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Southwest Airlines, Virgin America have fun on April Fools’ Day

Virgin America unveils a new logo, shaped like a bra, for April Fool’s Day.
Virgin America unveils a new logo, shaped like a bra, for April Fool’s Day.

Some airlines love having a little fun.

On April Fools’ Day, Southwest Airlines and Virgin America both offered up video jokes, giving customers a little chuckle on the fake holiday.

Dallas-based Southwest introduced a new TV game show, called Cash Lav, where passengers who have headed to the airplane’s bathroom are all of a sudden thrust into a trivia show.

“When the lavatory door is switched to “Occupied”—at random—the party lights come on and it’s time for one lucky contestant to get down to business,” the airline said about its new show, noting it is filmed before a live inflight audience.

Virgin America decided it needed to redo its logo, even though rumors are swirling that it is up for sale. (That’s not a joke.)

The San Francisco-based carrier asked its playboy billionaire founder, Sir Richard Branson, for ideas for the logo, which he sketched on airline cocktail napkins.

“Like a hot girl’s phone number written in lipstick on the back of a napkin,” the video describes the new logo, which is essentially in the shape of a bra.

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