That’s something I never thought I’d say, given that Heathrow Airport is probably my least favorite in the world. 😉
However, Heathrow Airport is celebrating their 70th anniversary, so they’ve launched their first television advertisement to celebrate:
For 70 years we have been the first step on your journeys into the world, and the warm welcome home when you return. To mark this momentous occasion, we have launched our first ever television advert, ‘First Flight’. Explore the airport through the eyes of a child venturing on their first journey, and rediscover the magic of flight.
And it’s actually brilliant. As much as I love great first class products, ultimately what draws me to flying is my love of airports and airplanes.
Airports are global melting pots, and it’s amazing to think how when you’re at an airport there will be people traveling to every corner of the globe for all kinds of reasons within close proximity of you. There’s nothing quite like watching people anxiously wait for loved ones in the arrivals hall. Sometimes there’s one person waiting, and sometimes there are a dozen people waiting, with signs, balloons, etc. The reaction when people see loved ones for the first time in a while always puts a smile on my face.
Even after having flown over four million miles, flying is still a miracle to me. Every takeoff and every landing. With every sunset I gaze out the window in amazement.
Anyway, all of that is why Heathrow Airport’s advertisement is so great. You see the airport through the perspective of a first time flyer, and then realize that even after having flown a ton, many of us still have the same amazement. Well, at least that’s the case for me.
Here’s the video:
Anyone love this ad as much as I do?