Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spirit Airlines . . .Has A Sense Of Humor

However it seems some Spirit employees are losing theirs. According to this some flight attendants don't see the humor in some of the airline advertising.

Flight attendants and pilots for Spirit Airlines Inc. want the company to
pull a series of sexually suggestive advertisements, along with a new
requirement they wear a Bud Light patch on service aprons.

However, Ol' BC sees some of the complaint issues as somewhat innovative and a break from the drab old stuff that most airlines fall back on. (Isn't there some ACLU first amendment issue in play here?) Plus, as far a I know, Spirit hasn't filed chapter 7 or 11 yet. That puts their management ahead of most in the industry. Apparently, the airline appeals to someone. Enough someones, in fact, for it to remain a viable entity. Maybe it's not for everyone, but that is why we have choices.

The union argues they undermine flight attendants' federal obligation to cut off
drunk or unruly passengers and are offensive to employees with religious
objections to alcohol.

Here's the problem. Political correctness has run amuk. Wearing a pin or a patch should have no impact on one's cognitive function. One should still be able to tell if someone is drunk as easily as before the apron patches. People have lost all sense of reason when political correctness comes into play. It is really not that tough guys. If you don't like it, don't fly it. If you don't like it, don't work there. So far I've seen nothing that would indicate there have been any threats to employees or sex for hire or anything that is really illegal. Just some running a successful airline that has a sense of humor and a Bud Light patch on an apron - OH MY CLAUDE! On top of all that, I find it more than semi-refreshing. Go Spirit!

Just an observation.


At 11:47 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

Heck, I still miss the tight mini-outfits they wore in the 70's. And the fact that they were stewardesses--and that they were all women.

I guess I'm an old fashioned lecher, but I just can't get behind political correctness in any form. Firemen should be men, as should policemen. The only exception would be a woman physical enough to pass a man's minimum physical requirements. I've known a few who could, but not many.

And I don't want to be served in a Hooters by a man!

At 8:48 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Amen to all that Herr Kolonel ...

Surely you can't be serious ...

I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley.



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