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New British Airways ad

Postby FLASH » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:49 pm

Does this make your toes curl with embarrassment the longer it goes on and nobody turns up and blows a raspberry?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JdQi60an0

Or does your heart swell with patriotic fervour-schmaltz?

Compare and contrast with this one from 1989

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxs106rp5RQ
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Postby f90x » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:49 pm

they should have just re-run the old one, it was pretty classy. i like the visual aspect of the new one and how much effort has been put into getting all the old planes and making everything look period but how naff is that narration. it makes the ad more than a little embarrassing

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Postby Gromit » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:05 pm

What ^Steve^ said. :)

I did like seeing the old DH Dragon Rapide and the BOAC VC10's in the new ad though...apart from that I'd agree it's a bit poop.

Now, the new Air France one is a bit more classy, if only for its soundtrack of the 2nd movement of Mozart Piano Concerto No.23. :)

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Postby f90x » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:42 pm

In addition, I'm still in shock that the old one is 23 YEARS OLD!!!

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Postby Gromit » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:12 pm

f90x wrote:In addition, I'm still in shock that the old one is 23 YEARS OLD!!!


Thanks Steve - thanks very much. :cry:

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Postby sandbar » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:13 pm

Gromit wrote:.........the BOAC VC10's............


Oh yes!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby brookes745 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:18 pm

sandbar wrote:
Gromit wrote:.........the BOAC VC10's............


Oh yes!!!!!!!!!!!

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ahh....the good old Vicky Swish as they were fondly known to the many RAF personel who flew around the world facing backwards.....no, really!! :shock:
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Postby sandbar » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:08 pm

brookes745 wrote:the good old Vicky Swish as they were fondly known to the many RAF personel who flew around the world facing backwards.....no, really!! :shock:


Ah yes - but you were in the GT version!

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Postby f90x » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:26 pm

oh how pleasant air travel was back then. perhaps sandbar can confirm :wink: [smilie=sofa.gif]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-iG9Cd4IV0

nice bit of jazz going on too.

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Postby Gromit » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:00 pm

Nice vid Steve. :)

I love the old VC10 - great to fly in (even going backwards!) and they don't half go. Still holds the record for fastest subsonic transatlantic flight I believe.

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Postby sandbar » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:48 pm

f90x wrote:oh how pleasant air travel was back then. perhaps sandbar can confirm :wink: [smilie=sofa.gif]


It was certainly different. From my point of view the VC10 was a wonderful transport aircraft to fly. Much more of a pilot's aircraft than Brand X (707) which did a similar job (but on different routes) in BOAC during the time that I was there.

Times they were a changing though! The weight of fuel (maximum amount) carried by one of those 'new fangled' 747 things (or Fat Albert as it was known!) was the same as the all up total weight of a fully laden Super VC10. 151 tons!

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