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An Introduction To Airline Slogans  
User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 529 posts, RR: 18
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

David M Rowell aka The Travel Insider has put together a series of web pages at his site dealing with airline slogans. The list is long and full of ones I've never heard of. It's here:
http://thetravelinsider.info/airlines/airlineslogans.htm

I'm sure he'd appreciate finding out about slogans not on the list. His email is dr4@thetravelinsider.info

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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20791 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

Interesting site. I just e-mailed him an update for SFO Helicopter, their rarely remembered "The Beeline". (I would post a photo link to one of their Sikorskys painted up as a bee, but that'd probably break the forum rules.)


International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 529 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

I was the one who alerted him to SFO Helicopter, but I think he looked at this page
http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/sfo.htm

This doesn't make it clear that there were two carriers by this name, one went bust around 1976 and a new one operated during the early 1980s.

Nonetheless the slogan list is pretty extensive.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Thanks for the list. My favorite was the PSA "Catch our Smile."
I enjoyed the link to the SFO Helicopter Airlines... I recall seeing those birds flying across the bay to Oakland International Airport.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

I submitted one. AA's post 9/11 campaign was Proud to bear the name 'American'. We'll see if he adds it to the list.

User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

I just sent an update - the list shows Qantas as using "The Spirit of Australia" into the '90s, they actually still use it today, but with the "The" dropped.

And my esoteric contribution: Air 21's slogan "Your Low Cost Airline for the Twenty-First Century", possibly the clumsiest slogan ever.


User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

Actually, he should have a separate section for sarcastic re-writes of slogans - when I worked for an airfreight forwarder in the '90s we had many of them, most rotating around certain airlines' propensity to lose things:

"Emery..It's As Good As Lost!"
"Fly Eastern, America's Favorite Way to Lose Air Freight..."
"Delta, We'll Get You There, But You'll Pay Through The A**"

(we didn't have contract rates with Delta and paid the same rates as anyone walking in off the street would, so as a result Delta was our absolute last-choice carrier,.which was a shame because they were extremely reliable!)


User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 529 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4052 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 6):
Actually, he should have a separate section for sarcastic re-writes of slogans - when I worked for an airfreight forwarder in the '90s we had many of them, most rotating around certain airlines' propensity to lose things:

Braniff: Bankruptcy Repeating And Never Insuring Full Financing.
USAir: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality
USAirways: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality-Why Alter Your Signs?
TWA: Tourists Washing Ashore
Delta: Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport
BOAC: Better On A Camel
BOAC: Bring Over American Cash


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5198 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4047 times:



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 7):


TWA: Tourists Washing Ashore

That's vile.

Try these instead:

Tires Without Air
Try Walking Across



Next up, STL-ATL-MSY-ATL-STL
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4039 times:



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 7):

United: U Never Imagined The Ensuing Disaster


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20791 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3981 times:



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 2):
http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/sfo.htm

Aha! "The BEELINE to your airline." I'd been wracking my brain for the complete slogan.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3910 times:



Quoting Psa188 (Reply 7):
Braniff: Bankruptcy Repeating And Never Insuring Full Financing.
USAir: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality
USAirways: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality-Why Alter Your Signs?
TWA: Tourists Washing Ashore
Delta: Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport
BOAC: Better On A Camel
BOAC: Bring Over American Cash

SABENA - Such A Bloody Experience Never Again
PIA - Please Inform Allah
AI - Already Informed

 Wink


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

My favorite is Western- The Champagne Airline. I do remember when VS had the 4 Engines 4 Longhaul. My dream was AA or CO would respond with: 2 engines 2 go farther as AA used 777's to compete on the NYC-LHR route and CO using 777's on longer routes (ie NYC-HKG).

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
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