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Topic: Airlines

Ad of the Day: Virgin Atlantic Superhuman children find their calling in the airline's stylish new global campaign

As a child, could you catch fish with your bare hands while standing knee deep in the local river? Did you have uncanny, almost otherworldly powers of clairvoyance that let…

January 2, 2013, 10:14 AM EST

New FCC Rules Expedite In-Flight Internet Speedier application process

The inside of an airplane used to be the only refuge from email and the Internet. Then came a few exceptions like Southwest and Air Tran. And now, the Federal Communications…

December 28, 2012, 2:06 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Turkish Airlines Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi go head to head in a commercial that might just break YouTube

I have a question: What possible Turkish Airlines flight could have both Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi on it? Are they taking advantage of round-trip tickets from Los Angeles to…

December 17, 2012, 9:54 AM EST

Delta Takes Off With Pair of New In-Flight Safety Videos Follow-up to the famous 'Deltalina'

When airlines launch new in-flight safety videos, frequent fliers like myself feel a certain nerdy excitement, not unlike Steve Martin's The Jerk yelling "The new phonebook's here!" Thankfully, Delta meets…

November 5, 2012, 4:18 PM EST

Air New Zealand Travels to Middle-earth With In-Flight Safety Video Peter Jackson makes cameo in 'Hobbit' tie-in

Yes, yes, my precious! Air New Zealand and WETA Workshop soar with this Hobbit tie-in—a real in-flight safety video. Characters from J.R.R. Tolkien demonstrate what to do in the case…

November 1, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

What a Surprise, Spirit Airlines Is Having a 'Binders' Fare Sale Pop-vulture marketer strikes again

You can set your watch to Spirit Airlines's dumb promotions tied to provocative current events. And sure enough, they're advertising a "Binders Full of Sales" deal today—a reference to Mitt…

October 17, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

Unhappy After the Election? JetBlue Will Help You Leave the Country Come back only if you want to

Are you one of those sore-loser jerks who threatens to "leave the country" if your favored presidential candidate doesn't win? I sure am. That's why I endorse JetBlue's "Election Protection"…

October 4, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

The Spot: Airline to Heaven McCann Oslo brings the magic back to air travel with a spot for a Norwegian carrier

IDEA: It's a sad irony that flying, literally the most aspirational of human pursuits, has become synonymous with pure hell. Customer-service failures are the norm, to the point where one…

October 2, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

The Spot: Frequent Fliers Southwest Airlines knocks people around to illustrate the perils of business travel

IDEA: You are now free to move about the obstacle course—but be ready to get punched and pushed into a sea of grubby water or a pit of scorching foam.…

September 18, 2012, 3:27 AM EDT

Hypnotic Airline Ad From Norway Almost Makes You Believe in Magic McCann triumphs with Widerøe spot

McCann Oslo and director Marius Holst pull a rabbit from a hat with this deceptively simple commercial for Widerøe airlines. Beautiful scenery, amazing acting, stunning cinematography—and a wonderfully subtle message.…

September 10, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

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