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”

Guess what came with my pizza tonight

Your pizza's utensils, compliments of Air Canada?

I called a new local restaurant to order delivery pizza with a side of poutine. The staff was friendly, the pizza was delicious. But, I got quite an unexpected surprise with my meal, in the form of a disposable utensils pack.

First of all, what really brought my attention was the fact that the napkin was orange. Then, I realized it had a logo on it. I looked closer and… behold, Air Canada?! Continue reading “Guess what came with my pizza tonight”

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”

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”

Air Canada – Fingertips

Due to popular demand, two Air Canada commercials from 2009 featuring fingertip painting.

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Until the very end, this doesn’t look like an airline commercial, eh? Under the soothing voice of a child singing “El Vuelo” by Hughes de Courson, this ad shows you what enRoute, Air Canada inflight entertainment system, feels like. Watch it and you’ll probably feel like fingerpainting too! Continue reading “Air Canada – Fingertips”