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MEA @CDG In U2 Music Video  
User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

In U2's video for Beautiful Day, filmed at Paris Charles De Gaul Airport, the Lebanese carrier MEA is the only airline visible and its A300's and A310's are seen repeatedly throughout the video, landing, taxiing and taking off. Did U2 strike a deal with MEA or something?

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

I can only recall seeing the tail, I dont remember seeing the whole MEA name.
Chepos



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User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Look again chepos!

There are a few different scenes, MEA only.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Interesting...anyone know where I can see the video?

Regards



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

The video was out a few years ago and I watched it many many times on MTV. You get a few perfect shots of the MEA birds.
I'm not sure though why they picked up MEA in particular and no other planes are seen in the video.


User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Well BA I saw the video just recently when I selected the song from a juke box. Maybe if you know where a juke box that shows videos too is, you will probably be able to find U2 Beutiful Day, as its one of the most popular recent songs in the world.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Ah of course, a Beautiful Day. I like that song. I just never seen the video.  Smile

I'll have to look for it...

Sure is good advertisements for MEA.  Smile

Regards



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

I noticed this as well. All the other airlines have names and obvious logos Photshopped-out, but MEA are present throughout. Of course most Airliners.netters would be able to name every other airline from the cheatlines, but MEA get a tonne of free advertising that isn't restricted to spotters. Very nice, thank you U2 (a band named, lest we forget, after a plane).


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User currently offlineAerMickey From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

I never gave that much attention to the planes, due to the fact that I was in awe that they were taking off from a taxiway instead on actual runway. If you watch the video they are performing on a taxiway(Yellow Line). But I know they did shut down one runway to tape the video.

Mick


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