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Airlines To Sell Ads On Boarding Passes  
User currently offlinePlanefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Looks like five airlines have found another revenue stream.

http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Stor...9CCC-874B2EE202D1%7d&siteid=yhoof2

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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

I heard this on the news this morning. I guess it's better than pay toilets.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3115 times:



Quoting Planefxr (Thread starter):
Looks like five airlines have found another revenue stream.

Concert promoters and some movie theaters and sports teams have been doing this for a long time. A long time…



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User currently offlinePlanefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3049 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 1):
I heard this on the news this morning. I guess it's better than pay toilets.

 laughing 

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Concert promoters and some movie theaters and sports teams have been doing this for a long time. A long time…

I think it is a good idea, I doubt it will offend passengers, and every cent of revenue these days is definately welcome.


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

What's new about this? I've seen ads on the back of boarding passes for years. I'd have to check which airlines when I get home, but the ones I can remember are Aerolineas Argentinas and Germanwings.
Will try to post a photo later.

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3023 times:



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):
What's new about this? I've seen ads on the back of boarding passes for years. I'd have to check which airlines when I get home, but the ones I can remember are Aerolineas Argentinas and Germanwings.
Will try to post a photo later.

I just flew back from Kiev with KLM, handled by swissport, and there was an advert for rental cars on the back of the boarding pass. First time ive noticed it however.



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User currently offline48V From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Airlines have been putting ads on ticket jackets since before deregulation. This doesn't seem very different to me.

User currently offlineFrontierflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Delta airlines just got rid of the ticket jackets recently right? They should go the way of western pacific and paint ads on jets.

User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1574 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

United also for quite a while had advertisments for NCL America on the back of their baggage tags (the ones applied by check in staff). Seems like a good idea to me.

Mark



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User currently offlinePlanefxr From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2738 times:



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):
What's new about this? I've seen ads on the back of boarding passes for years. I'd have to check which airlines when I get home, but the ones I can remember are Aerolineas Argentinas and Germanwings.

It is new to U.S. airlines.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

I could be wrong, but has this not been going on for YEARS. I can recall Hertz Ads on my KLM boarding passes from waaaaay back in the day.

Beyond that, in an age of online check-ins where people print their own passes surely the potential is not that great.

YOWza



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User currently offlineCactus742 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

As of about four years ago, United had ads for their Mileage Plus Visa on the back of boarding passes. What's the big deal?


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User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Strange that some airlines seem to discover their ability to print ads on boarding passes at a time where other airlines try to get rid of boarding passes:

http://www.lufthansa.com/online/port...ckin?l=en&nodeid=2144600&cid=18002


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

It has been done for many years in China.

I guess that's what they refer to when they talk about "socialism with Chinese characteristics".


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2352 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
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Quoting Dalavia (Reply 13):
It has been done for many years in China.

They even printed ads on the back of their safetycards.



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User currently offlineSawb1980 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2494 times:



Quoting Cactus742 (Reply 11):
As of about four years ago, United had ads for their Mileage Plus Visa on the back of boarding passes. What's the big deal?

I think they still do. As recent as May on my last flight, the advertisement for their VISA card was still there.


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

AA Self-Service boarding passes for a while had Papa Romano's (or Papa John's?) pizza ads on the back of them (the stub part was also a coupon for free order of breadsticks); but lately, it's now advertising online flight status "Get the 411 on your 737!".. or something like that.

AA ticket jackets also had a hotels.com ad on the backside (as did many other US airlines) but now are AA.com related marketing item.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

If I remember correctly SV have adverts on the back of their boarding passes.

Now that pax can print off their own passes at home I hope they won't have to see adverts on these too. I'll be putting in a bill for ink to the airline concerned if so.  Angry


User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2009 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

On the back of an Ansett boarding pass in January 1991. An advert for Bull Computers. You can just make it out on the scanned boarding pass below (reversed, of course). Not going to the effort to scan it again right now.  Smile

http://lh4.ggpht.com/allrong/R-8-OS3fx_I/AAAAAAAAWpA/tZz1EM9Oz2w/s800/ansett-nsss003.jpg



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