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Entry from August 11, 2021
Walmart of the Sky (nickname of various airlines)

Walmart is a retail chain of hypermarkets (also called supercenters), discount department stores, and grocery stores. Several airlines have been nicknamed the “Walmart of the Sky/Skies” or “Walmart with Wings.”

“People Watching on a southwest airlines flight is amazing. Imagine walmart with wings” was posted on Twitter by Jose Raices ☠ on July 22, 2009. “Southwest Airlines = Walmart with wings” was posted on Twitter by Chad Saunders on November 28, 2011. “And flying Southwest - or, ‘Walmart with Wings’” was posted on Twitter by Steve Olivas on December 15, 2013. “I view spirit as Walmart with wings” was posted on Twitter by RL on July 27, 2014. “@SpiritAirlines AKA WalMart with wings” was posted on Twitter by RJH on September 17, 2014.

“I think Southwest is the WalMart of the skies” was posted on Twitter by Jeff Walters on September 14, 2009. “#airtran is like the walmart of the sky” was posted on Twitter by Mychal on November 23, 2009. “Southwest airlines is the ‘Walmart of the Skies’” was posted on Twitter by David “Over Yonder” Ellis on August 6, 2010. “American Airlines, the Walmart of the skies” was posted on Twitter by Rob Sherlock on May 9, 2011. “United Airlines is the Walmart of the sky” was posted on Twitter by Jefé Royers on December 6, 2011. “Spirit Air, the Walmart of the skies” was posted on Twitter by AliceHazen on August 18, 2013. “Spirit Airlines is the Walmart of the sky” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 10, 2020.


Wikipedia: Walmart
Walmart Inc. ( /ˈwɔːlmɑːrt/; formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets (also called supercenters), discount department stores, and grocery stores from the United States, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded by Sam Walton in nearby Rogers, Arkansas in 1962 and incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law on October 31, 1969. It also owns and operates Sam’s Club retail warehouses.

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Jose Raices ☠
@pumathehero
People Watching on a southwest airlines flight is amazing. Imagine walmart with wings. That’s what it looks like.
8:49 PM · Jul 22, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Jeff Walters
@VAloflyby
I think Southwest is the WalMart of the skies. With ALL that entails. I’m sitting across the terminal seating area from a boy named “CJ”.
10:33 AM · Sep 14, 2009·Twitter SMS

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Mychal
@Mykelknows
#airtran 15 bucks to check my bag fuck outta here #airtran just wanna rip ppl of...#airtran is like the walmart of the sky
9:59 AM · Nov 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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David “Over Yonder” Ellis@DavidEllis·Aug 6, 2010
Replying to @TimmyLeahy
@TimmyLeahy Southwest airlines is the “Walmart of the Skies.”

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Flint Rasmussen
@Flintrass
Poor @ShortyGorham. Been quite a year in the flying department. Southwest...the Walmart of the sky.
5:21 PM · Apr 15, 2011·Twitter for Android

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DJ
@SVBeest
Southwest is the WalMart of the skies, lots of awful parenting n horrible outfits. #getaclue #toobig4spandex
1:25 AM · Mar 25, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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Rob Sherlock
@robs_rants
American Airlines, the Walmart of the skies.
2:58 PM · May 9, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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Chad Saunders
@chadsaunders
Southwest Airlines = Walmart with wings.
10:46 PM · Nov 28, 2011·Scope App

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Jefé Royers
@Senor_Jeff
United Airlines is the Walmart of the sky.
1:43 PM · Dec 6, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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Marta Sharkly
@MartaSharkly
Southwest is the Walmart of the sky.
11:36 AM · Feb 23, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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The Week
@daweek
Ryanair’s 7 most ridiculous cost-saving ventures: Dubbed “the Walmart of the skies,” Ryanair embodies the once-g… http://bit.ly/I2R5XA
4:59 PM · Apr 5, 2012·twitterfeed

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SLOTH
@Timmyham
Southwest Airlines is the Walmart of the sky
11:33 AM · Jun 6, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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AliceHazen
@AliceAArmstrong
Spirit Air, the Walmart of the skies
8:09 AM · Aug 18, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Steve Olivas
@steveolivas
And flying Southwest - or, “Walmart with Wings.”
4:46 PM · Dec 15, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Yahoo
@Yahoo
Low-cost Norwegian Air slammed as the ‘Walmart’ of the skies for ‘low labor standards’: http://yhoo.it/1c8rsPC
7:31 PM · Feb 6, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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Eric Haywood
@EricHaywood
I thought #SpiritAirlines was the Walmart of the Skies. MT @CBSLA: Pilots union wants ‘Walmart of the skies’ Norwegian Air banned from US
2:41 AM · Mar 13, 2014·Echofon

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Maggie? Winters?
@saggiesplinters
Lady next to me “Spirit Airlines is the goddamn Walmart of the sky” #lovinglife #positivevibes #letspartyt #neworleans
9:40 AM · May 8, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Paolo Pedercini
@molleindustria
Ryanair, Walmart of the sky
4:39 PM · May 15, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Jefé Royers
@Senor_Jeff
United airlines CONTINUES to be the Walmart of the sky
1:47 AM · May 17, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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inappropriate mom
@nicfit75
Spirit Airlines.
Otherwise known as the Walmart of the skies.
8:28 PM · Apr 24, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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RL
@RTL1908
I view spirit as Walmart with wings.
8:33 PM · Jul 27, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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RJH 🇺🇲
@RONTHINKmedia
@SpiritAirlines AKA WalMart with wings => The U.S. airline that gives you a seat & little else. http://wapo.st/XFGHPr
11:05 PM · Sep 17, 2014·Twitter for Windows Phone

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tiberius
@lightiberius
Frontier airlines .... The Walmart of the skies
9:28 PM · May 5, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Aparna Kumar
@aparnachos
spirit airlines: the walmart of the skies
1:36 AM · Aug 18, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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John Consoli
@jonEEballs
Southwest is like Walmart with wings
10:00 PM · Sep 28, 2015 from Severn, MD·Twitter for Android

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SeaBar
@_Billy_Pilgrim_
@SouthwestAir is the @Walmart of the skies. #2016.
10:50 AM · Jan 1, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Eimantas Balta
@eimantasbalta
RyanAir, the Walmart of the skies
7:45 PM · Feb 5, 2016 from Lithuania·Twitter Web Client

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Douglas Knight (DK)
@dknight44
Funny quote overheard:
“Spirit Airlines: The Walmart of the Skies” #FiveLadyBrawlMagic (think my kudos needs to go to @PhillyD for this 1)
6:33 PM · Mar 10, 2016·TweetDeck

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pth
@ptholtz
Frontier is the Walmart of the sky
6:14 PM · Aug 16, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Bawse Rani
@BawseRani
#MarketingInsight:
@Ryanair is the ‘@Walmart with wings’. #MuchWow #GivingItAllAway #Kotler
11:30 PM · Mar 11, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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CHRIS GARCIA / SUEÑITO
@suenito23
I will never fly with @united, it’s a Walmart with wings
12:15 PM · Apr 10, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Jason Gonring
@JasonGonring
Flying on a Spirit flight is like sitting in an incredibly densely-packed Walmart with wings attached to the side of it…
9:31 PM · May 14, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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brooke
@brooke_donohue
“Spirit is the Walmart of the sky”
11:40 PM · Jun 15, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Monica Pfaff
@MonicaPfaff1
@scottsamsnews your description of Spirit airlines as the Walmart With Wings cracked me up! #nudityfee
9:28 AM · Jul 31, 2017·Twitter for Android

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Trent Stolowski
@TrentNotTrentn
“Southwest Airlines is the Walmart of the skies” -Mr. Kempen
3:22 PM · Apr 2, 2018 from Texas, USA·Twitter for iPhone

Cougar Board
yorksama
Feb 8, 2019 3:06:01pm
Walmart of the skies = Spirit Airlines

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Jerry Kane
@nyjerrykane
Replying to @20committee and @RadioFreeTom
RyanAir is the Walmart of the sky
9:44 AM · Mar 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Lori Bren
@SaltyGreenGiant
I just saw a comment on FB where someone referred to @SpiritAirlines as “Walmart with wings”. I personally thinks it’s more of a combo of K-Mart and Piggly Wiggly, but I’m [Skull] and crossbones either way
7:57 PM · Apr 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Kenneth Blanford
@BlanfordLaw
Replying to @millerarge and @BW
The statement that @ryanair is Walmart with wings is insulting and degrading to Walmart.
11:22 PM · May 20, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Here-For-The-Comment September 10, 2020
Spirit Airlines is the Walmart of the sky

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Mono
@monmonuuu
Spirit Airlines is the Walmart of the skies Loudly crying face
0:04
2.7K views
7:14 AM · Jan 3, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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HeathersCheddar
@HeathersCheddar
Replying to @JesseKellyDC and @SpiritAirlines
Spirit is Walmart with wings
4:40 PM · Apr 5, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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sarah marie
@_swampflower
Spirit Airlines is the Walmart of the sky
10:51 PM · May 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Chocolate Giddyup
@Republicant17
Replying to @caslernoel
I think it has something to do with the price of an airline ticket being less than a bus ticket. Southwest Airlines is a Walmart with wings.
5:17 PM · May 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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GetBackSlickBack
@DnaMehki
Spirit is the Walmart of the sky
1:23 AM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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My HEMPire
@EffLieHub
Replying to @tammytabby
Spirit Airlines is the Walmart of the skies.
10:43 AM · Jul 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Satan
@Damien57022248
Frontier airlines is the Walmart of the skies. #ducttape #metoo
6:29 PM · Aug 3, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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