AirAsia announced today the celebration party of their first flight’s arrival to the United States. They decided to kick off the festivities by pulling out knives and shanking any non-Oakland Raiders fans in the area. Oh wait, no, that’s not it. They decided to celebrate by partnering with the Oakland Raiders and landing a Raiders branded/themed A340 aircraft.
I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to fly into Oakland on a Raiders airplane. In fact, that idea kinda scares me a little. According to their press release:
Partnership with Oakland Raiders brings flight, from Kuala Lumpur to Oakland in Celebration of Raiders’ Season Opener Against the San Diego Chargers on September 14, 2009
When did anyone from Kuala Lumpur become Raiders fans and will they help the natives knive SD Chargers Fans? I know that after a 15 hour flight, I long to stab someone with a knife, but hey, maybe that’s just me.
Apparently the plane is named “‘Xcellence’, to match the Oakland Raiders’ motto ‘Commitment to Excellence’” and AirAsia partnered with the Raiders “to expand the Raider’s fan base in Asia and to promote the AirAsia brand in the United States, creating excitement for future entry into the US market.” Great, that’s exactly what we need. Raiders’ fans in Asia.
Hey AirAsia, if you wanted to make an entry into the US Market, maybe you shouldn’t have picked a team that is notorious for its very scary fans. Very, very scary fans. How about the 49ers, or the Chargers, or, hell, anyone else. I get it, you want to fly into Oakland. Why not partner with the Oakland A’s? Oh well.
All in all, AirAsia is making strides in the Asian marketplace and Europe. I’m excited that they are coming to the States, specifically the West Coast, but the RAIDERS?! Come on, couldn’t you have partnered with something that we care about? In fact, I’m a little scared to go to your landing party, I’d like to keep my liver in one piece.