qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2221 posts, RR: 14 Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14439 times:
Check out the link below for pics of an NYC subway car taken over by AA. Inside and out, the car is pretty darn cool. What are other unique and fun airline advertisements you've seen? Share your links!
AA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2282 posts, RR: 25 Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13763 times:
Quoting nyc2theworld (Reply 2): This is nothing new. Delta did this on the same shuttle line a couple of years back.
Yeah, but nowhere near the beautiful design inside.
Outside it's ok. Once inside, you're transported to a variety of colors and patterns from all over Europe! The marble on the seat, and horn laying on flower bed are very cool.
Like the author of the blog said:
"Again – best subway advertisement ever, changing the bland, sterile modern subway car into a collage of pictures, with a minimal amount of actual ads. Wish I could have taken more pictures, but the car filled up as soon as it emptied. Check it out next time you’re in Times Square!"
LONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 696 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 13760 times:
Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 7): I would think a bus would be a better platform to advertise. A train is only seen by those riding the subway, but a bus is seen by anyone walking or driving by at street level or a few stories up.
It's one half dozen or the other. Over 5 million people use the subway every weekday in NYC. Albeit, the advertisement is only on one train but the Times Square shuttle is very heavily traveled.
jetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1440 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 12563 times:
WOAHH! It looks cool! I see it's the "S" train, I'll purposely go to Times Sq tomorrow after school, depending on my mood lol and check this out for myself. Pretty neat, I love how they turned the seats into "benches"!
I hardly see any AA Ads in the subway, it's ALWAYSSSS Delta, Continental and JetBlue, but mostly DL. I also saw some Icelandair ad on the 7 train.
FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10027 times:
Back in the Summer of 2005 while walking through Washington D.C. I saw a pickup truck with Independence Air colors and logos. The bed of the truck also had what was supposed to be a miniature vertical stabilizer to make the truck look like an Independence Air aircraft... Pretty cool to see it just cruise by.
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CO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 543 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 9797 times:
Nice job by AA on the subway car, but Continental beat them to it by a few years. Here is a Continental Airlines subway car. Think they own a rail company with all those ads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1av6tcJGlY
I should've flown with someone else or gone by car cause United breaks guitars.
While I love CO, I must give credit where credit is due. The AA campaign covers nearly ever surface of the subway car, not just the normal ad space like the CO ads. I would be interested to see if at the time CO ran that ad campaign if the MTA even offered the wraps for the car or that was the best they could do.
Always wonderers if this "last and final boarding call" is in fact THE last and final boarding call.
gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2964 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 9213 times:
Nice advertising, I have seen this sort of thing on the London Underground too.
Only one major problem I see is the list of destinations they are advertising on the train. They imply they fly to Prague and Edinburgh, but they don't send aircraft there according to the route map I have just looked at.
They also have pictures of Swiss or Austrian horny blowers, and they don't operate to these countries either! It could be argued they operate to them via One World hubs in Europe, but I think this is very misleading!
qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2221 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 8671 times:
Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 24): They also have pictures of Swiss or Austrian horny blowers, and they don't operate to these countries either! It could be argued they operate to them via One World hubs in Europe, but I think this is very misleading!
If you look carefully at the signs over the doorways, all three JV partners are listed: AA, BA and IB. So, while AA is most prominent, as others have stated the car is advertising all three and what they offer New Yorkers. And BTW, AA serves ZRH daily from JFK.
I realize this kind of advertising on subway cars has been done before, but this is the first time I've seen the entire car taken over, inside and out. I hope you all are enjoying the photos as much as I have, and I look forward to more links of other airlines/advertising campaigns. It's fun to see the creativity combined with technology that provides something new and exciting, especially when it features our favorite thing -- aviation!
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CAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 907 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6960 times:
I can't find any pics of it anywhere, but I want to say that UA did this a few years ago with one in Chicago as well. It was in the battleship grey livery if I remember correctly. Not sure if they did anything to the interior or not.
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25 willd: Both DL (in the past) and EK currently have taking over all the Gatwick Express Trains with adverts.
26 ckfred: No pictures, but AA has done the same with CTA rapid transit trains in Chicago. Remember that besides the subway, Chciago has the Elevated (EL or L) i
27 UAL777UK: It looks great, Kudo to AA, although I would have stuck to places they actually send their metal to. UA painted a full London Tube on the Piccadilly L
28 0NEWAIR0: Personally, I think Delta's mini coopers are the best (Google Delta Mini Cooper if you haven't seen any of them)
29 isitsafenow: Post one, seventh photo from the top, I could swear I heard......"REEECOLAAA..." safe
30 contrails15: Surprised I haven't seen a story about the subway cars on the local news. There big on doing stories about stuff like this especially with the MTA get
31 blink182: I'm not sure its all that rare and newsworthy. I know AA is not the first to do this, as this past summer, I saw an S train covered in the same fashi