Airline Courtesy, Imagine That – Andrew Bender – Seat 1A – Forbes
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:
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.
- Virgin America orders $1.4 billion in CFM engines (marketwatch.com)
- A Samsung Galaxy Tab For American Airlines’ First-Class Bourgeoisie [Blip] (gizmodo.com)
- Airbus Reveals “Plane of 2050″ (femmesdallure.com)
- Are budget airlines’ bad habits being adopted by more established airlines? (blogs.confused.com)
- The Case Against Having a Social Media Department [INFOGRAPHIC] (mashable.com)
- Airlines collect $3.4 billion in checked-baggage fees in 2010 (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Wrath for Airlines as Airports Face Their Own Problems (nytimes.com)
Posted on June 15, 2011, in Article, Video and tagged Airline, American Airlines, Aviation, Business, Flight attendant, Forbes, Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Richard Branson, Transportation, United States, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Atlantic Airways. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.