DALLAS, TX – Flight crews from an American Airlines flight from Dallas to St. Louis spent 11 minutes literally crawling up the aisles begging passengers to sign up for the airline’s credit card.
The incident aboard American Airlines Flight 668 that originated in Dallas before making its way to St Louis’s Lambert Airfield was shared on Facebook by 46-year-old Dallas resident Denise Love.
In her vivid post, she describes the scene onboard when four flight crew members literally fell to their knees and crawled up the aisle of the plane with credit card brochures in hand.
“We were all surprised,” Love shared with friends and family, “One flight attendant was actually pleading, tears welling up in his eyes.”
An official statement from the airline noted that a new policy was being tested out on a few flights in an attempt to increase the take rates for credit card sign-ups.
“Credit card revenue remains a huge component of our annual performance targets and people simply have been that interested in the Citi card offerings as much as we’d like. This program, if successful, should yield at least another half of percent uptick in inflight signups”Official Statement from the Airline
Flight crew, who refused to go on the record, were nonplussed about the new program and one dryly observed, “I wouldn’t even sign up for that credit card. We really need to switch to Chase, but I don’t run the show around here.”