Rob Lowe pokes fun at Air Canada rouge in series of tweets
Rob Lowe arrives at the premiere of the film at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP)
Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca
Published Thursday, May 15, 2014 3:50PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:14PM EDT
Actor Rob Lowe called out Air Canada's low-cost carrier "rouge" via Twitter early this week, poking fun at the cabin crew's Justin Timberlake-inspired uniforms and complaining about lack of legroom on the flight.
During a flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles on Sunday, Lowe shared his disappointment regarding the airline with his 800,000-plus Twitter followers.
Flying from set on the new Air Canada "rouge". Smaller seats but the crew now dresses like Justin Timberlake in 2005. #jauntyhats— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) May 11, 2014
People are irate on this Air Canada "rouge" flight. C'mon people! Who needs leg room or comfortable, regular sized seats when you have HATS!— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) May 11, 2014
Dear @AirCanada Am looking forward to your "purple" airline with no seats at all and crew dressed as Prince during his Purple Rain period.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) May 11, 2014
Air Canada “rouge” offers three types of seats: Rouge; Rouge Plus, which offers extra legroom and, Premium Rouge which places passengers at the front of the plane for even more space.
The 50-year-old seemed to be particularly taken with the outfits of the cabin crew, posting a picture of their uniforms, complete with "jaunty hats," on Tuesday.
Air Canada's corporate spokeperson, Renee Smith Valade, issued a statement to CTV News:
"Rob Lowe was seated in our Premium rouge cabin, and we hope -- notwithstanding his comments on the seats -- that overall he enjoyed the service and our rouge crew. ... Our crew do indeed wear grey trilby hats as part of their uniform – which he also commented on – hats that are so popular that many customers ask us onboard if they can buy them.
"We value customer feedback of all kinds and a chance to respond… hopefully Rob Lowe -- and all of our customers -- will keep it coming"