How Many Of These Old Airline Commercials Do You Remember?

by SharonKurheg

As our television viewing habits have changed over the decades, so have the commercials we’ve watched. As jingles have given way to CGI and kids who always have a smart @$$ comeback, we no longer get to hear “Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?” or “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid…” Well, except on YouTube.

How many of these airline commercials do you remember?

Aloha Airlines

“let us show you how to fly”

“The spirit moves us”

America West Airlines

“What we serve is you”



“Something special in the air”

“We’re American Airlines, doing what we do best”


“We really move our tail for you”

“We’ll show you” (I love all the pop culture references in this one)


“We love to fly, and it shows”

“Delta gets you there”


“America’s favorite way to fly” (back when they were The Official Airline Of Walt Disney World. They’re who we flew on my first flight ever, to WDW, in 1979)

And here’s a VERY Disneyesque Eastern commercial

Frontier Airlines

“Still the one”

“The wanderer”

Midwest Express

“The best care in the air”

Northwest Airlines

“Person to person”

“Some people just know how to fly”

“Look to us”

Northwest Orient

“We give you half the world…”

“The world is going our way, our way to the world…”

Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA)

“catch us!”

“Catch our smile”

Pan Am

Once in a lifetime”

“Say hello!”

“Welcome to our world”

“You can’t beat the experience”


“A trip here shouldn’t feel like you’re making a trip there”

“Say hello”

Republic Airlines

“Nobody serves our republic like Republic”


This commercial was said to have been done in one take and they were only 20′ apart


“Up, up & away”

“Leading the way…”

“You’re gonna like us…TWA!”


“The friendly skies of your land…”

“Rhapsody in Blue”

U.S. Air

“Look at us now”

“U.S. Air begins with you”

Hope you enjoyed that walk flight down memory lane!

What airline commercials do you remember best?

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SharonKurheg March 12, 2021 - 12:57 pm

HOORAY! Thank-you!

JohnB November 24, 2022 - 8:07 pm

Actually until 9/11, most of the US carriers provided very decent service compared to now. I used to absolutely love flying American to Hawaii. I did that for 7 Christmas holidays 1998-2004. We used to volunteer and usually received enough compensation to buy the next year’s tickets. AA, truly was a great airline. Not like it is now…


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