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Old Nov 13, 17, 11:17 pm
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New Barracuda Commercial

Worse than the old one!! Talk about a punchable, smarmy face on that guy.

How much are they paying UA to advertise. I look around the plane and would think it's a product relevant to 1-2% of people on the flight. I'm pretty tech savvy and still have no clue what it actually is.
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Old Nov 13, 17, 11:19 pm
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That must be a really old commercial. Plymouth stopped making the Barracuda in 1974!
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
That's an old commercial. Plymouth stopped making the Barracuda in 1974!
My uncle has a cherry 69 (I think) green and black 'Cuda in his garage.
He also has no kids...I've still never driven it.
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I had a success rate of about 92.7% in hitting the FAST FORWARD button just fast enough to successfully avoid hearing the super-annoying Barracuda jingle.

(Didn't they push it back now into second place?)
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I'm pretty tech savvy...
There's the problem - you're not the target audience...
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Their little jingle themesong always pisses me off. I feel like they advertise on other airlines like LH and EK too. Itís the most annoying ad.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 5:22 am
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For those that don’t know, the “old” video was a more condensed version of this:


Sure, it’s annoying, but that jingle is pretty catchy.
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I had a success rate of about 92.7% in hitting the FAST FORWARD button just fast enough to successfully avoid hearing the super-annoying Barracuda jingle.

(Didn't they push it back now into second place?)
If you're stuck on an sCO 752 or sCO 772, that success rate drops to about 25%. Oldest AVOD system in the fleet!
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
Worse than the old one!! Talk about a punchable, smarmy face on that guy.

How much are they paying UA to advertise. I look around the plane and would think it's a product relevant to 1-2% of people on the flight. I'm pretty tech savvy and still have no clue what it actually is.
It irritates the hell out of me any self respecting CIO would be embarrassed if all their data was compromised and their systems were taken over by Malware and they had to rely on a backup.
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
Worse than the old one!! Talk about a punchable, smarmy face on that guy.

How much are they paying UA to advertise. I look around the plane and would think it's a product relevant to 1-2% of people on the flight. I'm pretty tech savvy and still have no clue what it actually is.
Punchable is right...
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Punchable is right...
+1
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I look around the plane and would think it's a product relevant to 1-2% of people on the flight. I'm pretty tech savvy and still have no clue what it actually is.
It's relevant to those looking to reclaim their network.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 1:04 pm
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If you're stuck on an sCO 752 or sCO 772, that success rate drops to about 25%. Oldest AVOD system in the fleet!
the sCO 772 IFE is embarrassingly dated and clunky. SQ had that same system and has updated it at least twice in the interim.

the IPTE 777 is much better.

i assume the 773 and 788/789 are the same gen?
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frustrating that you have to watch it before every episode in a box set you watch.

BTW - watched the entirety of Hap + Leonard on LHR-EWR and I enjoyed it. Has Omar from the wire and christina hendriks.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 4:16 pm
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I was about to post about exactly this after watching that "in the cloud" video about 10 times while, you know, in the clouds on my way from LIS to EWR on Friday. At least the music in the old ad didn't bug me, and you had some nice overhead shots of skyscrapers to enjoy.
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