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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

This summer I flew Qantas 6 times and their safety demos were on the TV monitors as well as live by the f/as. Why do they do this? Usually its one or the other...


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User currently offlinePed From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Aq737 - I think it is a safety and security rule that must be followed, maybe by CASA (the Australian verion of the FAA). It has always been done by Australian carriers.

User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

It is not a regulatory requirement, more just a realisation that some people pay more attention to live demonstrations than they do to videos. Also, FA's doing the demonstration can actually point out the nearest exit, something not possible with the video.


User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

International aircraft with PTVs no longer feature main cabin screens. In the First and Business cabin pax cannot be relied upon to remove the PTV from its stowage to watch the video demo. Therefore it is done by FAs in all cabins, accompanying the video with soundtrack over the cabin speakers. The video is designed to be heard and not seen for this purpose. The Economy customers with both a PTV in front of them and an FA in their section have the benefits of viewing both as Thadocta points out.

Domestic aircraft feature both FAs and videos to maintain consistency and again this serves as a benefit as the pax may get more out of one or the other.

User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2052 times:

I think it's very charming having live-demo too.
I wondered about translation - they explained in english and german (on qf 5/6) but with different content.
They explained a and b in english, a, b, c in german. Then c, d and e in english, then d and e in german. was a little strange.

User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2034 times:

I think the video maybe in a foreign language, it was when I flew QF 18months ago,

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

It is not peculiar to QF. Malaysia Airlines does that too... However, the FAs only gesture during the part of the video that depicts evacuation via the nearest emergency exit. Thus, the FAs stands there pretty throughout the whole video just to wait for the part where they finally lift their arms and thumb towards the exit.

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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3290 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Its partly australian aviation culture too!
Near enough isn't good enough...if you can do more
as far as safety and professionalism is concerned, than
you simply must do it! Hence the Legendary repuation
Qantas has in this area.

I think Air New Zealand also do it, and Ansett of course always

User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

I also think that, if passengers see flight-attendents watching them, passengers try to be "good passengers" and show that they are interrested in safety-instructions.
Also: watching TV is an every-day's-"event".
Anybody noticed that lots of passengers want to demonstrate their frequent-status in ignoring safety-announcements?

User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 680 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Ive heard the NZ crews do charlies angels poses to point to exits. That would be a great way to get a passengers attention LOL

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User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

lol@Marara, the QF-"angels" don't get attention I fear.
Maybe in busi or first, but not in Eco.

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