United Airlines

Skip the line

Agency: 72andSunny


United Airlines has launched a playful video making use of YouTube’s ‘skip ad’ button. It features an all too familiar scene at the airport – customers standing in a long line to speak with an airline representative. But what makes this spot different is that United reminds its customers that they do not have to stand in such lines thanks to its unique Agent on Demand service, with offers seamless and quick access to an airline representative via phone or mobile app.

United encourages YouTube viewers to go ahead and skip the ad, just like they would be able to skip a long airport line with Agent on Demand. The film, developed with 72andSunny LA, features bespoke creative designed specifically for the media placement on YouTube. It opens with people slowly shuffling in line towards an agent at an airport desk (not that of United), with a voiceover encouraging people to press the ‘skip ad’ button to stop watching and ‘remove’ themselves from the line. In an interesting twist, if the viewer decides not to skip, they are treated to 15 minutes of people standing in line, capturing perfectly the feelings of tedium and frustration, reflecting what you would experience if you didn’t use the Agent on Demand service.

This professional campaign titled 'Skip the line' was published in United States in August, 2022. It was created for the brand: United Airlines, by ad agency: 72andSunny. This Film and Integrated media campaign is related to the Travel and Tourism industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted over 1 year ago.


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