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User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1454 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

Here are some of my favorite airline commercials, feel free to post your own

1. Etihad Airways (2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63RUR6Ic2OU

2. American Airlines ("Going Home")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rts3ezaXQBs&feature=related

3. Emirates ("Keep Discovering")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQLVIaPkW0

4. Southwest Airlines "Flight Attendant"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccinu-bY3s&feature=related

5. JetBlue "Mockumentary"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZroGDhRDM4

6. American Airlines "Producer"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UE6KTNTPC4

My all time favorites:

Etihad's Corporate Publicity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTl0qM6swYc

American Airlines "Putting Them First"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6iAMiJUu5g
this really touched me, it makes me proud that I live in this great country.

I really love AA commercials.

So post you favorite airline commercials  


It's a cultural thing.
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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2864 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5347 times:

I love the new Korean Air commercials. So much more chic, glamorous, exciting, and creative than anything else I've seen!

(global version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4k_v3zNJu0

(Americas/Europe version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zn_WE-VJgg&feature=related

(Asian version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEYngxOMsmg&feature=related

Basically all the same, except Americans/Europeans get to see exotic Pacific rim cities, while Asians get to see the quintessential hubs of Western culture! Everyone gets to see the amazing ICN airport and the beautiful KE girls  .



Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

Great one from SN Brussels Airlines:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpmXY4Tq06o



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlineandaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

A couple of good ones from Finnair:

Early Jack.. when your boss arrives sooner than expected:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZNNGgfQFPs&feature=related

Older one, cute panda flies MD11:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvkNasg_ETQ


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5470 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

An absolute masterpiece from Qantas. Timeless...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O1LSgOkSrc

Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):
3. Emirates ("Keep Discovering")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQLV...aPkW0

That's one is my joint second favourite along with the post 9/11 AA commericials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzDOa6HEGYI&feature=related

Fourth would have to go to anything by BA which includes the Flower Duet. Never has a piece of music being so identifiable with one brand, so why did they drop it??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAcBsSzjiUo

Finally an honourable mention to this one. RIP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F75vKABaTA



Edit: Decided I should add the current QF A380 advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFsyWSATJ7A

Also, that AY panda advert is so beautiful... I love it!!! Thanks for sharing


[Edited 2010-09-17 20:18:44]


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User currently offlinevhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5080 times:

Here's my favourite Australian (+ a kiwi one) commercials.

1970's Ansett Airlines of Australia - We know about flight youtube

Early 70's TAA - Up, Up and Away youtube


1986 Australian Airlines - Come on and fly (these two commercials are really cute!!!) Farmer and Ballet Instructor and Grandpa and Grandson

1990 Deregulation Commercials Ansett - Reach for the stars, Australian - You should see us now (Version One) and Australian - You should see us now (Version Two)

1999 Air New Zealand - Pokarekare Ana youtube

1997-2009 Qantas - I Still Call Australia Home 2009 Rendition. 2009 is my favourite.



Vhqpa.



"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
User currently offlineIBOAviator From Canada, joined Sep 2010, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5066 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):
American Airlines "Putting Them First"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6iAMiJUu5g

Awesome!! I think a lot of people will agree that this is the best AA commercial out there and probably one of the best airline commercials ever made for US carriers... AA always has a way of reaching their audience with the message they want. Good Job AA!!

Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):
1. Etihad Airways (2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63RUR6Ic2OU

I got goosebumps... that's gotta be one of my top 5 forsure!! purely amazing in design and layout.

But one of my favorite for Emirites (just because I'm a dog lover) is this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1KFPwQr3Jk&feature=related

Another airline that always makes some of the funniest spoofs is Westjet (LOL moments forsure):
1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hYSVq0WSRs&feature=related
2)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opE35KNcJmA&feature=related

Another favorite of mine is Qantas's commercials for the A380. Very relaxing to watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFsyWSATJ7A

Regards



Keep Calm and Go Around!
User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 497 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Definitely this classic Midwest Express commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WIq9qyx0Y0


User currently offlineBritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4973 times:

My all time favourite advertisment would have to be the early 1980s British Caledonian one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS2Pfnr_3dA

I find it quite amusing.

Regards



AB6 319 320 321 733 734 735 73G 738 744 752 763 77W 788 D10 D38 DH4 E75 M83
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4907 times:

1990 Aer Lingus advert. I really love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDCom...54F1CEF7B085C1&playnext=1&index=22



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 4):
Fourth would have to go to anything by BA which includes the Flower Duet. Never has a piece of music being so identifiable with one brand, so why did they drop it??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAcBs...zjiUo

Same opinion here! But they haven't dropped it. A lot of times it is the ambient music on their aircraft, and still goes into their commercials.

Here are some of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMUQdcgBf4&feature=related - BA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKJTx1XeVw&feature=related - BA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkJCCiH1CjE - BA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-5hi...EFA888556E16BA&playnext=1&index=43 - SAA


Speedbird741



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User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

Here is one of my favs. It's an old PSA commercial.
LOL, seems in today's world, that'd be Allegiant agent that the guy is talking to haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyE0SCwCZLc&feature=related

[Edited 2010-09-23 21:53:40]


"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlineWALmsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Wally Bird and "Western Airlines......The Only Way To Fly!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfmRKHtzfFs



In memory of my Dad, Robert "Bob" Fenrich, WAL 1964-1979, MSP ONT LAX
User currently offlinePoadrim From Norway, joined Oct 2008, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Favorite Qantas commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWqGS71n04&feature=related
(Somehow this make me miss Australia big time!)



Good judgment comes from experience. Good experience comes from someone else's bad judgment.
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

The new Delta commercials are fantastic but my all time favs are AA's "Something Special in the Air" and United's late 1980s "Rededicated" campaign.

The new AA ones are pretty bland. Not a fan.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineGeneralAviator From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 7):
Definitely this classic Midwest Express commercial.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WIq9qyx0Y0

I agree!

Old Midwest Express commercials for sure. Definately awesome, feel good, classic commercials. Midwest Express was a great airline.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WIq9qyx0Y0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tthKq1NnpHY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVJYsicLx7g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PCIpYEeMhk


User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):

American Airlines "Putting Them First"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6iAMiJUu5g
this really touched me, it makes me proud that I live in this great country.

That's a very nice commercial. If I'm not mistaken, it portrays a few other messages too which are perhaps even more relevant today.

My other favourites are the traditional BA commercials with their famous theme music from Léo Delibes along with the stylised versions of that theme back in the days of the Landor & Associates colour scheme.

The QF 'shadow' commercial is another classic, with the little plane followed by the enormous shadow hinting at the size of things to come.

[Edited 2010-09-26 21:35:32]

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