To win a wager, a student on a flight from Columbus to Tampa checked a strange item. Southwest Air offers two checked items for free per passenger.
The wager was $20 that Southwest Air would check a pool noodle. She posted a TikTok video showing the adventure.
Sydney's family: $20 says you won't check a pool noodle on Southwest.— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) May 30, 2021
Sydney: bet. (See below for part 2!) pic.twitter.com/WZJM0rlLqg
Once Southwest Air found out about the video and the wager, they joined the game as well. Southwest Air gave the winner of the wager a pool noodle branded with the Southwest Air logo at Tampa International Airport.
A second video was posted explaining why she went through the effort of bringing a pool noodle on a flight.