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AirTran, Southwest trade advertising insults

AirTran and Southwest are having a nice little scuffle in their latest ads. First, Southwest came out with a TV spot showing its "rampers" on the tarmac taunting a…

March 31, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines remains classy with latest ad

Spirit Airlines sure likes its risque house ads. Following up on on its Tiger Woods sale, the low-rent airline's copywriter has some juvenile fun with a winter promotion…

February 2, 2010, 3:46 PM EST

Air New Zealand cougar contest is grounded

You may remember Air New Zealand from when they slathered their flight staff with body paint last year. Now, their latest campaign is right on target with the…

January 20, 2010, 9:35 AM EST

JetBlue has gift ideas for non-JetBlue fliers

Traditional agencies are far more likely to messenger me things than digital shops are. Maybe it's the bigger budgets, or the belief in old-school delivery channels. It also…

December 9, 2009, 9:16 AM EST

Spirit Airlines' latest ad mocks Tiger Woods

The always-classy Spirit Airlines is striking while the iron is hot and holding an "Eye of the Tiger" fare sale—which it's advertising online with a cheesy Flash animation…

December 2, 2009, 3:45 PM EST

Alaska Air chases the gold with Apolo Ohno

"Stewardess, there's something outside the plane! It could be a gremlin, but it sort of looks like Dancing With the Stars winner and champion speed skater Apolo Ohno!"…

November 18, 2009, 10:41 AM EST

Air New Zealand testing ad ideas on Twitter

So, you've made some travel ads that blatantly mock the destinations you're promoting, and possibly Christianity as well. How do you know if you've crossed the line? Why, just…

September 2, 2009, 4:24 PM EDT

American Airlines has always dug squirrels!

Squirrels are hot again, thanks to the now-famous photo above, taken with an automatic timer, of Melissa Brandts and her husband—and a sudden rodent interloper—posing by a lake in Canada's…

August 26, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

Air New Zealand also does long-form nudity

Last month, we posted the 45-second Air New Zealand spot that shows the carrier's employees naked, with painted-on uniforms, to emphasize that they have "Nothing to hide" (at least in…

June 30, 2009, 1:20 PM EDT

Ryanair scraps ad with Spain's Queen Sofia

Low-cost airline Ryanair recently ran afoul of the Queen of Spain, who is no fan of the "cheeky celebrity exploitation ads" that are Ryanair's specialty. After Queen Sofia booked…

June 10, 2009, 8:50 AM EDT