreigners present. Do you want them to go back to their home country and tell everyone that Malaysians and Air Asia sucks? Wake up!!!

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