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.
— Michael Kinney Media (@MKinneyMedia) November 1, 2021
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!”