Southwest becomes brunt of jokes over wrong airport landing


Southwest takes public relations hit.

Southwest Airlines, which usually enjoys a pretty good reputation in the US, is taking a public relations hit over one of its Boeing 737-700s landing at the wrong airport in Missouri over the weekend. Comedians are taking aim.

Here’s a sampling from Tonight Show host Jay Leno:       

Opening Tuesday’s show, which is based in Los Angeles, Leno said, “Our audience tonight is made up of Southwest passengers who were supposed to land in San Francisco.”

He noted that “Southwest says it flies to 96 destinations. That means your flight could land at any one of those.”

Leno added there is a “new, exciting reality show coming on about Southwest Airlines called Project Wrong Runway.”

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