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.
Southwest Airlines September 20 2022
Guitar Center: You can learn how to play the ukulele in 20 minutes.
Us: Prove it. pic.twitter.com/9YTtz9Q71G
Southwest Airlines September 20 2022
Fresh sings her song “Half-All” at 35,000 feet on A Tweet embed A trip to Honolulu with us, Tweet embed She shares the story of her getting her first guitar and how this once-in-a-lifetime journey brought everything back full circle! pic.twitter.com/2dMF9GnlLs
– guitar center September 20 2022
Surprise! Everyone on a Southwest Airlines flight from California to Hawaii was treated to free ukulele and ukulele lessons. pic.twitter.com/WpYBHuQlPS
Mike Sington September 18 2022
Wow I wish I was on the plane. But this is not a trip I can afford. But what a shout. 😅
– Will J (@KnightsofBlue) September 18 2022
This is really cool, but I can only imagine how bad everyone looked. very funny.
– RedheadBlueheart (@SantiniAllison) September 19, 2022
This sounds like a really horrible surprise. I am 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.
– Emily (@invisiblegirl99) September 21, 2022
This would make more sense as a surprise in the classroom than as a surprise while traveling in a small space…good idea.
– EvanstonJohn (@EvanstonJohn) September 21, 2022
– Paul M (@PaulM81587676) September 18 2022
Well, maybe I’m in the minority here but I think that’s pretty cool. The first instrument my niece learned to play was the ukulele.
SnickerSnackrz September 18 2022
seriously. There’s a masked guy sitting there hoping everyone will shut up and not talk so he doesn’t overdo the aerosol so he can get from A to B without contracting Covid and suddenly Southwest turns the plane into long sings. ? I will be angry.
– 🖕🇷🇺🖕 Just another meat lollipop 💔🇺🇦✌️ (Infoseepage) September 21, 2022
Lindsey Graham Salts 🌻🐶🐱🪴 (CindyLoweLane) September 18 2022
Have you bothered an entire trip to a promotional partnership?! As someone with sensory processing issues related to noise, I would literally be double-bent in my seat, arms over my head, crying, and having a panic attack.
– Alex 💙💛🌻 (VockLobster) September 21, 2022
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.”