Jennifer Aniston may be America’s sweetheart, but a new TV commercial by Dubai-based Emirates makes it clear that when it comes to flying, it isÂ the Gulf carrier and its premium facilitiesâ€”not an American airlineâ€”that the actress prefers. Walking around the cabin only in her bathrobe, the ad shows a horrified Aniston upon being informedÂ by a flight attendantÂ thatÂ there areÂ no showers or a barÂ in the aircraft. “This isn’t an Emirates plane, ma’am,” the attendant tellsÂ Aniston before offering her a pack of hot peanuts and a hot towel. Shortly after, the actress isÂ shown waking upÂ Â on a flatbed seat in relief, realizing it had all been nothing more than a bad dream andÂ oneÂ she happily shares with a bartender during her visit to the bar.
Released on October 5, the adâ€”an obvious jab at otherÂ airlines whose facilities are yet to top that of Emirates’â€”quickly drew online attention, garnering nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube just two days after it went live.
â€śJennifer Anistonâ€™s appeal and effortless connection with a global audience makes her the perfect choice for our campaign,” said Boutros Boutros, Emirates’ divisional senior vice presidentÂ forÂ corporate communications, marketing and brand. “As one of the busiest women in Hollywood, Aniston, like many of our customers, enjoys downtime only when she is travelling. At Emirates, we ensure the experience is an exceptional one.â€ť Boutros emphasized the idea was to take a “humorous approach” to showcase the airline’s products. “Her professionalism and comedic talent shone on the set, and we are very pleased with the outcome.”
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