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WATCH: Fly American Airlines, Because It’s Stocked With Twinks and Drinks

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.

On:           Oct 28, 2009
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    • Jon B

      That was amazing.

      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NJ

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

      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • leanleft

      wow. amazingly offensive and not really funny.

      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YCKTR

      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.


      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YCKTR

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


      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jojococoa

      removed by user.

      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis

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

      Oct 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      gay stewards are hawt!! had a few…

      Oct 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • So Yo

      too bad the vid was taken down, but judging from the still it looks like a jessica and hunter skit. those two are AMAZING!

      Oct 30, 2009 at 2:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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