Southwest Airline's jokes are found all over the Internet. And, if we don't already have enough, the flight crews seem to make up new ones each time I take a Southwest flight. Most of these sites have more airline humor, so click through to their sites and keep on laughing.
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
From a Southwest Airlines employee: "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this aircraft..." Source: ACTC & N Air Cargo Tracking
Videos of the Southwest Hokey Pokey
And, then there is the pet squirrel song.
More Videos of Southwest Humor:
- The Rapping Flight Attendant at the La Guardia Opening
- Flight Announcement Rap
Stand Up Comedy on Southwest
I came across the article, "What Are You a Comedian?" and realized that flight attendant humor is not just off the cuff but might be part of a real stand-up comedy routine. Melanie Caplan, USA Weekend writer, tells about flight attendant Jeff Simpson who aspires to be a real comedian... Jeff Simpson holds the mic close to his lips as the lights flicker around him. He tries to gauge his unusually small weeknight audience. Tough crowd, but this comedian knows his lines. "We'll be dimming the lights in the cabin," he says quickly. "Pushing the light-bulb button will turn your reading light on. However, pushing the flight-attendant button will not turn your flight attendant on."
An Interview with Southwest Airlines - All About Corporate Culture
The interviewer was amazed and the sense of fun employees have at Southwest Airlines.
Here is just a sample:
My favorite experience at Southwest was hearing about the practical jokes that are played on new and seasoned employees. Delta (an interesting name for someone working at Southwest, don’t you think?), a new hire, had to complete and returned a multiple-page application form to the People Department prior to her start date.
When she stopped by one day to drop off the forms, the lobby was full of job candidates waiting for interviews. The minute she came into the lobby, all of the candidates stood up and sang all of the verses to the song “Delta Dawn.” The office broke out in hysterics! Source: Funsulting Newsletter
Who's Fault Was It?
Heard on Southwest Airlines just after a very hard landing in Salt Lake City: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what ya'll are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendants' fault.....it was the asphalt!" Source: Aerospace News Website
What to Give a Pilot Who Has Everything?
Believe it or not, Southwest Airlines has an "Adopt A Pilot" Program and a blog to go with it! I enjoyed seeing the hand-made tie one school gave their adopted pilot. You will too!
One page just isn't enough when you are trying to give examples of what has become Southwest's corporate culture... a great sense of humor. Here are more examples:
Flight Names Instead of Numbers?
Southwest's blog has a great article entitled “Flight Names Just Wouldn't be the Same” By: Bill Owen - Schedule Planning Lead Planner. Among other things, Bill points out how confusing it would be to name flights.
"Hey, Mike, what flight are you taking to L.A. tomorrow? Umm, I’m not sure…I think I’m taking John...John’s going with you to L.A.?...No, no…John’s not going. I’m going by myself... Oh—that’s what I thought. John’s on vacation this week, anyway. So what flight are you on? I told you—I’m taking John! BUT YOU SAID JOHN’S NOT GOING..." Source: Nut's About Southwest Blog.
Smoke 'Em If You've Got 'Em
Heard on a Southwest Airline flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing and if You can light 'em, you can smoke 'em." Source: Lots of Jokes Website.
Southwest is Known for Efficiency
Here's a video showing one way that Southwest Airlines keeps the costs down. Click to YouTube Video.
First Page of Southwest Airlines Humor