Headlines are always made when a new record is made for the longest non-stop flight in the world. When Singapore Airlines got the claim to fame when it relaunched its route between its hub at Singapore Changi International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, it was covered in Forbes, BBC News and lots of other media outlets from around the world.
You don’t read many of those kinds of articles about the shortest flight in the world. But then again, that record hasn’t been broken in the over 20 years since the world’s shortest commercial flight was established.
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I think most of us have stayed in enough hotels to know when we’re staying in one that’s truly special, with experiences you don’t get to have in other establishments, and when we’re in one that’s just like every other hotel out there.
This is a salute to the latter…
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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?
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When you see a commercial for a product or service – doesn’t matter what it is – they make it sound so wonderful and like it’s going to be such an awesome experience from beginning to end. You know the kinds I mean…the ones for places like dentist offices and used car dealerships. With big smiles and empty suggestions of pain-free everything…mouths, wallets, whatever. Yeah, they drive me nuts.
Anyway, I recently came across this commercial for the most honest airline ever. Unfortunately, it’s not a real company. But they took all the issues of a real airline, added some saccharine sweetness and Disney friendliness to it and, well, the intentional irony of it just made me smile. Maybe it’ll make you smile, too.
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There are some Christmas videos and commercials that are timelessly iconic. Coca-Cola’s “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” on the hilltop. Norelco’s stop-action Santa sledding down a hill on an electric rotary razor. Hershey’s Kisses playing “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” For the past several years, WestJet, a low-cost carrier that’s Canada’s second largest airline has done commercials of the annual “Christmas Miracles” they’ve done. All have been heartwarming but this one is, we think, the best they ever did:
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