I haven’t flown on a plane since I was 14 years old so I don’t really have any first hand experience with how bad the whole flying experience has gotten but given the ongoing Twitter noise it sure seems that the last thing that a lot of people want to be doing these days is climbing into an airplane to go somewhere.
With that as a backdrop it is a pleasure to be able to write about an airline that apparently has a hilarious sense of humor and strives to set itself apart from the rest of their cut-rate competitors in at least one way.
The airline is Kulula Airlines out of South Africa, which means most of us will probably never be able to enjoy flying on one of their planes, and their sense of humor is evident from the moment you see one of their planes and carries through to the interaction with the flight staff.
To give you an example here are some actual comments that have been heard over the PA system on Kulula flights.
“Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.”
And from the pilot during his welcome message: “Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!”
After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the captain taxis what’s left of our airplane to the gate!”
Part of a flight attendant’s arrival announcement: “We’d like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you’ll think of Kulula Airways.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing. If you can light ‘em, you can smoke ‘em.”
The interesting thing is that this isn’t a part of some clever marketing spin but rather it is who the company is – a company that doesn’t take themselves seriously and built around having fun.
Too bad more companies care as much about making sure their customers were enjoying themselves even if it involves poking fun at the company’s expense.
via Fast Company