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Tuesday, December 11, 2021

As much as I like taking the AirTrain JFK for my airport runs, I never thought of it as the successor to the long-departed JFK Express Train from the ’70s and ’80s:

Which is surprising, because constant childhood exposure to that damnable television commercial managed to embed that oh-so-annoying jingle deep into my memory. I didn’t even need to press “play” on the above YouTube clip to recall the infectious, almost mantra-like ditty:

Take the train to the plane! With news of the No. 7 extension’s ceremonial groundbreaking, trains were on our mind. If you’ve never heard the jingle for the failed train to JFK, we strongly urge you NOT to view this video. Because if you do, you will be “taking the train to the plane” for the rest of your life.

Oh so true. I guess I should have pasted that blockquoted warning higher up on this post; sorry. But now, we can share the torture!

(Via GraffMuseum)

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/11/2021 08:54:25 AM
Category: Advert./Mktg., History, New Yorkin', TV
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