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Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial  
User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18793 times:


It's the funniest thing. Especially the guy singing in the back ground.

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3811 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18737 times:
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Very very inappropriate.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22175 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18733 times:

Ouch. I love that ad campaign. There have been some really good ones over the years. Never heard that one before, though.

Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 342 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18721 times:

Very inappropriate, but quite funny too.

User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2943 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18712 times:

ROTFLMAO! For a moment that background guy sounds like Bob Dylan.

"with layovers in DET, YVR.." Big grin

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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18697 times:

Oh come on, it's funny.

User currently offlineAfrikaskyes From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18696 times:

Very very inappropriate.

...You have to be kidding, right? It's a joke. A good joke, too. Lighten up, buddy.

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18688 times:

Great commercial, but I'm not going to argue w/ any pilot that gets worked up about it.

"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 6263 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18652 times:

DDB Chicago was probably bucking for the UA account, and used this to curry favor.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18622 times:

haha, thats great!

Although I CAN understand all those who feel it a bit innapropriate

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12362 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 18541 times:

Bud has always had great commericals, this is another one, LOL

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 18537 times:

That's the funniest thing I've heard all week!

"Sure we're concerned with our lives, but not as much as saving that 9 bucks on a r/t to RSW!"

...and before you pc nutjobs try to bash me, my fav airline is an LCC.

User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1451 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 18511 times:

"I can't feel my legs!"


User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 18498 times:

Listening to that ruined my day.

User currently offlineASWISSinMAD From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 18449 times:

So funny! And my partner who works for a LCC thought it was hilarious too!

And to those who find it inappropriate... well it's no worse than many jokes the F/A's on WN make IMO!!

User currently offlineBorn2fly From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 18370 times:

haha I have a whole cd of those real american heroes and real men of genius ads.

Just because I live in Canada doesn't mean I can't laugh at jokes against Canadians and just becuase my favorite airline is a LCC wont stop me from laughing at this. I know their pilots are all qualified its just a joke.

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5923 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 18130 times:

Manufacturer of a shitty beer using stupid commercials... are you surprised???

User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1481 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18056 times:

Terrible brew, outstanding commercials.

They ought to sell their brewing operations and open a marketing consultancy.

User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1714 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18028 times:
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Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 12):
"I can't feel my legs!"

Very funny! I like it. Not American Airlines is it? (I'M JOKING! CALM DOWN!)

I liked the one about "Mr Foot-Long-Hot-Dog-Inventor" too.

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User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17984 times:

ROFL! That was funny!
"I can't feel my legs"  laughing 

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
Very very inappropriate.

Oh, come on, it's just a joke.

Where there's a will, there's a way
User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17835 times:

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 13):
Listening to that ruined my day.

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
Very very inappropriate.

Sheesh...get a life.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4539 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17798 times:

Those commercials are always good and this one is no exception!
As for the subject matter, people need to lighten up! Anheuser-Busch is not advocating beer in the cockpit so I don't really see what the problem is. It's A JOKE.

I'm not sure how it makes me want to drink their beer but it is humorous at least. Typical of US beer ads.

None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13856 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17777 times:

Perhaps they should have made it Mr. Discount Airline Customer instead of pilots. Yes, I know it is a joke, but it is demeaning of pilots of USA LCC's. While back in the 1980's it might have been possible to have many more poor airline pilots at LCC's, since then it is much better. All pilots have to meet demanding standards no matter wether a major or an LCC. How about the Jet Blue pilot in that recent incident in LAX? For an LCC pilot he did a 1st class job. I would suspect that the quality of pilots at LCC's, especially at WN, are comparative with any major. At least at most LCC's they know they are getting paid, will have a job for a while (except at FlyI) and not getting screwed on their pensions (ie: UA, US & other majors).

User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9916 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17695 times:

haha. that is hilarious.

and for all of you out there offended by it...well, i'm off to downtown for the pre-game festivities and don't worry, i'll crack open an ice cold Bud for ya all.

"look at me, i'm flying wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17668 times:

its awesome! i see nothing wrong with it, who in their right mind would possibly think that this is how LCC's fly? and who isnt worried about saving 9$ on a rt ticket? personally it sounds like a great way to see the states. DTW YVR (Canada) and Kalamazoo. besides its a salute lol

They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.
25 Post contains images TheGreatChecko : Funny commercial. About time they recognize us pilots for who we are! For an LCC pilot... I hope you are kidding. He did an awesome job, no matter who
26 AS739X : Jeez guys, its a joke. Laugh it off and move on! Some people here at A.net are getting a little to fussy! Maybe the low morale of the industry is gett
27 SuperD : C'mon, it's a joke! And a pretty funny one. "I can't feel my legs". Hee.
28 Boeing7E7 : How could somethign so damn funny be so damn messed up...
29 Post contains images DeltaGuy : So....freakin....awesome. Bud's commercials were already off the wall, but this one takes the cake. Airtran/SouthwestJetblue/Spirit, here's to you Del
30 OttoPylit : LMAO!!!!! That was so hilarious, and seemingly almost true enough. I love it. Its also funny enough that all the LCC people are the ones that seem hav
31 Post contains images DavidT : Absolutely brilliant (most direct route to fort lauderdale... via detroit and vancouver )
32 Post contains images KensukeAida : This is funny, but not in the way Bud intended.... WN (the so-called "ghetto airline") serves Heineken/Amstel (Dutch) and Frosters (Australian) on the
33 DouglasDC8 : " Budweiser tastes like piss" How do you know that? Did you go to a blind taste test?
34 Post contains images KensukeAida : It's a figure of speech my friend. - John
35 Northwestair : Well it's not as good as Zwiec or Pilsner Urquell, but it is still kina funny Commercial.
36 LN-MOW : Hmmm .... DBB Worldwide is ad agency for both Anheuser-Busch and American Airlines .. Hmmmm...... Is this a coincidence ...???? Let's call in Steven C
37 ACdreamliner : lol, fantastic. love the 'direct route' bit! and some of u neeed a major chill pill! G
38 Luv2fly : Agree 110% with the above!
39 Motif1 : Funny and terrible - both the commercial and the beer. BTW, can you believe that Delta serves BUD & Coors Light in their Crown room? I am no big fan o
40 Tallguy14 : My partner, who is a United 777 copilot, forwarded it to me. I can see how somebody MIGHT think it's inappropriate, blah blah blah, but I'll take my l
41 CruzinAltitude : If I was a LCC pilot, I would be very upset. . . for a fraction the fraction of a second it took for the laughing to take over. I've always felt that
42 Post contains images N766UA : Wow, you guys really need to lighten up!! It's a commercial designed for humor. Jeez.
43 Post contains images MTYFREAK : This song is one of the greatest pilot jokes I've ever heard!!!! I wasn't able to stop laughing!    specially the part where the guy sings "I can't
44 Post contains images Kaniksu : Man... some of you need to get off this forum once in awhile and experience the world outside of aviation. I've never been to a forum where so many me
45 Luisca : Im still laughing, Do you honestly think people are gonna stop flying Trailer Trash Air, sorry WN becouse of this commercial? Get a life.
46 N766UA : To be honest with you I didn't even think WN when I heard the commercial. I thought Ryan, Champion, etc. Probably because WN pilots are actually some
47 BUF787 : That was just way too funny.....The first thing I thought of was short sleeved button down shirts. All passenger airline pilots have an important job,
48 CruzinAltitude : "You put the Fly . . . in Fly by night operation." Priceless stuff!!
49 Drinkstrolley : Didn't Helios brand itself as a LCC, their website seemed to think so and now the blame to a certain extent being laid at the door of the pilots? Ther
50 AJRfromSYR : As shitty as their beer is, it out sells anything else in the world. Not to say I'm a fan of it. I actually hate it, and not all American beer in bad,
51 Tozairport : OK Critter - I guess the song hits a bit too close to home...
52 N766UA : Go to any of the pilot forums.. Expressjet, Mesa, Eagle... they all love the commercial. If pilots love it I don't understand why some of you have to
53 Comanche : I just find it ironic that the manufacturer of piss poor beer feels compelled to piss off a group of people who may be their own best customers - go f
54 Post contains images MarshalN : I'm not sure if Heineken is superior, Amstel light (which is no Amstel) is all right, and Foster's not bad. Bud I agree sucks. I love the "I can't fe
55 AS907 : Try some Alaskan brews. They are... American. As for the ad... I couldn't stop laughing. The guy in the background, "I can't feel my legs!" That was
56 Post contains images F27XXX : WOW - - someone there has a grudge ... ouch! I'm all for a good jab where deserved, but thats just not funny. Anyone wanna compare accident stats btwe
57 Post contains images SonOfACaptain : Ah man, I was the first person to post this, but since you had the more controversy name, they deleted mine. Cheater. But in all seriousness, come on
58 Deltaamtrak058 : WOW!!!! That is so funny! People are going to jump on me for saying this but since I love DL....this would be a good commerical to be on Atlanta radio
59 CruzinAltitude : Almost as funny as the commercial itself!
60 Kykevin54 : That commercial was so funny. Parts were true to life (i.e. saving nine bucks and having 4 layovers) and others were merely satire or fiction. We live
61 AJRfromSYR : I wouldn't consider Fosters to be better then anything....
62 Post contains links and images Korg747 : I think it's pretty funny. If you guys liked that, check out this link for all of there "other" make fun of stuff http://diis.net/article.php?story=bu
63 Planespotting : does anyone who is actually a commerial pilot feel this is innapropriate? im thinkin not.
64 Brokenrecord : ROFLMFAO!!!!! That was too funny.
65 RedFlyer : The problem, and the only one that detracts from an otherwise funny commercial, is the line, "your minimal experience flying a plane will never land
66 CruzinAltitude : We salute you Mr. guy. Thank you for bring us such quality entertainment that will get us fired because we are laughing to hard in our office. Thank y
67 Highflier92660 : Ouch! Newly minted ATP's and Part 121 drivers have to start somewhere. Actually those Budweiser commercials are fabulous. Comedy spoofs aside, has any
68 Post contains images NoelG : This thread is turning out almost as funny as the ad, all the people complaining about it taking a jab at LCC pilots! Maybe they ought to have consult
69 AJRfromSYR : What is your point? For all you people who say A/B sucks because they make cheap beer, does WN suck because they have cheap tickets and service? WN i
70 Post contains images Jrosa : BTW, what a long and stupid discussion! I don't believe people take seriously a Bud advertisement. p.s.: My father is an LCC pilot and he was not off
71 Post contains images Nonfirm : that was one of the best ones they have done
72 Tornado82 : Since you said 10 years.. US has been pretty damn safe in that time. The Pittsburgh 737 was 11 years now, and the B1900 wasn't technically US, it was
73 CruzinAltitude : Just think of all the forums across the internet that had threads burst into flames when their members were caught in the "Real Men of genius" ad camp
74 Post contains images BigGSFO : Very funny. Some useless trivia: the vocals are sung by the lead singer of "Survivor" (remember that horrible 80's song "Eye of the Tiger?" Voice soun
75 Birdbrainz : I'd agree with that. The commercial was as much about the passenger as the pilot. Anyhow, it was quite funny. Then you need to broaden your horizons.
76 DCrawley : B6 hasn't been around for 10 years buddy.. another thing you must do is compare their number of flight movements per year to their number of accident
77 JAGflyer : Look at me, I'm flyin'! hehe
78 Post contains images AirRyan : Is there anyway to save that file to my hard drive?
79 FlyXJT : They sure do. They are called regional airlines. LCCs are, for the time being, where the job security is. I would bet that close 80% of RJ drivers en
80 DeltaGator : Damn! You beat me to the answer. But I have more useless info... Dave Bickler was the original lead singer of the band and the voice on "Eye of the T
81 Spark : Ok the commercial was somewhat funny (about the same as the other commercials in the same series). I agree it shouldn't be offensive, but I don't know
82 Srbmod : Everyone who has criticized the commerical need to get a humor transplant, as you evidently were born without a sense of humor. Anyone with half a bra
83 Post contains links 777WT : Right click this link and select 'Save Target As...' http://media1.adforum.com/zrIf58670C...BBDC_09579/BBDC_09579_0048595W.MP3
84 Post contains images FlyMIA : It not true at all but still very funny!
85 AirRyan : " target=_blank>http://media1.adforum.com/zrIf58670C...W.MP3 Thank you!
86 Post contains images Thomasphoto60 : ROTFLMAO......... Thomas
87 Freedomtofly : Lol very funny stuff! Somehow just the guy's voice made me laugh. lol good times.
88 Zvezda : Iconoclasm is often a source of great humor.
89 RedFlyer : You know, that is a very good point you make. I had to think about that for a moment but then I realized you're right. And to put it into context, I
90 NASCARAirforce : I fly LCCs all the time, it was a funny commercial just like most of their Real Men of Genius, although I have heard some funnier ones in the past.
91 Goodmanr : The other thing is at elast these guys are fly real jets, not RJ;s. Id trust myself to a WN or JetBlue pilot over a Chautaqua one anyday
92 AdamWright : Are there any pilots here that are offended? Cause imo the airline enthusiasts and wannabe pilots can't say anything about 'being offended.' Being a p
93 Kevin : many Canadians might be surprised to find out that the best selling beer in Canada is.................................................................
94 Gilligan : Very creative. The sad part....I have had to get to Houston via EWR and FLL!!! On a major no less!! lol Of course I was non-reving.
95 CTHEWORLD : Ahh yes....just what a good ad should do, get people talking. Great job DDB. And for all you people upset about this ad, give it a rest...most pilots
96 BOSPMV : I laughed for a good 10 minutes after I heard this. I loved the last part, the fastest way to Houston through Ft. Lauderdale with layovers in detroit,
97 SW733 : This is a hilarious commercial...anyone who thinks it's innapropriate really REALLY needs to lighten up and understand it's not to be taken seriously.
98 Highliner2 : As Jim Rome would say...Freaking Hilarious!
99 Talkitron : Thanks a lot for posting the link!
100 BR715-A1-30 : I think he's bashing more of the REGIONAL COMMUTER CARRIERS... To which I think are just as good... You have to start somewhere... SHEESH!!! Funny Com
101 Thepilot : I thought the commercial was hilarious, especially the "the most direct trip to IAH (or HOU), is through FLL with layovers in DTW, YVR, and AZO." And
102 Midex461 : I loved it! Hilarious! And I work for one of those discount airlines - HP(dba US) if anybody's wondering Must've been talking 'bout all the guys flyin
103 Airmech56 : All this proves is that there's a lot of people with absolutely no sense of humor. These people are WAY too uptight, loosen up, laugh, you'll be surp
104 DeltaRules : LMAO...that was great! DeltaRules
105 Jeff G : I am a LCC pilot and I thought it was hilarious. It also bears little resemblance to reality, at least at my airline, so how can anyone actually take
106 Indy : You gotta admit its pretty funny. Don't know why they pinned it on the pilots when it really makes fun of the airline industry and consumers at the sa
107 Post contains images Mir : "The shortest distance to Houston is through Fort Lauderdale, with layovers in Detroit, Vancouver and Kalamazoo." Quite good, though I have heard bett
108 IAHERJ : I'm an AirTran pilot and I thought it was funny. It obviously isn't a real commercial and Continental's ALPA division put out similar ads years ago th
109 Gilligan : The finest French beer ever imported....Goebel, as well as the finest German beer ever imported....Schaefer...our American favorite....Red, White, an
110 StevenG : Talking about Budweiser. Isn't that the equivalent of making love in a canoe? It's f*cking close to water! So who gets bashed here?
111 BMIbaby733 : funny as f-ck!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
112 Cmk10 : I nearly died when one of the layover places was Kalamazoo.
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