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1975: How Braniff View Air Travel Of The Future!  
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7931 times:



Quite hilarious!


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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Funny part is they thought there'd be food on board.  Big grin

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7849 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Thread starter):
Quite hilarious!

Bah, ya whippersnapper, we thought all those things were really keen and groovy back then!



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3512 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7778 times:

haha!

that is a cheesy commercial.

It reminds me a lot of the movie Logans Run.



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21419 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7745 times:

A choice of 3 movies!!!


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineDC10Forever From Brazil, joined Oct 2005, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7733 times:

Just like the Epcot Center !!!


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User currently offlineKDCA From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7733 times:

ha interesting how in the future there's no walking yet everyone in the clip is in shape, unlike today's bovine passengers.

User currently offlineJunction From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7684 times:

Quoting KDCA (Reply 6):
ha interesting how in the future there's no walking yet everyone in the clip is in shape, unlike today's bovine passengers.

That's exactly what I was thinking. I wonder how they planned to overcame all the obesity?


User currently offlineDadoftyler From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7684 times:

Anyone else notice that, about 42 seconds into the video, it looks like some woman in a silver smock with her back to us is scratching her butt? Look in the lower-left hand quadrant of the picture...TOO funny.

User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7561 times:
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Quoting Dadoftyler (Reply 8):
Anyone else notice that, about 42 seconds into the video, it looks like some woman in a silver smock with her back to us is scratching her butt? Look in the lower-left hand quadrant of the picture...TOO funny.

I saw that. Maybe her new age thong was getting realigned.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7543 times:

Well they got one thing right:

"because a friendly computer already knows more about you than do....."


User currently offlineComet4b From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7453 times:

Hey you guys don't laugh.Thats exactly what it is like going through YYZ.
The woman scratching her bum,the plastic people,people being herded this way and that,finger print taking,fabulous food on AC,and watching 3 movies,one in English,the same one in French and the same one again with no sound.Did R Milton ever work for Braniff???


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6581 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

Even funnier, they thought Braniff would be around in the future...

User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7420 times:

I saw this vid before and it appears to be made in the 1960s and shows what they think travel will be like by 1975.

The reason I think this is because in the 1960s everyone seemed to think that supersonic travel was going to be commonplace by the 1970s. However, by 1975 the costly development led Boeing and Lockheed to abandon their SST projects and the oil crisis beginning in 1973 was the final nail in Supersonic air travel for the masses.

Also the livery of the Braniff supersonic in this commercial is their 1965 livery with the white tail with BI in bold black letters, rather than their 1971. So my guess is that this commerical was made in the mid-1960s judging by the clothing/hair/makeup styles and accompanying music. By 1975 this would have seemed all a bit dated.


User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7282 times:

A question for the pilots: Was the guy with 7 stripes on his sleeve the pilot or co-pilot?

The gal scratching her bum was far more impressive that the folks wearing helmets designed by Dork - I think there was a bit of creative fun with that one.

Sad that Braniff went under - they would have been interesting to watch these days.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3868 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7282 times:

Yeah, I have this DVD in my collection and if you are not a serious collector of all things Braniff like I am, or a collector or retro commercials, it is really not worth the $30.00 price tag. The production values as you all may have glimpsed from this clip are horrible at best.

http://www.braniffpages.com/boutique.html

Too be fair most futurist get it wrong, I recall when I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, I was promised flying cars....where is my flying car? Oh wait, there it is....

http://www.moller.com/skycar/

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3868 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7265 times:

Quoting DETA737 (Reply 13):
Also the livery of the Braniff supersonic in this commercial is their 1965 livery with the white tail with BI in bold black letters, rather than their 1971. So my guess is that this commerical was made in the mid-1960s judging by the clothing/hair/makeup styles and accompanying music. By 1975 this would have seemed all a bit dated.

Indeed this was a 60s era advert. By the early 70s Braniff was moving from the Girard (Jellybeans) to the 'Flying Colors' livery.

Quoting ScottB (Reply 12):
Even funnier, they thought Braniff would be around in the future...

If not for bad mangemnent and AA, they would still be with us.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7152 times:

Quoting Dadoftyler (Reply 8):
Anyone else notice that, about 42 seconds into the video, it looks like some woman in a silver smock with her back to us is scratching her butt?

I am literally LOL!

And one other thing,

Since when did, looking, at a SlimJim relieve headaches?



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7137 times:

The video phone was in black and white !!

What crap!!  Wink



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7065 times:

Yea, boy were they sure wrong....
Didn't they realize that travel in the 21st century would involve long security lines, crowded flights, taking your shoes & belts off to go thru security, no meal service, plastic silverware, no pillows, no blankets, peanuts if you are lucky, food not worthy of fast food for purchase, poor service......



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7032 times:

The way the seats move around and rotate reminds me of a ride at Disneyland. I just can't remember which one it is.

What about the guy flying along side of the plane wearing the jetpack using a key to lock the door?  rotfl 

Then there is someone in her hooded sweatsuit dropping off her laundry.  Big grin

I saw a button for food but I didn't see one for drinks.  Confused

Too bad they couldn't predict the TSA.

Someone asked if the pilot with the seven stripes is a captain of a first officer - He is the captain AND the first officer.  Smile


User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6993 times:

Were did our imagination go...... it still puts a smile in your face....

Braniff with a vision!!!  bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

Cheers,


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6943 times:

Quoting Dadoftyler (Reply 8):
Anyone else notice that, about 42 seconds into the video, it looks like some woman in a silver smock with her back to us is scratching her butt?

I noticed that too.

Did anyone see the electric chair wrist cuffs being applied on that woman, what the hell was that about?


User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

Quoting Swissy (Reply 21):
Were did our imagination go...... it still puts a smile in your face....

Wasn't the future great!



"...left my home in Georgia, 'n headed for the "Frisco" Bay...
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6917 times:

It reminds me of a ride at Disney and Willy Wonka combined.


Go big or go home
25 Post contains images EXAAUADL : Looks like "Logan Runs" Excellent observations!!! Their color scheme is definitely pastels rather than the two-tone flying colors they were using in 1
26 VHVXB : lol. Same here
27 AerospaceFan : Just imagine. In a parallel universe, this really did take place, and by 1975 they were serving free food and beverages even in Coach. Heck, come to t
28 Sccutler : Well, one sliver of it came true- Braniff was the only US carrier ever to operate Concorde in scheduled passenger service.
29 DesertJets : Was I the only one that found that clip slightly creepy??? Like this bit: Awfully Orwellian, but I guess today we live that reality.
30 Richierich : Geez - if the people who dreamed up that clip could have actually seen what flying is like in 2006, they'd probably be extremely disappointed, especia
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