Wait listed since the summer of ’69

On April Fools 2011, Air France announced on Twitter they would start flying to Jupiter on Bastille Day…

http://twitter.com/#!/AirFranceUS/statuses/53826840858603521

Immediately we think that’s yet another April Fools joke from an airline. Yet in 1969, just about the time of Apollo 11, one could call Pan Am, Air Canada, and other airlines, and get on the waiting list for an eventual scheduled flight to the Moon. And that was no joke. Continue reading “Wait listed since the summer of ’69”

The Pink Panther puts an oxygen mask on


I stumbled upon this video yesterday. The thumbnail showed the Pink Panther (or a lookalike) putting an oxygen mask on, so I clicked. Believe it or not, according to the uploader, this is a clip from El Al Israel Airlines’ safety demonstration video from the mid-1990s. Today, many safety demos are animated, yet I’m impressed. Don’t you think this video was ahead of its time?

Yes, it’s the Flashmob video featuring Abandon Paris

Have you seen this? 60 dancers by the Air Canada checkin area at Vancouver International Airport, accompanied by a great rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by the band Abandon Paris. Continue reading “Yes, it’s the Flashmob video featuring Abandon Paris”