Friday, January 27, 2012
Alaska Airlines, the seventh-largest carrier in the U.S. in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards with its in-flight meals.
The prayer cards, which the Seattle-based airline began offering in the 1970s after an executive spotted them on another airline, was allegedly intended to put passengers at ease, a spokeswoman said.
In the interest of full disclosure I have to say I’ve never flown Alaska Airlines. If I had and I received a prayer card with my meal, rest assured the prayer card and the meal would’ve been returned to the flight crew with an obscenity-laced admonishment.