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Cyber-Prudes Ganging Up on Sexiest Plane Alive

3/4/2009 2:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Southwest Airlines is in big, big trouble -- not just with the FAA, but with a band of angry cyber-geeks pissed about the half-naked bikini model on one of their airplanes.

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Ever since SW put Bar Refaeli's Sports Illustrated micro-bikini clad cover shot on a Boeing 737, people have been leaving tons of scathing comments on the Southwest Airlines customer blog page, describing the plane as "a Las Vegas Strip taxi cab" and "a flying porn ad."

But Southwest is standing by their Bar-fly, telling us: "We are proud to have partnered with Sports Illustrated on this promotion," adding that the response has been "about 70% positive, 25% negative and 5% neutral."

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46.

me    

the real one that is probably the happiest is the model. imagine some model trying to sound modest but really loving that her image is on a plane?

"Yeah! Thats so hot! Who cares!?!"

1955 days ago
47.

PSYCHO BITCH    

Everybody leaving rude comments are just freakin' jealous. GET OVER IT PEOPLE!!

1955 days ago
48.

Ewave    

Jeeze I'm waiting for this thing to fly into my airport so I can get some pics of it! May just go set outside of the runway for a few days waiting to see it.

BTW SW spent something like $50K for the skin/photo to be put on the plane (similar to the skinz that they put on cars and vans now) and they have earned a lot of free publicity with that payout which to me is EXCELLENT MARKETING PRACTICES! Who says that Dallas is full of blue haired prudes?

1955 days ago
49.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

Well I like the ad! It brings me and my friends lots of rupies, so don't complain!!

1955 days ago
50.

amcguire01    

that's a really cleaver promotion actually, as long as the pilots of other planes are keeping their eyes "on the road" and not at Bar ! LMAO!

1955 days ago
51.

alexis    

I'm a girl and I'm not offended! I think its funny!! its really cool that they could do that and its kind of funny to think of a huge bikini clad horizontal Bar Rafaeli flying hundreds of miles an hour through the skies~

people who have a problem with this have too much time on their hands...have a sense of humor you uptight people!!!

1955 days ago
52.

SMILES SR.    

LET ME GUESS...THE 25% NEGATIVE COMMENTS CAME FROM OBESE WOMEN!!!

1955 days ago
53.

buddha1    

I Love IT!!!!!!!!!

1955 days ago
54.

Devin C    

Now instead of asking for a window above the wing...I can ask for a window above her thing.

1955 days ago
55.

WingNut13    

Why is it that those who object to the way this cheapens women are obese, ugly or pathetic? I am none of those things. I'm sexy, I have a great figure with a nice chest (real, not silicone as these obviously are) and am sought after.

I also find this highly degrading to women. I'm not so desperate for attention that I need to bare my body to the entire world....my man is the only one who sees it, and he's quite happy.

This is tacky beyond belief.

1954 days ago
56.

angry white dude    

Not only Leo can fly her but everyone for the price of a ticket.

1954 days ago
57.

xultar    

Aren't these the jerks that made women cover up on planes in the last couple of years.

Then they go and do this?

HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES

1954 days ago
58.

pie    

Not since the 1970's black Playboy plane with Hue Hefner's playboy icon on the tail does this advertisement for sports illustrated, using Bar Refaeli's bikini clad body laying on the beach, is reminiscence to the spirit, and excitement of 1970’s.

1954 days ago
59.

placeme    

People please.........don't we have better things to worry about...I mean if it was the most sexiest man alive like in GQ would the complaints be the same...I mean come on look around in the WORLD...I don't think this airplane is really going to make or break us....FLY ANOTHER AIRLINE

1954 days ago
60.

Doug Grattan    

I like it !

1954 days ago
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