Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Airline Courtesy, Imagine That – Andrew Bender – Seat 1A – Forbes

Virgin America Wingtip

Image by GlennFleishman via Flickr

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to stand up when the seat belt sign is on, get blotto on board or hog the armrest, but when a flight attendant snaps “Sir/ma’am, you need to [fill in the blank],” sometimes you want to do the opposite just to show who’s boss.

So when I saw this pre-flight video on a recent Virgin America flight, I thought “right on!” Like an animated hipster sea chanty with the tagline ”we’re all in this together,” the video uses the world’s best teaching tool, humor, as a reminder that behaviors like loud conversation, kicking the seat in front of you and dawdling in the rest room are, in fact, disturbing to fellow passengers:

via Airline Courtesy, Imagine That – Andrew Bender – Seat 1A – Forbes.

Strange Random Airline Quote:

In the ’80’s my gut feeling was that airlines were crap. I hated spending time on planes. I thought we could create the kind of airline I’d like. So we got a secondhand 747 and gave it a go. — Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic. Interview in Men’s Journal magazine, May 2006.

Enhanced by Zemanta
%d bloggers like this: