Maybe the flight was the remix edition?
Despite what some teetotalers might have you think, it’s okay to have a drink or two before flying (if you’re a passenger). Flying isn’t quite for everyone. Sometimes a little liquid courage is needed, and for everyone that’s imbibed before, you’re aware that alcohol has a bit of a tightening effect on your bladder, requiring the drinker to relieve themselves.
However, and everyone should be aware of this, it is not okay to pee on a young girl. This is potentially doubly so (if not triply so) when you’re on a flight.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on a red-eye flight. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s only happening on your leg. It doesn’t matter if there’s liquid soap on-hand to attempt to clean up the mess. Stop peeing on people.
There are certain companies that we expect to not be “with it.” In fact, if those companies tried to rebrand themselves as “hip” or “edgy,” we would be more concerned than relieved.
One of those are airlines, but they don’t know that yet. A couple are now using social media to “reach fans” and address complaints.
JetBlue uses Twitter to respond to people complaining to porn spambots about their delayed flights. Amazingly for an airline that’s only one step above riding with free-range chickens, JetBlue only has one communications employee running their “Here’s a coupon, dawg” service.
American Airlines has a fan page on Facebook. Yes, you can now add the Big AA to your friendlist, presumably so they’ll tell all their other fans to read your blog. Be sure to compliment them on their big exposé on suede leather jackets in American Way, their award-winning in-flight magazine.
Just a reminder to airlines, energy drink chemists and politicians: it’s not social networking if you’re advertising on it. Then it’s just another way to receive spam AND diminish your reputation.