Yesterday I shared a video put out by British Airways entitled “Visit Mum” which was quite possibly one of the most touching pieces ever put together by
an airline, well, anyone or anything. I’ll be honest, at first I was thrown off a bit by the logistics (how exactly do you get a home cooked meal a seat on an airplane, let alone get it through customs?) but by the end of it the logistics didn’t matter because I think we were all at the very least close to tears and just wanted to hug our moms. While it didn’t market British Airways’ product as such, you can’t put a price tag on the emotional connection the video makes you feel.
So of course any video British Airways puts out after that is going to seem like complete garbage. A day later (today) they released a “Man vs. Plane” video, which is supposed to highlight their new A380 service to Johannesburg, I suppose. The video can be found here:
Now, on the plus side that’s some lotion-and-tissue-worthy airplane porn. That fuselage. Those Rolls Royce engines. That roar…
But the logistics make me want to cry. To the best of my knowledge the fastest recorded “run” by a human is 28mph, so I’m not sure they’re doing a good job trying to market a plane if they’re suggesting a human can run faster than it?
Meh, I’ll just go watch the “mum” video one more time and I’ll love British Airways again…
(Tip of the hat to Drew)