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Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:23 am

Saw this article and immediately thought of a.net, as there as several of you who might meet this criteria. You should apply and take a chance at getting some free tickets!  Smile Maybe Mendis or somebody can make it happen...

Source: CNNMoney

"There's a new type of "sexual" in town, and Virgin Atlantic wants to say thank you to the lucky leader of the pack.

The airline is looking for the best of what it has dubbed "jetrosexuals" or the "new jetsetters," and it is willing to reward this frequent flyer with two roundtrip Upper Class tickets to London.

The airline defines this group as those who "leave the terra firma behind each day to move business and culture forward."

But simply getting on the plane isn't enough. The 11 Commandments of the "jetrosexual" include tenets such as "thou shalt be able to order a beer in six different languages" and "thou shalt have at least one passport stamp from a country that now goes by a different name."

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"Nominations can be submitted at www.virginatlantic.com/flights, and the winner will be announced in October."
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:28 am

What a great idea and a lot of fun at the same time! Fortunately I can indeed order a beer in six languages but the bit about the country with a different name I'd be struggling on, so that's me out already.

Anyway, another fab marketing idea from Messers Branson and Co.!

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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:34 am

I thought it was pretty interesting.. so Mendis, ConcordeBoy, and the like.. get going on this! And since you're winning two upper-class tickets to LHR/LGW, maybe you can remember who told you about said-promotion and take your good buddy BCAInfoSys along. I promise, the beer's on me while we're there!  wink 

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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:49 am

beer, cerveza, bier, birra... fark that's only four. lol.
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:55 am

That is just an awesome advertising campaign. VS 006, "The Trance Atlantic". Awesome flash videos.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:00 am

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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:21 am

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 3):
beer, cerveza, bier, birra

With the French above and this:

Cerveja-Portuguese

Now you have 6!
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:25 am

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Thread starter):
"Nominations can be submitted at www.virginatlantic.com/flights, and the winner will be announced in October."

Can anyone else not access this link or is it just me?

Oh, and Bier as well! (Dutch)
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:28 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 7):
Can anyone else not access this link or is it just me?

Oops! It looks like I got a comma in there by mistake! My apologies.  Smile

Here's the corrected link: http://www.virginatlantic.com/flights

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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:33 am

Well, I have a Yugoslavia stamp in my old passport from Ljubljana, now in Slovenia although Yugoslavia still exists in a different form, does that count?
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:08 am

Got me Boysteve. It's worth a shot though. What could it hurt, eh?
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:13 am

Works now, thanks a lot!
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:42 am

does having bombay stamped on my passport count? its called mumbai now.
I also have the old Hong Kong (as British colony) stamp on my older passport.
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:52 am

Say Pivo (beer in Czech), its an easy word to pronounce, it should would  Smile
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:14 am

Don't forget FOSTERS!!!! It's Australian for beer! lol.
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:30 am

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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:06 am

What does sexual preference have to do with the amount of travel one does?
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:24 am

Quoting VEEREF (Reply 16):
What does sexual preference have to do with the amount of travel one does?

Exactly. What a stupid term.

Metrosexual is a term coined for men who "behave and dress as fashionably as gay men" but who claim to be straight.

What does being a global business leader and jetsetter have to do with that?

Morons.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:51 am

If you have a rocket in your pocket you're a jetrosexual?

What a stupid term.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:37 pm

I didn't create it guys.. don't blame me. I'm only pointing you to the promotion.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:39 pm

i found a ticket in a magazine and i entered the number on the back hopefully i win and if i do someone else needs to meet up there and take some pics and if i was old enough get a few drinks.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:05 pm

Bier, Beer, Cerveza, Bierre, Birra, Cerveja
I have a stamps from Yugoslavia, East Germany and Czechoslowakia in my old passport.
Do I qualify?
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:14 pm

Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 14):
Don't forget FOSTERS!!!! It's Australian for beer! lol.

Being an Aussie you should know almost nobody drinks Fosters down there. Would be more better off with asking for a VB or better yet a tinni or a middi LOL. Best wishes.
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:19 pm

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 22):
Being an Aussie you should know almost nobody drinks Fosters down there

He's joking. Man, you Aussies always get uptight with the mere mention of Fosters. It's like freaking Pavlov's dog!
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:57 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
Quoting VEEREF (Reply 16):
What does sexual preference have to do with the amount of travel one does?

Exactly. What a stupid term.

Wow - talk about throwing a damp towel on things. It doesn't have to do with sexual preference. It's an airline advert. Unlike the usual boring airline advertising, this one is a bit more fun and clever. Kind of like taking the Austin Powers vibe and making it very new millennium.

Relax, guys. Loosen up.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:06 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 23):
Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 22):
Being an Aussie you should know almost nobody drinks Fosters down there

He's joking. Man, you Aussies always get uptight with the mere mention of Fosters. It's like freaking Pavlov's dog!

Thanks Ikramerica!

As an Aussie, yes indeed, we don't drink Fosters back home. That said, it's really the only beer over here in the USA (unless you get an Aussie themed pub run by Aussies like 8 Mile Creek in Manhattan) that is advertised and the advertising runs the slogan that "FOSTERS, it's Australian for beer".

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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:13 pm

"Jetrosexuals"? Dumbing down by dragging sex into things. How original.
Sorry to be a miserable git, but dragging sex into everything is crude, pointless and boring.
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting Wanderer (Reply 26):
"Jetrosexuals"? Dumbing down by dragging sex into things. How original.
Sorry to be a miserable git, but dragging sex into everything is crude, pointless and boring.

Wanderer, is this a real case of 'No sex please, we're British!!!'? I thought it was the Americans that were prudish!
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:21 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17):
What does being a global business leader and jetsetter have to do with that?

Morons.

You nailed it. Catchy marketing lingo for an otherwise inept company.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:23 am

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 24):
Wow - talk about throwing a damp towel on things. It doesn't have to do with sexual preference. It's an airline advert. Unlike the usual boring airline advertising, this one is a bit more fun and clever. Kind of like taking the Austin Powers vibe and making it very new millennium.

Relax, guys. Loosen up.

Just another company jumping on the "-trosexual" bandwagon. I suppose from a marketing research standpoint that it's the latest thing. Just doesn't make any sense to me and doesn't make me want to run out and buy the product. Sorry, just one opinion.
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:06 am

Thailand, formerly Siam
Myanmar, formerly Burma

Birru, Japanese
piva, Russian
bia, Thai

So many possibilities...
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:22 am

Oh dear - it seems that the tickets are TO London, so therefore us Europeans have been snubbed by Sir R B
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 25):
Sorry if you didn't get it Bushpilot!

Hey Im sorry if I ruffled feathers, Im a an Alaskan, but my fiance is an Aussie, and I just find it BS advertising just like how they make yellow tail a great aussie wine or Becks or any of the euro beers minus maybe guiness as genuine popular beers where they "are from". Just as in my overseas travels seeing Wild Turkey as the great American bourbon. Im sorry if I got anyone upset but I hope all understand.
 
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:31 am

Maybe AirTran should start looking for jethrosexuals... those who "leave the terra firma behind each day to stay one step ahead of the bill collector and the bail bondsman..."  Smile
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RE: Virgin Looking For Jetrosexuals!

Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:32 am

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 32):
Hey Im sorry if I ruffled feathers, Im a an Alaskan, but my fiance is an Aussie, and I just find it BS advertising just like how they make yellow tail a great aussie wine or Becks or any of the euro beers minus maybe guiness as genuine popular beers where they "are from". Just as in my overseas travels seeing Wild Turkey as the great American bourbon. Im sorry if I got anyone upset but I hope all understand.

Yes, I too have found a lot of products here that I had never heard of back home. Indeed, Yellowtail is one of them. It's a shame that there aren't more well known aussie products out there in the marketplace.

Vegemite anyone?

Sorry for getting off track everyone...