Mac Breedlove, a Texas high school lacrosse player, learned a valuable life lesson in manners when his coaches caught him cutting the line for a Southwest Airlines flight, reports Nick Dietz at CBS News.He had made his way into the early boarding line so that he could snag a better seat, since Southwest has open seating.
So, his coaches and the crew decided that the most appropriate punishment for Breedlove would be to make him stand up in front of the entire cabin full of passengers and apologise for his dastardly deed.
For Southwest, it helps solidify the brand’s reputation as the “fun” airline.
Here’s the apology:
“My fellow travellers: Today, I come to you with great remorse. During the boarding process, I took advantage of this airline’s kindness. While some of my teammates were called to the front of the line, I was not.
And yet, I cut in line and took a seat that rightfully belonged to one of you good people. This is not how my coaches, teammates or parents expect me to behave, and for all of this I apologise. I hope you will all find it in your hearts to forgive me, for I am just a young man that thinks I am smarter than I am.
Enjoy your flight, and remember to fly Southwest, because they let my coach do this to me.”
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