Friday, February 13, 2015

Live from Jackson International Airport

This is what greeting the arriving flight from Houston at 3:00 PM today.


Milteer said...

This is why Jackson is Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Don't blame them for trying. Better than sitting behind a laptop taking potshots all night

Anonymous said...

What an embarrassing event to watch. I've traveled around the world for many years on business and have never been met with such an elementary display of "entertainment".

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the context. Was there a judge from "So You Think You Can Dance" arriving? And who were these employees? Did they leave bewildered travelers standing on line wondering why their ticket agent disappeared? Also, I though flash mobs were, like, totally done.

Anonymous said...

Flash entertainment hurts no one and amuses many. It is fun and harmless. Took some practice.

Good Show said...

I thought it was a nice, uplifting display. What fun. Everybody stopped to watch. And for the guy who claims to have 'traveled around the world for many years on business', screw you. You're a fat, bald dunce who usually finds your airport pleasure in the men's room.

Anonymous said...

I love that they were trying to bring a smile to the face of travelers!

What fun!

It's rather obvious that some of you don't dance through life but rather sit on the sidelines as critics in hopes of feeling smugly superior in your rigidity.

Lighten up and stop raining on everyone else's parade!

Anonymous said...

Do these so called "performers" work at the airport? If so how do they do their jobs and practice for this, too? They can't. I guess they realize and don't care that many, many people are now rather than using JAN are driving to other airports to catch flights.

Anonymous said...

We have this, Whole Foods, and the JFP. I'm so proud.

Anonymous said...

Is there something wrong with my computer, or was that music playing very softly? If you are going to do a flash mob, the music should probably be loud enough so that people can at least hear the words.

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling so sorry for the families of those who have written the critiques this morning .

Y'all must suck all the air out of a room !

I just hope the " world traveler" didn't have family with him whose trips were ruined with his complaints all the way home from the airport!

Amabo said...

Who was the knucklehead that thought this up? He should be fired.

Kingfish said...

Some people really need to lighten up. They sound like the Little Rascals principal who fired a teacher because she dared to have a birthday party for a student.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Kingfish! The audience seemed to enjoy it, so what's the problem?

The only reason they are throwing stones is because its Jackson. It shows just how level-headed these commenters are.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? You guys are complaining? Good on them! What fun! Management, if they know anything, should be pleased to see this type of fun out of their staff.

Eloren said...

You wouldn't see this at a first-class airport.

Anonymous said...

If you're destined to wait at least an hour for your baggage to be moved 200 feet from the plane belly to the carousel, may as well be entertained. Keeps 'em distracted!

Anonymous said...

Good show, you seem to know a lot about men's restrooms. And if the airport management would have focused more on customer service and at least keeping a clean airport, Southwest might have stayed. With the resultant revenue shortfalls, teaching line dancing may be a new source of income by leasing them all the empty counters.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is what I want to see. Half the flights can't leave on time, the employees are lazy and have a bad attitude and it takes 30 minutes to get your luggage even when they aren't busy. How about getting your act together and spend your time on producing a good product before going into the "entertainment" business.

Just another reason Jackaon is a joke...

Hinson Has It Walker Will said...

These employees appear to be the typical McDonald's rejects.

Anonymous said...

"What an embarrassing event to watch. I've traveled around the world for many years on business and have never been met with such an elementary display of "entertainment".
February 14, 2015 at 2:55 AM

Wish I could have warned you about admitting that you've been out of state, lest ye be accused of being "pretentious", and other vile things. And sure enough, later on, someone calls you a fat dunce, and accuses you of being either Senator Larry Craig or a Pentecostal Preacher.

Good thing you didn't comment on the lame old music.

Anonymous said...

I have never had to wait an hour for my bags in the Jackson airport.
The employees have always been helpful and polite. Indeed, many times employees over the past 38 years have gone out of their way to be helpful.
The ladies rooms have always been clean. I don't know what challenges those cleaning the men's room might face.
When my flights are delayed or cancelled, it has been the fault of the weather, the hub from which the plane was to arrive, a mechanical problem or the airline or a combinations thereof.

I can only imagine that the critics here either don't fly often, don't understand how air travel works, are lying or else they are so unpleasant that they get the treatment from others that they dish out.

Kingfish said...

I go to the airport quite a bit. Its always clean. The employees are friendly and the service has been good.

The Shame Of It All! said...

I can see it now. The next time I'm socializing in the lounge at DFW or Hartfield and somebody sees the JAN tag on my stuff, I'll be harassed unmercifully. "Oh, you're from that place where they do the worst flash dances ever! How can you show your face? Have you considered suicide?"

And people in first class will hide their faces when I pass through. And when I mention Jackson to the counter attendant at JFK, the whole damned place will go silent just like it did when Steve Martin confronted that fat woman at the counter in Trains, Planes and Autos.

Anonymous said...

If you've only had pleasant experiences at JAN 8:32 AM then I dare say YOU are the one who doesn't fly often out of or into that airport.

Terwilliger said...

I wish the plane had arrived from Atlanta instead of Houston.

Jabberwocky said...

Compare the Jackson airport to the Baton Rouge airport. Night and day.

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