Virgin America airlines, in a snazzy but shamelessly carbon-ious move to capture the cool urban childless professional, just announced it’s new offering: mid-air mingling.
VIRGIN AMERICA IS STIRRING THINGS UP ON WEDNESDAYS
Network, chat and socialize at 35,000 feet on SuperFly Wednesdays. Enjoy 2 free drinks plus lots of mixing and mingling. Meet new people with seat-to-seat chat or start a chat room with everyone onboard. The fun continues when you reach your destination. Enjoy some more complimentary drinks and special room rates from our hotel and bar partners. Your boarding pass is your ticket to play.
Click here for more information, exciting updates and to grab a seat.
And you felt guilty about eschewing public transport and cabbing to the bar!
That this event happens on Wednesday makes sense: Wednesdays are farthest from the weekend so probably the fewest seats are booked that day, so this should help convert some business travelers who have a choice in carrier. And if you’re lonely and traveling often, Virgin might be your best bet for meeting a handsome stranger who will understand your frenetic lifestyle. (And if you can get tanked without reporting your drinks on your expense report, all the better.)
But the fact that it comes with hotel discounts could suggest that Virgin America is hoping for people to fly mid-week just for the hell of it.
QUESTION: So who will you meet if you fly SuperFly Wednesdays?
ANSWER: Someone who is willing to pay a $100 cover charge just to force a seat-mate to talk to them. Not only is this person a lonely, desperate, expense-report-fudging lush, they are also a carbon conservationist’s nightmare. They are also [financially] loaded.
That said, the next time I have to fly mid-week, you can bet your last reimbursement check I’ll fly Wednesday and milk Virgin for every martini they’ll serve.