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Favourite Airline Ad?  
User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 510 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

In reference to another thread, re Gay Airline ads, what's everyone's favourite airline ad, real or spoof, or filmed onboard?

I've already linked a couple, but to kick us off, here's an old and award-winning UK Ad from 1979, featuring Joan Collins! It's not for an airline, but had an airline cabin setting. Was voted the UK's 2nd favourite Ad of all time last year!

http://www.leonardrossiter.com/cinzanoairliner.wmv


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

This one,

signed Luv2fly!



User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

Nice one! Cheesy!  laughing 


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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

That is a cool commercial, PLUS, thanks for putting the link on, very cool!

Two classics in my opinion, involve Lamar Muse.

First one is when Southwest was first starting service and Braniff and Texas International were DESPERATELY trying to put Southwest out of business. They cut the fare from Dallas to Houston to $13.00 one way! Well, Lamar Muse, the president of Southwest Airlines at the time, went straight to their ad agency and the time and came up with an ad that basically said, "No one is going to shoot Southwest Airlines out of the sky for a lousy $13 bucks" !! The promotion has been studied many times in case studies at the university level in my American colleges. What Southwest did was still charge the normal fare of $26.00 each way, plus gave a free "fifth" of whiskey, rum, vodka, scotch, etc.....to the people who continued to pay the full fare of $26.00. For one month, Southwest Airlines was the LARGEST liquor distributor in the State of Texas !! It was a classic move, no doubt!

Second one involving Lamar Muse was when he started up Muse Air after losing a board-room struggle with Rollin King, the gentleman who had the idea of starting up Southwest Airlines. For this new ad campaign for Muse Air, the ad copy said, "Big Daddy is Back" and it had a huge picture of Lamar Muse. In his book which was published a couple of years ago, he said he didn't really feel comfortable with the ad campaign, but I really liked the boldness of the campaign. To me, if we hadn't had the PATCO strike and if Michael Muse hadn't made Muse Air into REVENGE Air, Muse Air might have made it if they had been able to make Hobby their hub instead of fighting Southwest route for route.......hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20

Last one was the National Airlines campaign of, I'm (female name), Fly Me! It was at the height of the sexual revolution and the wild times of the 70's if I'm not mistaken..............there were tons of sexually suggestive ads that National ran during this campaign. Of course, tons of women's groups like NOW protested to high heaven........I have a t-shirt from SkyShirts that has a picture of a National DC-10 on the front and the shirt says, "I'm National, Fly Me" !! One of my favorite t-shirts!

Airline advertising used to be SOOOOOOO cheesy !!


User currently offlineNiagaraFlyer From Canada, joined May 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

For me it is definatly the Frontier commercials Big grin here.

-Johnathan


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting JayDavis (Reply 3):

Don't want to hijack this thread, but you brought up good points about MuseAir.
Even as an 18 year-old at the time, I thought it was an asinine game-plan; going route for route with Southwest.
The only thing they had going for them was that they were all non-smoking, and that became moot within a few years anyway.
Oh, and they had MD-80s, however I don't remember them ever selling the fact that more of their seats were either window or aisle.

Favorite Airline Commercials.

Western Airlines. The Only Way to Fly.

I liked the feel of the American Airlines campaigns of the early 80's. Remember the theme music the most. I was living in Dallas at the time and they spent a ton of money in the market. It was still the honeymoon period for them having just moved the HQ down from NYC.
It also had much to do with Dallas/Ft Worth too at the time being a very dynamic market with American, Braniff, Delta, Texas International, Southwest, and even lowly Frontier ver 1.0 and Continental for a time duking it out all over the TV, Radio and Newspapers.
But it was those "Something Special In The Air" spots that have lasted the test of time.

Even though I never lived in a Southern market, I saw some of their ads in a class a long time ago....they were very clever and funny...but thats all I can remember.

Other than that...much of the airlines advertising had little effect on me.....don't know why.....maybe cause most of it was LAME....like that New York Air commercial.
I like the song, loved their color scheme, but very average commercial. (That was a local ad...any one know from what market it was from? Wherever it was had a "Shuttle" to NY for...$39/$29. DC? Boston? Could have been both actually....don't think that would have aired in RDU, CLE, DTW for those prices...?



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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Celine and Air Canada of course!


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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4556 times:
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The most recent United commercials. I am thinking of the one where the business traveler battles the dragon.

User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

My favourite would have to be the AA Engine and Way of Life commercials- I wish i had a link to them... they were very inspirational for AA, especially after 9/11. I wonder why they dont play them today compared to the crap "We Know Why you Fly"... who gives a s!!! why we fly... AA needs to bring back those old commercials... and fly AA, Because They're something special in the air!


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4519 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 8):
They're something special in the air

Some special crap maybe.... thanks for my bags AA, wtf were they in DFW for? I was in ORD!


Anyways.

My fav commercial is the UA one from iirc 91 where its a bussinessman talking about lost clients because they dont meet face to face anymore. so he then hands out tickets to all his execs and himeslf to pay a visit to them all to win them back.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4519 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 8):
and fly AA, Because They're something special in the air!

Because there has to be SOME truth in advertising! Why do you think they took of the "Luxury Liner" decals



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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

I have loads of airline commercials saved to my computer. I particularly like the new United ads. However my favourite ad has to be THIS (you'll need RealTime Media Player installed) old British Caledonian ad called: "I Wish They All Could Caledonian."

I also like the Airbus commercials, but I think everyone has seen those.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 8):
My favourite would have to be the AA Engine and Way of Life commercials- I wish i had a link to them... they were very inspirational for AA, especially after 9/11.

I think these are the ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V64IMaou8lU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzDOa6HEGYI


User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 10):
Because there has to be SOME truth in advertising! Why do you think they took of the "Luxury Liner" decals

Actualy I think alot of their birds still have them on



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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Does anyone know where I can find that old (1960s) Lufthansa commercial called: "Animals Are People Too." I remember someone posted it here on A.net a while ago, but I can't seem to find it again. It was in German but still very funny. It would be great if someone could post a link here again.

Thanks,
Btriple7

[Edited 2006-05-26 03:32:08]


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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2431 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

My favorite of all time only aired a couple times, I wonder how many remember it. It was a UA commercial with a 744 filled with water and whales swimming through the cabin. It was meant to show how roomy the interior of the plane was, but got negative feedback as too many thought it was in poor taste - possibly suggesting a ditching in the ocean.

User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

First time I've seen the Frontier ones.....Hilarious.....


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User currently offlineCLEwatcher From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

The recent Continental/Harlem Globetrotters commercial was great


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

The old UA commercials with the piano-playing parrot...timeless...

User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 10):
Because there has to be SOME truth in advertising! Why do you think they took of the "Luxury Liner" decals



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 9):

Some special crap maybe

Say what you will. "Engine" and "Way of Life" commercials were-and STILL are- inspirational, and are very good at conveying to the American people that AA was "with them too" during all of this.... and its something AA should be proud of.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 19):
Say what you will. "Engine" and "Way of Life" commercials were-and STILL are- inspirational, and are very good at conveying to the American people that AA was "with them too" during all of this....

Funny, i guess they forgot that in 2003 when they lost my familys bags in DFW whilst we were sitting in a ground stop in ORD....



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User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 20):
Funny, i guess they forgot that in 2003 when they lost my familys bags in DFW whilst we were sitting in a ground stop in ORD....

I was refering to the 9/11 attacks... not your petty problem with bags... and why, per say are you judging an airline because they lost your bags? It happens to every airline at some point. deal with it .

I personally apologize for this small deviation from the main thread.



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User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4300 times:

UA used to have ads back in the mid-1970s with crew singing a snappy song. There was a flight attendant in a 747 engine singing. I loved them, but they only lasted a couple of month. They even had a song and issued one of those cheesey rubber records that came in the mail. Anyone else remember them?

User currently offlineWorldflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4298 times:

Quoting CLEwatcher (Reply 17):
The recent Continental/Harlem Globetrotters commercial was great

you can see their ads here.


User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4285 times:

Southwest ads are good, if a little similar. Creative ways of getting the point across.

25 Post contains links Mainliner : Wow...I forgot about those post 9/11 American ads. Those were awesome! The best I've seen in recent years. But I'd say my all-time favorite is the 'US
26 Post contains images MarkHKG : I've always liked the "Face" ads from British Airways in the past decade...the song, "The Flower Duet" From Lakme was always very nice.
27 Post contains links BNG777 : QANTAS!! Without a doubt this exceptional ad takes the cake. "I still call Australia home" is not just an ad, it is more of like a spiritual thing for
28 Post contains images Eikiwi : Gday .. My favourites would have to be: I think it was in the early 90's, when BA filmed the ad in Utah, if I remember correctly, where all the people
29 Post contains links TCXDegsy : Eikiwi - this is the one you want: http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/commercials...-c/britishairwaysglobalface1989.rm
30 Post contains links Concorde001 : I can't find all my favourite ones, but here are two I just think are great! http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_PJ.html http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_GLO
31 TCXDegsy : " target=_blank>http://www.mcsaatchi.com/BA/BA_PJ.html This is a good one! Clever marketing - there's nothing about BA's product at all!!
32 ForeverUnited : I remember them. There were several in the '70s. There was the older "Friendly Skies Of Your Land" which only lasted a short while, which was slightl
33 IAirAllie : I absolutely love the Frontier airlines add. I think their whole marketing campaign is genius. I belive you can see the ads on the frontier website.
34 1stfl94 : OK, in no particular order (but with some explanations) Finnair little Panda- nice and cute BA The Face -I remembering hearing somewhere that at the t
35 Elcableguy77 : I know there's a Delta commercial from the mid-80s that had lots of DL employees standing on and around "The Spirit of Delta" 762, and I believe is wa
36 Post contains links Andaman : Finnairs "Flying Panda" is cute, I hope they will use it more in future: http://www01.finnair.com/panda/video/panda_suomi.htm
37 Elcableguy77 : Actually, checking my facts, the slogan they used for that 767 commercial was "Delta gets you there." If anyone can find the video for that ad, I'd be
38 Post contains links Bmi332 : My favourite ads are Frontiers Here's a link http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/fun-stuff/commercials.do
39 Colonelklink : The Ansett Airlines adverts from the late 70's or 80's in Australia were terrific. I'll bet many Australians remember the adverts, which featured a fl
40 Trekster : That first m&csaatchi ad, i never seen that one It cool, thanks.
41 AirPacific747 : Yeah that's a nice ad. There's also the one with the polar bear that can't find its family, so it looks up into the sky and follows the moving light
42 Trekster : Its not a polar bear, its a moose, or something with 4 legs, really good advert, but had to delete it from my phone, someone must have it somewhere
43 Post contains links StarGuy : Not that I'm biased or anything, but my favorite ad is for the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class suite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV4EqJ9tTkM&search=vir
44 BCAL : There was another similar BCal advert, which unfortunately I have been unable to find on the web. The same male passengers, again singing "I Wish The
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