When traveling tens of thousands of feet above ground and in a small, cramped cabin, airplane scares are the last thing a person wants. But that’s what the passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight got on Saturday, when the view out of the window showed an obvious malfunction to one of the plane’s engines.
This is complete madness, but the guy as one good reason for doing it. Well, he has one good reason and a generous background of general lunacy.
You know that Louis C.K. joke about wifi on airplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing—I’m on an airplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.’” It’s so true.
As someone who follows the airline industry pretty closely, it seems to me that every month there is a new proclamation of a "Best Airline" — but the title all depends on the criteria, and who is being surveyed. Let's give a look to the 2014 winners, and why they were given the title.
After forty-three years and twelve days, Southwest finally began flying their own planes internationally on July 1st. The airline kicked off service from Baltimore, Atlanta, and Orlando to Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas.
Southwest Airlines is completely retrofitting its planes in an effort to reduce costs and "protect the environment." Sounds great, except that the redesigned seats will take away some of the precious few comforts you had left in the air.
What's this? News from an airport that doesn't make you want to vomit blood in outrage? Finally. A man stuck in airport security gridlock could say goodbye to his dead grandson when his flight's pilot refused to depart without him.
Imagine you're an AirTran pilot. You might be nervous about your job, or Southwest's corporate culture. Then you might see this video, where you're promised instruction on how to roll a 400-pound granny down the jetway. Helloooo, new corporate overlords!
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took custody of a child after her mother slapped her because the girl wouldn't stop crying. God, what is going on with flights these days? It's like the Wild West out there!