Delta and Coca-Cola have apologized for a “creepy” napkin that sparked passenger complaints. I’m failing to see the controversy…
The napkin, pictured below, gave passengers the chance to record their name and phone number and encouraged them to share it with their “crush” onboard.
because you’re on a plane full of interesting people and hey… you never know.
be a little old school, write down our number and give it to your plane crush. you never know…
Hey @Delta and @CocaCola These napkins are creepy AF. Pretty sure no one appreciated unsolicited phone numbers in the ‘good old days’ and they sure as heck don’t want the number of someone who has been gawking at them on a plane for hours today. Not a good look. pic.twitter.com/PJAiurFRMh
— ducksauz (@ducksauz) January 21, 2019
Passengers like the one above took to Twitter and other social media outlets to complain to Delta and Coca-Cola. Delta responded by pulling the napkins from its flights. Both Coca-Cola and Delta ended up issuing apologies.
Creepy is not the word that comes to mind when I think about these napkins.
Would I be offended if someone handed me a napkin with their telephone number? No. I also wouldn’t be interested…that’s the great thing. If you are happily married or don’t like the look of the person or are not in the mood, you can just (wait for it…) throw away the napkin.
When I was in the dating game, I confined my search for a spouse to someone who shared my worldview. Others are looking for different qualities in a partner. But meeting someone on an airplane already at least suggests you have something in common. After all, you’re on that flight for a reason and both flying to the same place…
Oh, and news flash: American Airlines uses the same napkins.
I see nothing wrong with these napkins. My goodness, do we really have nothing else to be creeped out about? I think Delta responded far too swiftly and cautiously.
How about you? What do you think about these airline napkins?