If this storm in a diva cup somehow passed you by, the beleaguered airline somehow posted a response to a customer complaint that was accompanied by a young woman, resplendent and nude on a hotel bed with a model airplane protruding from her, well, front bottom. The story, complete with NOT SAFE FOR WORK photos, is summarised HERE.
Some wits suggested that this was a knowing marketing response to all the headlines that American Airlines had been making as they had a 14-year old girl arrested for tweeting a fake bomb threat. The young Dutch girl, known only as ‘Sarah’, had set up a fake account and made the unwise decision to write: ““Hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.”
So far, so ill-advised, BUT the world’s teenagers saw this as an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon, and suddenly dozens of threats started to appear on Twitter. These seem to be basic teen idiocy rather than a coordinated, socio-political campaign in support of ‘Sarah’, but given that the airline and authorities have to take each threat seriously, there’s a rather wasteful amount of time and manpower being stacked up this week.
On a lighter note, this astonishing video was hastily removed by Singapore Tourism, and rightly so. We’re just glad someone captured its glory before it disappeared.