2007/09/20

'Sex Sells Seats'


Before any more pundits breathlessly opine on whether or not Southwest has the right to kick mini-skirted passengers off their airplanes, maybe we should all remember the airline's hot-pants and go-go boots era. I know that I remember those days fondly. Of course, I was a horny kid.

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Once upon a time I pointed my shotgun sort-of at the man on my left during a Mexico dove hunt. He thought it was a 'Cheney' moment an yelled, "No Craig, no Craig!"
This was Herb Kelleher, founder and brains behind Southwest. He is mercurial, charismatic, creative, brilliant, witty, charming and extremely people oriented.
His hot pants girls as well as mechanical and admin personnel who stayed with the 'start-up' or 'up-start' airline are reputedly all millionaires. His secretary/ assistant of yore is Southwest's President.
Looking for sexism in the Southwest arena is cutely oxymoronic and really kind of humorous.
I think it's a great marketing scheme. It sure would make those long flights more interesting!!
Looking for sexism in the Southwest arena is cutely oxymoronic and really kind of humorous.

Cognitorex... 'Sexism'? Hardly. How about we just try for simple hypocrisy or perhaps opportunism. Southwest plays whatever card packs in the flyers. In the 70s it was sex. In the 00s, it's 'values'.

James... Not only 'would' but did. I used to try and get my parents to book us on Southwest just so I could drool over the stewardesses.
So you're saying they should have handed her a pair of hot pants and a job application?
Better days, better days.
The message... take off your shoes at the airport and make sure your laptop is out of your bag.

Make sure you are suitably dressed!

Ridiculous!
Okay, two things

1. How old are you?

2. Your significant other is really lucky. :)
I would have thought a horny tadpole, but what would a simple antipodean know?
The return to Victorian or perhaps even Edwardian prudery is a concern however.
Even from a national security viewpoint I would have thought brief had its advantages.
James said "I think it's a great marketing scheme. It sure would make those long flights more interesting!!"

The more interesting the flight, the longer I might get.
Fashiongirl... :-) :-) :-) Sure, along with the obligatory bag of pretzels.

Frederick... Did you read that Southwest is modifying it's boarding policy to do away with the 'cattle call'? Gettin' stranger every day.

FranIAm... I can still remember when we used to dress up for airplanes. Odd huh?
C... Welcome to Blognonymous, but...to whom is your comment directed?

I would have thought brief had its advantages.

Cartledge... Well, a sort of 'flying uniform' would make TSA happy. Perhaps the paper gowns I wrote about last year?

Snave... LOL!
Are they selling sex? Can I get some on my next junket to LA via southwest? I'll bet I can.
Windspike... You wish! That's still illegal, even when Rep. Vitter is flying.

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