Sunday, March 16, 2014

Critical filters and Air France commercials

When I saw this advertisement in a magazine I was reading:


the first thing I thought of was this blog post about how Air France cancelled a flight from Paris to Bombay, claiming mechanical difficulties but more likely because it had too few passengers booked that day to be profitable, and then rebooked the white passengers on other carriers and left the brown passengers to sleep on airport benches overnight.  I wondered how the two models depicted in this advertisement would have been treated.

While it's a bit uncomfortable to see everything through filters this cynical, it was probably more uncomfortable for those Indian passengers.

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