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Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:16 pm

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It's the funniest thing. Especially the guy singing in the back ground.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:20 pm

Very very inappropriate.



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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:21 pm

Ouch. I love that ad campaign. There have been some really good ones over the years. Never heard that one before, though.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:22 pm

Very inappropriate, but quite funny too.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:25 pm

ROTFLMAO! For a moment that background guy sounds like Bob Dylan.

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:27 pm

Oh come on, it's funny.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:28 pm

Very very inappropriate.

...You have to be kidding, right? It's a joke. A good joke, too. Lighten up, buddy.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:30 pm

Great commercial, but I'm not going to argue w/ any pilot that gets worked up about it.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:38 pm

DDB Chicago was probably bucking for the UA account, and used this to curry favor.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercia

Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:53 pm

haha, thats great!

Although I CAN understand all those who feel it a bit innapropriate
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:36 pm

Bud has always had great commericals, this is another one, LOL
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:39 pm

That's the funniest thing I've heard all week!

"Sure we're concerned with our lives, but not as much as saving that 9 bucks on a r/t to RSW!"

...and before you pc nutjobs try to bash me, my fav airline is an LCC.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:48 pm

"I can't feel my legs!"

Joker.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:51 pm

Listening to that ruined my day.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:29 pm

So funny! And my partner who works for a LCC thought it was hilarious too!

And to those who find it inappropriate... well it's no worse than many jokes the F/A's on WN make IMO!!
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:15 pm

haha I have a whole cd of those real american heroes and real men of genius ads.

Just because I live in Canada doesn't mean I can't laugh at jokes against Canadians and just becuase my favorite airline is a LCC wont stop me from laughing at this. I know their pilots are all qualified its just a joke.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:45 pm

Manufacturer of a shitty beer using stupid commercials... are you surprised???
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:07 pm

Terrible brew, outstanding commercials.

They ought to sell their brewing operations and open a marketing consultancy.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:11 pm

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 12):
"I can't feel my legs!"

Very funny! I like it. Not American Airlines is it? (I'M JOKING! CALM DOWN!)

I liked the one about "Mr Foot-Long-Hot-Dog-Inventor" too.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:21 pm

ROFL! That was funny!
"I can't feel my legs"  laughing 

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
Very very inappropriate.

Oh, come on, it's just a joke.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:09 pm

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 13):
Listening to that ruined my day.



Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
Very very inappropriate.

Sheesh...get a life.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:15 pm

Those commercials are always good and this one is no exception!
As for the subject matter, people need to lighten up! Anheuser-Busch is not advocating beer in the cockpit so I don't really see what the problem is. It's A JOKE.

I'm not sure how it makes me want to drink their beer but it is humorous at least. Typical of US beer ads.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:20 pm

Perhaps they should have made it Mr. Discount Airline Customer instead of pilots. Yes, I know it is a joke, but it is demeaning of pilots of USA LCC's. While back in the 1980's it might have been possible to have many more poor airline pilots at LCC's, since then it is much better. All pilots have to meet demanding standards no matter wether a major or an LCC. How about the Jet Blue pilot in that recent incident in LAX? For an LCC pilot he did a 1st class job. I would suspect that the quality of pilots at LCC's, especially at WN, are comparative with any major. At least at most LCC's they know they are getting paid, will have a job for a while (except at FlyI) and not getting screwed on their pensions (ie: UA, US & other majors).
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercia

Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:35 pm

haha. that is hilarious.


and for all of you out there offended by it...well, i'm off to downtown for the pre-game festivities and don't worry, i'll crack open an ice cold Bud for ya all.


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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:43 pm

its awesome! i see nothing wrong with it, who in their right mind would possibly think that this is how LCC's fly? and who isnt worried about saving 9$ on a rt ticket? personally it sounds like a great way to see the states. DTW YVR (Canada) and Kalamazoo. besides its a salute lol
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:13 am

Funny commercial. About time they recognize us pilots for who we are!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 22):
For an LCC pilot he did a 1st class job. I would suspect that the quality of pilots at LCC's, especially at WN, are comparative with any major.

For an LCC pilot... I hope you are kidding. He did an awesome job, no matter who he flew for.

Statistically most LCC's spend more time in the takeoff/landing phases of flight (higher fleet utilization and shorter flights) and are more likely to be involved in an accident (since most occur during those phases of flight). Its an interesting fact to note when you look at which airlines have had exceptional safety record (WN in particular).

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:40 am

Jeez guys, its a joke. Laugh it off and move on!

Some people here at A.net are getting a little to fussy! Maybe the low morale of the industry is getting to everyone!

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:45 am

C'mon, it's a joke! And a pretty funny one. "I can't feel my legs". Hee.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:49 am

How could somethign so damn funny be so damn messed up...
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:58 am

So....freakin....awesome. Bud's commercials were already off the wall, but this one takes the cake.

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:02 am

LMAO!!!!! That was so hilarious, and seemingly almost true enough. I love it. Its also funny enough that all the LCC people

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
Very very inappropriate.



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are the ones that seem have a problem with it; everyone else just thinks its funny. Even adds to the humor a bit. Granted, its not exactly true, but good enough anyway. Perfectly classic, this is going into my favorites on my computer. Layovers in FLL, DTW, and YVR? So Southwest-ish. And all for $9. They have captured the mindset of the small minded American consumer once again.

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:24 am

Absolutely brilliant  Smile (most direct route to fort lauderdale... via detroit and vancouver Big grin)
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercia

Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:28 am

This is funny, but not in the way Bud intended....

WN (the so-called "ghetto airline") serves Heineken/Amstel (Dutch) and Frosters (Australian) on their flights. Both of which are far superior to Bud. Granted, they also offer Miller (which is crap) as their American option.

F9 doesn't serve Bud either. Not sure about B6.

I guess what Bud is saying is that LCC airlines suck because they don't serve their shitty beer.  Wink

Nice try Budweiser....

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:32 am

" Budweiser tastes like piss"

How do you know that? Did you go to a blind taste test?
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:36 am

It's a figure of speech my friend.  Smile

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:44 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 16):
Manufacturer of a shitty beer using stupid commercials... are you surprised???

Well it's not as good as Zwiec or Pilsner Urquell, but it is still kina funny Commercial.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:15 am

Hmmm .... DBB Worldwide is ad agency for both Anheuser-Busch and American Airlines .. Hmmmm...... Is this a coincidence ...????
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:20 am

lol, fantastic.

love the 'direct route' bit! and some of u neeed a major chill pill!

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:21 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 16):
Manufacturer of a shitty beer using stupid commercials... are you surprised???



Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 17):
Terrible brew, outstanding commercials.

They ought to sell their brewing operations and open a marketing consultancy.

Agree 110% with the above!
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:24 am

Funny and terrible - both the commercial and the beer.

BTW, can you believe that Delta serves BUD & Coors Light in their Crown room?

I am no big fan of the LCC but the ad is very inappropriate. I don't care if they want to bash other beers (although I feel very strongly for some) but to put B.S. into peoples' minds for no reason whatsoever....

I think this ad could only do harm to BUD. There's nothing positive about it except that it is funny

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:28 am

My partner, who is a United 777 copilot, forwarded it to me. I can see how somebody MIGHT think it's inappropriate, blah blah blah, but I'll take my laughs where I can get em! He was ROTFLHAO. It probably helps that we'd heard a lot of the Budweiser commercials already.

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:35 am

If I was a LCC pilot, I would be very upset. . . for a fraction the fraction of a second it took for the laughing to take over. I've always felt that if you cant laugh at yourself your in trouble.

As for the beer, never been a Bud fan, however, I like Miller Lite and Corona. Both of which have been described as "Tasting like piss," so I guess Im not a good judge. Oh well, guess I don't have the cajones to drink the "real beer" you all like.
 
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 13):
Listening to that ruined my day.

Wow, you guys really need to lighten up!! It's a commercial designed for humor. Jeez.  Yeah sure
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:45 am

This song is one of the greatest pilot jokes I've ever heard!!!!

I wasn't able to stop laughing!   

specially the part where the guy sings "I can't feel my legs...."

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:45 am

Man... some of you need to get off this forum once in awhile and experience the world outside of aviation. I've never been to a forum where so many members are wound up so tightly.

I gotta admit I love this ad campaign... it's one of the few radio commercials I look forward to hearing in my car and actually turn up the volume for...  Smile

This one was no different... definitely made me laugh.

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:48 am

Im still laughing,

Quoting Motif1 (Reply 39):
I am no big fan of the LCC but the ad is very inappropriate. I don't care if they want to bash other beers (although I feel very strongly for some) but to put B.S. into peoples' minds for no reason whatsoever....

I think this ad could only do harm to BUD. There's nothing positive about it except that it is funny

Do you honestly think people are gonna stop flying Trailer Trash Air, sorry WN becouse of this commercial?

Get a life.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:59 am

To be honest with you I didn't even think WN when I heard the commercial. I thought Ryan, Champion, etc. Probably because WN pilots are actually some of the most experienced in the industry (and I'm sure the majority of their customers are aware of this as well.)

Again I'd like to reiterate, however, how miserable some of your lives must be if they're actually brought down by a commercial designed to be humerous. Get real.
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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:21 am

That was just way too funny.....The first thing I thought of was short sleeved button down shirts.

All passenger airline pilots have an important job, regardless of what airline they fly for. A little joke every now and then doesn't hurt....

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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:29 am

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in Fly by night operation."



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RE: Budweiser Makes Fun Of LCC Pilots In Commercial

Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:31 am

Didn't Helios brand itself as a LCC, their website seemed to think so and now the blame to a certain extent being laid at the door of the pilots?

Therefore, tasteless (like their shit beer).