Hawaiian superstar sends his 400k followers into battle against budget airline…
Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but a pro surfer with a large social following might come close.
Today it was revealed by @john_john_florence that the budget airline @jetblue had had treated his board bag poorly.
The post currently has over 24,000 likes and 2500 comments from John John’s almost half a million followers. Very few were in favour of New York-based JetBlue.
The three comments, below, sum up, I think, an overwhelming sentiment.
ryanswiss@JetBlue you suck! I still remember when my board inexplicably turn up with a hammer strike through the deck when it came off the plane, and how you broke the nose off @pauldozier ‘s Webber when we flew you for our trip to Rincon, PR. Lame.
paulmrandolphWon’t be flying @JetBlue anymore. “Fly with us where you’ll get #jetscrewed ”
jeffbortonAre you serious @JetBlue ? Hope your $500 saving was worth the hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue! That’s super lame. Sorry bro.
CJ Hobgood and Peter King, maker of Hurley’s Tour Notes, meanwhile, added their flavour.
peterkinglajollaNow that is social justice! @john_john_florence gets treated like junk by @JetBlue after THEY destroy his surfboard…they said it was his fault…he paid $500 for luggage fees and THIS IS HOW HIS BOARD SHOWS UP!!! Well, one post about it by him on Insta and already 25,000 people have seen it and 2500 comments and growing…@jetblue getting written off on their own Insta feed too and probably gonna lose SO MUCH business because of this! Hahahaha… #InstagramIsTheNewYelp #JetBlueLosingThousand$$$ #JetBlueTombstoneModel
cjhobgood#socialjustice or maybe airlines will never care about surfers and our boards…so be it. But for now let’s not go down without a fight, because I know how respectful and humble this kid @john_john_florence is and I can see someone @jetblue treating our boy like crap and I’m happy to put a little gas on that injustice fire that has been going on forever. @dakine_surf Johnny also needs new board bags.
What do you think?
Do airlines treat you poorly too? Or is John John a cry-baby who shouldn’t fly such shitty airlines?