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TV Ads – 1980 – Jeep Eagle Cars + Delta Airlines Caring Counsel


The Jeep-Eagle Division consisted mostly of what was left of American Motors after its acquisition by Chrysler….along with their first group vice president being Joseph Cappy….who previously held the post of AMC president and chief executive officer….as the new organization was responsible for continuing the promotion, sales, and product engineering for Jeep and the remaining AMC vehicles….most notably the AMC Eagle….for It was a method to absorb nearly 1,200 American Motors dealers into Chrysler’s distribution system and have them “meet stronger quality standards”.  The new division gave Chrysler three dealer organizations because state franchise laws prevented Chrysler from merging the AMC dealer network into its existing Chrysler-Plymouth or Dodge franchise systems….as well as preventing the sale of existing Chrysler products through AMC dealers.  Upon completion of the merger, Chrysler rebranded the Renault Medallion under the Eagle marque and discontinued the Renault Alliance, Encore, and GTA models. AMC’s dealers continued to market and service the popular Jeep light-truck brand. They also were responsible for selling the new Eagle Premier….which Renault and AMC had been working on since 1982 and were originally planning on releasing in 1987 before the merger.

Delta Air Lines, Inc., commonly referred to as Delta….is a major American airline….with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. …as Delta currently, along with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates….operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves an extensive domestic and international network that includes 319 destinations in 54 countries on six continents as of October 2016.  Delta is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and operates joint ventures with AeroMexico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and WestJet…once it is approved by both Canadian and American governments)….and operates it regional service under the brand name Delta Connection.  

One of the five remaining legacy carriers, Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date…. and the oldest airline still operating in the United States….as the company’s history can be traced back to Huff Daland Dusters….which was founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia as a crop dusting operation….then the company moved to Monroe, Louisiana…..and was later renamed Delta Air Services…. in reference to the nearby Mississippi Delta region… and commenced passenger services on June 17, 1929.  Among predecessors of today’s Delta Air Lines….Western Airlines and Northwest Airlines began flying passengers in 1926 and 1927, respectively.  In 2013, Delta Air Lines was the world’s largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried (120.6 million)….and the second-largest in terms of both revenue passenger-kilometers flown (277.6 billion) and capacity (4.4 billion ASM/week; March 2013).

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