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    Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 2:08am
This is a very good ad. It's an animated commercial that begins with a young man walking down a busy sidewalk in the city. It looks cold and gray, and you can hear Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue music as a soundtrack.

The young man is then transported by two lovely angelic figures through a fairyland through the sky, pass the cow jumping over the moon and such.

He then ends his trek by landing on a different sidewalk in a colourful city.

Absolutely beautiful!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote musicman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 2:28am
I like those.  Very pleasant, don't beat you over the head with their message.
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I love all the United Airlines commercials.  Great music!
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Saw that one during an Olympic 't.v. break' - actually thought the very same thing!
Very nice commercial!
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I absolutely hate the UA music - although at one point I did like it. Now it makes me go insane. This is because one week I spent approximately 3 hours on the phone with them, because the people in India cannot understand the difference between me saying '16' and '60'. I was trying to tell them that I wanted to take a 60-pound dog with me (I was going to be gone for three weeks and had no one to take care of him) and they kept telling me that it would be fine to shove him under the seat! At this point I would say, "not one six, it's six zero!" Then they wouldn't know what I had to do, and they would transfer me to someone else. In any other situation, I would've just hung up and taken my business elsewhere, but not a lot of companies fly from Boise, and even fewer allow you to take pets.
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That's sad, Y - but I understand.
'Global Service', dontcha know.
"...why can't you fold your dog in half and stuff him under the seat?"
You're explaining WEIGHT, which...well - implies SIZE.
And they just don't get it...
 
 
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It's true - they kept thinking that I was talking about a chihuahua or something. I tried to look up any info on the website, so I wouldn't have to be on the phone anymore, but that was even less helpful!
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I just saw that one. Really enjoyed it. I was gonna start a thread about it, but here we are.
 
I was going to post a YouTube link too, but it's not there yet. But I found a whole bunch of other past animated United Airlines ads that are pretty good too.
 
And a good parody as well. Check it out.
 
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I have fond memories of that music.
I was travelling a lot in the mid 90s and I racked up some serious miles on UA.
THey were on top back then, and you as a passenger were treated well.
On their headsets and little in flight ads that Gershwin music played. It was comforting.
In fact I spent a good 6 months in Eastern Europe and flew a lot of local airlines, and some Lufthansa, all fine. But when you are a yank on the go you start to miss home and familiarity.
I remember getting on a United flight from a London connect after flying Croatia Airlines.
That starting part of music played in my headphones and I knew I was home.
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