From Reddit: Sad green luggage was forgotten :(
Another commenter said: "This is how you handle this type of situation and this is exactly the kind of thing an airline hopes to see after the fact. It's great press for AA. Basically it says, "We know delays happen, thank you for being patient and choosing AA. We'll get your to your destination as soon as we can get in the air. In the meantime, here, pizza." Only costs them the price of a few pizzas, build goodwill with the passengers who will likely come back because of how the situation was handled and when the story gets out (like on Reddit) it may earn them other customers."
However not everyone on Reddit applauded with approval. Some said this was not happening on every flight and others called it a marketing ploy.
Regardless, it's a thoughtful thing to do in a stituation controlled by mother nature. More flights should adopt this kind of idea. Finding ways to make passengers more comfortable while they have to wait. Such a simple solution.
Don't know one person that actually celebrated April Fools by pranking their friends, and I'm sure that many did take part, but I find it interesting how April Fools is alive and well on the internet! It's everywhere you go online and has become quite a viral holiday! I want to say Google started it a few years ago doing crazy things with their logo (though I'm sure many celebrated April Fools the minute the internet was born), but many like to take part in it causing some kind of techy glitch or viral prank. This year RHU caved into the madness and that's why there are insane crazy ponies walking all over us right now doing God know's what! ( I promise they'll disappear at midnight!)
Here are 10 really funny April Fools video gags that companies made just for today. The video from American Eagle about the dog clothes was released last month as a pre-planned prank but the demand was so great, they've decided to start making the clothes!
Judging by the views, discussions, and media exposure of these pranks, I'd say corporate America has just found a great way to start the 2nd Quarter with free global advertising...
From Yahoo News:
DALLAS (AP) — A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to one of their bags, referring to the pair as "deaf and dumb."
James Moehle and Angela Huckaby were returning home to Houston from a vacation in Hawaii when one of their bags was misplaced by the airline. When it was delivered later, a handwritten note attached to the bag read, "Please Text Deaf And Dumb."
Moehle's mother, Kaye Moehle, said the note was "outrageous and cruel and unnecessary."
Airline spokesman Casey Norton said Friday that the employee who wrote the note did not intend to insult anyone and will go through sensitivity training.
One of the couple's bags was misplaced on the final leg of the couple's journey home, from Dallas to Houston. In such cases, American uses another company to delivery late-arriving baggage to passengers.
Norton said an American employee who is not a native English speaker scrawled the note to alert a delivery driver that he should contact the couple by text message when delivering the bag.
The airline employee "will go through new respect training," Norton said. "We are using it as a systemwide teaching example so that everybody is more respectful of those who have different impairments."
That was welcome news for Kaye Moehle, who had initially demanded that the worker be fired.
"I felt hurt for my son because I know how hard he works" — he's been employed as a technician at the same heating and air conditioning company for 16 years, she told The Associated Press.
On Friday, Moehle said she didn't want anyone to lose their job and that some good could come out of the situation.
"The public hopefully has been educated a little more to know that the term 'deaf and dumb' has no place in our society, like other derogatory labeling of other good people," she said.