Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Stardate 61141.80 - USAirways Makes a Joke

I received my USAirways frequent flyer e-mail a day or two ago, and this little item caught my eye. I'm sort of surprised corporate let this go out, but maybe when your organization is in a market where companies are going bankrupt a little levity is called for. This is a direct quote from their e-mail newsletter. The last sentence is the punchline.

A320 First Class overhead bin space (or lack thereof)

If you’ve flown in First Class on one of 20 reconfigured A320s then you know that we blew it on the overhead bins by putting everything but the kitchen sink up there (e.g. oxygen tanks, video players, survival gear) and took up space that belongs to you and your bags. We sincerely apologize and we’ve thrown that process into reverse and will be clearing the bins out ASAP. We’ve already started getting some of the equipment out and we plan to have them nearly empty no later than the early summer. It was clearly our mistake and you can take it out on us, but please don’t take it out on the flight crew; they’re on your side on this one. They’ve let us know loud and clear where we can put our “equipment.”



Anonymous said...

Hey that's pretty funny!

Trailing Male said...

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a firing following that one. No way corporate America could be both that honest and that humorous!