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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Southwest Airlines vs. Pretty Bimbos

There's been a lot of talk about this story: two girls kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight. Southwest says they were being disruptive, and the girls say that they were being discriminated against... for being pretty.
Prejudice against pretty?

That's the claim from a pair of 18-year-old best friends from Oldsmar who were escorted off a Southwest Airlines plane.

USF student Nisreen Swedberg and friend Sarah Williams claim the flight crew was rude to them from the moment they stepped onto the plane at Tampa International Airport on February 14.

Swedberg said she asked a flight attendant for a bottle of water and was told she could wait until the rest of the flight was served.

“And I patiently waited and then when they came around with water, they skipped me,” Swedberg said.

At one point, Williams had to use the plane's bathroom. She saw another passenger in it, and when he hadn't come out 15 minutes later, she knocked on the door.

When he came out, Williams says the man came over to her seat and yelled a profanity at her. Williams admits she yelled a profanity back at him but was puzzled when she says the flight crew only questioned her.

“I think they were just discriminating against because we were young decent-looking girls. I mean, nobody else on the plane looked like us except us,” she said. “[The flight attendants] were like older ladies. We were younger. Who knows, they could have been just jealous of us because we were younger.”

Southwest defends the incident, saying the women caused a disruption on the flight.

When the plane landed in Los Angeles, the women were escorted off by four uniformed police officers and later questioned by the FBI.

This is a picture of Swedberg and Williams:


Here is Swedberg talking about her flight experience:


Southwest isn't backing down, though, and a spokeswoman for Southwest fired back:

My personal opinion is that these girls are full of crap.

Gee, maybe you shouldn't expect special treatment on flights, and curse out other passengers. Maybe then you won't get kicked off your flight -- just a thought. I can't help but wonder about these girls, though. Do they honestly believe their own defense? I don't know the two of them (obviously), but they seem to me to be spoiled, snobby, stuck-up little princesses who are used to having everything their way. When Southwest didn't bend over backwards to get them their water right away, and the bathroom wasn't available for them exactly when they needed it, they threw a temper tantrum, swearing at other passengers and causing a scene. Afterwards, they whine to the press about being "discriminated against" for being pretty (and really, they weren't all that spectacular in my honest opinion), basically saying everyone else on the flight was ugly. And we're supposed to feel sorry for them now?

Snort.

In this round, Southwest Airlines is the clear winner.

Hat Tip: Hot Air

6 comments:

Gredd said...

I don't know, Swedberg seemed normal to me. She asked for a bottle of water and was told she'd get it last, and then didn't get it. That set the mood right there (and notice SWA didn't deny that part). Her friend tho? Yeah, total jerk and shouldn't be allowed out in public.

Also the SWA rep isn't correct. They can ban people from flying their airlines.

Ralph Gizzip said...

Eeny, meeny, mieny, mo.
Stupid bitch, you gotta go.

Anonymous said...

I suspect they learned that the girls thrown off the flights last year ended up in Maxim and figured it was a quick jumpstart to whatever career they were hoping for.

Anonymous said...

Look, the girls aren't even that pretty. Especially the brunette. So their entire premise is destroyed right there. Descriminated against because they're pretty....sheesh!

Anonymous said...

The SW Airlines spokesperson is much prettier than either of these two.

Angry White Guy said...

But... But the boys they meet and blow in the parkinglot of the local bar in exchange for free drinks say they're pretty!!

You just hatin'...