Southwest Airlines Shows Homemade Volcanoes Gone Awry In Its Newest “Wanna Get Away” Spot

Southwest Airlines gets into the “staying at home” zeitgeist with this mini-campaign. In one, a teacher instructs her 4th graders on making a volcano in a virtual lesson. She says the trick is to add just a little bit of vinegar, but as anyone who’s been around kids knows, the “just a little bit” part gets ignored. She watches helplessly as the volcanoes erupts uncontrollably. Elsewhere, a father and daughter spend quality time together constructing an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine. It’s certainly impressive, but the ending doesn’t quite go as planned. And in a hilarious 7-second spot, a wireless headphone falls out of a spotter’s ear at a most inopportune time. Hahaha. They all wanna get away. And if you’re still up for flying, Southwest has got you with one-way fares as low as $49, and middle seats open through November 30.

Southwest Airlines: The Forensics Guy Ruins Everything

What is that weird wooden thing in that field? It’s trying to tell those detectives something. They want to wait to see what forensics thinks. Forensics flies in on a helicopter…and whoops. Wanna get away? Southwest’s got you covered.

Southwest Airlines: Actually This Basketball Team Is Flying Back Today

When you’re a coach, you give inspirational speeches. This basketball coach for “State” believes in his team so much that he booked tickets for them all the way to the championship game. They’re NOT FLYING HOME TODAY. Except that they lose, and they are flying home today. At least Southwest Airlines doesn’t have change fees. Haha. Bill Birch plays the coach.

Southwest’s Wanna Get Away: This Man Mistakes A Long-Haired Dog For A Beautiful Lady At A Ball

He spots the beautiful blonde from across the room, approaches with champagne, and then…it’s actually an Afghan Hound. Don’t you hate when that happens? Here’s Southwest Airlines’ classy and hilarious new “Wanna Get Away” ad, as well as a behind-the-scenes with the dog.

Southwest’s Wanna Get Away: I Am Fenwick

This one is a chuckler, especially if you’ve seen Spartacus. Poor Fenwick…and poor, stupid guy that reveals Fenwick. Coulda just rotated your shield, buddy. I bet they both wanna get away.


Southwest Airlines Brings Back “Wanna Get Away”

Southwest Airlines’ “Wanna Get Away” was a well-loved and prolific campaign that ran for 10 years. I think the spots worked so well because they combined universally undesirable scenarios (awkward and uncomfortable situations) with an obvious product benefit (Southwest’s flights are so cheap that you can make a quick escape). So now they’re bringing it back with a new “Wanna Get Away” campaign. The first spot shows a secret witness whose identity is revealed by a hapless production assistant during a live interview. Southwest also has a social component to the campaign, where people can tweet #WannaGetAway with their embarrassing stories for a chance to win a getaway to an island off the cost of Belize.

Southwest Airlines Makes It Cheap To Dance During Wedding Season

Wedding season can be quite an expensive time, especially if you have to fly. Southwest Airlines wants to ease this stress, so you can focus on the more important things, like actually having fun. Though it’s a bit weird to me that this spot is playing now…I always thought of “wedding season” as summer to early fall. The dancing woman is played by Alice Wetterlund. She really goes all out with her Elaine Benes-esque moves. And the slow dancing kid who tries to grab her ass is priceless. Funny ad.

Tuesday Throwback: Southwest’s Wanna Get Away?

Awkward situations…we try our best to avoid them, but they happen. When they happen, we often feel like we wanna get away. And thus was the basis of Southwest Airlines’ hilarious “Wanna Get Away?” campaign. There were so many funny spots, but I’ve picked out two of the best. The first, which I believe might have actually been the first in the campaign, involves woman’s tragic accident involving her friend’s bathroom cabinet. You know you’ve done the same thing without the same results. The second hearkens back to the early days of Nintendo Wii and flatscreen TVs. These ads work not only because of hilarity ensuing, but also because Southwest’s cheap flights really get to the point that you could indeed make a quick getaway for a low price.

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