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Should Airlines Just Do Away with the Pre-Flight Safety Spiel?

April 17, 2014 at 8:28 AM | by | Comments (2)

By now, youíve probably seen the footage of the Southwest flight attendant who made the mother of all mockeries of the safety briefing. Lots of flight attendants have put on such a routine in the past, yet few have been so transparent about their second-hand intentions. Most, we assume, are just trying to make a mundane, mandatory speech colorful and interesting. But according to this latest videoís description on YouTube, this flight attendant had a bigger vision: She wants to make an appearance on Ellen.

This writer is not even going to get into that last part, as it would only help her cause. I will tackle the bigger picture here, the well-known fact that even flight attendants arenít afraid to advertise that the safety video is nothing more than a legal burden, that they think itís an absolute joke, so much so that theyíre consistently willing to go out on a limb to make fun of it, to joke around as if airplanes never have accidents, to refer to the lifejacket as a "teeny weeny yellow Southwest bikini."

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Why Miss Piggy is a 'VIP' on Lufthansa Flights This Spring

April 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Why is Miss Piggy greeting travelers on Lufthansa flights? Well, she's a 'VIP' (Very Important Pig) with an updated safety video that will even get the kids' attention.

It's all to celebrate the May 1st premiere in German theaters of Disney's newest Muppets movie: "Muppets Most Wanted." Rest assured, however, that Miss Piggy isn't the end-all, be-all of safety instruction on your next Lufthansa flight; she's simply an entertaining segment and a little whistle-whetter as Lufthansa flights have also added the first "The Muppets" movie to the list of available feature films on the in-flight entertainment systems.

If you're German and reading this, then you might want to check out the contest for roundtrip flights from Germany to LA for four people, plus hotel, rental car, and a tour of Walt Disney Studios.

[Video: Lufthansa]

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Virgin Atlantic Puts Pen to Paper with Latest Airline Safety Video

March 3, 2014 at 7:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

At this point we have to assume that airline safety videos are in production pretty much all the time, as it seems that each and every week another airline is revealing their creative take on getting the message out. This week itís Virgin Atlantic and their safety film. Itís their animated take on things, and it pays tribute to plenty of past themes and ideas from your favorite movies.

You might need to head to the break room for a second cup of coffee this morning before you watch the whole thing, as this video clocks in at almost a solid six minutes in length. We think this is the first major update to the carrierís pre-flight safety announcements in over a decade, and weíve got to say they did a good job.

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Safety May Be the Last Thing on Your Mind with Air New Zealand's New Bikini-Filled Safety Video

February 13, 2014 at 10:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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Delta Does It Again with Totally Rad 1980s-Inspired Safety Video

January 30, 2014 at 2:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

We hate to ruin the surprise in advance of your next flight with Delta, but we have to tell you that the airline has another great safety video. We imagine that the holiday video from late last year has run its course, and this new one even features the updated rules and regulations about keeping those electronic doodads on and operating during takeoff and landing.

This time Delta is going back in the time machine, as they plan a visitóand a tributeóto all things 1980s. It looks like things were uploaded to YouTube just yesterday, and weíre hoping that things are also added into the seatback screen as soon as possible.

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Watch the Ninja-filled Safety Video of Japanese Airline Starflyer

Where: Japan
November 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week, we brought you the latest safety video from Virgin America, but they aren't the only ones having a little fun. This week, the Japanese are injecting some humor into a safety video; the airline StarFlyer has created a clever safety vid involving ninjas.

There's no singing, dancing, or rhyming, but there are ninja-related tips on how to keep yourself safe and sound when flying on any of the airline's sleek black planes.

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Do the Safety Dance: Virgin America's Epic New Video Doubles as an Instagram Contest

October 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

Breakdancing. Nuns. Popping and locking. A rapping child. Autotune. Flight attendants singing doo-wop.

Welcome to Virgin America's first new safety video in six years. Without spoiling the surprises of the video, we'll just say our first thought was that something so entertaining can't possibly comply with FAA regulations. Oh, but it does. To see is to believe.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, a Virgin America frequent flyer who also happens to be the director for Hollywood films like Step Up 2 and G.I. Joe, the video taps the talent of dancers, singers and choreographers from both American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

According to VX, this is the "first-ever domestic safety video set entirely to music and performed in dance." Watch for it on billboards in Times Square, or catch the YouTube version below before viewing it on an actual Virgin America flight starting this November.

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Delta's Newest In-Flight Safety Video Will Put You in the Holiday Spirit

October 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

In case youíve forgotten to flip the pages on your puppies and kitties calendar itís already October, and in fact next week is Halloween. That means Novemberóand apparently the start of the holiday seasonóis just about a week away. We canít fight it and say itís too soon to start talking about Santa and his elves, so we just say congratulations to Delta for being the first in the industry to officially welcome the holiday seasonóeven if itís October.

Delta just revealed a revamped in-flight safety video building off their previous versions, as they wanted something to welcome one and all during the busy travel season that is just weeks ahead. The video runs almost five minutes, and is a great distraction as youíre enjoying your morning coffee and ignoring the messages arriving within your inbox.

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Our Favorite Golden Girl, Betty White, Stars in Air New Zealand's New Safety Video

October 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

The masters of creative and humorous in-flight safety videos have struck again with another brilliant take on maintaining well-being during flight and in the event of an emergency. We've seen Air New Zealand use nude cabin crew, cartoons, and even hobbits, but this time they've recruited Betty White to help us remember to fasten our seatbelts and point out the emergency exits.

The Golden Girl is featured in the airline's latest vid, titled "Safety Old School Style," as some Air NZ cabin crew help passengers with all the basics. Betty gets a little backup from some other "folks that have been there and done that," including The Love Boat's most famous cruise ship captain, Gavin McCloud.

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Air New Zealand's 'Romance Class' is Not a New Type of Airline Seat

August 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

The creative minds behind some of Air New Zealand's most entertaining in-flight videos have struck again. This time there are no Hobbits or flight attendants in merely body-paint or disco dancing Richard Simmons for that matter. This video features the (very touching) 'love story' of a Chinese couple and cleverly compares the act of falling in love with staying safe between take off and landing.

Starring Weibo, Chinese Twitter, icons, Molly Wang and Solo Zhuang, the video documents the pair going through a proper courtship that will not only ensure safety at 36,000 feet, but prevent some bumps and bruises along the rocky road of love. From helping each other with their seatbelts and an oxygen-depleting first kiss, the couple navigates around pitfalls of a mile-high romance.

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Flights to Hawaii Ponder Adding a Downer PSA to the In-Flight Safety Video

April 29, 2013 at 8:07 AM | by | Comments (0)

Youíre probably familiar with the airline safety video, as it does its best to describe the importance of seatbelts, oxygen masks, and a timely exit in case of an emergency. Now there might be an additional safety briefing for those heading over to Hawaii, as some state officials want to reiterate the importance of staying safe in and around the water.

Since the ocean isnít exactly a swimming pool, there are obviously risks involved due to waves, swells, and riptides. Drowning deaths arenít a statistic that anyone is especially fond of, and thatís especially the case on the island of Kauai, where drownings have spiked this year. Now some lawmakers are proposing some rules and regulations that would encourage airlines to play some additional safety videos during the flight.

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Throwback Thursday: An Airline Safety Video from the 1980s

April 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM | by | Comments (2)

Sure, we love all the speed and comfort of modern travel, but it didn't that way overnight. Every Thursday, we're going to take a look back at travel the way it used to be, whether that's decades or centuries ago. This is Throwback Thursday, travel edition.

Oh, the 1980s. The decade of boxy suits, big hair, and this safety video from a TWA Lockheed L-1011 TriStar jet. Note that it's also still a decade of allowing smoking on planes and airline safety videos so lengthy that the real danger was in zoning out before they'd finished.

No portable electronic devices to turn off, nor were there any in-flight wifi instructions in the seatback pockets, that's for sure. What they did have, however, is quite clear in the 1976 commercial below. Steaks in economy!

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