Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Creepy napkins getting pulled from Delta planes

Creepy napkins getting pulled from Delta planes

One reads: "Because you're on a plane full of interesting people and hey... you never know".

'Be a little old school. "But don't you know it's practically illegal to flirt these days?"

There were also spaces to write down a telephone number and a name.

Passengers who were disturbed by the napkins' suggestion took to Twitter to express their concerns. "Pretty sure no one appreciated unsolicited phone numbers in the 'good old days'". "Unintentionally creepy" is a complaint voiced by one passenger, and another tweet being widely cited in coverage has a similar theme.

The airlines, in partnership with Diet Coke, were distributing the "creepy" cocktail napkins on some flights last month.

The negative reaction prompted both companies to issue statements.

"We are sorry for that and began removing the napkins from our aircraft in January", it said.

A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: 'We sincerely apologize to anyone we may have offended. Delta began removing the napkins last month.

The controversial napkins encourage passengers to talk to each other. We just came off a flight where we got this one, which brought smiles to our faces (and made hubby want to post it in the lavatory)!

While another passenger thanked the airline for "helping us singles out".

In fact, evidently enough complained that Delta and Coca-Cola apologized for the marketing stunt Wednesday, saying the napkins have since been removed from flights. 'Come through #Coke! Operation #HookASistaUp!'

A Delta Air Lines jet pictured at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Chicago in this illustrative image.

One user shared a amusing experience he had with the napkins, showing off a Christmas themed card.

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and father of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, even joked that he had received numerous napkins and was flattered.

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