At least one Southwest Airline flight turned pink to celebrate the Women’s March on Washington.
Refinery29 reported that several passengers on a flight to D.C. to attend the March were pleasantly surprised when the interior of the cabin turned pink in an apparent nod to the protest, which aims to promote women’s rights and civil rights. Several travelers posted images on social media of the pink plane cabin.
“While we’re unaware of details surrounding specific flights, our flight crews celebrate, commemorate, acknowledge and share in special moments with our Customers all the time,” a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines told Motto in a statement. “Some of our aircraft are equipped with mood lighting and while this was not a companywide initiative, at times, our Flight Crews flight crews will adjust the lighting for a customer or group of Customers customers traveling on their flight. For instance, in October, one of our crews crews changed the lighting to honor a breast cancer survivor onboard their flight.”
Thousands are expected to descend on our nation’s capital for the event. Over 220,000 responded to the official Facebook event saying that they’re going to attend.
For one passenger, the pink lights were a welcome surprise. “I didn’t hear them say anything, but when they [turned on the lights] the whole plane recognized their intention and everyone started clapping,” passenger Krystal Parrish told Refinery29.