We’re pretty sure the person who wrote this rejection letter meant well, but it’s not being received with enthusiasm among rabbit-owning customers who want to be able to fly with their pets on Southwest. Southwest allows dogs and cats, so a group of bunny owners put together a petition and mailed it off to the airline. A scan of the response, which was recently posted on BunSpace.com and forwarded along to us, shows a letter full of cringe-inducing puns and a suggestion to buy their pets some “Hare Jordans” if they want them to fly.
OK, so you love your bunny. And you really, really, REALLY want to take it with you when you fly to see your Grandma…’cuz she loves her some bunnies, too. Unfortunately, outside of chopping Flopsy up, freeze-drying him, and sending him to Grandma via FedEx, you’re pretty much out of luck…because Southwest Airlines isn’t going to allow you to fly Flopsy to Grand Forks.
Of course, Southwest didn’t do itself any favors, judging by the way the company responded to what I imagine was a very sincere, heartfult letter. Let’s just say that their response was…well, a cheap and not very effective attempt at humor. And those who received the letter aren’t taking the tongue-in-cheek rejection letter very well (you can read the letter here).
What makes this even better is that the rejection letter now has its own Facebook protest group. Well, of course it does, silly wabbit; it was either than or a battalion of lawyers.
My God, I just LOVE America….
UPDATE: While Southwest may object to flying Peter Cottontail to Albuquerque, they apparently have no problem with shipping human heads…as long as they’re labeled properly. Hmm…medical supplies…or gourmet delicacy??