Topic: Airlines

Chandelier’s Richard Christiansen Talks Ads, Airlines and Sheep Racing

The Aussie creative who changed advertising in New York

Richard Christiansen first learned about selling during a “vaudeville” upbringing on an Australian farm that, in the wake of a drought, lured Japanese tourists with attractions like sheep racing. Outback…

Delta's New In-Flight Safety Film Is One of the Most '80s-tastic Videos Ever Made

Slathered with cheese

Dudes, strap yourselves in and get ready for the most righteously rad 1980s-style flight safety video ever. Delta graces Gen X nostalgiasts with this five-and-a-half-minute opus from Wieden + Kennedy in…

Critics Say Japanese Airline Ad Is Racist Against Westerners

Blond wig and fake nose will be edited out

After being called racist for portraying Westerners as big-nosed blond men who aren't afraid of hugs, Japan's All Nippon Airways has promised to edit the offending scene out of its…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 6-13

Holiday cheer, gender roles and thrill rides—vote for your favorite spot

Santa may still be warming up his reindeer, but brands are already knee-deep in drifts of Christmas cheer.  Three of our picks this week are holiday spots. The other two are…

Ad of the Day: Santa Visits Canada First for Airline's Lovely Christmas Miracle

WestJet makes passengers' dreams come true

Canadian airline WestJet played Santa to a couple hundred travelers recently, and the result was heartwarming and tear-jerking. Before two flights from Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, to WestJet's home airport in…

Ad of the Day: Kobe and Messi Trade Epic Selfies for Turkish Airlines

Latest comedy of one-upmanship

More Messi, more Kobe—this time, Turkish Airlines (which, you will remember, has pitted the two athletes against each other before) has the epic-est epic selfie contest of all time. There is…

Kids Point to British Airways Flights as They Pass Overhead on Magical U.K. Billboards

Echoes of Wideroe spot

Last fall, Norwegian airline Wideroe used a child's glee at his grandfather's airplane-conjuring trick to create one of 2012's best ads. Now, British Airways is showcasing a digital version of…

How Airlines Used the Glamour of the Terminal as a Marketing Vehicle

All about who had the first this or the better that

In 1963, MGM released The V.I.P.s. It featured an all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Orson Welles. The plot? Fasten your seat belts. The plot is what happens…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Funny, flashy, goofy or revolutionary—vote for your favorite spot

Welcome to Adweek's newly revamped recap of the week's best commercials. In the past, we've shown you our 10 favorites each week. From now on, we're going to narrow it…

Virgin America and Delta Take In-Flight Safety Videos to Crazy New Heights

Two videos you might actually watch

Well, it's official. The in-flight safety video is now definitely the best part of flying. In fact, two new safety clips released this week, from Virgin America and Delta, are…