Skip to comments.Alaska Airlines ends decades-old prayer card tradition
Posted on 01/26/2012 12:45:38 PM PST by nuconvert
Alaska Airlines, America's seventh-largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards with its in-flight meals.
The prayer cards, which the Seattle-based airline began offering in the 1970s after an executive spotted them on another airline, were intended to serve as a marketing strategy and to put passengers at ease, a spokeswoman said.
The airline sent an e-mail to its frequent flyers on Wednesday explaining the change, which takes effect February 1.
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.....once America is totally Islamic.
If people don’t like getting the prayer card, they can just open the door and get off...
Seriuosly, though, I’ve never flown Alaska Airlines, but I’m sorry to hear that they’re stopping this.
Flying in Alaska is like nowhere else, except maybe Siberia.
When we got to National Airport station a Korean fellow got on board and immediately began singing hymns!
They were very nice hymns and he was a great singer.
We were ordinarily all very quiet on the Springfield/Franconia line ~ just a custom ~ so we were startled, but we listened. There were murmurings. "If he starts singing 'Nearer My God to Thee'..... jump him!"
Having been hauled in the back end of an Alaskan Airlines cargo plane, the landing needed a few prayers, let me tell you. Sheesh.
The pilot was probably crabbing into a 40mph wind as well. Those AK pilots are something else
Yep....nothing like destroying Traditions so you can replace the concept of a Christian God with something “better” like the moon god or atheism.
Traditions always will be replaced by something, but usually it reveals the destruction and decay of a culture when traditions are torn away and destroyed so the younger generation’s worldview can be shaped by “new”
“progressive” ideas even though no “ideas” are new—and human nature never changes as stated by Thucydides thousands of years ago.
Traditions exist to shape worldview—destroying our Traditions is Marxist ideology-—so they can shape the proper beliefs of the next generation. All Christianity has to be erased in the US and Europe—so that dignity and worth of every single human being can be erased-—and God erased from our Natural Rights.
Then the Marxists have full authority over life and death of everyone—so they can enact their death panels and population controls so they can create their own little land mass utopia where the masses will be forbidden to loiter or eliminated at will.
Alaska airlines began in the 30s and was renamed Alaska airlines in the 40s, so the airline had a long and rich tradition of not handing out prayer cards before beginning to do so in 1970.
Just wondering how that fits into your stated calculus that destroying tradtions reflects Marxist ideology.
You know, come to think of it, air sickness bags don’t seem to be in the seat pockets anymore, either.
Yes, I’m a sarcastic SOB who believes you have overthought this (but have done so with love in my heart for you Susie). From the article it appears that the beginnings of the prayer card for Alaska Airlines was a marketing ploy, to keep up with some other airline, not a means of shaping the proper beliefs for the next generation.
Great flying experience. Clean, comfortable, terrific service.
I like the image of the Eskimo on the tail....
ditto to all!
Later, I was finally able to remove the seat cushion from my clamp grip.
Welcome to Alaska, have a shot and calm your nerves, you only have to do this every time. ;)
OK ... so you don’t like the Marist analogy, how about replacing that word with Atheist?
Come to think of it, instead of reading a prayer card maybe I’ll just barf in the seat pocket.
So, you believe that for its first 4 decades, Alaska Airlines was officially an atheist airline? Substitute whatever word you want, but a reading of the article more than suggests the prayer cards were for marketing purposes ... as in, maybe we can dupe more people into thinking we care about their immortal souls so we can take more of their money if we print up these Alaska Airline branded prayer cards.
The cards had nothing to do with marketing or as you term it, "duping," and a minor controversy about them has been ongoing for years. The prayer cards were due to the religious convictions of a particular CEO who was Christian. Speaking of "immortal souls," the cards quoted the Old Testament so were primarily inspirational rather than anything to do with selling salvation.
Then clearly your argument is not with me, but with the author of the article, as the article contradicts you in nearly every point.