Yeah, this is a real smart move, airline executives! Any well-conceived business plan for surviving the economic downturn we’re in should include diverse strategies for pissing off the people who spend their money to provide YOUR income! Stuff like:
-bumping them from flights they’ve already paid for
-losing and breaking their things
-serving them shitty food
-not making parents do anything to curb their kids’ out-of-control behavior during flights
-hiring the meanest and dumbest people you can find as ticket agents and customer “service” staff And last but not least, treating handicapped or special-needs passengers like revenue-sucking entitlement whores that don’t deserve to be on your planes. It shows real creativity and forward thinking for you to add overweight people to the list of “undesirable” types which should be humiliated, insulted and discouraged from flying. What’s next? No black people? No one over 55? No gays and lesbians? No one below a certain level of income? I’m sure it won’t take long for you to come up with a whole slew of new policies to “improve” your airline’s efficiency and profitability. Go, Southwest, GO!!! YEAH!!!
His argument(and one that I tend to believe, as I’m an overweight guy who is probably about as thick as he is but still can fly) is that he DID fit. The armrests came down and he could still buckle his safety belt and they STILL kicked him off. Then their lame-ass apology didn’t leave any room for any possibility that he might actually be telling the truth. It was “you’re fat, we gave you $100 in SWA bucks as though you’d ever want to fly with us again, and if you ever try to use it, we’ll just kick you off again for being too fat”(I’m paraphrasing, but it truly was a lame apology.
Kevin on his 24 hour twitter marathon: “I wanna see if I can do it. I’ve been training for this my whole life, simply by being a lazy fat-ass who’d rather stare at a screen than better himself with a brisk constitutional. Someone asked what my training regiment is gonna be, and I told them I’ve already stockpiled lots of Count Chocula.” You’re gross Kevin. Put the Count Chocula down, lose the ‘skort’ and grow up.
Wow, big shot who usually purchases two seats but this time only one. From Yahoo: Southwest Airlines apologized to the director via Twitter, and blogged a longer statement on Sunday afternoon — in which it pointed out that Smith usually purchases two seats every time he travels.