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Who Has The Best Safety Video?  
User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

After flying on 6 different airlines in the past month (American, BMI, United, Air Canada, Air France, and British Airways) I started to compare safety videos, yes the ones that are often ignored, and found BMI to be the best. Theirs was unique in that it was computer generated and not some video in which the people look like they fell straight out of the 80's. Any opinions out there as to what is the best safety video for any airline and why?

Cheers,
DFWLandingPath

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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

Iberia have good safety videos, but I agree BMI's are modern.

LHR340



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User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

Virgin Atlantic's are also cartoon style which raised a few eyebrows, it certainly had all of the children on the plane paying attention though!

[Edited 2003-07-05 01:27:58]

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Royal Brunei's are the longest and dullest... 8 minutes long. In the days of flying to Kai Tak, many a time the videos were still playing when the aircraft was rolling down the runway!

However, my vote goes to UTA- at one time they had a French comedian doing the video and ended with... "and don't forget to ensure your tie is perfectly straight after you put on your life jacket!"


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32689 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

Virgin Atlantic hands down has the best safety videos.


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Austrian is really, really funny on the A330-200
Like, please put your tray in, and a guys tie gets stuck in the tray.
And other little humorous things.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Yeah bmi's seemed pretty good, also seem to remember Emirates being quite good too, but with an over the top English accent from the woman voicing it.




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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5516 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Lufthansa's are nice. They have the little guy (I forget his name, does anyone else know it!?), that does all the safety procedures on screen.

co


User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Just recently I was entertained by Air Mauritius's safety video - fairly ordinary actually except for 2 parts.

First, with the warning about being careful when opening the overhead lockers - the actor is clearly anticipating a bag to fall out onto him, which it does of course - he would have been a bit bruised if the shot required a number of takes - maybe it was a stuntman?

And second, during the bit about de-pressurisation and using the oxygen masks pax are warned not to sleep on the floor because they can't reach the masks from there, it's accompanied by footage of a slumbering local on the floor in a bulkhead row being woken up by a flight attendant; always got a few chuckles. There's no mention of the fact that said pax would also find themselves on the ceiling if the plane was hit by CAT, although that would also apply to someone sleeping across a couple of seats with the armrests up I guess.

PGF


User currently offlineSpeedbirdyvr From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

Qantas - without a doubt! This airline takes safety seriously, perhaps more than any other airline in the world. It's safety video is done in tandem with a live demonstration by the FA's. The video is also done in the local language of the destination/origin - even in far-flung countries that they serve just twice a week on a 763!!!

User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4348 times:

KLM. Their video is very clear and concise, serious but not alarming.

User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4351 times:

I have to say that I totally agree with UN_B732 regarding Austrian's safety video...I'm not sure if it's only used on the A330/A340-INT, but it's absolutely hysterical. This guy is a total klutz and he's trying to get with this woman throughout the safety video. It rocks!

The worst safety video I've ever seen? I flew Air Canada right after the merger with Canadian, and did a YYZ-YYC flight on an ex-Canadian Boeing 767-300ER. The safety video was not the Air Canada one (which is in fact regularly updated and classy), but Canadian's...

All I can say is WOAH! The safety video was circa 1987, and it was such a skit! My mother and I were laughing hysterically at all of the "visual double entendres" (if you can make sense of that phrase) throughout the quick flick. Examples? I have NEVER in my life seen such form (in a safety video, at least  Smile ...) while blowing into the tubes on the life vest! And the look the flight attendant gives the passenger when he wants him to put his seat up? Woah...save it for those long and lonely trans-Pac runs, boys!

United's just plain sucks – at least the Canadian one was hysterical! United's has obviously just been updated instead of refilmed (ie, a cheap animation of the United First domestic seats is included to demonstrate the floor lighting system). Of course, United's excused due to their current situation.

Great Safety Videos: Air Canada, Austrian Airlines

Horrid Safety Videos: Canadian (but I'm thinking that's not an issue any longer...), United

...However, what United loses in terms of crappy safety videos, it makes up for in terms of legitimate in-flight entertainment:



-Derek


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

Dont know about the best, but the worst has fgot to be PIA's, a hideous amateur computer animated one, ridiculous is the only word I can think of.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineChrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4319 times:


Malaysia Airlines has to have one of the funniest, the opening I find amusing the captain turns around to face the camera with this cheesy grin, and slightly out of sync with the video, says"......Welcome to Malaysia Airlines..." obviously not his voice either! And during the oxygen masks demo, they show a family so calmly put on the masks like nothing has happened, and of course everything is in soft focus and golden hued lighting!



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User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Speedbirdyvr,

are you absolutely positive that QF is doing the safety demonstration in the local language of the destination they serve on every flight? If that is true, I am not looking forward to hearing the safety demonstrations in South Africas 11 official languages this summer onboard QF63.

ZSSNC



Airbus A340-600 - the longest temptation in the sky
User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 629 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

I've heard that in preparation for an emergency landing, the cabin crew show a video. Is this the SAME as the regular pre-flight demo, or is there a separate "uh-oh" video?

Also,
I haven't flown on United in 5 years, but they used to have the most beautiful safety video introduction. It had the word "Welcome" in flowing words across a blue cloth background set to "Rhapsody in Blue." From an artistic standpoint, it was impressive. I wonder if anyone made a copy...




User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

On the same note as Mats question about a copy of the United video, is there any website or person who has any copies of any safety videos in general?

Cheers
DFWLandingPath


User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

Aer Lingus. I like the expression on the man's face when he is told to put his cigarette out.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Aeroflot safety video, when the person is blowing up a life vest, it clearly says "Property of Lufthansa!" the video itself is mediocre...very serious, but where it says Property of Lufthansa makes you suspicous.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

Virgin is the best for sure!


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

I've enjoyed VS' safety videos the most. They're cartoon style so they keep the kids interested too.

DC-10


User currently offlineFlyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 317 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Dear Mats and DFWLandingPath:

...I might know someone who happens to have a copy of a few of United's aircraft safety videos!  Big grin


User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 629 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Flyua,
Email me.
-Mats.


User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

Flyua:

Dito to Mats

Cheers,
DFWLandingPath


User currently offlineMattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Unless they've changed it, I remember Qantas played their safety video with the flight attendants standing at the live demo positions in the aisle. At certain points in the video, the screen would display something like "Please watch the flight attendants", and the flight attendants would demonstrate the seat belt, oxygen masks, and life vests. I always thought this was strange. If showing a video, why not have the video show everything the way other airlines do? Do they still do that?

25 DoorsToManual : Have to agree with those who have seen the Virgin one - it's not the cartoon aspect I like, it's the dose of humour one receives from watching it..I'l
26 Speedbirdyvr : "Unless they've changed it, I remember Qantas played their safety video with the flight attendants standing at the live demo positions in the aisle. A
27 UN_B732 : Hey Flyua! E-mail me at cutekid_vt@yahoo.com -UN
28 VirginFlyer : I'd say Qantas could have one of the corniest ones. "Your safety checklist", complete with onscreen check boxes... V/F
29 Post contains images VS11 : Virgin Atlantic, of course....
30 ETA Unknown : SQ is good for the anticipated blowjob Singapore girl might provide judging by the way they blow up the lifevest!
31 Dan6681 : I'm not a huge fan of VS because of their seat pitch in Y and their inconsistent service in Y but there Safety Video is the best I have ever seen.
32 Post contains images Leezyjet : Just out of interest, it took alot of convincing the CAA to approve the VS cartoon style video. The CAA thought it was making a mockery of inflight sa
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