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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:08 pm   #1
 
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Old (Classic) Slogan, "Come Fly the Friendly Skies Again", Returns to the New UNITED.

AFTER almost a 20-year hiatus, United Airlines is once again urging travelers to “fly the friendly skies.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/bu...ualcorporation
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:14 pm   #2
 
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I think the term "FINO" needs to be used here. Friendly In Name Only. A quote doesn't change a culture of cost cutting and benefits reduction for most loyal customers. Whatever.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:15 pm   #3
 
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I think the term "FINO" needs to be used here. Friendly In Name Only. A quote doesn't change a culture of cost cutting and benefits reduction for most loyal customers. Whatever.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:16 pm   #4
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AFTER almost a 20-year hiatus, United Airlines is once again urging travelers to “fly the friendly skies.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/bu...ualcorporation
Hi anc-ord772,

Yes, it’s true. We’re proud to welcome back “Fly the Friendly Skies” as a cherished but updated part of our brand, and excited to share even more about it with you tomorrow and in the coming days. Keep an eye on the United Hub starting late morning for more details, and sneak previews of what’s to come…

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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:17 pm   #5
 
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Hi anc-ord772,

Yes, it’s true. We’re proud to welcome back “Fly the Friendly Skies” as a cherished but updated part of our brand, and excited to share even more about it with you tomorrow and in the coming days. Keep an eye on the United Hub starting late morning for more details, and sneak previews of what’s to come…

Aaron Goldberg
Sr. Manager - Customer Experience Planning
United Airlines
I'm glad it's back, but remember, actions speak louder than words.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:17 pm   #6
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"Old tagline", new 'service'.

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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:19 pm   #7
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Hmm...United has this and Rhapsody...bring back the tulip and you may start to have a decent airline!
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:19 pm   #8
 
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Bring back the tulip and we can talk.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:22 pm   #9
 
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And give me back the CO Meatball along with the airline

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Bring back the tulip and we can talk.
They have to step back a lot more for me.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:24 pm   #10
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Oh lord, are we going to have to listen to co-worker Jeff talk down to us about the "friendly skies" on the intro video?
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:24 pm   #11
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Yes, it’s true. We’re proud to welcome back “Fly the Friendly Skies” as a cherished but updated part of our brand....
Great news. Very nice.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:27 pm   #12
 
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Oh lord, are we going to have to listen to co-worker Jeff talk down to us about the "friendly skies" on the intro video?
Ugh. That's so annoying/patronizing, it seems so fake to me. lol
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:36 pm   #13
 
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When I first started watching the new television advertisement, I thought it was something from the 90s. Then I noticed the IFE. Bravo, United. http://nyti.ms/1aXMs0n

I really love the orchestral Rhapsody in Blue association United has. Sure, it may not be the glory days, but still is a great positive link to the brand.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 10:36 pm   #14
 
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Man, tough crowd! I think this is wonderful news!

While FF's may not be happy with the program, I find FA's, pilots, and the experience a pretty friendly one. I think the slogan fits.
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Old Sep 19, 13, 11:02 pm   #15
 
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Bring back the tulip and we can talk.
Bring back the service, put the credit card holders in their proper place in line, then we can talk.
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