This April fools was busy in the travel industry with companies around the world creating buzz and having fun playing jokes on gullible travelers! I put together some of my favorite April Fools jokes that I saw this year. There are hundreds of them out there, but here’s just a few of my favorite!
Virgin American Launches Glass-Bottomed Planes
I Honestly am in love with this idea, however due to cargo compartments this just isn’t feasible! Despite this, it might keep kids and other people out of the aisles! And well, if you’re scared of heights, I wish you luck!
Oh Sir Branson:
I’m thrilled to announce that Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane. This technological innovation coincides with the start of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ first ever domestic service to Scotland.
In 1984 we started the wonderful airline that is Virgin Atlantic. I am incredibly proud of yet another aviation breakthrough which has been years in the making. I can’t wait to experience the first flight for myself with my family and other natural born explorers.
Delta says NO MORE FIGHTING OVER THE ARM REST!
Clearly Delta knows that the middle seat is cramped and not very much fun for anyone’s arms, so to help end the debate over who gets the right to the arm rest (I always say the person seated in the middle), Delta has reconfigured their planes with a double decker armrest!
United decided that Elites are over entitled and the 787 is no longer a fit for their fleet strategy.
Instead United and Boeing have agreed to allow United to return all their 787 and convert their orders to 737-900s!
Southwest decided extra ancillary fees fit right into their marketing strategy and new commercial campaign.
They decided to rebrand itself as AirTran after the merger is complete instead of keeping the larger Southwest Name.
The best credit card has arrived!
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Google maps understands there’s a pirate in all of us!
Now offering Google Treasure maps! AAARRGG Matey! (go over to https://maps.google.com/ and select treasure!)
JetBlue is going across the Pacific!
Now boarding flights to Gold Coast and Papa New Guinea!
United to launch SUPER Elite level for the extra whiny “Don’ you know who I am passengers”
Your Pet is now free to roam around the Cabin!
WestJet Introduces Furry Friends and Virgin America has converted their first class for canine select!
From Virgin: We’re of the mind that man’s best friend shouldn’t get the raw deal when flying long distances, so we partnered with Boo, World’s Cutest Dog — and our very own Pet Liaison — to throw furry flyers a bone. Over the last year (and with Boo’s doggy design expertise) we’ve converted our first class cabin into a space as tricked out as our state-of-the-art digs at SFO’s Terminal 2.
Another Southwest joke: Their next aircraft will be a hot air balloon!
When you’re flying nearly 500mph at 35,000 feet above ground, life passes by pretty fast. Sure, Southwest has a suite of things to keep you entertained inflight: Video on Demand; WiFi; Live at 35; hilarious Flight Attendants. Heck, we’ve even transported a miniature seeing-eye horse, and a couple endangered sea turtles. But figuratively, you can’t have the hare without the tortoise.
Realizing the possibility that slow and steady may truly win the race, the answer became clear: it was time to float the grandest idea Southwest has ever had. It was time to take things slow. The tortoise and the hare. Hot air balloons and Boeing 737′s, soaring fancy free, albeit at distinctly different altitudes, and at significantly separate speeds.
Hope You enjoyed these April fools jokes! It’s always nice to see the airlines haven’t lost their humor!