As our television viewing habits have changed over the decades, so have the commercials we’ve watched. As jingles have given way to CGI and kids who always have a comeback, we no longer get to hear “Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?” or “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid…” Well, except on YouTube.
How many of these airlines commercials do you remember?
“let us show you how to fly”
“The spirit moves us”
America West Airlines
“What we serve is you”
“We’re American Airlines, doing what we do best”
“There’s something special in the air”
“We’ll show you” (I love all the pop culture references in this one)
“We love to fly, and it shows”
“Delta gets you there”
“America’s favorite way to fly” (back when they were The Official Airline Of Walt Disney World. They’re who we flew on my first flight ever, to WDW, in 1979)
And here’s a VERY Disneyesque Eastern commercial
“Still the one”
“The best care in the air”
“Look to us”
“We give you half the world…”
I also distinctly remember a Northwest Orient Airline commercial that went, “The world is going our way, our way to the world…” but I can’t find it.
“Makes the going great” (pull out your mini skirts and Nehru jackets for this one)
“You can’t beat the experience”
“A trip here shouldn’t feel like you’re making a trip there”
“Nobody serves our republic like Republic”
This commercial was said to have been done in one take and they were only 20′ apart
“Up, up & away”
“You’re gonna like us…TWA!”
“The friendly skies of your land…”
“Rhapsody in Blue”
“Look at us now”
“U.S. Air begins with you”
Hope you enjoyed that
walk flight down memory lane!
What airline commercials do you remember best?
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