Safety May Be the Last Thing on Your Mind with Air New Zealand's New Bikini-Filled Safety Video
When it comes to in-flight safety, the last thing that probably comes to mind is a bevy of bronzed swimsuit babes frolicking on the beach. If you're Air New Zealand, however, that combination makes perfect sense. And, seeing as how the airline has a strong history of creative safety videos, it makes even more sense.
Using swimsuit models can be considered gratuitous, but this time there's pretty good reason for the exposed skin. The Kiwi airline has partnered with both Sports Illustrated and the Cook Islands to bring us this season's newest pre-take-off demonstration, Safety in Paradise.
Air New Zealand actually celebrates 40 years of flying to the Cook Islands, while SI celebrates its 50th year of showcasing the newest bikini fashion in tropical locations.
If you can pull your attention away from the beauty of the video, all of the normal pointers are in place. Some fun highlights include how to store your "carry-ons," how to adopt the brace postition (and still sneak a peek at neighboring hotties), and how to buckle your seatbelt on a sunbed.
We know that Air NZ is no stranger to a little star power when it comes to being safe, and this time they've called upon four current Sports Illustrated models to run through the procedures. Watch for the cameo by the queen of the swimsuit issue: Christie Brinkley.
If you haven't already started daydreaming by midway through the video, keep focused until the end since there's even a little contest to fly to the perfect beaches of the Cook Islands. Sadly, being surrounded by the women in the video on said beach is not part of the prize.