Southwest Airlines responded to a viral TikTok video of a college student traveling with her pool noodles
Tampa, Florida (World Fire Protection Association) – Sydney Chicken became popular in a series of TikTok videos explaining how she used Southwest Airlines’ two-piece baggage-free policy to win a $20 bet.
According to education students, Fowls was flying from Ohio to Tampa when he checked in for the pool noodles on the flight from Columbus.
The college student recorded her process from check-in to baggage claim, and made a delightful TikTok video, which was viewed nearly 11 million times.
The viral video of the Ohio native was captured by Southwest Airlines staff who participated in the joke and reposted Fowls’ TikTok on their Twitter account.
In a separate TikTok video, Fowls outlines her reasons for choosing this stunt.
“This is a $20 bet!! As a bankrupt college student majoring in education…I can’t resist,” she said.
“I don’t have to pay to bring noodles,” she said of the second reason, next to it was a screenshot of Southwest Airlines’ website outlining its two-bag free policy.
Southwest Airlines contacted Syndey after the viral video and liked the video very much. They gave her Southwestern brand pool noodles in the middle of Tampa International Airport.
Fowles said: “The amazing Southwest Airlines staff filled the baggage claim area with pool noodles and beach balls to express their gratitude and say it was their day.”
Sydney said this trip will always be unforgettable.