Hereís a fantastic publicity stunt by one of the few U.S. airlines Iíve NEVER flown.
AirTran sponsored Mark Malkoff, a 33-year-old comedian and filmmaker, to help get over his fear of flying by spending 30 consecutive days on AirTran flights.
Heís currently on day 17 and his little videos are pretty darned funny. And thanks to GoGo Internet, he is posting updates on Twitter, Facebook,
MySpace and on his blog, MarkOnAirTran.com.
Since Iím telling you about my Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles to the Cook Islands, I figured itís the best time to mention their latest PR stunt thatís starting to gather some attention: a matchmaking flight! Thatís right! Come October 13th, passengers can become part of history on a flight from North America to New Zealand. They are one of the first airlines (Air France offered a website) to help their customers find a partner or buddy on the other side of the world. When you log on to their website choices are: US boyfriend, US girlfriend, Kiwi boyfriend, Kiwi girlfriend, Canadian boyfriend, Canadian girlfriend, Kiwi friend, US friend, Canadian friend, travel friend or business contact. I donít think many will be choosing business contact, do you?
For those of you who love gadgets, youíll probably be into the 2-in-1 In-Flight Organizer by Zen Class. Itís a travel tote that mounts directly onto your seat back tray table and keeps everything from lip balm to laptops at your fingertips throughout the trip. Whatís nice is you donít have to worry about forgetting your stuff in the airplane seat pocket or picking up some nasty germ that was left behind by a sick passenger. The tote has multiple zippers and mesh storage pockets so you can see everything. If you travel a lot, the $39.99 it costs may be money well spent.
We usually stray away from corporate videos but this one of Germany's model railroad is simply unbelievable. Itís quickly become one of Germany's most popular attractions with over 5 million tourists and the video has received close to 2 million views on YouTube. The Miniature Wunderland, is the largest model railroad in the world and itís in Hamburg, Germany. It has 16,146 square feet of space with more than 10,000 train cars running around 6.8 miles of track. Watch the video to get a feel for this remarkable achievement but better yet, visit it in person if you can.