How Airlines Are Ruining Their Own Image


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.