Most ads for airlines are full of teary airport reunions, cocktails on the beach or spruiking the merits of their impressive onboard legroom.
So, a new advertisement for China Airlines should be applauded for taking a wholly different – and amusing – route.
Called ‘What Travel Brings You’, the 90-second ad is the work of creative agency Leo Burnett Taiwan and shows the downside of travelling – an unwanted tattoo from Amsterdam, an unwanted marriage certificate from Las Vegas, or a very unwanted pregnancy from the Gold Coast.
However, there has been a little confusion about some of the cultural references in the spot.
Apparently, Chinese audiences didn’t get the marriage certificate scene, while others were confused about the young Korean being pulled over and arrested by the police.
South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is known for its cheap cosmetic surgery procedures, and the gag is that the woman no longer looks like her photo on her driver’s licence.
Anyway, enjoy the fun below:
This article was originally published on Travel Weekly’s sister publication, B&T.