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Article from BTNews 26 SEPTEMBER 2022

AND FINALLY: Airborne ukulele

What would George Formby make of it? And they were perhaps lucky that Frank Skinner was not around! 

A Hawaii-bound Southwest Airlines flight surprised its passengers with an in-flight ukulele class. This was the world’s first-ever ukulele play-in conducted inside a flight. The airline gifted ukuleles to the passengers and conducted a tutorial of 20 minutes by collaborating with Guitar Center Lessons. The flight was on its way to Hawaii from California. After boarding the flight, the flyers found ukuleles on their seats.

However, many people pointed out in replies to the airline’s tweet that this was inconsiderate towards autistic people and people sensitive to sound.

No complaints from the passengers as far as we know.


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Marilynn Reid, United Kingdom

Looks like a fun flight. Could be hard on the ears though, strumming the wrong notes.