This Photo Is Begging for a Caption; Do It and Win Cranky Concierge Service

When I went to aa.com to learn more about American’s partnership with JetBlue, I saw this photo and just couldn’t stop laughing. That’s American CEO Gerard Arpey at right, smiling like a madman while looking at a JetBlue A320. On the left, we have a laughing JetBlue CEO Dave Barger holding on to an American 777 and staring at Gerard. A million possible thought bubbles started running through my mind, but then someone suggested a brilliant idea. Why not hold a caption contest?

Create your best caption for this photo and submit it in the comments section. The winner will get air travel assistance from Cranky Concierge for one trip for free. Take a look at the photo, see the rules below, and then start typing that caption.

Arpey and Barger


Here’s the deal. Submit as many captions as you’d like. There is no limit. Entries must be made by 11:59p Pacific Time on Monday, April 5, 2010. I alone will choose the winning entry based solely on my own judgment of what I think its funniest and nothing else. The winner will be announced in the comment section and in a blog post. Winners must claim their victory via email from the address submitted in the comment section entry. That is the only way to claim your victory, so don’t go making up fake addresses.

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152 Comments on "This Photo Is Begging for a Caption; Do It and Win Cranky Concierge Service"

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mowogo
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Arpey: So this is what a new narrow-body looks like.
Barger: Yes, and the inside is from THIS century.

tsays
Guest

So this is what a COMMERCIAL jet looks like.

tsays
Guest

I don’t understand why everyone complains about leg room?

tsays
Guest

Mine looks a little bigger than yours…

Scott
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Barger: Yours may be bigger, but mine’s BLUE.

tsays
Guest

Arpey:Awww…isn’t that adorable?

Iceman
Guest

So here’s what happened to the UA SFO-PEK flight last weekend…

brfort
Member

“why is there paint on this plane?”

Bobber
Guest

This one is the funniest (17.46 BST) :)

Ken
Guest

“On behalf of the Church of Religious Consciousness, we would like you to have an airplane model as well. Would you care to make a donation or a code share agreement?”

Ben
Guest

This one made me laugh out loud. This one is by far the best.

Anymouse
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..and on the bright side, if your employees are successful in shoving that up your hoo-haw, it won’t hurt nearly as much…!

David Askren
Guest

Mine is bigger than yours…

Kim
Guest

How Big Is Yours?

scheer.lisa
Member

Size does matter!

john96
Member

“Dave, I think it would be awesome to partner together, too bad you guys went to Sabre just as we are getting off that POS to build our own system.”

Donald
Guest

Arpey: Do you remember Midway?
Barger: Midway who?

lee field
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Barger: “Bigger is better!”

Bloomberg: “Now, if I could get AA HQ back in New York….”

Jeffc
Guest

Gerard, who would have thought that ten years ago we were the little guys and you were the big behemoth in the USA. And then we made that little code-share deal. Now it’s 2020 and JetBlue and our German partners own the whole combined airline. Doesn’t that AA silver “lack of” paint job look quaint ?

Ryan
Guest

Yeah you’re right…RJ’s have way to much room. Our customers will love our new “ultra efficient mini jets”.

Perry
Guest

“An Airbus! How quaint.”

David SF eastbay
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This one’s not bad.

Perry
Guest

“Congratulations, kid. You made it to The Show.”

Perry
Guest

“I’m going to crush this model with my bare hands, like I’m going to crush this upstart airline!”

Andrew
Guest

“You’re gonna have to pry this Triple Seven from my cold, dead hands, because it’s coming home with me!”

Andrew
Guest

(Fat guy in background): “I’m gonna take you down if you try to walk out of here with that thing…”

Frank
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barger: hey, did you fart?
arpey: maybe…

b757capt
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Arpey “The World is Mine, AHAHAHA The World is Mine.”

DGS
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“Keep smiling, Arpey. Just wait until your unions here about this…”

allysdad
Guest

Barger “wait, AA doesn’t fly to ICN?”

JM
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Barger: “Gerard, I brought this along to show you what an airplane built after 1990 looks like.”

JM
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Bloomberg: “Yeah, those are about the only kinds of models you two guys are going to get. Enjoy the toys, fellas.”

JM
Guest

Barger: “Hey, Gerard. Who invited Drew Carey to this shindig?”

Ponderosa
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I went to New York and all I got was this little airplane

David SF eastbay
Member

So far this was the only one that made me laugh.

Smail
Guest

Dinner… is served!

paul
Guest

“I’ve never really looked at if from this angle, it does appear to be smaller”

egrappage
Member

Dave Barger: “Mine has ETOPS – 180… How are you going to trump that?”

Greg R.
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“I went to New York City and all I got was a stupid jetBlue airplane?”

Jared
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This fucking thing drove out out of Long Beach?

Jared
Guest

oops…”This fucking thing drove us out of Long Beach?”

Zach
Guest

Andy Warhol (background, in grey tie and glasses) officiates bizarre corporate marriage.

Davester
Guest

Barger: Nice try, Champ. You need to go much smaller than this if you wanna translate our cost efficiencies to your legacy operation.
Arpey: You *are* right Barger. We need to go smaller. Best part is, this little aircraft is cheaper than even those 35 year old TWA MD-80’s. I can see our shareholders salivating now. (diabolical grin).

Jon
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Barger : Yeh, its a fuel efficient european import. Got a modern entertainment system, easy maintenance – sure you dont see many in silver.

Xtine
Guest

Barger: are you sure this is gonna work?
Arpey: I have no idea but it’s sure gonna piss off the Germans!
Bloomberg: remember – I heart NYC sticker on every wing tip right?

Christine
Guest

Barger: Yours isn’t that big.
Arpey: That’s what she said.

matt_hardebeck
Member

Ha, Ha!! This one made me laugh!!

Richie
Guest

It’s not the size that counts, unless you’re trying to fit it into a tight landing slot.

Jeff
Guest

Gerard Arpey: Now is our chance to absorb the weenies and get them out of the way!
Dave Barger: Yah! big shiny airplanes!

Greg R.
Guest

Arpey: “Since when do I attend events with a regional airline?”

Greg R.
Guest

Barger: “Pssst, Gerard! I think Tony Soprano is behind us. Pretend you’re enjoying this.”

joelbader3
Member

“Dave–this will be the only aircraft American can afford in the next year to come–the scale model that is.”

ark
Member

I don’t care how far you want me to shove it… It still won’t fit!

bkaplan
Member

Weeeeeeeeeeee!

bkaplan
Member

Oooooo, shiny. So very… shiny!

bkaplan
Member

Open wide, here comes the airplane!

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