Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6657 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
When did Video safety demonstations begin on aircraft? Was it during the late 80s/early 90s when multiple monitors were hung throughout cabins (757/767) or did they start as early as the L1011 and 747 days of the 1970s?
I thought it would be an interesting topic to bring up.
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
The first time I saw a video demo was on a UA flight sometime in '90. I remember them playing the video, but not actually demonstrating it in person. They did however demonstrate on the 1st leg of the trip, as it was a videoless 727.
Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6657 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
I'd imagine that as time goes by the videos would have better production values. The first video I saw was in 1993 on a CO A300 and from what I recall the video was total crap and the quality the same. I remember back in 1996 on AA the videos had worse quality than now (they have had the same video since like 2002 maybe?)
SparkingWave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
Quoting Mats (Reply 4): The video is actually a really good idea. It permits a more thoroguh demonstration while leaving the crew able to concentrate on preparing the cabin for departure.
Actually it's a really bad idea. Many people will just ignore the videos in preparation for takeoff. It is for this reason other airlines arrange for the crew to do a live demonstration, as this usually makes more of an impact on passengers who are watching.
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PSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2181 times:
It looks like the approval of using video for the pre flight safety demonstration was originally in FAA Advisory Circular 135-12 dated October 9, 1984. This is now contained in FAA AC 121-24C. It states:
This method of passenger briefing should be considered when the aircraft is equipped with the necessary video and sound equipment. The advantage of a video tape presentation is the assurance that a complete briefing is given, that the diction is good, and that an overall high quality of briefing is maintained. A video tape presentation also lends itself very well to a multilingual presentation when it is necessary and can include "signing" for the deaf. Airlines using video presentations should have a procedure to ensure that screens used during these presentations, which extend into the aisles, are properly stowed prior to taxi, takeoff, and landing.
SKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2165 times:
Delta's video is pretty good. The copyright is from 2000. Everytime I flew Delta or was in ATL airport I would search for the gorgeous blonde who gives the farewell, " On behalf of Delta employees worldwide (dramatic pause), Thank You for flying with ussss!"
Expatmatt From Liechtenstein, joined Oct 2004, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
One of the reasons that manual (live) demos are done on aircraft that are video equipped is that all pax need to be able to see the demo from where they are seated.... this means that if they don't have video screens that are wall mounted, they may have to do a live demo.
Each government mandates different rules... I've been up front on a few airlines where the F/As come over and take the monitors out of the armrest to make sure the pax watches the safety video. Other gov'ts require the video to be visible with the armrest monitors stowed away.
FlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 918 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
Quoting Expatmatt (Reply 11): One of the reasons that manual (live) demos are done on aircraft that are video equipped is that all pax need to be able to see the demo from where they are seated.... this means that if they don't have video screens that are wall mounted, they may have to do a live demo.
That reminds me of flying SWA when they had their "lounges". I loved flying "backwards".