'Creepy' in-flight napkin creates controversy for Delta and Coke

Lloyd Doyle
February 8, 2019

Another tweeted: "Remove these napkins they are creepy".

Delta and Coca-Cola are apologizing for napkins that encourage passengers to give fellow flyers their phone numbers.

The napkins, which featured Diet Coke logos, were printed on one side with the words, "because you're on a plane full of interesting people and hey... you never know", and instructions on the other side reading, "be a little old school, write down your number and give it to your plane crush". But we're not sold on the idea of people carelessly handing out their numbers to strangers as being "old school" and romantic, especially 30,000 feet in the air.

On the flipside of the napkin, there's space for a passenger to scribble down their name and digits.

Sure, some thought the note was sweet.

A netizen who also received the same napkin during their flight took to Twitter on January 21 where they gave their sentiments about it.

Apparently, Delta was two steps ahead of them.


Would U put this napkin to good use? Others argued the napkins "encourage affairs" or were "unintentionally creepy".

Coca-Cola said in a statement to Newsweek: "We sincerely apologize to anyone we may have offended".

'We rotate Coke products regularly as part of our brand partnership, but missed the mark with this one, ' a Delta spokesperson said.

"Thanks @CocaCola and @Delta, for encouraging people to TALK to one another, make new friends or do anything besides stare mindlessly at phones", one user who identified herself as Ashley Bergin wrote to the companies on Twitter.

Both Atlanta-based brands issued statements on Thursday regretting the napkins, which started to appear on flights last month.

Coca-Cola told the outlet they would be replacing the design. Delta began removing the napkins last month.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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