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Great Old Airline Commercials!  
User currently offlineEastern1985 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 18946 times:

Hey Everyone:

Here are some great old Airline commercials I found on YouTube.Com.

Enjoy!

Pan Am introduction to jet service

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKqQgNZylLw&search=Pan%20Am

TWA L1011 to the East- 1978

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ky8sBYOcLY&search=Airline%20Commercial

American Airlines spot- 1982

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXTWtIHqr8Y&search=Airline%20Commercial

Three 1970's TWA Commercials:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RnhwK8Id3Y&search=Airline%20Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLy2DkJ8xn8&search=Airline%20Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYuPmAlVs_o&search=Airline%20Commercial

Eastern1985

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User currently offlineEastern1985 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18942 times:

Here is One More.

Western Airlines...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FamKYMOvunk&search=Airline%20Commercial


User currently offlineEastern1985 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18910 times:

Please, someone let me know it the links are working for you.

They are for me, I just want some feedback.

Thanks


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8115 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18891 times:

So much good aviation stuff on Youtube. Anyone seen this Iberia 747 blow out an engine on takeoff?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0opm6Xc_N7w Wicked.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18863 times:

Quoting Eastern1985 (Reply 2):
Please, someone let me know it the links are working for you

They're working for me. Too bad airline travel isn't like that anymore.



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 18812 times:

My favorite of all time were AA's "The On-Time Machine" commercials.


Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 18753 times:

That 1978 TWA L-1011 ad was very 1970s... but I bet that Trans World's "delicious steak" in coach was as tough as shoe leather and tasted just as good, too.

I've had some fave airline commercials, too, over the years. Some of mine include:
-Southwest's "Sick of Your Job/Wanna Get Away?" ad with the "Pink Slip Virus!" (1998)... very funny.
-American's "Engine/Way of Life" ads (2002)... I wish that this campaign was still running.
-America West's "Mosh Pit" (1996) ad was funny, too. (As much as I luv WN, I still hate open seating... let's hope that WN's assigned seating test succeeds.)

But, my fave of all time has to be Delta's "Adiemus/On Top of the World" ads (which debuted in the US during the 1996 Summer Olympics). Nothing beats the ad where the balloons fly in and over the MD-11 in that Atlanta hangar. (Oddly enough, Thierry Mugler used "Adiemus" in a TV ad for their "Cologne" fragrance in 2001, four years after the DL ads ended in the US.)

[Edited 2006-07-01 21:13:36]


"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18713 times:

Old Southwest commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhh7Ey9RLzw&search=Airline%20Commercial

I remember this one for AA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzLGwC7MhwQ&search=Airline%20Commercial


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18703 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 6):
-American's "Engine/Way of Life" ads (2002)... I wish that this campaign was still running.

Are you talking about the series of three - "Ramp Service" (late bag being run to a departing flight) "Important" ("Even the most junior mechanic..."), and "Farewell" (highlighting maintenance through the eyes of a 36-year employee) or is there a different series that I missed?

That series is some of my favorite airline advertising...wish AA would have stuck with tose instead of the scary big-brother-esque "We Know Why You Fly".

They can be found at http://pbmnyc.com/pbm/video/american/index.htm

I also love two commercials from PSA...

Next plane to Phoenix: http://www.catchoursmile.com/Next_To_Phoenix.WMV
and
We've got to be tough to make you smile: http://www.catchoursmile.com/PSA_Tough.WMV (though it's kind of a generic insert-any-airline-here ad)

... I wonder if US will roll out any "Heritage Advertising  Wink?

Lincoln



CO Is My Airline of Choice || Baggage Claim is an airline's last chance to disappoint a customer || Next flts in profile
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18676 times:

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 8):
Are you talking about the series of three - "Ramp Service" (late bag being run to a departing flight) "Important" ("Even the most junior mechanic..."), and "Farewell" (highlighting maintenance through the eyes of a 36-year employee) or is there a different series that I missed?

These are the ads I'm referring to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V64IM...lU&search=American%20Airlines%20ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzDOa...YI&search=American%20Airlines%20ad

Different series... but still great.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineThecheese From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18652 times:
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Heh, this one for Braniff (featuring Andy Warhol and boxer Sonny Liston) came up in the related items window.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-hlTmWVOSw

Oh, man... I don't think I've ever heard Andy Warhol say that many words in a row before! That was awesome!


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18637 times:

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 8):
We've got to be tough to make you smile: http://www.catchoursmile.com/PSA_Tough.WMV (though it's kind of a generic insert-any-airline-here ad)

Ahh that is so cheesy



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineArecibo From Spain, joined Aug 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 18530 times:

Thanks !!!!! Any actual "Wings of Man" commercials anyone?


Life is tough; It's touher if you're stupid. John Wayne.
User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 18474 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 9):
These are the ads I'm referring to:

Wow... I don't think I've ever seen those before, but they highlight everything I love about aviation. Kind of moving/stiring, as well.

Give the long tradition of great (or at least good) AAdvertising American had built up, one really wonders why they thought creeping customers out was a good idea.

Quoting Columba (Reply 11):
Ahh that is so cheesy

Yeah, they say "California....It's the cheese"  Smile... I love that ad partially because of how generic it is; it would take at most 7 edits to turn that into a commercial for any airline [Watch it again, and anytime you hear or see the letters "PSA" insert "Delta" or "Continental" or "United" or "American"

Lincoln



CO Is My Airline of Choice || Baggage Claim is an airline's last chance to disappoint a customer || Next flts in profile
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 18422 times:

In regards to AA's current ads, I saw a CO ad in NY last December that said "Why you fly is your business. Our business is getting you there."

I too agree that the "We know why you fly" campaign is not nearly as good as any of the aforementioned commercials. However, if the current campaign compels more people to fly American than past campaigns, then it works.



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineTolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 18380 times:

Perhaps someone can find the Aer Lingus TV spot from the 80's featuring the 747- that was pretty cool for its day- all I can remember is great music and an amazing sunrise/set that you could see through the aircraft from the far side
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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18110 times:

Here's the famous British Airways face advert:

http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/commercials...-c/britishairwaysglobalface1989.rm

Enjoy!

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18105 times:

Did you ever notice that AA doesn't depict any people of Middle Eastern decent in their "We Know Why You Fly" campaign?  scratchchin   scratchchin   scratchchin 

Mark


User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18057 times:

Does someone know the link to the comedy where the actress is acting out different stewardess? I know its not a commerical but its a website where there are short scenes of the different stewardess


Living the jetset life! No better way to be
User currently offlineSQ773 From Spain, joined Apr 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18011 times:

Eastern 1985,

THANKS, THANKS, THANKS for sharing !!!!! I have enjoyed so much !!! Specially those of TWA and Pan Am . A pitty those days are gone .

cheeers


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 17996 times:

Quoting Tolmachevo (Reply 15):
Perhaps someone can find the Aer Lingus TV spot from the 80's featuring the 747- that was pretty cool for its day- all I can remember is great music and an amazing sunrise/set that you could see through the aircraft from the far side

I wish I could see that advert I have heard so much about it!


User currently offlineTolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 17962 times:

Quoting BMED (Reply 18):
Does someone know the link to the comedy where the actress is acting out different stewardess? I know its not a commerical but its a website where there are short scenes of the different stewardess

http://www.pamann.com/

http://www.seeitfirst.co.uk/pamann/pamann.html

she is so funny
 crackup 


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 17875 times:

One of my favorites is an ANA one where the presenter is Frank Sinatra. Yes olf Blue eyes himself. There are many famous people who will do commercials in Japan but not in their home country.

Take a look!

Another is the ANA commercial with dancing 747s at HND T2 opening at HND.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 17868 times:

Aviaton Past has a good collection of airline commercials from 54 airlines with 113 commercials via youtube links. Enjoy!

http://www.aviationpast.com/Commercials.html

Kris



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 17839 times:

Love those adverts! I just whish I was around in those retro days of Aviation, so much new innovative aircraft that all had their own individual characteristics. Nowadays all aircraft are getting too similar.

Lawrence  Wink



Love It To Live It
25 Post contains links AsstChiefMark : Here are a few more PSA commercials: http://www.psa-history.org/snd/psa1.wmv http://www.psa-history.org/snd/psa2.wmv http://www.psa-history.org/snd/ps
26 TPAnx : My all time favorite...the Southern Airways spot in which a man walks through first class--and sees lobster--a woman peeling grapes--violins--only to
27 Ctbarnes : Anyone remember the old Southern Airways ad from the 1970's where a hapless passenger walks through a roman orgy in First Class and is told, "second c
28 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I remember when 747's used to come and go like buses at MSP. I found proof: Mark
29 Post contains links OzGlobal : Not such an old one, but a great one by Qantas: 'Spirit of Australia', using the Peter Allen song, 'I Still Call Australia Home'. http://www.youtube.c
30 MarkHKG : Man, I love that ad. Awesome.
31 Post contains links and images Burnsie28 : Yes as many might have already seen if they went to www.aviationpast.com/Commercials.html which has that one and several others
32 Klwright69 : OK I read a lot of these posts and still didn't see anyone mention the old CO commercial "At CO we really move our tails for you."
33 Worldflyer : Thanks, I have always liked this advert but haven't ever been able to find it.
34 Post contains links Worldflyer : Here is the Southern Airways commercial And two others - http://www.southernairways.org/so3.WMV http://www.southernairways.org/so4.WMV Enjoy.[Edited
35 Post contains images Ctbarnes : Thank you !!! Charles, SJ
36 September11 : Absolutely -- great information and sources for history research!
37 Post contains images DreamsUnited : Yeah, I saw that on Flightlevel350 Here is a good postcard thing from Continental showing off their new DC-10-30 On the reverse it says Serving the c
38 Post contains links Panamair : Agree that the DL "Adiemus/Dolphins" ad from the mid-90s is a classic. Here's a French version of it re: DL's transatlantic ops: http://www.youtube.c
39 Arcano : Some for south America: Lan Chile 1992 "Passenger of the future" LAN Airlines 2004, launch of "Lan Airlines" Aerolineas Argentinas: This best one: oth
40 Dc10s4ever : Eastern 1985. Congrats on starting one of the best threads ever on a.net. !
41 SQ773 : Absolutely agree !
42 FWAERJ : HAHA!!!! Let's hope that Ryanair and Mr. O'Leary have never seen that commercial... otherwise, FR would have fresh ideas for their constant cost-cutt
43 Post contains links and images LawrenceMck : Can anyone shed any light as to why in the video that has been entitled: "Varig Hope" there are photos used off the A.NET database? Look out for this
44 Post contains images AirframeAS : The AS commercials from 1998 were pretty good, I liked the future AS employee as a FA and A&P the best!!! The other AS commercial that was funny was t
45 Burnsie28 : Because its not a real Varig Ad, its something someone made up.
46 Post contains images LawrenceMck : AAAAAH I see, I feel kinda stupid now . Thanks for your reply anyway. Lawrence
47 Post contains links Centrair : There is a NW one that had me rolling. Smartest way to the USA
48 Post contains links and images Burnsie28 : I think one of my favorites its the CSA Commercial, the blonde FA is cute too http://www.aviationpast.com/CSACOM1.html
49 Cactus739 : By far the best commerical ever..... "4 quarters for a dollar? 4 quarters for 5 dollars? 4 quarters for $20?" while he's doing the pee pee dance the
50 B52murph : Those are GREAT! The first AA jingle is the one I remember the best..."something special in the air." Did anybody notice the 2-4-2 seating on that TW
51 Post contains links Kjet12 : Makes me wish I were taking CSA to Prague next month. I'm kinda bummed. Though i'm sure the ladies at KLM will be just fine. The "Asia Series" NW ad
52 Post contains images UnitedTristar : Some of my favorites -m [Edited 2006-07-03 21:21:00]
53 JohnClipper : Does anyone have a link to the UA "in 13 cities in 10 countries, their playing our song" commercial when they bought the PA Pacific routes?
54 Post contains links Burnsie28 : Here's a classic BA one: http://www.aviationpast.com/BACOM3.html
55 Post contains links Cactus739 : This has long been one of my favorites... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeYIIPcFU3k I've seen this like 5 times in a row and can't stop laughing....
56 Post contains images UnitedTristar : I have to give it to F9 they have some clever commercials. and my favorite of all! -m
57 Post contains links United_fan : United 's new 747-400. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOBnfR9WHSk&search=united%20airlines My fave,the Star Alliance commercial! http://www.youtube.co
58 Burnsie28 : That one was pretty funny!
59 Post contains images Airwave : " target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOBnf...lines When I watched this spot, I distinctly heard strains from Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".
60 Burnsie28 : I think it was even before that, I heard that they started using it in the late 80's.
61 Baroque : Interesting. It seems very close in some respects such as style to later Qantas ads. Anyone else think that?
62 Post contains links Jacks757 : This one from Aeromexico is great! Very funny! http://www.aviationpast.com/AMCOM1.html
63 Aeroflot777 : Aeroflot's Commercial: Aeroflot777
64 AF-A319 : My personnal favourite: SN Brussels 2004 ad.
65 Dtwclipper : Of course this is my fav:
66 Post contains links Miller22 : There's a large collection here: http://www.airlineempires.net/index....nt&task=blogsection&id=7&Itemid=93
67 Post contains links Csavel : This old Branniff commercial with Andy Warhol and Sonny Liston is classic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-hlTmWVOSw&mode=related&search=Airline%20Co
68 Rick : The Delta commercials in the 80's, "we love to fly and it shows" were excellent, especially the one were the Delta customer service guy leaps over the
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