alvaro
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Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 1:22 pm

What is you favourite airline slogan and why?

Mine is Mexicana´s slogan in spanish: "El placer de volar sin limites" (wich means: The pleasure of unlimited travel).
"We think the world of you" is their english slogan, but I prefer the spanish version.
How about you?
En Mexicana cumplimos 85 años de hacerte sentir el placer de volar sin limites
 
Prinair
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 1:25 pm

"El placer de volar sin limites" actually translates to...

The pleasure of flying without limits...

Still a nice slogan in any language...
PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
 
Braniff Place
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 2:16 pm

Hey, great post!!!

Here's my favorites...


"faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre"
and air france really does! Making the sky best place on earth.

"Gets you there in flying colours"
Braniff International

Have a nice day!  Smile
BN Place
 
QANTASforever
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 5:33 pm

Qantas - the spirit of Australia
and
Cathay Pacific - the heart of asia.
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 5:44 pm

Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Girl – You have a way with people – Taking your smile across half the world or more – You’re a great way to fly
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
QANTASforever
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 6:00 pm

I always thought that SIA slogan to be a little sexist. Stereotyping all flight attendants as being female. In a way alienating the male fa's who do a great job in sia.
Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 6:17 pm

CX's slogan.......Cathay Pacific, The Heart of Asia

yes......SQ's male f/a also gives excellent services....it's kinda unfair for them that all attention and credits go to their female colleague....

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Cathay Pacific......The Heart of Asia  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy
cathay pacific, now you're really flying
 
777-500er
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 6:37 pm

U N I T E D A I R L I N E S
The friendly Skyline

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
mandala499
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 10:02 pm

Garuda: Now even better! (and they're not kidding)
CSA (80s): OK Jet (yes, that's what the brochure says)
Merpati: Get the feeling

Mandala499
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ly772
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RE: Airline Slogans

Sun Oct 28, 2001 10:04 pm

El Al Israeli Airlines:
Always for you,
Always there for you
 
Guest

RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 12:37 am

Braniff: Gets you there with flying colors
jetBlue: Somebody up there likes you
Valujet: Good Times, Great Fares
Delta: We Love to fly and it shows (The old slogan)
American: Something Special in the air (The old Slogan)
Continental: Proud Bird with the Golden Tail (Old)

These are some of my favorites

I do not like:
Northwest: Some people just know how to fly

That is like saying that the other airline pilots are unprofessional.
 
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 12:51 am

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sccutler
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 12:56 am

I liked:

The Wings of Man - Eastern

(DING) You are now free to move about the country. Southwest

Catch our smile. - PSA (The real one)
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:00 am

Singapore Airlines - A Great Way To Fly
Singapore Airlines - Now More Than Every A Great Way To Fly
Singapore Airlines - Austrlia's Most Frequent Visitor
Singapore Airlines - For Transatlantic Choice
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
skyhawk
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:03 am

PanAm - You can't beat the experience
 
delta-flyer
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 1:57 am

How about some radio/tv commercials, billboards and printed ads? Here are some of my favorite oldies...

BOAC (now BA) "All over the world, BOAC, Takes good care of you"

Continental (pre-Lorenzo, of course) "We move our tail for you"

Southwest (formative years) "Fly for Peanuts" (billboard)

Texas International (in response to above, billboard) "Fly for chicken feed"

Western "You get three feet, For your two legs, On Western Airlines; Your legs go first class, When you go coach class, On Western Airlines."

Canadian pacific "Let Canadian Pacific...(jet swoosh)...Get you there" (just after introduction of transcontinental DC-8 service, Montreal-Toronto-Winnipeg-Vancouver)

American (posters inside NYC busses, subways, commuter trains): "Behind every American Airlines Astrojet to San Francisco .... (picture of an endless line of 707's, head-on) ... Is another American Airlines Astrojet to San Francisco"

Pacific Western Airlines: "Count on us" (Upon introduction of domestic 737 scheduled service. This was to counter the popular translation of their initials PWA = Please Wait Awhile)

My all-time favorite is "Wings of man" which someone mentioned above.

Brings back memories.

Pete



"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
 
LV
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:05 am

For billboards, I love the one Vanguard has up in Kansas City right now for service to AUS.

"Let's show our friends in Texas how to barbeque."
 
Guest

RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:07 am

That Vanguard slogan isn't funny. I live in AUS, they better get some more advertising because only about 30 people are on that flight daily. Anyway I like CO's old slogan "We'll Bust Our Tails For You."
 
LoneStarMike
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:22 am

Delta-flyer mentioned one of my favorites. It was the Continental ads "We really move out tails for you." The television version was quite clever. It was a real catchy tune and their were various shots of Continental tails as the aircraft landed, took off, and taxied.

Back when Southwest first started in 1971, they had a "love" theme. Their peanuts were called "Love Bites". Their cocktails were called "Love Potions". Their automated ticketing kiosks were called "Quickie Machines". Their first print ad featured their total schedule and the slogan was "How do we love you? Let us count the ways."

In 1974, after the other airlines had moved to DFW and Southwest remained at Love Field, their slogan was "Love is still our field".

In 1978, after Southwest had inaugurated service to several more cities, their slogan was "Were Spreading Love All Over Texas."

These print ads, as well as many others, can be seen on Southwest's website at

http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/netads.html

Also, be sure and click on the link for the video ads and one of them is the TV Commercial featuring the "We're Spreading Love All Over Texas" song where the passengers sing and dance their way onto the plane.

LoneStarMike

 
delta-flyer
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:32 am

Ahh, LoneStarMike .. you're really stirring some dead embers here.

I used to fly frequently to Texas and Louisiana during the period 1973-1978 from my home in Vancouver. I worked on some offshore oil projects. I remember all the ads you mention.

My favorite route was YVR to SEA on a PWA 737, then a CO DC-10 "Pub Flight" (remember those? Peanuts and beer for a quarter and Pong tables in the Pub at the front of Coach?) from SEA to IAH with a quick stop in DEN.

Cheers
Pete
"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
 
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:41 am

One more thought...

The freewheeling style of Southwest, PSA and TI were possible because they were exclusively intra-state airlines and were not subject to the CAB regulations on economic issues. They could fly wherever, whenever they wanted and charge whatever they wanted. They were subject only to FAA regulations concerning safety and certification issues.

Pete
"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
 
LoneStarMike
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:50 am

Yeah, Delta-flyer, I remember Continental advertising their Pub flights, as well as AA's piano bar on the DC-10.

You mentioned Texas International's "Fly for chicken feed" billboard. But did you know that later, Texas International also switched to a "Peanut" theme. Their Fares were called "Peanut Fares". On one of their timetables during the 1980's, they had peanuts with with wings and a tail that looked like a plane.

On another one, they had a "peanut pilot". It was a peanut wearing sunglasses and a pilot's cap. You can see what I'm talking about on this site which features images of those timetables.

http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/texasintl/gal/tigal80.htm

LoneStarMike

 
delta-flyer
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 3:20 am

LoneStarMike --

It's possible that I mixed up Souhwest and TI. Was it Sw with the chicken feed and TI with the peanuts?

Pete
"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
 
LoneStarMike
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:12 am

I don't think Southwest ever had a chicken feed slogan, but I do vaguely remember the billboard you're talking about. Since I'm originally from Dallas, I think you might be right about the chicken feed belonging to Texas International, because it wasn't AA's, Braniff's, Continental's Delta's, Eastern's, Frontier's, or Ozark's, and besides Texas International, those were the only airlines serving Dallas, at least in the pre-DFW days.

I think it might have been TI's, but it didn't last very long, because looking at those timetables, the Peanut theme started in the spring of 1977.

Texas International had another slogan "We know the Territory".

Also, National's "I'm (Girl's Name). Fly Me." And "Watch Us Shine" was clever since their logo was the sun king. Also, "You're a National Priority."

LoneStarMike

 
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:20 am

I also like Southwest Airlines:

"(Seatbelt Sound) You are now free to move about the country"
 
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:48 am

"The most refreshing airlines"

now it doesn't refresh anymore. That was Swissair Slogan!
 
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:04 am

OT - Texas International was certainly under fell under the regulatory might of the CAB having acquired routes outside texas in the late 60s and early 70s. LAX service was begun January 15, 1970.

"We're Eastern, America's Favorite Way to Fly"
 
LoneStarMike
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 5:48 am

In addition to Eastern's "The Wings of Man", they also had "At Eastern, We Have to Earn Our Wings Everyday." And waaaaay back in the prop days, advertising flights from the Northeast to Florida, their slogan was "From Frost to Flowers in 14 Hours!"

Disclaimer: I'm not old enought to actually remember that slogan, but I've read about it.  Smile

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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 6:41 am

I liked Sahara Airlines when I saw it last year: "Experience a New High." I found that quite funny, but also quite effective.

/gwl
 
clipper001
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:52 am

Pan Am. The World's Most Experienced Airline.
Fly the Finest... Fly TWA. Trans World Airlines
 
travatl
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RE: Airline Slogans

Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:08 am

In general, I like all airline's slogans over the years:

Frontier (1969) "A Better Way to Fly"
Frontier (1972) "Look at What You've Been Missing"
Frontier (1976) "First Class Legroom at Coach Prices"
Frontier (1986) "Take Off with an Old Friend"
Frontier (1995) "Spirit of the West"

PanAm (1987) "Expect More from PanAm"

Eastern (1990 Promotional) "Introducing the First Class Seat You've Always Wanted for the Coach Ticket You've Always Had"

People Express (1985) "Fly Smart"
People Express (1986 Xmas Promotion) "Put the Most Precious Gift of All Under Your Tree - Your Loved Ones"

Braniff (1984) "We're Building the New Braniff Around You"

USAir (1994) "USAir Begins With You"

America West (1993) "We Haven't Forgotten the Meaning of Respect"
America West (1995) "Less Fare, More Care"
America West (1999) "Every Flight Counts"