DFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2850 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?
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2693 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.
Speedbirdyvr From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 168 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2638 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!!!
UnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2628 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 ...) 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:
Chrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1006 posts, RR: 9 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2596 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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ZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 10 Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
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.
Airbus A340-600 - the longest temptation in the sky
Mats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 585 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2507 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?
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...
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4286 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2464 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.
Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 384 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2393 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 email@example.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