Southwest Flight Goes Pink in Solidarity with Anti-Trump March
Southwest Airlines apparently changed the lighting in the cabin in solidarity with the Women’s March, which is set to take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 21.
Passenger Krystal Parrish posted a photo on Instagram, saying, “When your Southwest flight crew celebrate a plane full of kicka– women and men going to the Women’s March by lighting it up!! #lit #womensmarchonwashington #lovetrumpshate.”
In a statement, Southwest Airlines said that it was not a company-wide policy, but rather at the discretion of the flight crew, to change the mood lighting. The statement said, “Some of our aircraft are equipped with mood lighting and while this was not a company-wide initiative, at times, our flight crews will adjust the lighting for a customer or group of customers traveling on their flight,” the statement said. “For example, in October, one of our Flight Crews changed the lighting to honor a breast cancer survivor on board their flight.”
The group is set to protest in Washington D.C. on Saturday, largely in response to the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. The group’s mission listed on their website is “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”