A Spirit Airlines flight attendant took to the PA system to let passengers know how nothing is free onboard, sparking laughter. Is this a new dispensation of the sort of humor first pioneered by flight attendants at Southwest Airlines or totally inappropriate banter than goes a step too far?
Watch Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant Mock Her Airline – Good Fun?
Onboard a flight to Los Angeles, a Spirit Airlines flight attendant tore into her carrier’s policy of charging for everything else.
No, we do not have sockets for you to plug up your phones, because if we did, we will charge you.
No, we do not have blankets for you, because if we did, this is Spirit, and we will charge you.
No, your seats do not recline. If they did, again, this is Spirit, and we will charge you!”
“And no, we do not have earplugs for you because if we did, y’all know this is Spirit, and we will do what?”
She then held out her PA phone toward the passengers, who all screamed out “Charge you!”
Some commentators have viewed her behavior as a form of quiet quitting, a new term for me which means:
“You’re not outright quitting your job but you’re quitting the idea of going above and beyond. You’re still performing your duties but you’re no longer subscribing to the hustle culture mentality that work has to be your life. The reality is it’s not, and your worth as a person is not defined by your labor.”
Perhaps. I tend to think to think it was a legitimate attempt at humor. I wasn’t laughing, though. I do understand sometimes the best way to endear loyalty is to poke fun at yourself. Here, I’m willing to give the flight attendant the benefit of the doubt in terms of any discipline. Yet I do find the humor in poor taste and actually think the Spirit Airlines business model, providing its ancillary fees are properly disclosed, is a great thing for US consumers.
Whatever your thoughts on this flight attendant, you certainly should know what you are getting yourself into when you fly Spirit Airlines. Indeed, nothing is free beyond a seat onboard. Even so, I love the Spirit Airlines business model, which opens up flying to so many more people who might not otherwise be able to afford it and can pack carefully.
As for the flight attendant, I’d say nice try but try a different form of humor next time that does not come across as bitter…
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