American Airlines: Snape, Is That You?
American Airlines has hired Snape following the culmination of the Harry Potter. Of course, that means that Severus would have to come back from the dead (spoiler alert) and apply for a position in the muggle world. But, hey, you never know.
According to ABC News, American Airlines employee David Dolci looks just like Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter films, and a photo of him at work has gone viral on Facebook over the past few days. There is no denying that this man looks exactly like Severus Snape. See for yourself!
American Airlines’ Snape actually loves the spot of fame, and he is totally into playing along.
“Sometimes it’s a little overwhelming when I’m working a flight and tourists ask me for autographs or if they can take a photo with me, but I really enjoy it,” Dolci said in the airline’s June 2015 newsletter.
He also said that he is a Harry Potter fan (how could he not be?!).
Alex from Target? What about Snape from American Airlines?? pic.twitter.com/owCr4E8qqM
— KaitlynKatt (@Kaitlyn_Martin3) November 3, 2014
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) June 8, 2015
proof. snape works for american airlines: pic.twitter.com/ypasTyMbzt
— urban alphetters (@theotherrussell) March 27, 2013
The airline is also having some fun with their very own Harry Potter star. The following message was posted on AA’s Facebook page on June 5.
“Severus Snape will assist you in the boarding process for Flight Nine and Three Quarters from LaGuardia to Hogwarts. We’ll be boarding by Sorting House and are expecting a full flight today. Our First Class Slytherin passengers can now board the Patronus Jet. Please let our Flight Attendants know if you would like a pre-departure butterbeer. Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are welcome to board next. Last and certainly least, Gryffindor and Muggles may board.”
According to Fox News, Dolci has been compared to Snape since 2012, when posts about him started popping up online. For some reason, he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves (he only had to wait until The Deathly Hallows).
For many fans, seeing American Airlines’ version of Snape (albeit unintentional) is quite comforting. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, hundreds of thousands of fans were heartbroken when Snape was killed in the books (and again in the film).
And while you might be asking yourself if this is where Snaps has been “after all this time,” there’s only one answer. “Always.”