Amtrak Trolls Southwest Airlines For Highly Questionable Free Ukulele Giveaway


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Rail giant Amtrak trolled Southwest Airlines on Twitter, Wednesday, in absolutely epic fashion.

For reasons unbeknownst to almost anyone, ever, Southwest Airlines chose to team up with Guitar Center to “surprise a flight full of customers” taking off from Long Beach, California, all the way to Honolulu, Hawaii, with a ukulele and a tutorial on how to play them, as seen in a Tweet shared by the company. The flight lasts an average of five-and-a-half to six hours, according to TravelMath.

Whoever runs Amtrak’s Twitter account must have felt similarly to myself, reposting the tweet by Southwest Airlines with the caption, “btw we have a quiet car,” with a zipped-lips emoji.

While it’s impossible to travel to Hawaii via train, given all of the ocean between the West Coast and the island state, wouldn’t you rather give it a try then have to sit through ukulele lessons? Call me crazy, but I would have demanded a full refund for the flight and payment for psychological damage if such a horrific “surprise” was forced upon me while starting my tropical island vacation. (RELATED: Insane Images Show Passenger Plane After It Flipped Upside Down On The Runway)

Evidently the rest of Twitter felt similarly, as users were quick to drag the company. The airline later said in another tweet that the lessons only lasted 20 minutes, but still. There’s already limited space on aircrafts — did they really think passengers wanted to share their seats with tiny guitars?