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iriver88
26th Apr 2009, 11:26
peeps, I only just watched the V Aus ad. on TV, I did not know it was so cheeky.

Anyways, for those who had not seen it, it showed this pretty lady walking into the V Aus aircraft cabin, and all the hostie were gyrating and pole dancing with seats and just moving around very sexily as if that is how flight attendant behave, it further reinforced to the public that flight attendants are dumb sexy sirens there to look sexy and serve food of course. Anyways those V Aus hostie did exactly just that and all looked just like Lindsay Lohan.

Then this female passenger went to her seat and seated next to her was branson himself and she said, "wow that was fun (or exciting I do not remember)" And then Branson said, "wait till we get it up" and he smiled cheekily. The female passenger smiled in a shy way also.

These ads. ( and all of the Asian and Middle Eastern carriers ) just reinforces to the public the negatives of the profession that the Union worked so hard to deny. It also makes the public disrespect flight attendant as none other than just looking pretty in a sexual way in the cabin. As in most Virgin ads, only females are shown with no male staff.

With ads like that, don't expect any public support or empathy when crew jobs are cut to the core.

forgetabowdit
26th Apr 2009, 12:31
With ads like that, don't expect any public support or empathy when crew jobs are cut to the core.

Wanna make a bet...

Peter Fanelli
26th Apr 2009, 12:40
iriver88 get a life would you.

Oh and it's naughty, not noughty.

Back to school with you.

gav_20022002
26th Apr 2009, 13:06
i havent seen the add myself but i bet in typical Branson style it would be great to watch and bring a smile to most people. Good on V Aus having the balls to take the step and be different, it seems to have worked pretty well in the past for them.

Crew rest.
26th Apr 2009, 13:12
This one:

YouTube - V Australia 'Fly Girls' Television Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nymPHeZLMdk&feature=PlayList&p=6F4805032732E077&index=1)

and:

YouTube - Fasten Your Seat belts - V Australia Fly Girls Sizzle Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuYKuRGrpXY&feature=PlayList&p=6F4805032732E077&index=3)

:8

OFSO
26th Apr 2009, 14:33
I just watched the ad which seems to have caused (?) some offense. Just like Ryanair, isn't it, except the aircraft's a bit larger.

(Must stop smoking that whacky baccy !)

But the ADVERTS do remind one of past O'Leary newspaper ads for which he got the traditional fearsome Advertising Standards slap on the wrist with a budgie tail feather.

BDiONU
26th Apr 2009, 14:42
I thought Virgin only flew 4 engined aircraft and had the slogan "4 engines 4 long haul"?

BD

ArthurR
26th Apr 2009, 16:29
Watched the add's and thought....They're add's. Found them entertainiing.

iriver88, are you PC as well?
As Peter Fanelli said "get a life" get out more

isi3000
26th Apr 2009, 16:56
No difference to most of the ads on TV really:confused:

Ten West
26th Apr 2009, 17:16
What's wrong with good-looking cabin crews then? We pay to fly as pax.

Aren't we entitled to have something nice to look at anymore? :rolleyes:

llondel
26th Apr 2009, 17:18
BD:

I think the slogan got quietly dropped. Virgin Atlantic still only fly A34x and 744 aircraft, Virgin America is A320s, but not quite what you'd call longhaul.

Virgin Australia appears to be using B777 aircraft, based on the pictures.

OFSO
26th Apr 2009, 18:26
Call that a sexy advert ? I much prefer
Ryanair's version !

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu287/ROBIN_100/ryanair_ad.jpg

Buster Hyman
26th Apr 2009, 22:58
Virgin probably do fly 4 engine 4 long haul, but V Aus is not allowed to be called Virgin, so it still applies.

Could you imagine the QF seagulls in that ad? Where would they park the zimmer frames?

con-pilot
26th Apr 2009, 23:07
iriver88, good thing you were not around when Southwest Airlines first started flying. :eek:

I watched those ads, to me it showed that no matter the passengers sex, they would be pampered and enjoy the flight.

(Okay, they lied about that, but what the hell. :p)

Bad Hat Harry
27th Apr 2009, 02:53
Lets see them do that after 6 months of back to back direct LAs.
Bransons crew love him but after three years they leave.
Why?
Burnout and low wages

Worrals in the wilds
27th Apr 2009, 03:35
I thought it was fairly staid, although including a couple of good looking blokes would probably make it more appealing to us female potential ticket purchasers ;)
Didn't see it as any more exploitative than many casino, club, show ads etc.
OFSO, I don't think that ad ever would have made it onto Aussie TV. The government's really jumpy about schoolgirl stuff for some reason :ooh:
It's obviously worked and gotten noticed, anyway!

hellsbrink
27th Apr 2009, 03:47
My god. How could anyone find that ad offensive or demeaning in any way? Methinks someone had better remove head from rear end, there's far worse than that on TV and there's been far worse than that seen in the past.

Goat Whisperer
27th Apr 2009, 05:58
there will be "Fly Boy" ads too, they'll be on the same youtube channel soon.

hellsbrink
27th Apr 2009, 06:07
I bet iriver will call them "homophobic" or something as stupid...

Blacksheep
27th Apr 2009, 07:31
But I thought all of Richard Branson's staff were virgins? :confused:

goddamit
27th Apr 2009, 08:20
Tacky, trashy and cheap! Surprising from rb. The Atlantic commercial 'still red hot' , shows what happens when sexy meets classy. Big difference.

M.Mouse
27th Apr 2009, 08:42
......just reinforces to the public the negatives of the profession that the Union worked so hard to deny.

The job is a profession?

Tacky, trashy and cheap! Surprising from rb.

Then you don't really know much about the man.

kiwi chick
27th Apr 2009, 09:49
As someone who's about to become a Flight Attendant, I don't have a problem with this:

further reinforced to the public that flight attendants are dumb sexy sirens there to look sexy and serve food of course.

It will probably RAISE my IQ. :E


M Mouse

The job is a profession?

"we're here to save asses, not kiss them".

Who would help your mother/father/sister/brother haul their ass off the burning wreck if it all turned to custard? The Pilots? :ugh:

Buster Hyman
27th Apr 2009, 12:28
Will that be on the 757's KC?

Tercarley
27th Apr 2009, 12:33
"All Bransons crews love him" - that lasts for about a month of being on the line!!!!!!!

Blues&twos
27th Apr 2009, 12:34
With ads like that, don't expect any public support or empathy when crew jobs are cut to the core.

???

What have the ads got to do with the crews?

Tercarley
27th Apr 2009, 12:40
After seeing those ads hope the wings were checked after the girls jumped on them with those high heels. Some dents they would have made.

Buster Hyman
27th Apr 2009, 12:55
Okay, I need help. I enjoyed this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QS7WRfnQc&feature=PlayList&p=6F4805032732E077&index=0) short better! :(:ugh::(:ugh:

OFSO
27th Apr 2009, 13:16
Yeah Buster, but if you notice, they BUILD very little, what they are doing is an ASSEMBLY of pre-built sections. And we all know where those sections are built, don't we ?

Furrin' Countries, no less.

kiwi chick
27th Apr 2009, 23:38
Buster, yep...

I am standing by for the relentless teasing... :E

Buster Hyman
28th Apr 2009, 00:33
Well, it could be worse KC. You could be on the RAAF BBJ's with Mr 3 course meal himself!!!:oh: Beware the tanty!!!:ooh:

kiwi chick
28th Apr 2009, 00:57
Oooh, what's that about? :}

Buster Hyman
28th Apr 2009, 01:16
Enjoy! (http://www.pprune.org/d-g-reporting-points/368481-poor-half-starved-prime-minister.html) :rolleyes:

kiwi chick
28th Apr 2009, 01:46
Hahaha, rings a bell... they were talking about it at work :ok:

(Trans Tasman Rivalry at it's best... ;) )

j3pipercub
28th Apr 2009, 02:15
"Who would help your mother/father/sister/brother haul their ass off the burning wreck if it all turned to custard? The Pilots?"

Well CERTAINLY NOT some of the oh so petite FA's I've seen around the place. If the airlines were serious about cabin safety, the FA's would be 6+ feet tall and bench-press 180kgs.

I'd love to see some of the FA's 'haul' a plus size passengers 'ass' off a burning wreck, I really would. I'd PAY to see it.

j3

kiwi chick
28th Apr 2009, 03:51
I never for once suggested that they had to physically "haul" any heavyweights off the aircraft - am I'm sure if faced with this situation there would some able bodied "bigger" people able to help.

I was referring more to keeping people calm, providing oxygen, life vests, first aid, directions, arming and opening doors, liaising with the flight deck etc.

But perhaps the Airlines, and indeed the Military, should change their aircrew assessment procedure?

Given my small stature I suppose I should stick to flying a Cherokee. And only then if someone can help me get inside.