GALLERY 04: Orbitz - Customer Care, Flex Search

Thunderbirds is aped with aplomb in these spots for the US-based online travel agency, Orbitz. By using a familiar, comic format, the ads easily convey essential messages about the web site's service without losing viewers in complicated explanations. As well as their clarity, everything surrounding the production of these Roman Coppola-directed ads rings true, from the visible strings and shiny plastic of the models to the garish technicolour settings and dramatic music.

Product/client: Orbitz

Agency: Young & Rubicam Chicago

233 North Michigan Avenue

Suite 1600

Chicago IL 60601



T: +1 312 596 3000

F: +1 312 596 3128


Creative Directors: Ken Erke, Blake Ebel

Agency Producer: Lee Goldberg

Creative Teams: Blake Ebel, Ken Erke

Production company: The Directors Bureau

1641 N. Ivar Avenue

Hollywood 90028



T: +1 323 465 5299

F: +1 323 465 5547

Director: Roman Coppola

Producer: Alan Wax

Director of Photography: Fastasy II

Post-production company: The Whitehouse

530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400

CA 90401 Santa Monica



T: +1 310 319 9908

F: +001 310 319 9905

Editors: David Brixton, Heidi Black

Music: Ed Goldfarb

Flame Artist: Rob Churchill

Sound Design: Dave Gerbosi