SkyHigh Airlines
September 28, 2003 5:09 PM   Subscribe

SkyHigh Airlines is one of the funniest, most well done and fleshed out parody sites I've seen on the web. Try everything, plan a trip (notice the luxurious ports of call they fly into), track your lost luggage - oh hell, just click everything, you'll be glad you did. Even the Chairman's letter is funny.
posted by Dome-O-Rama (22 comments total)
Funny site. But why do they keep pimping out Alaska Airlines?
posted by UKnowForKids at 5:18 PM on September 28, 2003

Funny site. But why do they keep pimping out Alaska Airlines?

Alaska Airlines
Dean DuVall
P.O. Box 68900
Seattle, wa 98168

That's probably why.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 5:34 PM on September 28, 2003

It comes complete with fake radio advertisements, which I've been hearing for the past week. They get interrupted midway through with an ad for Alaska.
posted by jonson at 5:48 PM on September 28, 2003

posted by matteo at 5:55 PM on September 28, 2003

This is part of Alaska Air's latest marketing campaign. They also have fake TV ads for "SkyHigh Airlines" that feature things like passengers being shoved into bench seats. The "ads" are interrupted midway with an ad for Alaska Air, much like the radio ads jonson mentioned.

And yeah, what matteo said.
posted by bedhead at 5:59 PM on September 28, 2003

At least their advertising is entertaining, unlike 99.9% of advertising.
posted by dg at 6:18 PM on September 28, 2003

True, dg. Especially the taglines - "A commitment to mediocrity" and "The relentless pursuit of adequacy" are two of my favorites.
posted by bedhead at 6:34 PM on September 28, 2003

As a web designer, I would like to say that designing this site would be my dream job. If there are any big clients who want to hire me to make a hilarious parody site for their viral ad campaign -- yo! I am yo man!
posted by josh at 6:58 PM on September 28, 2003

I dunno, I tried reading it.
I really did.
It seemed awfully flat to me. But, no accounting for taste.
posted by kavasa at 7:34 PM on September 28, 2003

Introducing SkyHigh Airlines Super Scrimper Fares. You’ll be whisked away in intermittent air-conditioned comfort at an altitude of eight feet and speeds approaching 60 miles per hour in one of our diesel “Flightless Eagle Coaches.” Yes, buses!

Very, very good stuff. I love how all of the Super Scrimper Fares are routed through Elko, NV.

And after seeing two off-site links to Alaska, I had a strong hunch that SkyHigh was all part of an ad campaign. A very good one, I believe. Way better than any "Dude yer gettin a Dell" crap-fest.
posted by davidmsc at 7:58 PM on September 28, 2003

I love this. I wish I could fly somewhere on Alaska Air just to thank them for the laugh.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:18 PM on September 28, 2003

When you send in a suggestion, the text changes to:

"I'm not mad at you people anymore for losing my bags. Yes, you sent three of my suitcases to three separate corners of the world, but I now realize that everyone makes mistakes and I should be more forgiving. Have a wonderful day."


I didn't know they were attached to Alaska, hell I didn't know Alaska had an airlines... but yeah this is a much better campaign than the viral buddy lee campaign which got a lot more 'press'.

I'm a web designer too and yeah I'd kill my mother for a job like that, hell at this point, ANY job.
posted by Dome-O-Rama at 9:26 PM on September 28, 2003

I think SkyHigh's new SodaSack technology is a great idea! An air sickness bag and a beverage dispenser IN ONE?! Pure genius. You guys did it again.
posted by jennak at 6:39 AM on September 29, 2003

SkyHigh Airlines is not a new concept, I remember television ads in the Seattle area well over a decade ago that were parodies of crappy airlines.

Sky High Airlines!
Sky High Airlines!
Climb aboard, Sky High Airlines!
We've got our heads in the sky!

Anybody else remember?
posted by vito90 at 7:24 AM on September 29, 2003

my, a lot of virals hit the front page here lately, I'm actually suprised nobody's yelled "viralfilter" yet. ;)
Though I like the employee of the month.. hehe.
posted by dabitch at 7:46 AM on September 29, 2003

I'm actually suprised nobody's yelled "viralfilter" yet.

Be surprised no longer.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 7:53 AM on September 29, 2003

heh, my bad.
If anyone is interested the ads are made by Wong Doody - commercials in this campaign started airing 22 of Sept.
posted by dabitch at 8:03 AM on September 29, 2003

Wow...I'm amazed this is still here. I thought for sure it would have been pulled by this morning. I mean,'s a cute advertising goes...but allowing this opens the door for all kinds of viral marketing crap.
posted by dejah420 at 8:14 AM on September 29, 2003

Thank you Dejah =)
posted by ZachsMind at 8:30 AM on September 29, 2003

Vote for Howard Dean!
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 1:04 PM on September 29, 2003

I'm glad it was posted here; I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.

And I love the aging DC-10 they have pictured on the front page. Reminds me of old times. Sigh.
posted by spacewaitress at 1:48 PM on September 29, 2003

it is viral, but not in the classic pepsi blue fashion.

i'm glad it was posted too because without the wonderful people here at mefi telling me, i would have taken it as a parody site.

does that make me an advertisers dream? then so be it.
posted by triv at 9:56 AM on October 1, 2003

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