Lost and found commercials since the 1970s

Two weeks ago, KLM launched a viral video to promote their Lost and Found service. Here it is, ICYMI. But did you know that this is hardly a new concept? Here are three commercials from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Two weeks ago, KLM launched a promotional video for their Lost and Found service and their new “employee”: a beagle named Sherlock. Here it is, in case you missed it. The video went viral and was picked up by most media, including CNN which later admitted it got “pulled in by golden ideas”.

But did you know that this is not the first time an airline commercial shows employees going out of their way to return lost items to their owners? See for yourself: here are three commercials from the 1970s and 1980s. Continue reading “Lost and found commercials since the 1970s”

World Airways – A Video Tribute

On March 29, 2014, World Airways ceased operations. Here’s a small tribute to the rich history of this airline: commercials, movie scenes, and an uncommon video presented on some flights.

As you may have heard, on March 29, 2014, World Airways ceased operations. Here’s a small tribute to the rich history of this airline. Let’s start with some commercials, followed by scenes from air disaster movies, and finally, an uncommon video presented on some flights. Click on the title of this post to view all of the videos and their descriptions. Continue reading “World Airways – A Video Tribute”

United Airlines – Flyer Friendly

Yup, United has resurrected the “Fly the Friendly Skies” tagline, 2013 style, and built a whole ad campaign around the world “friendly”.

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Yup, United has resurrected the “Fly the Friendly Skies” tagline, 2013 style, and built a whole ad campaign around the word “friendly”, giving a whole new meaning to it. Continue reading “United Airlines – Flyer Friendly”

British Airways – Royal Birth

It’s a Boy! Flashback to the 1980’s with this British Airways commercial, presumably aired the day Prince William was born.


It’s a Boy! Flashback to the 1980’s with this British Airways commercial, presumably aired the day Prince William was born. Enjoy! Continue reading “British Airways – Royal Birth”

British Caledonian – Better way to fly

“Found a better way to fly”? This advert from the late 1970s has a nice catchy song, beautiful footage of a DC-10, funny scenes featuring a passenger booking for himself and his wives (plural, yes), a ventriloquist checking in, and more. Continue reading “British Caledonian – Better way to fly”