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CO-"Move Our Tail For You"  
User currently offlineusafdo From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8715 times:

Continental Airlines---alot of people have in the past mentioned this commerical for the 80's; "We really move our tail for you..."

Someone finely got it and put it on YouTube.

I understand it became the focus of numerous law suits agains CO.

Hope everyone enjoys it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGSaE2QOd00            

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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3940 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8608 times:

Damn that brings back a few memories, thanks for locating that.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2619 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8286 times:

I always loved the prime rib cut from the carts in the aisle.
Flight 3 ORD-LAX B720 fan jet was the best.

Long gone are the prayer cards on trays and the stereo system that operated through tubes, not wires.

I have a set of those wine glasses and wore the agent uniform.


User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8133 times:

Quoting usafdo (Thread starter):
I understand it became the focus of numerous law suits agains CO.

Why was that???

I love it! I just wish flying was still like that...



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlineusafdo From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8052 times:

I believe it had to do with employees saying it sounded like they were working their @$$'es off for CO, and some employee groups though it was belittling!

User currently offlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

Quoting usafdo (Reply 4):
I believe it had to do with employees saying it sounded like they were working their @$$'es off for CO, and some employee groups though it was belittling!

And it was considered sexist. Akin to National's "I'm Estrellita, Fly Me" campaign.

Now, those passengers in the advert are walking towards an aircraft without steps or an open door! Don't move your tail, move the step!!
 



Dewmanair...begins with Dew
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3058 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5096 times:

Wow, I've never seen a flight attendant sew someones jacket.


E135/E140/E145/E70/E75/E90/CR2/CR7/CR9/717/732/733/734/735/73G/738/739/752/753/762/772/319/320/321/333
User currently offlineapjung From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

That's because they were called stewardess back then, LOL!


Andy P. Jung
User currently offlineElevated From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Great commercial. The glory days of air travel.

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 6):
Wow, I've never seen a flight attendant sew someones jacket.

We are still capable of doing so, you just have to ask nicely. It's amazing how a little friendliness can go a long way in the air--hint, hint.

Quoting apjung (Reply 7):
That's because they were called stewardess back then, LOL!

It might sound "old school" but the word is still well alive. It's more used jokingly among us than for anything else. Us "girls" in the back are such stewardesses...yes a more, "modern" definition.


User currently offlinemabadia71 From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Quoting usafdo (Thread starter):
I understand it became the focus of numerous law suits agains CO.

Why was that???

I love it! I just wish flying was still like that...

Well just from watching the commercial, and making very clear that I just guessing here, it does sound sexist. And in someone really dirty mind the phrase "We really move our tail for you, to make your every wish come true" could sound like the stewardesses were "working girls".



mabadia71
User currently offlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 948 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Quoting apjung (Reply 7):
That's because they were called stewardess back then, LOL!

I believe BA still refers to "Stewardesses"



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