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Best And Worst Airline Commercial  
User currently offlineFirstclasser From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

My best has to be the BA one where they're in the space shuttle. My least favorite are the TWA commercials

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User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Best ones had to be National Airlines "fly me" ones, and "Lets Go" + "Caledonian Girls" for British Caledonian in the 1970s

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

I like the swan of KLM.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2293 times:


I like the Air France "Making the sky the best place on earth" posters and tv ads. there quite unusual but make sence.


User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

In the early 90s BA had a advert, where a 100 + people from all cultures and backgrounds on the ground formed together to form a picture of the world and with music from Yanni in the background, it was a moving image, and one that will remain in my mind forever.

"British Airways, the worlds favourite airline".


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

BCal's Caledonian Girls ads, sung to the tune of the Beach Boys' Californian Girls - tacky, very tacky ... but classics for all that!!  Big thumbs up

British Caledonian - We Never Forget You Have A Choice


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
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Best: Kendell Airlines, only short with no dialogue only music, but beautiful!!
Also I'll have to say the Qantas, I Still Call Australia Home commercial.

Worst: I don't have one ... is there such a thing?  Big grin



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Best: United commercial during the pilot's strike about 2 years ago. It pretty much said that they have made it through in the past, and they will make it through this event also. In between the messages(they were typed) they had pics throughout the years of United aircraft in exotic places and in the air. One scene I remember was probably taken early 80's. It was a UAL 742 landing at some exotic island. During the commercial, they were playing that music they always play.
Isn't that song "moonlight sonata"?

Worst: Any Southwest commercial
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
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Oh yes, I've thought of another one, "Spread your wings with Southern Australia, spread your wings and fly, we try a little harder at Southern Australia, the pride of the Southern sky" - or something to that effect - but I  Love (ed) it!!! ... pity it doesn't exist anymore (now part of QantasLink).. oh well.


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User currently offlineSilverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

The best airline advertisement was one I never saw. In the Wall Street Journal, at least eight years ago there was an article about Aeroflot and the changes it was going to make to become competetive with other international airlines. The ad described in the article was how things had been in the past, and now, how Aeroflot was changing (new airplanes, new service, et al). The picture that was used on TV and newspaper was of an elephant flying overhead and the caption - "Even elephants can fly!" The article in the Journal had a small picture of the elephant aloft. I'm curious to know - did this ad ever become reality? In the US, we rarely see ads for Aeroflot and then only in print. Aeroflot, with or without this ad, seems to have changed for the better.

User currently offlineWunalaDreaming From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

I still call Australia home.

(You can see it on the Qantas Website! http://promos.qantas.com.au/spirit/#video


User currently offlineFinnair MD-11 From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

HERE ARE THE BEST ONES!!!!!!!!

http://www.finnair.fi/yritysinfo/mainokset/movies/Home%20for%20the%20evening%20(sf).mov

and

http://www.finnair.fi/yritysinfo/mainokset/movies/Good%20day's%20morning%20(sf).mov

Please check them out to see what you think about them!


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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

Worst: south west airlines

Best: i dont know!



User currently offlineD From South Africa, joined Sep 2001, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

The best one i've seen yet is the commercial for South African Airways that plays on CNN.

The worst one.. don't know yet...
 Insane


User currently offlineCaptain Moya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

My favorite airline commercial was that of Fed Ex about 5 years ago. It had an airline pilot riding an elephant out on the flightline. Seconds later the elephant taxied onto the runway, and began its takeoff roll! The it lifted off making a right climbing turn! The pilot look so serious at his job. The takeoff roll was accompanied by the sound of turbofan engines. That was bad-ass!!! Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

I agree with Zizou...the BA ads from the mid-90s were great...with the 200 people forming a face in the desert. Perhaps the first hint of their later disasterous world images remake.

Also really like the classical music that BA and UA have long used as their unofficial 'anthems'. Any idea what these are called? Composer?

Liked the old AA ads from the 80's...."We're American Airlines, doing what we do best". Laker Airways ads..."Consider yourself one of the family".

Anyone remember Saturday Night Live from the early 80's?? One show they ran a parody ad for a fake US airline with terrible service. The slogan was "at xxx airlines, we make you feel like you never left the ground....because we treat you like dirt". hehehehehe





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
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I liked this one. Though it isn't an airline commercial per se, it was all over the tarmac in what I belive was Boston.

The Company: Roxio. The only time I saw it air was during the MTV VMA Awards a few weeks ago. Did anyone else see it? I can't find it online anywhere! But I think you'd like.



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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

The music BA uses is The Flower Duet from the opera Lakme by Delibes.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Thank you Ceilidh.

Regards
Neil/Toronto



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

I really liked United's commercials in the early 90's that used "Rhapsody In Blue" over footage of a United plane in flight. Very classy.

Delta's current ad campaign is pretty good as well. I really like the one about BusinessElite International, where the passenger is using his feet to get the inflight magazine out of the seat pocket, during which Delta hypes the space in BuisinessElite.

AirTran's done one that is done up like the celebration in Times Square on V-J Day, including a take on the famous sailor kissing a female in the crowd.

I also liked Valujet's Captain Value ad campaign; it was very humorous and pretty much summed up what Valujet was. On a side note, the voice of Captain Value was the same guy that currently does the voice of Space Ghost (way cool).

And I agree about the BA Space Shuttle ad as well.

Worst, Delta's we love to fly and it shows. It was launched right before the crash @ DFW in 1985, and they had to scrap plans for a billboard near DFW that had the new slogan on it.

Southwest is not very creative in their ads as well. You're not exactly free to move about the country if Southwest doesn't fly anywhere near you.


User currently offlineBraniff From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

In the 70's there was a Braniff commercial with a little granny who steals candy, magazines, glasses, silverware, and blankets from the plane, then steals a tug and eventually the 707 itself.

"Oh we're not against souvenier-hunting...so long as it doesn't get out of hand..."

Quite humorous...the Wattsmedia Braniff video has this plus a bunch of other Braniff commercials, press video, and air-to-air footage, in case anyone is interested.

-Ant



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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Dare I say it but AN's 'Absolutely' ads didn't help unfortunately.

The Coachman



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User currently offlineAM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

One of my favorites is the Delta TV commercial where a 767-300 is being towed into a hangar, then, with very inspiring background music and high-speed camera, the aircraft is repainted (with Delta's '96-'97 "new" scheme), and finally there's a great shot of the Boeing being towed out of the hangar.




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