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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Heres a old Southwest Airlines commercial, with a 732 doing a low pass after takeoff!  Smile Sorry if it has already been posted, searched and came up with nothing.  Wink

http://www.southwest.com/multimedia/PLANEOVR.MPG

KPDX  Smile


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User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

KPDX - Thanks, good stuff! Do you think they got it on the first take!?

Here's a little more of the same for those interested:

http://www.southwest.com/multimedia/hotpants.mpg



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Thats awesome, never seen that before. Thanks for sharing!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Both ads are great IMO. Not only because of the girls, but also it shows at bit of how the world was then. Somewhat more exotic... Flying wasn't yet like taking the bus. And how about security! Could we still make such ad like the one with jet roaring right above???  worried 

[Edited 2006-03-07 00:57:53]

User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

If you guys like those movies, I suggest you check this site out:

http://www.archive.org/details/movies

This site is like a public library of historic multimedia. Here's what they say about their site:

"The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format."

Its all free. There are old newsreels of airports, airplanes, old airline ads, educational movies on air traffic, pilots, etc, etc. Be patient with your searches, but I can say it will be worth it. (If you like old cartoons or even Little Rascals movies, there here too! There's also a great library of audio stuff, songs going back to the late 1800's.)

Here are two cool files I found recently. Both are downloadable in multiple formats (including mpeg4, and they are now on my iPod video!) Quality of the National commercial is pretty poor, but its free! These two movies are relatively small, most of the good movies are 35-50MB.

http://www.archive.org/details/1946-02-21_New_Airliner

http://www.archive.org/details/jet_national

Enjoy, and let me know what you think.

airfinair



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

This Southwest commercial is very nice from the artistic point of view. Great composition and camera angles. Emptyness (the sky, the runway in combination with the F/A and the A/C) also dictates shape. Thank you for showing!

User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Here is something you may find interesting...

I once saw a Southwest video (I believe it was for the 20th anniversary)...anyway....they specifically show the commercial of the 737 flying over the stewardess.

Herb Kelleher and someone else (I want to say it was Rollin King) make the comment that THAT was the only commercial where the "Southwest employee" was played by an actor and not a real Southwest employee. Apparently, according to them, it was too dangerous a shot for one of the company's own employees to take part in.


User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2408 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

I am old. I remember that commercial. I also remember fantasizing about the girl.

User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Cool videos, thank you for sharing them.


It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Ahh yes hot pants!!

Funny, I don't think Southwest would run a commercial today about Executive Class!



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2336 times:

Ahhhhhh.....thanks for the trip down mammary lane. I do remember those spots as clearly now as when they first aired in the early 70s. We would often visit family in Texas when I was just a teen. I soon got my first taste of WN on a flight from DAL to SAT, I was hooked. This was a time when Stewardesses were...STEWARDESSES, not F/As, yeah I said it! The only males in the cabin were the passengers and flirting seemed almost to be a rite of passage between STEWARDESSES and passengers. With all of the retro-jets flying how about bringing back some of those retro hot pants? Of course you need the women to fill them in their proper proportions.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2324 times:
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Did they really wear those outfits back then?!!! OMG, I wish I was born 15 years earlier!

User currently offlineL1329II From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 11):
Did they really wear those outfits back then?!!! OMG, I wish I was born 15 years earlier!

I was just about to ask the same thing before I saw this reply. I dont think I could have taken a flight back then without taking a cold shower afterward!  banghead 


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2307 times:

Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 11):
Did they really wear those outfits back then?!!! OMG, I wish I was born 15 years earlier!

Yep until the late 70s I believe. You can thank the likes of Gloria Steinem for the extinction of these outfits.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2307 times:
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And I thought the Hooters Airline was hot!

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2307 times:

Uniforms of that era were short. Here's PSA's.



Even AA had fairly short uniforms.


[Edited 2006-03-07 05:06:51]

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 14):
And I thought the Hooters Airline was hot!

Hooters pales in comparision! " No school, like the old school! "

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2292 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
Uniforms of that era were short. Here's PSA's.


Yep, PSA was hot as well.I had the pleasure of flying from SAN to SFO on an occassion. But there was something about those gals fron Texas.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineRogerThat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7):
I am old. I remember that commercial. I also remember fantasizing about the girl.

That's what keeps you young.


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 11):
Did they really wear those outfits back then?!!! OMG, I wish I was born 15 years earlier!

Yep...they sure did. I imagine if they were still allowed to wear them today, most posters on this board wouldn't have a problem with no assigned seating on SWA. Lordy how I miss the 70's.

I had the same 20 year video - the person talking about that ad was the VP of maintenance at the time - he also commented that of the few planes SWA had at that time, they picked the only one that trailed smoke. He was kind of embarassed.


User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting Goingboeing (Reply 19):
I had the same 20 year video - the person talking about that ad was the VP of maintenance at the time - he also commented that of the few planes SWA had at that time, they picked the only one that trailed smoke. He was kind of embarassed.

That's the one, GoingBoeing!

How about the other early 70s commercial on there...

If I recall correctly...it had a scantily-clad Southwest stewardess sitting in the clouds with her legs crossed and asking...."How do we love you to Houston? Let me count the ways. 8 o'clock. 10 o'clock. Noon. 2 o'clock...." (all with the 70's-like porn music playing in the background).


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