Southwest Airlines went above and beyond for their passengers this week, turning a cabin pink in support of passengers heading from Chicago to the Women’s March on Washington in D.C.
According to NBC New York, at least one Southwest Airlines crew performed this gesture of solidarity, although there may have been others.
A passenger, Krystal Parrish, told Refinery29, “I didn’t hear them say anything, but when they [turned on the lights] the whole plane recognized their intention and everyone started clapping.”
This isn’t the only time Southwest has done something like this—whether or not a lighting change happens seems to be up to the crew on any given plane.
“Some of our aircraft are equipped with mood lighting and while this was not a companywide initiative, at times, our flight crews will adjust the lighting for a customer or group of customers traveling on their flight,” the representative told Refinery29. “For instance, in October, one of our flight attendants changed the lighting to honor a breast-cancer survivor onboard their flight.”
The Women’s March in D.C. will take place on Saturday, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend.
“The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us,” the site for Women’s March says. “We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.”
We send our thoughts and support to the women marching on Washington this weekend in representation of us all.