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FedEx's Famous Fast Talker Returns . . . for JetBlue

Federal Express's 1981 "Fast Talker" spot from Ally & Gargano, starring John Moschitta, is one of the best-loved commercials of all time. Now, Moschitta is back, but he's backing a…

April 17, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

Let's Make Airport Screening Easier, Ads Say

The U.S. Travel Association's "Be trusted" campaign advocates creating a "Trusted Traveler" program that would provide quicker airport screenings for flyers who submit to background checks and meet other criteria,…

April 14, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

Richard Simmons: fit to fly Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, whose wacky mile-high antics we've written about many times before, has scored another viral hit with this in-flight safety video featuring Richard Simmons. You may remember Air…

April 4, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

Snoop mixes with wrong crowd in airline ad

Air New Zealand's bug-eyed bush-baby spokescharacter, Rico, really has to go. As some observers have pointed out, bush babies aren't native to New Zealand—that would account for his lack of…

March 23, 2011, 9:31 AM EDT

Kobe Bryant throws up an air ball for airline

Here's how to stir up controversy with the sizable and vocal Armenian American community in Los Angeles: Get cozy with the Turks. Kobe Bryant, the Lakers star, found this out…

March 8, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

Spanair delights travelers on Christmas Eve

Traveling on Christmas Eve is no fun, unless you happened to be on Spanair flight JK5208 from Barcelona to the Canary Islands this year. When they arrived at baggage claim,…

December 27, 2010, 12:58 PM EST

JetBlue, Mullen now messing with Jets fans

JetBlue and Mullen's current campaign shows that things people put up with in air travel wouldn't fly in other walks of life. This is obviously true, such as the TSA…

November 22, 2010, 1:08 PM EST

JetBlue now tormenting folks on the ground

Rogue flight attendant Steve Slater would probably approve of JetBlue's new credo: "If you wouldn't take it on the ground, don't take it in the air." The carrier's first ads…

October 18, 2010, 9:01 AM EDT

Suggestive squirrel pitches Air New Zealand

"You can lick the crack." That's one of many risqué, "misunderstood" lines delivered by an oddly accented faux-muppet squirrel in Air New Zealand's new campaign from Auckland ad agency .99.…

October 14, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

Flying is dreamy in global Virgin Atlantic ad

Virgin Atlantic has just released its first-ever global TV ad, the dreamlike 90-second extravaganza below from RKCR/Y&R, with the tagline, "Your airline's either got it or it hasn't." By…

October 1, 2010, 2:25 PM EDT