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Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 4:03 am

This is why we love Northwest Airlines so much!

This is the way flying should be!





Bring back the Concorde
 
chepos
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 4:12 am

What a nice advertisement. Much better than most of the airline advertisements today.
Chepos
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 4:17 am

I agree with CHepos
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:26 am

Good ol' 3-4-2 in coach. Bring it back!

Yeah right,

Matt
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 7:34 am

MSP-HKG with 4 layovers...now that's an airliner lovers dream!
Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 10:17 am

miss those glory days------
BAE 146 ARJ CV-580 YS-11 SH360 DASH8 SAAB340 EMB 120-135-145-175 DC9/10/30/40/50 MD80/90 DC10 717 727 737 747 757 767 77
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 10:21 am

but the seat pitch of the first class seat seem very small.....
cathay pacific, now you're really flying
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:24 pm

As far as print ads go, back in the 1950's (the REAL glory days) TWA had the best. These are some of the dozens I've found so far:

Best bill of fare in the air. TWA 1953. Stewardess with food. Route map at bottom.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T20/T2096-72dpi.jpeg

Easy Street - 1953. TWA 1953. Constellation landing. Route map at bottom.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T20/T2094-72dpi.jpeg

Weather has its brighter side. TWA 1953. Constellation in flight.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T23/T2358-72dpi.jpeg

Old folks at home. TWA 1953. Older couple aboard aircraft.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T23/T2359-72dpi.jpeg

Every day is SUN day. TWA 1952. Couple aboard aircraft - sun shining through window.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T23/T2355-72dpi.jpeg

Sigh... we'll never see those days again. (sniff, sniff)

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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Fri Sep 28, 2001 8:13 pm

Iam so appalled with NWA getting rid of their former truly excellent livery, uniforms and the 'orient'. Now the airline is just trash. The old nwa had a real nice feel to it but now i just see it as the typical large airline that just doesnt give a flyin rat about their passengers.
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 1:37 am

Very nice ad.
Why is the comfortintheir DC10 so bad (eco), and especialy compared to this !!!
As soon as they come back to those standards, I fly again with them!!!
Nana....
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Superfly
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 4:14 am

How come airlines don't even put this kind of quality in there advertising?
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 4:30 am

Teva-

The A330s are on the way.....about a year to go (and believe me we are counting down)!
 
Superfly
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 6:08 am

Too bad they didn't go with the A340  Sad

It would have looked nice.
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:07 am

Nice! where did you find that? I just found an old book about NWA (1986) at a flea market. Lots of that sort of stuff in there!  Smile
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:14 am

Thanks for sharing the NW ads with us..........they are really "GROOVY". Never realized that their slogan was ever "come up where the living is beautiful". I remember their slogan around that time being:

We give you half the world, we are Northwest Orient.

I flew with NW in the early 1970s, with my mom, from JFK to SEA on a 747, there were maybe 40 or 50 pax on the aircraft......it continued on to Tokyo. We sat in first class, and the leg room was nothing special, that was before sleeper seats and individual seats, etc.
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:48 am

From the site where I found the TWA ads posted above, here are some for Northwest.

East meets West... on the Orient Express. Northwest Airlines 1952. Geisha Girl and New York model with umbrellas behind globe.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T15/T1544-72dpi.jpeg

All the way...to the Orient. Northwest Orient Airlines, 1953. Statue of Liberty and Oriental with route map at the bottom.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T15/T1543-72dpi.jpeg

Fifth Avenue to Fujiyama... in 2305 minutes. Northwest Orient Airlines 1953. Northwest plane flying between Empire State Building and Mount Fuji in the far distance.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T22/T2287-72dpi.jpeg

Sunny side up! Northwest Airlines 1953. Plane flies past sun with man's face in it.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T22/T2288-72dpi.jpeg

Two-story penthouse... with wings. Northwest Airlines 1953. Interiorof aircraft.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu:80/adaccess/T/T22/T2289-72dpi.jpeg

BTW, I would have posted he actual ads (instead of links) but it would have taken forever for the thread to load.

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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Sat Sep 29, 2001 6:58 pm

Take me back!

I wish I was old enough to appretiate flying in the 1970s.
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Mon Oct 01, 2001 2:04 pm

Thank you for the replies guys!
I scanned this ad from a National Geographic Magazine.
July 1970 Vol. 138, NO. 1
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Wed Oct 03, 2001 6:14 am

LoneStarMike:
Do you like 1950s era better than the 1970s?
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Wed Oct 03, 2001 6:28 am

The colours in the advertisings are the same as the furnishing of Detroit Wayne Intl. departure area.  Smile
 
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RE: Best Airline Advertisement. NWA (Best In The US)

Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:47 am

I need to go to Detriot!  Smokin cool
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