Some Southwest Airlines passengers had a pretty memorable flight to Hawaii. However, the internet doesn’t seem to be very impressed.
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Southwest’s inflight music lesson
Southwest Airlines posted to social media about a special surprise that was planned for passengers on a recent flight. Specifically, this was on the Friday, September 22, 2022, flight from Long Beach (LGB) to Honolulu (HNL). The airline teamed up with Guitar Center (the world’s largest musical instrument retailer) to give all passengers onboard a 20-minute introductory ukulele lesson. Passengers could even keep the instruments!
There’s a video online showing part of the lesson.
Well, that’s… unique
In fairness, it sees like most passengers are enjoying themselves (well, except the people with masks in the third row of the picture in the “D” and “E” seats). Furthermore, Southwest is known for being a “fun” airline, and this attitude is something that a lot of people like about flying with Southwest.
However, looking at the responses on Twitter paints a very different picture, as they’re overwhelmingly negative — you’d think Southwest dragged someone off a plane. Admittedly this may represent the vocal minority, but still, it seems to be about 90/10 as to whether people think this sounds awful or fun.
If Southwest Airlines is going to teach passengers something musical inflight, personally I’d much rather the airline give a lesson in the “Southwest Shuffle.”
Or there’s always the good old “Alaska Safety Dance,” though that’s not terribly relevant nowadays.
Credit to Southwest for doing something creative, as it’s not every day (or ever?) that you see an airline providing inflight music lessons. Personally I don’t think I would have enjoyed this, but then again, I probably also wouldn’t fly Southwest to Hawaii, so I’m not probably not the target demographic here.
I suspect this is a case where the internet feels differently than the passengers, but who knows…
What do you make of Southwest’s inflight ukulele surprise — yay or nay?