When airlines announce flight delays, it is common to see disgruntled passengers whine and complain. But that was not the case for a Southwest Airlines flight full of Taylor Swift fans.
The low-cost carrier has never received a more positive reaction to a flight delay than when passengers gamely turned a flight to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) into an inflight concert.
The Swifties (which is the official nickname for Taylor Swift fans) were on their way home from Denver International Airport (DEN) after watching the American singer-songwriter’s The Eras Tour concert.
A passenger on the flight was able to take a video clip of the moment almost all passengers sang the lyrics to “Love Story”, one of Swift’s most popular songs from 2008.
“We were both young when I first saw you, I close my eyes and the flashback starts, I’m standing there,” the happy crowd sang in unison, with mobile phones out, swaying from side to side.
A comment underneath the video came from a guy who said he was one of the flight attendants and had been the one who played the song.
The video, which has now gained more than 1.9 million views, attracted plenty of positive comments.
“This would make my flying anxiety disappear,” one comment said, while many said they wished they were on the flight.
However, there were a few who were not so positive, with one comment saying it was their “worst fear and nightmare”.
Taylor Swift is currently on a global concert tour that commenced March 17, 2023 and will run until August 17, 2024.
Australian flag carrier Qantas recently announced that it will introduce 60 new flights to meet domestic flight demands in February 2024, when Swift will perform concerts in Sydney and Melbourne.
Forbes named Swift’s The Eras Tour as the biggest tour of 2023, selling 1,186,314 tickets in the first half of the year alone.