IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4741 times:
After DL took over the sponsorship, "If You Had Wings" became "Dreamflight." It remained "Dreamflight" even after DL dropped the sponsorship, until a couple years ago when it became the BuzzLightyear ride.
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4427 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4720 times:
I don't know if Delta is a sponsor or not, but they are the "official" airline for the Disney Travel Company. Book through delta for a Disneyland vacation and you get a sweet deal on airfare. All Disney Vacations packages booked through Disney Travel will put you on a Delta Air Lines flight, or an associated carrier.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6176 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4258 times:
I thought the Eastern Latin America jingle was Eastern - Las Alas Del Hombre or something like that .
Going back to the Simpsons episode-
- everything on the ride had the Eastern logo on it . What was especially funny was the personalized Eastern flying car (I want one of those)
Prinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4188 times:
Eastern used "Las alas del hombre" years before changing to "Las alas de America" other spanish slogans included..."Esto si es volar!" and developed specifically for the SJU-NYC market..."Volar por Eastern a New York, esto si es volar!"...this last jingle was sung by the late Celia Cruz while walking thru the cabin of an L1011 until she arrived at her seat and sat down next to her husband. It was quite a memorable TV commercial...Also EA used "The wings of man" for their English ads during the early 70s.....
Soupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
Eastern was also the sponsor of a ride at CAROWINDS at Charlotte,NC. It was
the North Carolina version of the space needle. Eastern had a huge hub in Charlotte until 1984. Piedmont built their Charlotte Operation into a fortress until they were absorbed by US Airways yadda yadda blah blah blah
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3898 times:
I would imagine that DL always picked up these joint promotions with the Florida tourism board, tho since I am sure they have to supply some money they might have hesitated and AirTran saw a chance to get the exposure. Also keep in mind Joe Leonard did come from Eastern and he has contacts to get these type of contracts and such, especially now that AirTran is growing.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3773 times:
OK, I'm confused! How did that piss Delta off? What, Airtran not allowed to advertise?
I don't like your tone, but I will explain it again just for you. Delta practically own(ed) the florida market. Now the more LCCs that come into FLorida, The more you can bet they are getting ticked. See See.
EALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 3731 times:
I used to LOVE that ride! If you had wings, had wings, had wings, had wings......... I nearly pissed my pants the first time I saw that Simpsons episode!!!
Delta has a tiny presence in MIA. I wouldn't say they "own" Florida. From here, I could hop around the state on any number of airlines from Gulfstream, to AirTran to of course AA! Florida is not anyone's market per se. Unlike when Eastern ruled the world....