Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Special Discount, Just For Them!

If I couldn't click over to the website and see it for myself, I wouldn't have believed it! Alaska Airlines is offering a 10% discount on some fares for their gay customers:
Gay Travel

Gay Travel

Feature Destination: Save 10% off your Holiday travel to Newark/New York City. Purchase your tickets today. This Feature Destination runs through January 6, 2008.
Whether it's your first flight with us or your 400th, we are thrilled to have you join us. In "Our World", diversity abounds. From the land of the Midnight Sun to the beaches of Mexico and Miami, from historic Boston to the desert of Palm Springs and Tucson. is a welcoming resource for our LGBT travelers.

Look, when corporations tell homosexuals, "Hey, you're welcome to do business with us! We love having you fly with us," I find it slightly annoying, but when they go out of their way to favor homosexuals with discounts that are apparently not available to us straight folks--where's the justice in that? Do gay people use 10% less fuel to fly? Are they 10% less difficult to serve beverages and salted peanuts to? This is absurd. Imagine the uproar if Alaska Airlines were offering a 10% discount to white people, or a 10% discount to men.

I suppose that you could just pretend to be gay to take advantage of the discount.

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