DALLAS, TX – Passengers on a recent Southwest flight were treated to some of that famous Southwest charm when a member of the flight crew screamed a cute death metal song to the plane after announcing they’d successfully landed in Dallas.
Southwest Airlines is known for its unique charm and superior customer service. The spunky airline encourages its employees to go the extra mile for their customers and have fun doing it. This often results in unique and funny things during flights. It’s not uncommon for the pre-flight boarding announcements to be a comedic stand-up act, or for a flight attendant to sing to the passengers from time to time.
Singing is exactly what passengers on a 5:40 AM flight from the Houston Hobby Airport to the Dallas’ Love Airport this week were treated to. Samantha Rose is the lead singer for an underground metal band in her free time and this morning she decided to spread some of that famous Southwest charm with a cheery rendition of a death metal song her band covers.
The fingernails-painted-black flight attendant grabbed the microphone after the wheels touched down, telling the passengers it’s time to wake up because we are at our final destination. Then she launched into a cover of the song “Rise” from the heavy metal band The Letter Black.
“It’s time to RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSEEEEEEEE,” was the guttural scream that reverberated throughout the company. The unintelligible growl that followed was pretty impressive according to one heavy metal fan sitting in the extra row. “Clearly, you’ve done this before,” remarked Bill Johnston as he exited while flashing some horns at Rose. She simply smiled and flashed them back.
For their part, many passengers were jolted awake but quickly joined in the fun as most of the passengers chanted along with Rose. “Rise! Rise! Rise!” Most were simply happy it wasn’t some annoying folksy-cutesy ditty from a flight attendant probably named Harriet.