Sabena332
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Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:18 pm

The German low-cost airline Germanwings is searching for people who are driving a silver car, everyone who allows them to put a Germanwings sticker on the rear window will get a free flight.

I think this is a very unusual way to place advertisements and of course also a very unusual way to get a free flight, too bad that I am driving a blue car, only silver cars are allowed. More information can be find here: http://www.germanwings.com/de/00/3241_3662.html (sorry, only in German).

Here is a picture how it should look:



Patrick
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:22 pm

Patrick, Go buy a used Silver piece of junk for little money, and then tell Germanwings you want a free flight. After you fly, sell the car and tell them she finally rests.
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:25 pm

Now that is a very nice promotion !

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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:35 pm

Indeed an interesting way of marketing yourself! I like this airline (the service on a recent flight was great, and what a joy to fly something other than a 737), but it seems very difficult these days to find a cheap flight outside of London - Cologne....
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:40 pm

geez.........I wish American low-fares had the same REALLY low fares like European low-fares.
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 11:08 pm

This a first ... not a bad promotion.

This form of advertising has started here in the US ... lots of small companies pay people to put their company's sticker on their car.

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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 11:36 pm


Ya great - you sell off your car as advertisement space - and your compensation is 19 EUR. A real bargain - for germanwings.

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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 11:44 pm


OK, so it´s a return flight for two persons, i.e. worth 76 EUR - but the sticker has to be on the car until APRIL 04!!!

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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Fri Jul 04, 2003 11:59 pm

Errr, how are they going to control that you will not remove the sticker at some point ?
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:06 am


Good question. But let´s presume someone gets the stickers, tears them off as soon as he gets home, and re-attaches them for the check in 10 months - they´d probably notice that, wouldn´t they?

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:17 am

Any chance ypu think their looking for someone to run their add here in the US?
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:07 am

Any chance ypu think their looking for someone to run their add here in the US?

Maybe, I saw a lot of American travellers on a Germanwings flight from CGN to BCN last year, I think that a few people in the States know this airline.

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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 3:57 am

Sorry, Patrick, can't resist asking (since I can't read German) why ONLY silver cars-are the Germanwings planes' livery predominantly silver? Believe it or not (and yes, it's stupid), here in the U.S., there's a fair chance someone might mount a court challenge to this sort of promotion on the grounds that offering it ONLY to owners of silver cars was discriminatory! Yes, here in the litigation-happy States, someone with too much time on their hands might actually take them to court on that, crazy as it is. I could only hope the case would be promptly thrown out but a lot of dumb lawsuits have been entertained by our courts (the notorious woman who spilled hot McDonald's coffee over her lap while driving and then sued them because it was too hot; nevermind her own stupidity-comes to mind). I've got to know, though, why only silver?
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:06 am

This sure beats having to eat a lot of pudding for FF miles (some guy here in the States actually did this, and is partially the basis for Adam Sandler's character in the movie 'Punch Drunk Love'.
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:16 am

Hi Jeffrey,

only silver cars are allowed because they should look like the Germanwings planes (their basic color is silver). Here is the exact translation:

In German:
1. Fahren Sie ein silberfarbenes Auto?
Dann freuen wir uns auf Sie. Die Grundfarbe unserer Flugzeuge ist silber, deshalb bekleben wir nur silberfarbene Wagen.

In English:
1. Do you drive a silver car?
Than we are looking forward to see you. The basic color of our planes is silver, because of that we only put our stickers on silver colored cars.

You made a very interesting point here, I am not a lawyer and I don`t know if you can sue them because they are only accepting silver cars but it should be possible under German law because owner of other colored cars can feel discriminated. Of course you can not require thousands of Euros but I can imagine that a judge can order that they have to accept every car, no matter what color it has. I hope that our forum member Airsicknessbag will read your post, he is a lawyer and I am sure that he can explain the situation.

Patrick
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:07 am

[insert a bang and a cloud of smoke *here*]

*Enter Airsicknessbag*

 Big grin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Big grin


>>>I don`t know if you can sue them because they are only accepting silver cars but it should be possible under German law because owner of other colored cars can feel discriminated.

No, absolutely not. This is a private business, they´re not obliged to treat everybody equally.

If this was an airline belonging to the state there might be a point of discrimination. However, the state may discriminate if there´s a good reason to it, and I´d say this point of "silver plane/silver car/good brand recognition" is a good one.

Technically, this campaign is a public prize offering with a limited eligibility. Or in German Legalese an "Auslobung ( = einseitige nicht empfangsbeduerftige Willenserklaerung)".

I´m not sure whether this campaign might violate the Law Against Indecent Or Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb). I don´t think so, though. In any case, that law protects the competitors, not the customer, and consequently no individual´s claims can be based upon it.


So, sorry Patrick, no damages for owners of blue cars Big grin

Daniel Smile

 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:13 am

Daniel,

call me immediately when you open up your own office, I am very impressed when I see your great customer service, I never saw a lawyer who offers consultation even at night on an internet forum  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Patrick
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:27 am


Hehe, wait until you get the bill for that.  Wink/being sarcastic

Oh well, gotta adapt to the (not so) new media, huh?

>>>I never saw a lawyer who offers consultation even at night on an internet forum

And on a Friday night too - you caught me about five minutes before I leave my place to make the clubs unsafe tonight  Laugh out loud

Good night!

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Unusual Way To Get A Free Flight

Sat Jul 05, 2003 5:33 am

Hehe, wait until you get the bill for that.

You know that I am currently searching for a new apartment because I want to live together with my girlfriend, I hope that I will have an other address soon, the bill will come back to you with the remark: "unbekannt verzogen" (moved to an unknown address)  Big grin.

And on a Friday night too - you caught me about five minutes before I leave my place to make the clubs unsafe tonight

You are lucky, I have to stay at home and save money for my upcoming trip to LHR  Sad. Have fun tonight!

Patrick
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