What company has used the slogan “You are now free to move about the country”?
Delta Air Lines
Answer: Southwest immortalized the advertising tagline "you are now free to move about the country," a line that underscored the point that Southwest offered cheap fares so just about anyone could travel. The slogan is accompanied by a “DING!” noise and is a take-off on a pilot’s frequent line of “You are now free to move about the cabin.” Southwest Airlines began in 1967 as a low-cost airline based in Dallas, serving Houston and San Antonio. It is now one of the largest airlines in the United States. The airline's current slogan is "Low fares. Nothing to hide."
I was on a SW flight to Seattle, and across the aisle a dude was sitting in the middle seat, reading a newspaper, and an official-looking sign in the aisle seat said: Reserved Seat. I thought that was strange, because I had never seen that before…
Then, I noticed that every time one of the flight attendants came by, he would put down his paper, and cover the sign. So, I figured he had made the sign, so that no one would sit next to him, and he covered it to keep the crew from seeing it.
So, I pushed the attendant bell, and the flight attendant came over… he had already covered the sign up. And I asked as innocently as possible as to why a seat was reserved.
She said: What seat?
I said: That one over there.
She peeled the newspaper off the sign, and tore the sign up in his face.
Boy, was he ticked :-)
I was flying out to Hawaii to do a lecture, and I was in business first class. I was on the aisle, and a lady was on the window. We had not taken off yet, and I enjoying an “adult” beverage, when she asked me I would mind changing seats with her husband, as they could not get adjoining seats.
I said that is fine, and as I was getting out of the seat, he almost pushed me out of the way. I asked him where is seat was, and he say dismissively, 47B.
I said excuse me, but that is a middle seat in coach… he ignores me and begins talking to his wife.
I said, Sir, I am not giving up my seat in business first for a coach seat… he ignores me and keeps talking to his wife.
I go up to the flight attendants and tell them the story, and she tells the man to vacate my seat.
He says… AND GET THIS. My agreement to give him my seat constitutes a legal verbal agreement, and he would not give up the seat.
She leans over, and says: Sir, if you do not return to coach, I will have the federal marshals physically remove you from this plane.
He got up and pushed me out of the way, and almost knocked me into the someone the next aisle.
After we took off, his wife was so obnoxious that the flight attendant relocated me to another seat in business first.
That was a flight to remember :-)