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American Airlines may be known for its antique aircraft and shoddy on-time record, but here’s one reason to consider missing out on Virgin America’s in-flight wifi to book your ticket with AA: they’re fabulous.

As a “supporter” of (read: advertiser within) the LGBT community, American Airlines took home the Corporate Vision Award at Saturday’s L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 38th annual gala. Like the People’s Choice Awards, this one was special because it was chosen by votes, not the Center’s board.

Good thing AA had plenty of advance notice they were being celebrated, so they had plenty of time to whip of this video that played at the ceremony. Cue all the homo stereotypes: we’re fabulous, we love being “strapped in” with “tight restraints,” and we only travel with Louis Vuitton luggage.

It is, frankly, excellent. American Airlines: Now taking reservations on Manhunt and Craigslist.

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  • Jon B

    That was amazing.

  • Brian NJ

    Nice tribute to one of America’s greatest corporations. :)

  • leanleft

    wow. amazingly offensive and not really funny.

  • Mike L.

    I think his was funny, in a satyrical way, b/c we all know that homophobes really see us in this light, but WE know it’s not like that.


    I’m glad you pointed out the curious distinction of being a supporter of gay community simply by advertising to them. Why oh WHY do we assume because some a company wants us to buy crap they are automatically allies? Meanwhile those SAME companies wouldn’t DARE show their “gay advertisements” to their mainstream audience. It’s like they’re approaching us by whipering “psst..hey homo…wanna buy this?”

    It’s not fabulous. It’s not empowering. It’s closeted advertising.



    Interesting…all of sudden…the video is no more…


  • jojococoa

    removed by user.

  • James Davis

    Well crap, didn’t get to see it before the user deleted it. Anyone have another working link for the video?

  • alan brickman

    gay stewards are hawt!! had a few…

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