Monday, October 30, 2006

How did Air France become #1 in Europe?


It's simple.
1,000-foot tall CEO Jean-Cyril Spinetta
personally hand launches every single plane from Charles de Gaulle international airport, saving valuable time and even more valuable jet fuel. Known for a steady throwing hand, he has, to date, only destroyed 17 aircraft killing well under 5,000 passengers.
(scanned from this week's Economist)

previous airline ad posts:
1. "Trimming the stabilizers..."
2. Taglines are DUMB, #2.

16 Comments:

Blogger numb in chelsea said...

On Air France, you fly on a new or newish plane with clean, modern appointments (not on an American soviet style contraption). You are served more or less by a human in a non-threatening manner (not by a brain dead, bitter, anger management flunky bitch). The food is probably not more than a few days old (not that Chili's inspired trans fatty shit that goes right to the American trans fatty ass). The movies are ok to interesting. The people in coach are more attractive than the sorry looking crew on any Delta flight that goes from Red State A to Red State B. I like Air France. Who cares how they get it up.

12:00 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

EASY numb. just makin' fun of the pic. Euro airlines are better, no doubt.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

The French airline police read cr now?

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum....

2:26 PM  
Blogger A Million Paths said...

Air France is not that great; and not substantially better than American Airlines. It's number one in Europe because within France it has virtually no competition. Unlike the UK, or Germany there are no discount airliners or even equivalent quality airliners. In the US we have Delta, American Airlines, Jet Blue etc, in the UK they have British Airways, Virgin, Ryan Air etc, BMI Baby etc. France has Air France. If you want to fly from say France to Morocco you have to fly Air France or Air Morocco, anything else (say Ryan Air) requires you to fly from France, to the airliners country of Origin then to your destination. Who the fuck would want to do that? This is the reason why in France everyone (still) takes the train.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Steph in Denver said...

If some airline would just come up with the tagline, "Our stewardesses don't throw people off of planes" they'd be set for life.

Of course, maybe they're nicer to the exalted folks in first class. But back in coach, we're getting TERRORIZED.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd fuck him. I'd have to grow a cock the size of the Washington Monument which would surely crush me, but it'd be worth it.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous archeress said...

this is a good looking ad. decidedly, the french do not really like work, so this ceo is playing ultimate planes with his pals in the garden of his office at place vendome. later they will have more wine and cheese. and the anon i'd fuck him/her is back. what a good week it is already.

mad money, i think people take the train in france because it's easy, clean, spacious, cool, inexpensive, and the TGV cruises at 200mph. wish we had something even slightly resembling that here.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

" Anonymous said...

I'd fuck him. I'd have to grow a cock the size of the Washington Monument which would surely crush me, but it'd be worth it. "


Ahhh. Preach it anon, preach.

11:14 PM  
Anonymous FishNChimps said...

Ha! After that posting, I don't care too much about AF's advertising (TV ads are quite nice though). Am just revelling in that premium bit of satire. 10/10

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Ole said...

OK, two things.

Firstly, isn't everyone taking this just a little seriously?

Secondly, "decidedly, the french do not really like work". I haven't heard such a wonderful sweeping generalisation since the last time I was surrounded by obese Americans. Genius.

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Chad said...

What would this world be without sweeping generalizations?? It would just be a sad and lonely place...

When I went to Paris for three days, everyone smoked a lot and drank water "with gas". Now when you ask me about Paris, I know everything: Everyone smokes and they like Club Soda! ...and very young American girls ;)

AF's meal was considerably better than I was used to though.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous archeress said...

sorry ole, maybe it's just my luck but every time i'm there, there is either a taxi strike, a subway strike, a postal strike, or, sigh, a garbage collection strike going on. and still, i would go there today... on the worst airline with a seat that doesn't recline, if i could.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous ricpic said...

So big deal. You still can't get a decent burger in France.

5:05 PM  
Blogger ronbo said...

Oh, what the hell ....

I like Air France. The cabins are well designed, the staff is pleasant, the food isn't bad (they bring fresh petits pains around, just like in a restaurant) and the wine is drinkable. Can't imagine what business class, let alone the pointy end, would be like.

But - and here is the relevance to this blog - thanks to some deal they only serve Nescafe. It's an outrage that you can't get drinkable coffee on a French airline. I blame Bush.

5:06 PM  

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