70s Spots (Holidays): United Airlines ‘Hawaiian Xmas’ (1970)

‘Fly the Friendly Skies…’

“United says give your wife Hawaii for Christmas.”

Here’s a good spot for United Airlines promoting Hawaiian vacations for Christmas. The commercial aired in late November of 1970. Hey, remember travel agents?

*Once again I’m seeking help from readers in identifying the two actors in this spot. They both look familiar from other commercials and sitcoms, especially the woman in the red coat (whom I spotted shopping at LA’s Farmer’s Market once in the early ’80s).

**Update: The readers and viewers come through again. Both Warren and videox222ify identified the actor in red as Mary Jo Catlett (Diff’rent Strokes, SpongeBob SquarePants). YouTube subscriber videox222ify also identified the actor in blue as Mary Louise Wilson (One Day at a Time, All My Children). Thanks!

United Airlines ‘Hawaiian Xmas’ Commercial (1970)

Previously on 70s Spots: ‘WKRP’ Xmas Show/’The Last Resort’ CBS Promos (1979)

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3 Responses to 70s Spots (Holidays): United Airlines ‘Hawaiian Xmas’ (1970)

  1. Warren says:

    The lady in the red coat is Mary Joe Catlett from the TV show “Different Strokes” fame. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jo_Catlett

  2. Warren says:

    She was also seen in a few episodes of the 70s TV show MASH as one of the nurses.

    • David Moore says:

      Thanks, Warren. A YouTube viewer also identified Catlett and the actor in blue is Mary Louise Wilson.