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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6341 times:

For something a little more light-hearted than the usual topics, I ask what in your opinion is the worst airline slogan? I nominate DL for "Good goes around"


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6330 times:

Iberia's "Punctuality is our goal".
That one is very ironic if you just had 4 flights with them in two weeks and all delayed by over an hour.

[Edited 2006-03-21 18:55:07]


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User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

Now defunct Zambia Airways... "Getting Better All the Time!"

User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4327 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

I always laughed at Eastern's "The wings of Man" slogan. Given that, at the time, they were primarily focused on flights around the eastern seaboard of the U.S. it was comical that they would pick such a grandiose slogan.


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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6205 times:

"At American Airlines, we know it's the destination, not the flight."

In my opinion, the biggest cop out ever for an airline to use.



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

Braniff's "If you've got it, flaunt it."
Hooray for vagueness!

BA's "We'll take more care of you."
That always sounded really odd to me. Is it correct British English?

Also, didn't Aeroflot at one point have a slogan that was like, "Cordially yours, Aeroflot"? Definitely didn't like that one, either.



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User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6150 times:
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United "Rising".

Northwest "We're not happy until you're not happy".
(just kidding).


User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6128 times:

Air Sahara (S2) in India have a slogan which is very nauseating to say the least
"Emotionally yours"
whoever thought of that ?
AI


User currently offlineAF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

Swissair's pre-flight 111 accident slogan: "Swissair, the most refreshing airline"

User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

My vote goes to "Good Goes Around" -- and I can seldom resist the urge to tack on "but great landed on the first try"

American's "We Know Why You Fly" is a close second, IMHO, because it just creaps me out in a Big Brother-kind of way ("Who told you why I'm flying? I don't want you to know why I'm flying!) (What was wrong with "Something Special in the Air" or even "Doing what We Do Best")

While I have to say that "Work Hard. Fly Right." doesn't really inspire me, it does convey an accurate picture, IMO, of Continental (i.e. airline focused primarially on business traveler, and providing the best inflight service in the US)

Lincoln



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

Didn't aeroflot used to have something like:

"We don't smile because we're serious about making you happy" ?

That one's quite comically rubbish


User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

BTW: Am I the only one who thinks the slogan from the SIA commercials is quite weird?
'Singapore Girl; you're a great way to fly'
(like you're gonna 'fly' a Singapore Airlines FA)


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5984 times:

Quoting Airwave (Reply 5):
BA's "We'll take more care of you."
That always sounded really odd to me. Is it correct British English?

The above expression was the result of the merged BOAC/BEA into the British Airways as a comparative continuation of BOAC's long standing slogan 'BOAC takes good care of you'



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User currently offlineSpartanmjf From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

LOT - "You're Under Our Wing"
"Ozark Flies Your Way"



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Quoting Carduelis (Reply 12):
The above expression was the result of the merged BOAC/BEA into the British Airways as a comparative continuation of BOAC's long standing slogan 'BOAC takes good care of you'

Ahhh, now I get it. Makes sense, even if it is an odd way to create a superlative. Whatever happened to good, better, best? Lol.

Quoting Ardian (Reply 11):
BTW: Am I the only one who thinks the slogan from the SIA commercials is quite weird?

No, you're not. Every time I open up a magazine, I see one of their ads. While they look very well done, that tagline never made much sense to me.



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User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Avianca's "Aqui estan pasando cosas!" which roughly translates to "Things are happening here"... Well, it's about damn time! Although it does emphasize on the fact that they're getting better, I still think it's a stupid slogan.

I hate United's "It's time to fly." Well, most of the times I see the commercial, it isn't. It's actually time to get my ass off the couch and go take a shower and then go to class. Besides, UA doesn't even fly in TLH, but the commercials are always on tv. And don't even get me started on those stupid cartoons!

Delta's "We love to fly and it shows." Clearly Delta and I have a very different concept of love.

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5857 times:
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Quoting Spartanmjf (Reply 13):
LOT - "You're Under Our Wing"

A bit creepy... usually, on a 767, 737, ERJ etc, I prefer to sit ABOVE the wing..

I second AA's We Know Why You Fly.

JBLU


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5853 times:

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 9):
My vote goes to "Good Goes Around" -- and I can seldom resist the urge to tack on "but great landed on the first try"

American's "We Know Why You Fly" is a close second, IMHO, because it just creaps me out in a Big Brother-kind of way ("Who told you why I'm flying? I don't want you to know why I'm flying!) (What was wrong with "Something Special in the Air" or even "Doing what We Do Best")

I agree with both of your above-assessments.  checkmark 



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 10):
"We don't smile because we're serious about making you happy" ?

What a pretext !!!! can't stop laughing Big grin
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 5805 times:

Malev Hungarian Airlines used to be:

"Wings to Fly"
Don't know about you, but I like my aircraft to be more than just wings.

now its:

"One more Reason to Travel"
If you have flown Malev recently you know its no reason to travel, nor is it a reason not to travel. So perhaps it should be "Malev, Travel with us if you need to"

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 19):
"Malev, Travel with us if you need to"

Very creative one Big grin
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 5790 times:

Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 4):
"At American Airlines, we know it's the destination, not the flight."

The plane ride is the whole reason why I fly!!!

Quoting Vasu (Reply 10):
"We don't smile because we're serious about making you happy" ?

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 



Quoting Komododx (Reply 15):
I hate United's "It's time to fly." Well, most of the times I see the commercial, it isn't. It's actually time to get my ass off the couch and go take a shower and then go to class. Besides, UA doesn't even fly in TLH, but the commercials are always on tv. And don't even get me started on those stupid cartoons!

Although I do see your point, I like UA's "It's time to fly" for its simplicity. It doesn't imply anything else (Unlike AA's slogan as Lincoln pointed out). UA's slogan just means, "get off the couch and go fly somewhere," (which is a good idea considering spring break is coming up). Anyway, we're all entitled to our opinions.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Thread starter):
I nominate DL for "Good goes around"

I agree! I put a post out awhile ago about how horrible this slogan is. I HATE IT!


User currently offlineHantsflyer27 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Does anyone remember the Dudley Moore movie 'Crazy People'. They did an advertising slogan for an airline.

A simple message set against a big picture of a burning jet aircraft saying something like....
..... 'at least we'll get you there'......

I liked that.
Regards. HF


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5703 times:

Don't get me on the hippy Delta slogan...  bomb 

Singapore's drives me insane. "Singapore Girl; you're a great way to fly" HELLO!!!  Wow!

Southwest and "LUV/Love". It makes me wanna vomit  yuck 



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