I wish I were old enough to remember those NW
commercials. I'm 19 and have lived in the MSP TV
/Radio market all my life (save for this past school year in PHX
) and I do not recall ever hearing or seeing any NW
commercials. In fact, I wouldn't even know NW
's current slogan if not for seeing it on a boarding pass sleeve ("Now You're Flying Smart"). There are billboards near MSP
off of 494, and that's it. But NW
has still always been a big deal for us. When I was younger, it was always kind of a big deal when someone's mom or dad took NW
for a business trip, and we always knew parents who worked for NW
, etc. Now with NW
in bankruptcy and everything it has lost its esteem, but I still feel a bit special when I get to go somewhere on NW
. I don't remember ever seeing the 1970-1989 livery in person, and I don't remember Republic at all.
Actually, save for a couple of Sun Country commercials in 2000-2001, I don't recall ever seeing any airline commercials in the MSP
area at all. In PHX
, I have seen the newer UA
commercials one or two times. There are many Mesa Airlines help wanted commercials, however... nowadays I see almost all airline ads in magazines and newspapers, which aren't too exciting though.