The next time you find yourself struggling through some serious shit and you’re not sure how you’re going to get through it, just close your eyes and think of Andie MacDowell’s tourist class struggles. If Andie can get through that, all of us can get through anything!
Twitter is really, really good place for two things: It’s a good place for people to spit at airlines for screwing up their trip. And it’s also a good place for people to exercise their RAGE muscle by getting mad over some shit a famou-ish type tweets out. Both of those things happened on Friday when noted movie ruiner Andie MacDowell complained to American Airlines on Twitter after they bumped her from first class to coach on a 1-hour flight from Charlotte, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC. Andie paid for a first class seat and she pre-booked a space for her dog friend, but the AA employee let her know that she couldn’t sit in 1A because there was nowhere to put her dog. The AA employee wouldn’t let Andie switch seats with another richie in first class. Andie tweeted that above tweet and immediately turned on people’s RAGE switch by calling coach “tourist” class.
When people stamped the “certified Goopy” label on Andie’s forehead, she said that she calls it tourist class because it sounds more glamorous and she’s only mad since she didn’t get what she paid for:
Not how I feel, I’m not superior at all just wish I hadn’t payed for first very expense. Lord honey hate on me if it pleases you, I paid for a flight to volunteer for literacy & didn’t get what I paid for.
I think tourist sounds more glamorous than coach. I had no idea other felt it sounded less because I fly tourist often.
Lessons learned, never complain on Twitter & don’t pay for first class on American Airlines. Only express gratitude…can we move on now.
Andie has a right to be pissed since she dropped a load of her Hallmark Hall of Fame movie money on a first class seat and didn’t get it, but I’m laughing at her calling coach “tourist” class. I’ve never heard that before and so I looked it up. Wikipedia tells me that in the olden times, “third class” was called “tourist class” on ships. That still makes her a certified Goopy, because you know Goopy Paltrow calls coach “steerage.” And if I was Andie, I would’ve stayed in first class with Rose’s mom and Molly Brown and made my dog sit in “tourist” with Jack Dawson.