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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

I was curious what your favorite airline commercials are/were.

Mine is the BA commercial in space and they are talking about cricket and other stuff while sitting at a nice table. It then said "The British simply know how to travel" Than "British Airways, the world's favourite airline." That commercial aired in the states for a long time.

I also like AA's recent old ones titled "The Great American Get-together." I am not sure if they are still on the air as I haven't seen them in a couple of weeks.

I love AA's two newest commercials which have been discussed on the forums. I have seen them on nbc aswell as the web.

Another good I saw only once was a United commercial that aired during all of the pilot strikes and the hellish summer of 2000 for them. It had a bunch of photos of their planes and crews from the origins to modern day, and it basically said "We won't give up" and that sort of message.


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User currently offlineAirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

The old British Airways commercial with Yanni's music in the background was really nice. AA's old Latin America commercials were also something.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

I think I might have seen one or two AA Latin America commercials. I was too young to really remember though(maybe 5 yrs old) ,but I do recall from my longterm memory they did air some on tv.


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User currently offlineCaptain Moya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

My favorite was a Fed Ex one. It started out with a Fed Ex pilot sitting on an elephant and taxiing out to the runway for takeoff. Finally, the elephant begins its takeoff roll accompanied by the sound of jet engines, and once aiborne, it makes a climbing right turn. Very original.

User currently offlineCch362 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Although I hated the "Rising" campaign, two of United's commercials from that period (1998?) were terrific.

One was of a little kid daydreaming in a country coffee house, pretending to toss a paper airplane that was actually the reflection in the window of a passing United jet. The message: getting back to basics (yeah right).

The other was of a circus clown tossing rings into the air. And it just happened that a passing United jet in the distance appeared to be flying through the rings. The message was no more jumping through the hoops (yeah right).

User currently offlineBx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 738 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

I think that the current BMI haemmorhoids ad is excellent. it had me laughing for a while.

I remember BA ads many years ago where astronauts were stranded on the moon, these were very funny.

Even further back were the BCal ads where they were singing "I wish they all could be Caledonian girls", not very PC I agree.

User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2347 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

I think American's most recent two commercials now tops my list. They are pretty-much perfect in my opinion.

Some other favorites are:
United's commercial that aired during the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. The commercial touts United's superior comfort on their 747 aircraft by having a group of orca whales swimming through the aircraft.

Delta's commercials with the Enya music in the background. The commercial featured a fleet of Delta 767's flying in formation, synchronized with a school of dolphins; it was actually pretty cool.

Another commercial I'll always remember was America West's R-E-S-P-E-C-T commercial. The airline basically took the famous Aretha Franklin song and had employees singing around the ramp, the terminal, and on baggage carts singing a version more suitable for airlines, while keeping the famous R-E-S-P-E-C-T refrain. It was very Southwest-like, but for some reason, it stuck in my mind.

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I gotta say, this Delta Commercial was one of the greatest  Big grin :


 Big grin

Back to reality, I really loved the new AA commercials, they are great! It makes me want to fly on AA, but AA doesn't serve an airport even close to where I live (they don't serve North Dakota or Montana)  Sad..

...Serge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Anyone happen to know who composed the music for the current AA ads? I think it is great music.

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