I always fly American Airlines for the typical reason– miles. But today I'm flying home on Southwest. To say the least, I've been missing out. I walked into the Southwest terminal at LAX to some pulsating beats and balloons. There was a DJ spinning and before long the Laker girls were there posing for pictures. It was your regular airport dance party. News crews, Southwest's reality show crew, and a smattering of photographers.
It turns out that 12 kids had won an art competition (possibly something like this) and were being flown to Philadelphia for a Lakers game. The airport was just the PR blitz that came along with the prize. I've got several pictures I'll load later, but the little event drew in quite a crowd. It was much more exciting than the typical airport monotony. It got me thinking, with all the downtime that is spent at airports, it seems there is a great opportunity for some new entertainment options. How would you like passing time at the airport?
[UPDATE 1: Here are a few pictures from the party: Group Photo, cameras flashing, Mr. DJ. As a side note, I saw video of the same event last night while watching the news in LA. Press event successful.]