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.

Advertisements

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”

Icelandair’s new safety video: unique, exotic, relaxing

Have you seen Icelandair’s new safety video? If I could use only three words to describe it, it would be: unique, exotic, relaxing. Here’s why.

Have you seen Icelandair’s new safety video, released on their YouTube channel a few days ago? If I could use only three words to describe it, it would be: unique, exotic, relaxing. Here’s why. Continue reading “Icelandair’s new safety video: unique, exotic, relaxing”

You are one click away from going to the wrong airport

Imagine what happens when a passenger lands at the wrong airport… even though the flight plan was followed and the pilot did nothing wrong. The cause? They booked (or were booked on) the wrong flight.

Puzzled passenger in font of a FIDS. Photo via Flickr by amateur_photo_bore.
Passenger looking at a FIDS. Photo by amateur_photo_bore via Flickr.

Recently, a recording was released, capturing the confusion and disbelief when air traffic control realized that Southwest Airlines flight 4013 had landed not at Branson Airport (BKG), but at much-smaller M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport (PLK) on January 12, 2014. The pilot proceeded visually towards what he thought was the right field. Fortunately, the plane stopped just short of running out of runway and no passengers were injured.

Now, imagine what happens when a passenger lands at the wrong airport… even though the flight plan was followed and the pilot did nothing wrong. The cause? They booked (or were booked on) the wrong flight. Continue reading “You are one click away from going to the wrong airport”

Guess The Airline – January 2014 answer

Once again, this was an advertisement from a 1977 issue of The Economist for an airline which no longer exists.

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Once again, this was an advertisement from a 1977 issue of The Economist for an airline which no longer exists. Are you ready? Scroll down!

Sabena advertisement titled 'Now, Sabena flies 40 times a week to all the major cities in Africa', featuring an African mask on a vintage aircraft flying above the desert, and a modern DC-10 at the bottom.
Sabena advertisement titled ‘Now, Sabena flies 40 times a week to all the major cities in Africa’, featuring an African mask on a vintage aircraft flying above the desert, and a modern DC-10 at the bottom.

Continue reading “Guess The Airline – January 2014 answer”

Guess The Airline – December 2013 answer

Once again, this was an advertisement from a 1977 issue of The Economist.

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Once again, this was an advertisement from a 1977 issue of The Economist. Are you ready? Scroll down!

Alitalia advertisement titled 'We'll show you 5 ways to see Italy', featuring crew members standing in front of a Boeing 747.
Alitalia advertisement titled ‘We’ll show you 5 ways to see Italy’, featuring crew members standing in front of a Boeing 747.

Continue reading “Guess The Airline – December 2013 answer”