Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight not too long ago had been serenaded by knowledgeable violinist, and when the corporate shared the video on Twitter, folks had robust reactions.
Southwest has been below scrutiny since an Arctic blast in late December led to hundreds of flight cancellations round Christmas, blamed on climate in addition to staffing and scheduling points. The airline took the No. 1 spot within the Top 10 Best Airlines in America: Economy/Basic Economy in 2022, in response to J.D. Power.
The airline has been identified for its distinctive method to some flights, similar to when it partnered with Guitar Center to supply a ukulele and 20-minute lesson to each passenger on a flight from Florida to Hawaii in September.
The airline typically responds to buyer tweets with memes and often makes puns and jokes.
Most not too long ago, skilled violinist Brandon Elliott serenaded a bunch of passengers on a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to Dallas.
“Imagine getting serenaded at 30,000 feet by a professional violinist,” Southwest tweeted Thursday with the center eyes emoji. The video has been considered almost 380,000 occasions.
In the video, many individuals are seen recording the efficiency on their telephones. When the airline shared the video to Twitter, some folks had constructive reactions.
“That’s awesome,” one particular person tweeted with a musical word emoji.
“Beautiful,” somebody said with the center eyes emoji. Another requested if the performer took requests.
However, some folks thought the musical efficiency was extra annoying than nice.
“Why does Southwest keep torturing its passengers? ukulele, lost bags, cancellations, and THIS? People just want to fly in peace!” Breaking Points co-host Saagar Enjeti tweeted with the video.
“I’d fake a peanut allergy and start choking so we could make an emergency landing and make him stop,” one other particular person tweeted.
Southwest additionally shared the video on its Facebook web page.
“Very talented I’m sure but no thank you. Thank goodness for my noise cancelling headphones, I’ll choose what I listen to,” one particular person responded.
Other latest inventive efforts by the airline included supplied passengers with Mardi Gras masks and bingo video games on February 20.
“We kicked off PARTY Gras early this year as we showered one special flight to New Orleans with masks, beads, games, a free drink (21+), and @CommunityCoffee!” Southwest tweeted.
In advance of the Super Bowl on February 12 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, Southwest had puppies ready to greet passengers at one terminal in Denver to rejoice the Puppy Bowl that precedes the soccer sport.
Around the winter holidays, Southwest tweeted photos of vacation decorations adorning varied Southwest stations in airports.
In early December, Southwest tweeted an image of Challenger, a bald eagle educated to free fly over stadium occasions, using as a passenger in one of many planes.
“Favorite Passenger award goes to Challenger the Eagle, sorry everyone else,” Southwest tweeted.
Newsweek reached out to Southwest Airlines for remark.