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Hooters Air

Yes… it does exist. *cringe* I hope that clears things up.

Hooters to Join Mile-High Club
On March 6, Hooters Air will make its inaugural flight from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach, S.C., banking on the idea that sex can sell airline tickets as well as it peddles chicken fingers and beer. The plane, a Boeing 737, has been augmented to include plush leather seats and the Hooters orange and white. And of course, there’ll be the famous Hooters Girls, already augmented with the trademark Hooters cleavage.

Though the price of a one-way fare is almost twice that offered by budget competitor Air Trans, Hooters Air promises “a level of comfort and service unlike anything in the air today.” This service will be provided by Hooters Girls, garbed in the same hot pants and midriff tees worn by servers in the chain’s restaurants. Though not authorized flight attendants, the “girls” will assist three fully certified—and fully clothed—flight attendants with hostess duties and food and beverage service.

Hooters brass insist that the girls’ assets will be no more a liability in the air than they are on the ground, maintaining that a limited beverage menu—beer and wine, no hard liquor – will quell the more lusty appetites of their patrons. (It’s worth noting, though, that the launch of Hooters Air comes at a time when, according to the Association of Flight Attendants, airline personnel face increased abusive passenger behavior in which alcohol is often a factor.)

Since the first Hooters restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida in 1983, its owners and franchisees have maintained that the scantily clad waitresses are as much a symbol of women’s liberation as Sandra Day O’Connor. And since liberation naturally includes the right to serve fried food to countless rows of paunchy, leering golf enthusiasts in a tightly enclosed airplane cabin, who are we to argue? —Bronwyn Leah Barnes

5 Comments

  1. tornprince wrote:

    I’m guessing this is from that feminist newsread?

    Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 10:17 PM | Permalink
  2. shonuff2k wrote:

    We are women, we deserve respect. No longer are we limited to being housewives and secretaries. No longer are we objectified and have our sexuality glorified by an overly horny male population that only sees us as an alternative to masturbation. We refuse to be denied jobs based on our gender. We have our own female sports since we are not allowed to play with the sexist pigs. We will liberate ourselves one day and truly be an equal sex in all aspects.

    Dress up in hot pants and half a tank top, serve greasy chicken, smile, bounce, bend over while taking orders and put a lil wiggle in our step for a tip? Hell yeah that’s liberating, sign me up!

    Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 1:20 PM | Permalink
  3. softsmile wrote:

    Would you be highly disturbed if I told you that my flute section shirts are going to look identical to theirs but say “Flooters” instead? <3

    Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 3:52 PM | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    What is sad is that I know you aren’t kidding

    Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 5:48 PM | Permalink
  5. softsmile wrote:

    ^^; go ditzy flutes <3

    Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 4:28 PM | Permalink

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