Flight to Hawaii turns into the world’s first in-flight ukulele class

Earlier this week, passenger passengers A Southwest Airlines flight From Long Beach Airport in California to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii they were in for a surprise when they were gifted a ukulele and given a 20-minute tutorial.

The world’s first plane ukulele class It was achieved through a joint partnership of Southwest Airlines and Guitar Center Lessons. Southwest Airlines is setting up a ukulele class to promote Hawaiian culture as it expands its network in Hawaii. The ukulele was chosen for the class as the instrument is widely used in Hawaiian music.

The passengers learned to play the song “Hello, Aloha. How are you?”

Alexandra Windsor, who works at the Guitar Center and who delivered the lesson, told Simple Flying, “I’ve taught students through the Guitar Center lessons since 2014, but never taught them on a plane. It was inspiring to see how quickly I picked up passengers from all over the world. The ukulele is the perfect instrument for beginners, and it shows how fun and easy it is to learn something new.”

On Monday, Southwest Airlines shared photos from its ukulele class live on its Twitter account.

One Twitter user wrote in appreciation of airlines for giving passengers a one-of-a-kind experience, “This is so cool! Lucky Ducks!”. Another wrote, “Oh my God, I wish I could be on the plane. But this isn’t a trip I can afford. But what a shout.”

However, many netizens note that an impromptu music lesson can cause inconvenience to people with autism or those with hearing problems.

One Twitter user wrote, “This sounds like a really horrible surprise. I’m autistic and sensitive to sound. Being trapped on a plane full of people trying to play the ukulele for the first time would be an absolute nightmare for me.”