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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2616 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Over the years, there have been hundreds of ad campaigns with catchy slogans (or "tag lines" as they are called in the advertising business) and most fall by the wayside after a short time. But some have endured and even become part of the lexicon. Prime example "The friendly skies of United." I often hear people use the term friendly skies even when they fly another carrier. Just tossing out a couple other of my favorites:
BA - World's Favourite Airline
EA - Wings of Man (although I had a much lower opinion of the airline)
CO - Proud Bird with the Golden Tail (referring to their older liveries)

What are some of your favorites?

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User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

This was done a while back - but it's always good to update.

How about..

Air Europe - It's Nice to Fly With Friends

BA (1970s?) - We'll take good care of you. Fly the Flag.

TWA - You're Gonna Like Us. TWA

AE733



It's nice to fly with friends
User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi

I love the following:

Virgin Atlantic, more experience then our name suggests

Not really the same as BA's etc but still funny  Smile

Kimberly.


User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Not necessarily my favorites, I remember:

PA - We are flying better than ever (in 1991...  boggled  Wink
CO - One airline can make a difference (1991)


User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

AA

We Love to Fly and it Shows

HP

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

UA

Fly the Friendly Skies


KAHALA777


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4298 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

While TWA's "You're gonna like us" was catchy, I also liked their later "The most comfortable way to fly" campaign of the mid to late '90s. It conveyed class and professionalism, even though financially the airline was in a lot of trouble.

I think Delta's "We love to fly and it shows" was one of the best and well-known of all time.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 4):
We Love to Fly and it Shows

Sorry, but that was DL!


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4298 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 6):
Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 4):
We Love to Fly and it Shows

Sorry, but that was DL!

Maybe it wasn't that memorable after all!  Smile

United had their "Rising" tag line for a year or two... I don't think it was well received but I didn't mind it. I've heard of worse.

American Airlines was "Something Special in the Air".



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineQm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi all,

Some unusual ones..

SA (1980's)- We make the difference
QM - Africa's friendly airline
UM - Above all, we care!
KQ - The pride of Africa
BP - Going your way.
SW - Truly memorable
TM - Under your african sky
ZC - Your Swazi connection
TC - The wings of Kilimanjaro
QZ - The wings of Africa

Rgds,

QM001 (167 Air Malawi)



I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I always thought Eastern had a great slogan in "We have to earn our wings every day". I also liked AA's old slogan, "(From the sunrise in the east to the sunset in the west) We're American Airlines, doing what we do best".


Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

"THE ONLY WAY TO FLY" = Western Airlines

User currently offlineAirbusBoeing From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I liked this one:

Thai: Smooth as silk

The one from Indian Ailrines: "50 years of flying".....this seems incomplete. I would have it this way:

"50 years of flying you like cargo"


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

WN - Just plane smart
CO - Work hard. Fly right.
HP - What we serve is you (older slogan)
HP - Get on Board.

A few of my favs. I also like AA's Something special in the air (all sorts of puns could go with that).


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7565 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

NW- Some people just know how to fly
AA- Something special in the air
UA- Come fly the friendly skies



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

SU - Искренне Ваш (Sincerely Yours)
KL - The Reliable Airline

Never understood this one though:

AA - We know why you fly .. ?? So, why do I fly?

[Edited 2005-12-19 19:05:40]


"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
User currently offlineBAtriple7 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

In this world, Singapore girl, you're the only way to fly.

Or something to that effect. Not really a slogan maybe - but it's on their stupid ads.

Utterly disgusting.


User currently offlineAloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2372 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hawaiian:
The Colors of Paradise
Come Share A Moment
Wings of the Islands
Hawai'i Starts Here
Follow Me Home

Aloha:
The Wonderful World of Aloha
The Friendliest Name in Flight
Fly the Funbirds
The Sipirt Moves Us
Your Spirit. Your Airline.
Where the Spirit of Aloha Flies Higher
The Airline You Haven't Been Waiting For
Expect More
Experience Waitlessness
Spread A Little Aloha

Aloha!



Aloha Airlines - The Spirit Moves Us. Gone but NEVER Forgotten. Aloha, A Hui Hou!
User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

US- UsAir Begins with ''U''

PSA- Catch our Smile


User currently offlineToTheStars From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Richierich (Reply 5):
While TWA's "You're gonna like us" was catchy, I also liked their later "The most comfortable way to fly" campaign of the mid to late '90s. It conveyed class and professionalism, even though financially the airline was in a lot of trouble.

I loved that ad campain for "The most comfortable way to fly," which featured the Radio City Rockettes kicking their legs over the back of each coach seat! Nobody did it with as much glam as TWA, even in the dark days.



TWA-Airline To the Stars
User currently offlineSpartanmjf From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

PA - You Can't Beat The Experience

Piedmont - The Up And Coming Airline

And how can we forget: "USAir begins with you"



"Nuts to the man in 21D!"
User currently offlineSBN580 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

North Central - Good People Make Our Airline Great

Eastern - The Wings of Man

Delta - Delta is Ready When You Are

Continental - The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail

Republic - Joining More of America Than Any Other Airline



North Central: Good People Made Their Airline Great! FLY MD-90 POWER! Keep 'em Flying DELTA Family!
User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

We're American Aiiiiiiiiiirlines......Doing what we do best!

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Of course you just can't beat:

Pan Am: The Worlds most Experienced Airline

TWA: Up Up and Away (sung to the tune of the song the same name performed by the 5th Dimension)

Alaska: Fly with a Friendly Face

Delta: The Airline Run by Professionals

Northwest: The World is Going Our Way

Continental: We Really Move Our Tails for You (Didn't last long because employees complained it was degrading)

PSA: Our smiles arent' just painted on.

That's all I can think of at the moment...

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Look To Us. Northwest.


737MAX, Cool Planes for the Worlds Coolest Airline.
25 Xkorpyoh : National Airlines: "Hi, I am Debbie... FLY ME!! "
26 DAYflyer : How about this one for the future: We survived without ch 11!!
27 JohnClipper : TWA in the mid to late 1980s - "TWA - Find out how good we really are!"
28 Mcdu : AA- Were American Airlines doing the best we can....ooops Doing what we do best.
29 JetCity61 : Alaska Airlines Nobody knows Alaska like Alaska knows Alaska (mid-70s) Fly with a Happy Face Hughes Airwest Top Banana in the West Delta Delta is read
30 RomeoDelta : Wien Air Alaska - "Alaska's First Airline" I also had a button that had a picture of Wien's spokes-goose which said "Honk if you fly Wien!" RD
31 Amazonphil : F9 Frontier "The Spirit of the West"
32 Dtwclipper : Compare New York Air, the Airline that works for your business!
33 WDBRR : Here are some I remember from 1987/1988. EA - "We've Got Your Ticket" CO - "Working to be your choice" (after a bumpy merger with PE) 1990/1991 EA - "
34 Kiwiandrew : I'm pretty sure SQ used to have something along the lines of "experience the service even other airlines talk about"
35 Kiwiandrew : NZ used to have "Nobody does it better" - (using that godawful Carly Simon song from one of the Bond movies) in the late'70s not surprisingly this was
36 RAFVC10 : Germanwings "Tickets from 29€. It´s not a joke, we´re german"
37 Jush : LH's catch phrase today is completely ridiculous in my opinion (if you're not in FIRST) There's no better way to fly Oh yeah, heck there is LH. Do you
38 Aither : Air France : faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre (make the sky the best place on earth) They also had this famous "Land in your hotel" campa
39 Post contains images BDKLEZ : A bit inappropriate and unnecessary IMHO. EI - "Look up, it's Aer LIngus!"
40 BonanzaAir : Air West: The one airline that had to happen. Bonanza: The airline of the funjets Bonanza
41 Post contains images Mytravel330 : British Caledonian-"We Never Forget you Have a choice" at least until the whole airline industry in UK is bought by BA,  [Edited 2005-12-20 14:29:19
42 Post contains images BCAL : Well if it's time for another round, let me add my input. British Caledonian: 'We never forget that you have a choice' Taken up briefly by Air Europe
43 Kiwiandrew : I always thought the Swiss took great pains to conceal the fact that they do actually have a sense of humour
44 Tbear815 : Nationwide, Worldwide, depend on TWA JAL - "The wings of the new Japan" (post-WWII) "National Airlines says you're gonna have a great flight" NW - "Th
45 Dougloid : Damn-you beat me to it. On the teevee commercials the line was "I'm Debbie-Fly me to Miami!" and the gag du jour was "Flay me to Miami!" Or how about
46 Don81603 : This one's going back to the days of the Wright Bros. Well, not QUITE that far. Air Canada "Come see what you've been missing". circa late 70's
47 RJNUT : "Go-Getter's Go Ozark"!! (with George Carlin in the ad)
48 Baexecutive : bmi - 'civil aviation' & 'flying through the air' On the Visa card they use 'The sky's no limit' Although I miss the old diamond livery I do like the
49 Stirling : Continental- The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail. American- Fly The American Way. The Airline built for Professional Travellers. (You'll Love It.) Air
50 Sspontak : My most memorable: Eastern - The wings of man. Delta - Delta is Ready when you are. United - Fly the friendly skies of United, where you're the boss.
51 Longhaulheavy : That's a great one, tying in the planes to the service.
52 TU154 : PAN AM: First on the atlantic, first on the pacific, first in latin america, first 'round the world. Pan Am makes the going great! America's airline t
53 Kiwiandrew : Hi Stirling , can you remember when NZ used that one ? I don't remember it at all cheers Andrew
54 ClassicLover : Some more of course... Qantas - The Spirit of Australia (before the roo lost its wings, the song was "The spirit of Australia, the flying kangaroo").
55 Kiwiandrew : Hey Trent , Do you know whether Air Pacific still uses "your island in the sky" ?
56 SBN580 : TWA - Up, up and away with TWA!
57 Dc863 : National 1970..."Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!" Texas International 1971 "Yes Sir, Texas International!"
58 Isitsafenow : The best one......Braniff..."When you got it.....flaunt it!" The worst......NW in the early 90's..."Look to us".....and the pax would add,....."then t
59 Trolley Dolley : Singapore Airlines "A great way to fly" Air Zimbabwe "Experience our commitment to excellence" (It soon became known as "Experience our commitment to
60 Post contains links Psa53 : AirCal: "We Make Flying Easy" Pacific Southwest Airlines(PSA) "PSA Gives You A Lift" "California Is All Smiles" "We Got To Be Tough To Make You Smile"
61 AIRCANL1011 : Air Canada "Get in. Sit Down, and Shut UP"
62 Post contains images Kiwiandrew :
63 Dc863 : SAA had several ads promoting their new 747s in 1971. "Fly our new Gentle Giants" These ads featured a cartoon elephant.
64 Don81603 : Breakfast in London. - Lunch in Toronto. - Dinner in Hawaii. - Luggage in Moscow. Used by Air Canada when they were expected the Concorde.
65 ETStar : "Going to great lengths to please"
66 Cedars747 : Aerolineas Argentinas .......Gente que quiere a la gente ! Alex![Edited 2005-12-20 22:58:20]
67 Kiwiandrew : I thought that was Jeff Stryker ..... ooops , did I say that ?
68 Cedars747 : Flying there by MEA........Middle East airlines air Liban Aerolineas Argentinas......la poderosa sensacion de volar Los pequenos detalles hacen la gra
69 AF Cabin Crew : UTA le spécialiste des longues des distances UTA, the airline on which the sun never sets UTA goes where your dream to go UTA, French Airlines Air Fr
70 American 767 : Yes, I remember that one! That was 20 years back when they (Pan Am) were still in good shape. I remember those also: KLM: Test Us. Try Us. Fly Us. Th
71 BDKLEZ : A very, very bold one to use, but in the early-mid 90's Air UK said... "On time, every time!"
72 PanAm92 : Pan Am : We fly the World the way the World wants to Fly
73 Access-Air : Air Midwest: Your First Leg to Anywhere.... This Little Airline Means Business... Britt Airways: Winning The Heart of America.... It Only Takes a Litt
74 Aviasian : Before giving such a comment, you could have at least gone to the airline's website to do a little research and get the slogan right. Singapore Airli
75 Cedars747 : I remember something like PAN AM Mexico way..... Malaysia truely ASIA.......Malaysian airlines CEDARJET......MEA of Lebanon CEDARWINGS.....MEA of leba
76 F27XXX : Oh, lighten up. Didnt another carrier use: "We really move our tails for you"? Cant remember who
77 Post contains images Scalebuilder : This is one of the better ones. A classic in many ways. Can't forget the time when Delta turned Pan Am down for a rescue package or take over bid in
78 Kevin : Aeroflot in the 70s-80s: "Letayte samoletami Aeroflota" which translates as "fly with Aeroflot's airplanes"
79 AF Cabin Crew : There is also the three alliances... oneworld Revolving around you skyTEAM Caring more about you Star Alliance The network for earth
80 F27XXX : Wow! alot of thought went into that one huh!? LOL Thats about as good as (I think it was Empire): "We'll get you there" (well thats a good goal! LOL)
81 DALNeighbor : The best WN ad that never made it to the press. During the battle of BWI, WN had an ad in response to: UsAir may begin with "U", but Southwest begins
82 Post contains images Scalebuilder : Good one!!!!
83 WDBRR : I think only a few of us here would know who Jeff Stryker is.
84 Scalebuilder : ....and that's likely a good thing considering the topics discussed in this forum.
85 Gilligan : Beat me too it. But how about "We'll be out of ch 11 this sprXing sumXmer faXll winXter soon!
86 Stirling : 1966-67
87 BCAL : Air Canada in the 1990s "Flights so good, you won't want to get off" Wardair - Canada "Why Fly Our Competitors' Economy Class When You Can Fly Our Bus
88 Arcano : Best LAN CHILE ever: "The spirit of the southern world" (late 90s) Gorgeous!
89 Post contains images Jap : I agree a 100%
90 BCAL : A better slogan would be "The World's Most Over-hyped Airline!"
91 ClassicLover : Oh, I forgot Jetstar... it's Let's Fly Jetstar. Trent.
92 Post contains images Thepilot : Nice My favorite is the fictitious Sky High Airlines (from the commercials for AS), which is "Sky High Airlines: Where first class comes second"
93 Isitsafenow : F27XXX post 76...I think it was Continental in the 70's that had the "..move our tail..." motto. safe
94 Bohica : Yes, Hughes Airwest, Top banana in the west. Welcome to the world of PanAm. Western Airlines, The only way to fly. PSA gives you a lift. We're America
95 Jeffry747 : Damn! Beat me to it.
96 RCS763AV : LAN- el encanto de volar. Avianca - Vuele con la ruana roja (50s-60s), La Aerolínea de Colombia (it was very uncreative but they said it so much time
97 NWDC10 : When things are better and out of CH11 with UA, "United-Again!" Robert NWDC10
98 Post contains images Jap : It really isn't when you get out of Y class at least not in my opinion... Just watched discovery- they had the "fly me- the history of the flight att
99 Thepilot : Also, "Virgin Airlines: You'll never forget your first time." Saw that on the side of one of their planes.
100 BoeingPride800 : (sort of current) B6: "Somebody Up There Likes You" CO: "Work Hard. Fly Right" AA: "Something Special In the Air" // We Know Why You Fly" UA: "Fly the
101 TACAA320 : My favourite.
102 Post contains images CO7e7 : I suggest they switch it to: CO - tighter than your little sister.
103 TACAA320 : Do they know where?
104 Post contains images Vc10 : BOAC in the 1960s when they were flying the VC-10 " Swift--Silent--Supreme " Well the old girl was silent, on the inside at least
105 Pilotdude09 : Air New Zealand: The Worlds Warmest Welcom Qants: The Spirit of Australia
106 KJFK31L : How about Alitalia: (1) The Wings of Italy (2) Everyone Ready to Leave? (3) Caring More about You (4) Alitalia: Breaking Through the Autumn Leaves (A
107 Post contains images Buckieboy : All, Another one from British Caledonian was their TV commercial where they changed the Beach Boys' "Californian girls" into "Caledonian girls" i.e. "
108 GSM763 : Definitely BCAL "We never forget you have a choice"
109 Brendan03 : Virgin Blue: Keeping The Air Fare Air Paradise: Bali is our home (Was) Garuda: Everyday The airline of indonesia gets younger (I think That was it, Sh
110 GSM763 : If anyone wants to see that it can be found at tv-ark.org.uk under adverts.
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