Skip to comments.I don't care that Southwest Airlines plants gardens. Do you? How about lower fares?
Posted on 12/16/2012 1:31:38 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
ANOTHER piece of evidence we are living in a world of sissies: watching the NFL today, just saw a commercial for Southwest Airlines that showed their ticket sellers and flight attendants PLANTING STRAWBERRIES or something like that.
What the hell? How about boasting about better service? Or a great new lower fare structure?
Nope. In the age of the fruitiest Oval Office occupant since James Buchanan, we see businesses talking about their green thumbs.
I couldn’t really care less to be honest. I refuse to fly until the TSA and their molestations stop. I refuse to fly until I can defend myself on an aircraft. I refuse to give money to any airline until they help curb the TSA.
So, their fare rates don’t mean anything to me, I’m not giving them or any other airline a dime.
i think you are but i like SWA so i could be bias. all i saw was a company helping the community(s) they serve. it’s not like they are isining WE ARE THE WORLD or some such nonsense.
I liked Southwest better they gave you a bottle of whiskey with each ticket. That was long ago.
Most businesses like to display some level of social responsibility and citizenship in their corporate accomplishments.
It is just marketing and PR. Don’t read too much into it. Besides, is there such a thing as lower fares than Southwest?
No kidding. They already have the most competitive fares day in and day out. This has been my favorite airline for at least 25 years.
I think Spirit is cheaper, but you do pretty much have to get out and help push the plane down the runway (you also pay for pretty much everything and the interior looks like a city bus what with all the adverts).
This means you actually pay attention to commercials. I don’t as a rule. I like to have a program recorded so I can zip past all the commercials.
Next week they’ll have a Commercial showing SW Employees throwing AR-15’S into a Furnace to be melted down.
You have to play to the audience, even if they are nothing more than Useful Idiots.
I'm with the poster.
Southwest helps the communities they serve by supplying reliable flights at good prices. What they make their employees do for P.C. reasons is of no interest to me whatsoever and actually lessens the company in my eyes.
Last i heard their safety record was very good.
I have a Southwest Visa card. They send me 4 coupons for drinks for a round trip flight. My husband doesn’t drink, so he gives me his. I’m feeling pretty good by the time I get to my destination.
One in 2005. Plane slid off a runway at O’Hare and went onto a local road hitting a car, a child was killed.
That’s the only one
Actually, Chicago Midway.
I remember that one now. Thanks.
I belong to an organization that makes frequent consumer surveys.
Some of the questions about customer attitudes that always frustrates me are the ones that ask if such and such a company is a good citizen in the community and do I trade with them because of their charitable work.