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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1070 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

I seem to recall that in the past Northwest made its own seat safety cards. They were large, stiff, and glossy, and featured both color and black & white photos of the aircraft in Northwest service. There were also photos of evacuation procedures, etc. Now, when I fly Northwest, these cards seem to have been replaced with a rather generic card that doesn't feature any airline's livery or identifying marks. Instead of photos, the images are drawings that somehow look like they're from the 80s. What's going on?

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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3153 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Don't have your answer but I think you'll get more info when posting this in the Aviation Hobby Forum - there are plenty of experts.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Money-Saving techniques there buddy-o.

By outsourcing their safety cards, NW saves a heap of money. Also, instead of having to use their own photos, ETC.. NW Can just order safety cards with pre-drawn graphics.

User currently offlineJAFA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

The cards were replaced for two reasons:
1. The dated photos were a distraction in themsleves
2. Its cheaper to buy off the rack safety information cards (the cards do have a NWA logo and aircraft type printed on the front.)

User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Also, the drawn pictures can help illustrate key parts of emergency procedures/safety items (e.g. making sure you pull the oxygen mask to release the pin) that may not be immediately clear with photos.

I have to admit though, looking at the hairstyles on those NWA safety cards really make me smile.  Smile

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