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HOAX - Malaysia Airlines 'Lose Yourself' Advertisement

Outline
The text on a circulating poster that is billed as an advertisement for Malaysia Airlines includes the slogans 'Lose yourself on a journey of epic proportions' and 'Wherever you go no one will ever know'. The poster claims that the pictured plane is a Boeing 777. The ad is billed as an uncanny premonition of missing Boeing 777 aircraft Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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Brief Analysis
The message is a hoax. The poster is not a genuine Malaysia Airlines advertisement. Real Malaysia Airlines promotional material has been altered to include the fake slogans. The pictured aircraft is an A380, not a 777. The fake ad is apparently a misguided and very poor taste attempt at humour.

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Fake Malaysia Airlines ad


Detailed Analysis
At first take, a circulating poster that is billed as an advertisement for Malaysia Airlines may seem to make spooky references to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.  The poster, which appears to be a screenshot from the Malaysia Airlines website, includes the slogans "Lose yourself on a journey of epic proportions" and  "Wherever you go no one will ever know". It also claims that the pictured aircraft is "Our new Boeing 777".

Given that the lost aircraft is a Boeing 777 and no one knows where the plane is, the ad may seem to be a weird premonition of the MH370 mystery.

However, the poster is a hoax. The prankster who created the hoax poster apparently took genuine Malaysia Airlines promotional material and digitally altered it to fit. As the following screen shots reveal, the genuine promotional images have different slogans. And the pictured aircraft is an Airbus A380, not a 777:

Fake Malaysia Airlines ad

Fake Malaysia Airlines ad

Thus, nothing spooky or supernatural here. Just some callous prankster's lame and poor taste attempt to be funny.

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Last updated: March 17, 2014
First published: March 17, 2014
Written by Brett M. Christensen
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References
Enrich | Malaysia Airlines
The Big Flight - Be the First to Fly the MAS A380





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