Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
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Delta and Coca-Cola apologize for napkins some passengers call "creepy"

Delta and Coca-Cola apologize for napkins some passengers call

"Hey @Delta and @CocaCola these napkins are creepy AF", the netizen (@ducksauz) called out.

During snack services on select Delta flights last month, travelers were given Diet Coke-branded napkins that suggested they give their name and phone number to a fellow passenger they wanted to join the mile high club with. Fine print on the side of the napkin encourages the reader to, "Be a little old school".

A third simply provides space for punters to write their names and numbers down.

Sure, some thought the note was sweet.

The companies have also been working to remove the serviettes from the aircrafts.

Apparently, Delta was two steps ahead of them.

Delta passengers began complaining about the napkins on social media in January, though it's unclear when exactly the flights began using them.

Passengers who were disturbed by the napkins' suggestion took to Twitter to express their concerns.

As one Twitter user put it, "Pretty sure no one appreciated unsolicited phone numbers in the "good old days" and they sure as heck don't want the number of someone who has been gawking at them on a plane for hours today".

Understandably, passengers aren't too keen on the idea of being hit on by strangers in a scenario where there's literally no escape.

A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: 'We sincerely apologize to anyone we may have offended.

According to INSIDER, the napkins were a collaboration between the airline and Diet Coke and were handed out on some United States flights.

A Delta spokesman says the airline rotates Coke products regularly as part of a brand partnership, "but missed the mark with this one".

Coca-Cola told the outlet they would be replacing the design.

Others, however, said they like the napkins, with one calling them clever and another saying they support Delta.

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