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JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:57 pm

Season Greetings to One & All...
A quick question regarding the Bridgestone Tires commercial. Which version of 777 is that being shown? From the touchdown point-of-view, it's a -200. But after the captain finishes his preference for the aircraft's tire brand, the next shot shows what looks like a -300 on the roll-out. Does anyone here, besides me, think that they used both fuselage versions of the 777?
All replies welcomed. Regards.
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:02 pm

I'm pretty sure if you read the fine print when they're hyping up how rad the tyre is, it says specifications are for the 777-300.
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:39 pm

My eyes caught glimpes of -200 & -300 too!
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:04 pm

Does anybody have a YouTube link to that commercial? I don't have a TV. Thanks.
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:13 pm

Does anyone have a link to this commercial?
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:40 pm

SkyTeamTristar (reply 2)...it looks like you & I are the only 2 people on A.net that seen a possible discrepancy in that commercial. Maybe it's a forced perception to my old eyes.
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:41 pm

I was more focused on the discrepancy of an American flight crew in what look like AA uniforms flying a JAL 777.

I mean, I know they code share and all, but that's a little much.
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:48 pm

Am I the only one who finds this ad and the BMW version of it a bit uninspiring? I mean I know it isn't exactly easy to sell tyres but......
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:33 pm



Quoting SkyTeamTriStar (Reply 2):
My eyes caught glimpes of -200 & -300 too!

Maybe they used 2 different shots and spliced them together? Just a thought...
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:57 pm

 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:05 am

What is a foreigner doing flying a JAL plane? Someone better call the JAL union.
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:00 pm



Quoting SoBe (Reply 9):
It is a 200 in both shots.

You're right about that. However if everybody look at the commercial at the 20 second mark the caption reads "Figures refer to the Boeing 777-300ER."
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:33 am



Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 6):
I was more focused on the discrepancy of an American flight crew in what look like AA uniforms flying a JAL 777.

I mean, I know they code share and all, but that's a little much.



Quoting Centrair (Reply 10):
What is a foreigner doing flying a JAL plane? Someone better call the JAL union.

That was the first thing I noticed seeing that commercial on TV, I can't believe Bridgestone could let something like that make it into a commercial aired on national TV. I guess its one of those things only us a.netters could pick out.
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:52 am



Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 6):
I was more focused on the discrepancy of an American flight crew in what look like AA uniforms flying a JAL 777.

That's the first thing I noticed and said in my mind, "Yeah right."

Quoting Centrair (Reply 10):
What is a foreigner doing flying a JAL plane? Someone better call the JAL union.

Well, lots of ex-pats are flying JAL aircraft, just not the 777 Big grin

Quoting CAP2008 (Reply 12):
That was the first thing I noticed seeing that commercial on TV, I can't believe Bridgestone could let something like that make it into a commercial aired on national TV. I guess its one of those things only us a.netters could pick out.

I can see the use of the JAL 777 since Bridgestone is a Japanese company and does supply JAL with most of their aircraft tires. Of all the wheel assemblies I have seen come in for JAL, only one wasn't a Bridgestone tire. I also can understand the use of an American pilot since it is a commercial for the U.S. market.
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:46 pm

Many crews for JO are not Japanese. The JL fleet is interchanged on JO quite often so it is not the strangest thing to see.
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting SoBe (Reply 14):
Many crews for JO are not Japanese. The JL fleet is interchanged on JO quite often so it is not the strangest thing to see.

I have never, ever seen a foreign flight crew on a JAL-badged airplane. Certainly not a 777-200. And as I said, the uniform was wrong too.

The only 777-200's JALWays flies (as JAL/JALways flights) go from Tokyo-Dehli and Tokyo-Jakarta. You're gonna tell me an American flight crew flies those legs even *sometimes*? Never happens. It's about as likely that you'll see an all-Japanese flight crew flying on American Airlines from Miami to Chicago.

The plane and flight crew were clearly filmed separately. That is not a real flight crew, be it JALWays or anything else. They're just American actors stuck on top of some stock footage of a JAL 777. The point is it's pretty distracting, and it's kind of funny that some people noticed a discrepancy that doesn't even exist (777-200 vs. 777-300) over something as obvious as an American flight crew on a Japanese flight!

[Edited 2007-12-19 09:47:06]
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:37 pm

JALWays uses JAL aircraft all the time. The pilots are contracted by HACS www.hawaiiaviation.com/aboutus.htm

Whether or not the uniform is right it is entirely possible and plausible to find an American Captain on a JAL plane and many others.
 
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RE: JAL 777/Bridgestone TV Commercial

Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:39 am



Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 15):
I have never, ever seen a foreign flight crew on a JAL-badged airplane.

I have. Prior to 2006, JAL scheduled most of their flights to Hawaii as JAL flights. All but one flight was crewed by JALways crews made up of foreign flight and cabin crews. Plus, all the aircraft now flying to Hawaii are JAL livery aircraft.

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