In-flight box office company to sell tickets for "major theme park" operator

Posted Friday, February 27, 2009 9:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

GuestLogix Inc. announced that it signed an agreement with a major US theme park operator to market and sell tickets to theme parks and attractions through its In-Flight Box Office service on-board participating airlines that operate flights within the United States.

Read the press release on MSNBC.

Friday, February 27, 2009 9:39 AM

Would people really buy tickets for something like this in flight?


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Friday, February 27, 2009 10:18 AM
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My guess will be either Jet Blue as they have monitors in every seatback already, or Delta as they are the first and I believe only airline so far to offer WiFi on certain flights. Obviously 2 major components required to make this process work.

I already see this morphing into a captive audience scenario where we are stuck between a screaming baby and Billy Mays screaming at us to buy something. Behind the scenes, airlines making a few extra $$s selling commercial time to anyone.


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Friday, February 27, 2009 10:32 AM
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But who is the park operator? I'm guessing Six Flags. Sounds like something they would do.


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Friday, February 27, 2009 11:54 AM

I was going to say... I bet it's not Cedar Fair! :)


-Matt

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Friday, February 27, 2009 3:33 PM
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Jeff said:
But who is the park operator? I'm guessing Six Flags. Sounds like something they would do.

Either just a Freudian or purely just an example of product placement, im going to throw in Disney as their choice based on the third paragraph of this GuestLogix Site.

Last edited by ridemcoaster, Friday, February 27, 2009 3:46 PM
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Friday, February 27, 2009 9:09 PM
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ridemcoaster said:


I already see this morphing into a captive audience scenario where we are stuck between a screaming baby and Billy Mays screaming at us to buy something. Behind the scenes, airlines making a few extra $$s selling commercial time to anyone.

HELLO! BILLY MAYS HERE! YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WORK HARD. DON"T YOU DESERVE A FUN-FILLED DAY OF FAMILY FUN? SIX FLAGS IS THE ANSWER!...

...JUST HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR A DAY SPENT WITH ALL OF THESE SHOWS, RIDES, ATTRACTIONS? $550...$350...A DAY AT SIX FLAGS CAN BE YOURS FOR THE AMAZINGLY LOW PRICE OF ONLY $220 FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR. BUT IF YOU ACT NOW, WE'LL GIVE YOU UNLIMITED VISIT, ALL SEASON LONG, FOR THE PRICE OF JUST ONE DAY!


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Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:55 AM
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^

..throw in the Snuggie and you got a deal!


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Saturday, February 28, 2009 3:25 PM

Everyone is now reading LostKause's post in the voice of Gilbert Gottfried. (It's now better than ever!)


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Saturday, February 28, 2009 3:37 PM
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CoasterDaddy said:
Would people really buy tickets for something like this in flight?

If you're flying to Orlando and don't have tickets? Maybe. "Save time at the gate, and get the best price!" It'll hook some people.


Hi

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Saturday, February 28, 2009 5:02 PM
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I have to say that I was amazed at how many people would show up at a Disney gate in the morning to buy tickets. But when I stopped to think about it, the pricing at the gate is exactly what you get online or when you book with a hotel. No one has the gate integrity they do, though they clearly make their value in the multi-day tickets.


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Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:39 AM
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robotfactory said:
Everyone is now reading LostKause's post in the voice of Gilbert Gottfried. (It's now better than ever!)

It is way funnier if I read it in the Gilbert Gottfried voice.

Well played. :)


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Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:17 AM
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I meant it to be in a Billy Mays voice, but it's your head, and you have to right to imagine any voice you want. :)

My real guess is Disney. SF doesn't have the integrity to make deals with airlines, imho.


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