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Topic: Airlines

When They Find What You Left on One of Their Planes, Southwest Will Send You a Poem That's Lame

'But it's the thought that counts, right?'

Did you leave something on a Southwest Airlines flight? Don't worry. If they find it, they will send it back to you—along with the added gift of an unbearable poem…

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…

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…

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…

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"…

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.…

Pitchfork, Pandora Execs Among Virgin America's New Ad Stars

Geek-tastic campaign from Eleven

Now boarding at Gate 11: geeks and nerds! Adland's recent trend of using Silicon Valley stars instead of Hollywood heavyweights and pro athletes—think Best Buy and J. Crew—continues in an…

British Airways Doesn't Want Brits Flying

As Olympics near, locals urged to stay and cheer

British Airways has an unexpected bit of advice for its typical customers: Don’t fly. The message is aimed at Brits who might be tempted to skip the country during the…

Virgin Atlantic Helping You Find Reading Material for Your Trip

Partners with Longreads for stories about destinations

Longreads has become a great resource for readers whose attention span lasts longer than this blog post. Now, it's getting into travel writing via a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic.…

British Airways Rushes Baggage to the 2012 London Olympics

Cute spot from BBH imagines international luggage race

British Airways catches Olympic fever in this cute spot, where luggage from Great Britain, Japan, South Africa, the U.S. and Brazil compete in a race to the luggage carousel. Created…

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