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Entries Tagged as 'Airlines'

Porter’s Pillbox Hats and Peplum

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Porter Airlines

TORONTO – There’s a niche airline that gives free drinks, flies planes with propellers and only goes on a few select routes. Best yet, it puts its flight attendants in pillbox hats. It’s Porter Airlines of Canada. Kind of like a regional Virgin Atlantic, but it has a serious, more business-feeling approach. Says the airline […]

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See the TWA L-1011 in Kansas City

February 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments

KANSAS CITY – Our reader Joe Vaughan gives us an update on the Airline History Museum in Kansas City. He tells us that a group of retired TWA employees and airline history enthusiasts have developed a fascinating museum at Downtown Airport. The last of the Super Constellations (“Connies“) is there and they recently acquired the […]

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Sully’s Vintage Airline Commercials

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

A friend sent us this link of vintage airline commercials that was posted to the Facebook fan page of USAirways pilot Sully Sullenberger. We thought they were a great big fun time waster. North Central National Southern TWA Southwest UAL Delta Eastern Western PSA Braniff […]

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Companies: Create Your Own Saturday Night Live

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Saturday Night Live and British Airways’ new LCY-JFK flight one are two different business ideas illustrating an important idea, namely adaptive reuse.Traditionally, adaptive reuse is applied to historic preservation of buildings. It is a very specific idea; to properly understand it you need to go and read James Marston Fitch‘s seminal book, Historic Preservation. In […]

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Tags: Airlines · Commentary · Media

Eleven Ways to End the Undifferentiated Airline Brand

November 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment


How did Greyhound get to be more interesting a brand than Delta? Certainly, both have been through bankruptcy. And now, to travel a distance, both can be about the same price. But with the new designs and service of Greyhound, the line is on its way to being a far more interesting, and useful, brand […]

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New York’s 11 Biggest Missed Tourism Opportunities

November 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Hotel Pennsylvania, New York

New York is, of course, a great tourist destination. But with vacancy rates going up, it needs a spurt. Recently, The Fantastiks came back. That’s quite interesting. And then a version of the old Horn &  Hardart Automat returned, in the format of Bamn! It got us thinking. What are the other tourism opportunities out […]

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Tags: Airlines · Commentary · Regional Brands · Transport and Shipping · Zombie

National Airlines: The Florida Airline

August 24th, 2009 · 16 Comments

National Airlines

MIAMI – There could not have been a more perfect Florida ambassador, and airline, than National Airlines. When the “Sunshine Airline” merged into Pan American World Airways in 1980, a uniquely Florida institution was lost. Arguably, it was the only airline that promoted a state as its marketing position and achieved national prominence with that […]

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We Haven’t Forgotten

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Pan Am 747

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Delta: Use the Northwest Airlines Brand Or Lose It

August 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment


It’s a fundamental of trademark law. To keep a trademark, you have to use it. My old Virginia bank Virginia National Bank learned that lesson. It dropped the name VNB, and merged a number of times into what is now Bank of America. A few years ago, a new start-up bank decided it wanted the […]

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Tags: Airlines · Asia

Cool USAirways Backpack for Back-To-School

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments


The airline backpack is a tired old idea that has mostly been forgotten, save those nifty retro backs reintroduced by Pan Am One. USAirways has come up with a new version of the airline bag; they posted a picture of it on Photobucket. It’s a great idea to promote your brand; not only does the […]

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