Southwest Airlines Gate Agent ‘Weird Al’ Serenades Arriving Passengers With Song Parodies

Southwest passengers arriving in Phoenix were greeted by a serenading gate agent, caught on video and shared to social media. Sound on, “Going through corona is so dang cruel, seems like a time that we made a change, ya I’m feeling the strain…Give me airline with heart and soul, one that takes some time to sing some rock ‘n roll…”

“Drift Away” has been covered by Michael Bolton and Uncle Kracker, but this Southwest gate agent is the airline’s Weird Al Yankovic and parodies songs with his own airline-related lyrics.

I’d know that voice anywhere, it’s Southwest gate agent Scott in Phoenix.

Two years ago I landed there and he sand a stylized version of the theme from Golden Girls (“Thank You For Being a Friend”) as “Thank you for flying Southwest.” In song he even promised you wouldn’t be dragged off a plane like David Dao,

You won’t be dragged off our plane today, no matter who you are if you’re on you’re on to stay.

Scott told me he came up with the song the day after David Dao got dragged off a United Express flight. And he wanted to promise everyone they’d be treated better, and thank them for their business.

As airline co-founder Herb Kelleher said, “at Southwest Airlines we have fun!”

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. The rainbow bois will have their thongs in a twist over Weird Al not wearing a mask.

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