Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 426 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3707 times:
Has anyone else seen the misspelled ad for Frontier at DIA? They recently put ads up around the airport that look quite good, but one on the train is misspelled. They all have a nice photo of a F9 plane with a cute message about their destinations or the airline itself. The one on the train says "This train breaks for animals". I understand the take on the bumper stickers, but shouldn't it read "BRAKES", the work for a car or train slowing down? "Breaks" implies that the train breaks down. It seems like it would be embarrassing for F9 to have a misspelled ad that so many see. Otherwise the ads are nice.
Anyone here from F9 know whom to contact to get it fixed?
Jjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3605 times:
Not quite as good as the fine folks who run Toledo's airport spelling "Baggage Carousel" as "Baggage Carousal". Now, we have some good times at the airport, but hardly anything which rises to the level of a carousal.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3293 times:
Judging by the spelling by many on this forum and the frequent misuse of words like "there/they're/their" and "you're/your," then it's (not "its") likely that Frontier simply knows its (not "it's) audience of airline enthusiasts.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
I read a business book once about the power of writing Thank you notes to past customers, this one individual who was a clothes salesmen told how he always misspelled one or two words deliberately, to make it seem that much more real and not forced, he was very successful, so maybe this is also the same vein and is deliberate and not a misprint. To get your attention and talking, like it is doing here?
AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
I don't think it is a simple mistake, I believe they used a spell checker and got the wrong meaning and didn't know better or didn't proof it.
I wrote Nissan because a recent Infiniti radio ad discussed the nav system and used the word "orientated". It's oriented. A common mistake, but a mistake nevertheless.
Several years ago at my daughter's private school(where we sent her to escape such problems...) her second grade teacher frequently marked words wrong on her paper that were spelled correctly. She would then write the "correct" spelling above the word. She didn't get fired--she was really good looking with huge "accessories" and was engaged to the football coach. They eventually left the school(the couple, not the "accessories" ).TC
Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 426 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
Just spoke to Frontier advertising. She said she had already heard about the misspelled word, courtesy of the airliners.net discussion board (we're famous!). She thanked me for the call, and did not explain any other interpretation of the ad, so I think it was indeed a misspell.