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Topic: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: Psa188
Posted 2009-08-21 17:25:08 and read 4434 times.

David M Rowell aka The Travel Insider has put together a series of web pages at his site dealing with airline slogans. The list is long and full of ones I've never heard of. It's here:
http://thetravelinsider.info/airlines/airlineslogans.htm

I'm sure he'd appreciate finding out about slogans not on the list. His email is dr4@thetravelinsider.info

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: AeroWesty
Posted 2009-08-21 22:47:15 and read 4317 times.

Interesting site. I just e-mailed him an update for SFO Helicopter, their rarely remembered "The Beeline". (I would post a photo link to one of their Sikorskys painted up as a bee, but that'd probably break the forum rules.)

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: Psa188
Posted 2009-08-22 10:39:50 and read 4137 times.

I was the one who alerted him to SFO Helicopter, but I think he looked at this page
http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/sfo.htm

This doesn't make it clear that there were two carriers by this name, one went bust around 1976 and a new one operated during the early 1980s.

Nonetheless the slogan list is pretty extensive.

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: DesertAir
Posted 2009-08-22 12:24:33 and read 4065 times.

Thanks for the list. My favorite was the PSA "Catch our Smile."
I enjoyed the link to the SFO Helicopter Airlines... I recall seeing those birds flying across the bay to Oakland International Airport.

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2009-08-22 12:30:38 and read 4052 times.

I submitted one. AA's post 9/11 campaign was Proud to bear the name 'American'. We'll see if he adds it to the list.

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: ExFATboy
Posted 2009-08-22 12:49:45 and read 4022 times.

I just sent an update - the list shows Qantas as using "The Spirit of Australia" into the '90s, they actually still use it today, but with the "The" dropped.

And my esoteric contribution: Air 21's slogan "Your Low Cost Airline for the Twenty-First Century", possibly the clumsiest slogan ever.

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: ExFATboy
Posted 2009-08-22 12:57:26 and read 4007 times.

Actually, he should have a separate section for sarcastic re-writes of slogans - when I worked for an airfreight forwarder in the '90s we had many of them, most rotating around certain airlines' propensity to lose things:

"Emery..It's As Good As Lost!"
"Fly Eastern, America's Favorite Way to Lose Air Freight..."
"Delta, We'll Get You There, But You'll Pay Through The A**"

(we didn't have contract rates with Delta and paid the same rates as anyone walking in off the street would, so as a result Delta was our absolute last-choice carrier,.which was a shame because they were extremely reliable!)

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: Psa188
Posted 2009-08-22 15:16:06 and read 3930 times.



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 6):
Actually, he should have a separate section for sarcastic re-writes of slogans - when I worked for an airfreight forwarder in the '90s we had many of them, most rotating around certain airlines' propensity to lose things:

Braniff: Bankruptcy Repeating And Never Insuring Full Financing.
USAir: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality
USAirways: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality-Why Alter Your Signs?
TWA: Tourists Washing Ashore
Delta: Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport
BOAC: Better On A Camel
BOAC: Bring Over American Cash

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: OzarkD9S
Posted 2009-08-22 15:19:51 and read 3925 times.



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 7):


TWA: Tourists Washing Ashore

That's vile.

Try these instead:

Tires Without Air
Try Walking Across

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2009-08-22 15:25:04 and read 3917 times.



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 7):

United: U Never Imagined The Ensuing Disaster

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: AeroWesty
Posted 2009-08-22 17:36:38 and read 3859 times.



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 2):
http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/sfo.htm

Aha! "The BEELINE to your airline." I'd been wracking my brain for the complete slogan.

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: AirIndia
Posted 2009-08-22 21:03:52 and read 3788 times.



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 7):
Braniff: Bankruptcy Repeating And Never Insuring Full Financing.
USAir: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality
USAirways: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality-Why Alter Your Signs?
TWA: Tourists Washing Ashore
Delta: Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport
BOAC: Better On A Camel
BOAC: Bring Over American Cash

SABENA - Such A Bloody Experience Never Again
PIA - Please Inform Allah
AI - Already Informed

 Wink

Topic: RE: An Introduction To Airline Slogans
Username: MCOflyer
Posted 2009-08-22 21:16:20 and read 3776 times.

My favorite is Western- The Champagne Airline. I do remember when VS had the 4 Engines 4 Longhaul. My dream was AA or CO would respond with: 2 engines 2 go farther as AA used 777's to compete on the NYC-LHR route and CO using 777's on longer routes (ie NYC-HKG).

KH


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