How Airlines Are Ruining Their Own Image

With commercials full of body-painted staff, near decapitation and over the top anime. I enjoyed watching them, but as a marketing tool I have to ask, “What were they thinking?”

by Douglas Wright
Posted Jun 3rd 2010 09:50 AM

Some airlines just need to fire their marketing manager.

The airline industry’s reputation has taken enough of a hit these days: from bankruptcies to bomb scares, runway troubles to flight disruptions from volcanic ash. They should be working overtime to restore their images. But some airline ad campaigns are the public relations equivalent of a crash landing. We’ve singled out the best of the worst airline ads-some in bad taste, some a matter of poor placement, some lost in translation, and others a simple case of comedy gone terribly wrong.

Here are ten ads that will leave you scratching your head …
See the videos at AOL Travel

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