Thursday, August 23, 2007

China Airlines Cover Up

In case you didn't know China Air Lines recently had a little "incident" where one of their flights caught on fire. Thank god everyone survived, a rare good mark in recent times in airline safety. However no matter the accident and how big it was it is always bad marketing. The short version of this is: Crashes = Bad Business in the airline industry but I guess you didn't need me to tell you that.

So what did China Airlines do to stave off the first wave of negative publicity? Paint over their logo on the burnt out hull of the plane. Yeah marketing! I hate to admit it, but that is a very good move on their part.

PS. If youre going to fly to the orient, don't fly C.A.L. I've flown to Thailand twice with them and realize that China is trying so hard to catch up with the west they haven't discovered customer service or seats that fit 6'6" americans. Thanks genetics.

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