Cool Ad Watch

Jan 9 2013 @ 2:45pm

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Copyranter applauds a clever campaign from Expedia:

There are over 9,000 airports around the world, each with its own 3-letter code — used to ID bag destination. The creative team describes how they came up with the idea:

"It all started when we saw a woman walking through Heathrow with the word FUK hanging from her suitcase," they say. "Turned out she'd just flown in from Fukuoka in Japan. That got us thinking, 'maybe there are more'."

I guess they couldn't use FUK. Too bad.

Update from a reader:

I used to work for the (now defunct and bought-out) America West Airlines. We had a route from Sioux City, IA to Fresno, CA. The airport code for the route was SUX-FAT.