A novel marketing campaign

This is the latest from Kulula Air, a South African low-fare airline based at Johannesburg – and it’s a real offer! Terms and Conditions are tight though – marriage certificates required. It’s valid on the Jo’burg to Cape Town route from 23rd to 30th April, in honour of President Jacob Zuma’s marriage to Gloria,  his sixth wife, on 20th April.

Many a true word…

Even feckin’ fans of Ryanair (feck ‘em) will enjoy this:

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

That is the catchphrase that Las Vegas has been using rather successfully to reinforce its image as a slightly “naughty” destination. The entry (below) about Blackpool and its rather troubled airport reminded me of Blackpool’s claim to be “the Las Vegas of the North” and a  splendid line by the comedian Jimmy Carr,

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

What happens in Blackpool is a matter for Police and Social Services”

And, since it is the weekend and nearly Christmas, maybe I can add a seasonal joke from the wonderful Phyllis Diller -

“What I don’t like about Christmas office parties is looking for a job the next day.”


You don’t need to watch this to the end to get the idea.

Cebu Pacific, along with all other Philippine-based airlines, has been banned from flying to the EU since March 2010.

Heathrow Goes Camp

It is hard to watch this new video clip from Heathrow’s publicity team without smiling. I can’t quite work out how tongue-in-cheek it is but the incredibly kitsch musical backing, the mixture of genuine celebrities with lesser-known ones and the relentlessly upbeat tone remind me of the old-style Pathe News newsreels. All that is missing is a fruity voiceover from Bob Danvers-Walker.