LONG BEACH, Calif. - There are many ways for airline passengers to get through long-haul flights, but some Southwest fliers didn’t expect a ukulele class.
Passengers from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii were surprised with music lessons on Friday.The Guitar Center, an instrument retailer, worked with the airline to arrange the surprise in an effort to welcome them to Hawaii. RELATED: Couple marries inside North Carolina airport after first meeting on flightPassengers onboard the Boeing 737-800 were given a Mitchell MU40 Soprano ukulele along with a Road Runner carrying case.Southwest passengers were given in-flight ukulele lessons. (Guitar Center)Guitar Center instructors taught the fliers how to play "Hello, Aloha.
How are you?" during the flight."I’ve taught students through Guitar Center Lessons since 2014, but never in an airplane," said instructor Alexandra Windsor in a news release. "It was inspiring to see how quickly passengers of all ages picked up the ukulele – many with no musical background.