Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
The Rhapsody in Blue
I'm confused. Is one of these the commercial where the man has two different colored shoes on? And I saw a second one, forgot what it was. Tune to the History Channel, and you are bound to catch at least one per five commercial breaks or so...maybe even less than that. United is definently resurfacing
Cospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3059 times:
Why Would United Hire someone that puts on two different shoes..???
Like he won't notice and Buy some new matching shoes before the interview..!
Stupid waste of money they could of used it to show the new paint Job or Pictures of Tokyo, Rio, or Hong Kong..or promote TED...I hope they didn't pay much for it United has lots to talk about they need to dump that crappy cartoon..
Dantiger From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Sorry, but I thought American used Rhapsody in Blue? I know it is on their hold music when calling for reservations. The best Golden Oldie was Pan Am's "Wouldn't you like to fly in my beautiful balloon." Done by the 5th Dimension. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks Dan.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3799 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
They remind me of the little cartoon bear family that star in the charmin toilet paper commercial. I do like however the tag line "It's time to fly" and the return of the classic Rhapsody in Blue. I knew instantly it was a UA commercial when I heard the music. However, I just couldn't get my mind off toilet paper. It's a very abstract way of selling an airline. I think they could have done better. I'm not in advertising, but I am a consumer and it doesn't sell United to me. It sells toilet paper.
ERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2861 times:
I think the new commercials are cute, but I don't get the point. I too had the thought of the toliet paper ads. It's good to hear some Gershwin again, though. United's been so absent from commercials that watching this, I was thinking, "Hey, United... I remember those guys. They were big, like back in the '90's. Fly the friendly skies and stuff. Wow. For some reason I feel like buying toliet paper now..."
OmShanti From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
I love the commercial and loved United service but sad to say don't think I would fly them..they are TOOO EXPENSIVE.
Everythime Ive looked on online websites for flights, whether its domestic to Orlando or international to Heathrow, United is the last one listed and with the craziest number..recently VS was $398 and UA showed up as $3000 on orbitz...whats up with that?
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
I personally really like the new commericials. Especially the "interview" one. The animation is beautiful and the use of "Rhapsody in Blue" was smart, as most people still associate that song with United airlines.
While it maybe abstract, it gets the point across. It is a message that I connect with b/c I just went through the interview process and got the job. And flew United for the trip.
"It's time to fly" is also a very good slogan.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Cayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
Gershwin was probably spinning in his grave but a few years ago I remember a not too sophisticated colleague of mine hearing Rhapsody in Blue on the radio and commenting "hey they are playing the 'United Song'"--it was a good association to use that song and I agree it's nice to see it back--brings a little positivity and elegance to them-
If memory serves it used to play in the connecting corridor in the United terminals at ORD.
The 2 mismatched shoes is just a little campy--but hey I'm prepared to cut them a little slack as they try to reclaim a little dignity--