Ok, I'll admit that perhaps this wasn't the most tasteful advertisement to slap on the side of a 737, but saying that many of the replies here are extreme overreactions is the understatement of the century.
I mean, I can understand some being a little put off by something like this, but to refuse to fly the airline over it? Or even as a post a little further up from mine suggested, to discourage others from flying the airline? In my opinion that kind of a reaction is completely irrational. Honestly, what harm does it do? As far as children go, as it has been said before, it's nothing they won’t see at the beach or pool and as far as the fact that a child is seeing it at an airport and not a beach is, in my opinion, completely irrelevant. Calling something like this harmful to a child is completely crazy.
Honestly, I'm not implying that there shouldn't be boundaries for decency, nor am I implying that this was even a good advertising idea on Southwest's part. But don't you think that refusing to fly an airline because it has an image of a swimsuit model on one of its 500 or so aircraft is a rather excessive? Especially when the Southwest's customer service and on time rating is among the best in the country?
If you choose not to fly Southwest simply because of this swimsuit model, it's your own loss. Enjoy the other airlines nickel and diming you to death. I'm sure I will enjoy my flight to Orlando on Southwest next month, as will the many families on board regardless if this swimsuit model is on the side of the plane or not.
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