TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1108 times:
As most of you have probably seen, (atleast in the USA). United has been running a string of commercials with employees talking about their jobs, how much they like their jobs, etc etc. Well, there is one with a lady, with a Red vest on, she is a mechanic and she talks about how she fixes all the planes. When she mentions the types of aircraft she works on , she says: "Seven-forty-sevens, seven-triple-sevens...."
I crack up everytime I hear it. I am surprised they let it run, would have thought they would've caught the "seven-triple-seven" part!!
AirFinAir From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 662 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1039 times:
You must be watching the Series too. Perhaps the worst set of commercials United has ever put out. And that particular one IS hilarious - - what the heck is a seven-triple-seven? Is that a 7x777? Would that be a 777777777777777777777?
Ironminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 1020 times:
Thank God I'm not the only person here who can't stand those ads! And that butch who's going on about fixing planes has got to be the worst! Also the guy who's the purser or whatever who's talking about all the different destinations...hell, all these guys! Are they really real employees?
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 1012 times:
Yeah, I'm watching the World Series, and almost every commercial break UAL has a commercial. There's also that one with the guy who talks about how you can go on a vacation to Hawaii, Ft. Lauderdale, Italy, etc. and no worries, cuz he'll take care of you!!!
AirFinAir From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 662 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 979 times:
Yes, they are real employees. If I remember correctly, those commercials were filmed at ORD over a two or three day period a couple of weeks after the 11th.
After I posted my first response, I started thinking a little more about those spots - Its not the employees I mind so much, its the way the commercial was filmed. I thought the days of the camera constantly moving around were over. That element annoys me, but I guess you've also got to remember that the employees in these spots aren't behind the camera, setting up the shots and shaking the camera around, and they don't pick which segments get aired and when. Those decisions are made by an ad agency. I guess what I'm saying is that we can easily make fun of these people, but they're real people, the ones on the front lines trying to keep the airline from becoming another sad chapter in US aviation history. So I'm going to give them credit for backing up their jobs and their airline. Yep, even if they do fly strange aircraft types.
Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 892 times:
Just when we thought the contradictory "United Rising" commercials were bad enough, out they come with these. If United really wanted to touch peoples' hearts, they would bring back the very familiar "Fly the Friendly Skies".
UALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 888 times:
All I have to say that they hired the most unattractive bunch of my fellow employees that they could've found.
This company already has the reputation of having tons of elderly flight attendant women with 35 years' seniority. I hate to say it, but my gosh, I would really have liked to see the company at least try to glamorize United. Use at least two or three pretty people. I mean really.
Yep. I definitely should've been invited to that casting call. Damn. Wish I woulda known about it.
(I know this isn't the nicest post I've written... but oh well.)
IAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 831 times:
I've always thought United had the best television commercials. I remember as a young child getting excited about the super bowl not only for the football but to see if United would have a new commercial run during the event. My second year of taking piano lessons, my teacher asked me if there was a special piece of music in which I wanted to work on for the year. She was very surprised when I asked her to get me the sheet music to Gershwin's Rapsody in Blue. I still haven't mastered that piece 15 years later. I probably never will. I sincerely hope United makes it through these tough times without too many problems.
Firstclasser From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 787 times:
guys, cut the woman some slack. how do you know what she was sayin? Maybe she was gonna say "seven-seven-seven", but then decided to say "triple seven" instead, but after the first "seven". Maybe she was gonna say "seven-two-seven"(sniff, sniff), "seven-five-seven", or "seven-three-seven", but it came out wrong. Hey, you ever heard of STAGE FRIGHT?!
Vegas456 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 754 times:
C'mon, cut that woman in the United Commercial some slack, it's not like she's a paid actor and besides, who else but "Aviation Enthusiasts" would notice that mistake. Who cares for that matter? It's just a commercial.