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User currently offlineNZ99 From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8983 times:

Hi All

Was browsing YouTube today and found the new V Australia Safety Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkr2JLeorJ8

and it's in 720p HD!

Looks very cool in my opinion, it's definitely a Virgin brand Safety Video, very similar to Virgin Atlantic and America

Whats everyone else's opinions?

Regards

Chris

34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8946 times:

Is it just me, or does the female F/A look terrified? I think their humans may just be a little too deep into the uncanny valley. Great video, though.

User currently offline'longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8914 times:

Is it just me or is that one of the longest safety videos around??

User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8910 times:



Quoting 'longreach' (Reply 2):
Is it just me or is that one of the longest safety videos around??

You're right- it's 5:18. I know when it's being on a plane it wont seem as long- but it does seem to be full of a lot of pointless SRB glorifying animations. How much did it cost to make?


User currently offlineAirbusA370 From Germany, joined Dec 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8911 times:

What scares me the most is the possibility of SRB sitting next to me  Big grin

User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1841 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8889 times:

What I always gets me is that every airlines seems to think the main focus of the safety on board demo is its public image, rather than instructing people on what to do in an emergency.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8880 times:

Why on earth have they got him in it?

Funny and well made video though.


User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

No mention of how to open doors?

User currently offlineAeroHero128 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8824 times:



Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 7):
No mention of how to open doors?

In my experience, exit instructions are not for the vid as much as they are for the safety card, which the vid explicitly suggests you read. EVEN IF YOU HAVE A MAGAZINE TO READ. *rimshot*

Overall, nicely done. As said before, it clearly carries Virgin's style to a tee, and Branson's cameos added some bonus...

Quoting Powercube (Reply 3):
but it does seem to be full of a lot of pointless SRB glorifying animations.



Quoting AirbusA370 (Reply 4):
What scares me the most is the possibility of SRB sitting next to me Big grin



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 6):
Why on earth have they got him in it?

...even if I'm the only one who thinks so.  Silly



Proceed on course...
User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8800 times:

Surprisingly I still like the VX, then VS, and then VA. They tried very hard with this one, rather rigid and not fluid like the VX one. And SRB ... yeah I would too hurry for approve portable electronic devices ding to come on so I would have something to do and not have to sit and look at SRB.  eek 

Otherwise, it's added to my collection of inflight safety videos on YouTube. Wish a few other airlines added theirs on the website!



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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 5295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8721 times:



Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 7):
No mention of how to open doors?

I havent seen any mention of how to open doors on any safety vid. You are usually referred to the safety cards in the seat back pocket in front of you.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8687 times:

Although it is better than most others, I still think they made it too 'fun'. Like when the oxygen is deployed, the passenger is playing around, not something you would want to promote really.

And, is this the only safety video with credits? First one I've seen! (granted I haven't seen the VX or VS ones, and as they are the same style, they might have credits too).

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8687 times:



Quoting AirbusA370 (Reply 4):
What scares me the most is the possibility of SRB sitting next to me Big grin

Could this have been inserted to remind the flying public that V Australia is a Virgin/SRB airline. Singapore did say Virgin couldnt use its brand name across the pacific, but it didn't say it couldn't use its mascot - SRB! Quite a smart move by Virgin if this is the case.

BTW, I do like the reduced visibilty/escape lightining part. That was cool use of graphics.


User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8519 times:

I hated that, it was awful (this is my opinion as mentioned above many will disagree). The attempts at humor were lost on me, that demo would drive me nuts if I flew them frequently I think it goes beyond fun into the ridiculous. I understand the youthful approach to their product which is refreshing however I don't think it needs to go to the silly point, ie the demo, thongs in business, opera house salt and pepper shakers, these are not fun in my opinion but tacky, I hope they get toned down over time. The demo is not relevant in my decision to choose an airline, however small things like this diminish their brand in my eyes.

The Delta safety demo is fun but in a classier way I feel, and doesn't bother me in the slightest so I'm not adverse to fun demos, VA simply went over board and hopefully made only themselves look silly and not Australians in general.

I must confess though I do prefer non-animated videos, whilst the content of the BA one is okay the animations seem to cheapen it the VX one doesn't seem to bad though. In comparison to the VA demo both the VS and VX are much better in my opinion. Ahh well lets see how they go?


From the ones that I have seen I like the AF, QF and TG one the best, but different strokes I guess.


User currently offlineAAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8514 times:

I like it!

Very modern, much more interesting than the usual boring ones! Love the Animation of SRB!


User currently offlineWowpeter From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2006, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8417 times:

I love it... it was awesome and some added humor to keep everyone in a good mood before you take off... i rackon more airline should take this lighter / funny approach to safety video... some safety video nowadays could be sooooooo boring...

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8371 times:
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Quoting ANstar (Reply 10):
I havent seen any mention of how to open doors on any safety vid.

SAA's does, it is also an animated movie. It even shows the difference between Boeing and Airbus doors.



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User currently offlinePhileet92 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8044 times:

I think the portable electronic device light is the most interesting, behind SRB. It makes sense since practically all flights outside of the third word are non smoking and just about everybody brings their own device onboard nowadays.

User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 249 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7733 times:

SK has a safety video with instructions on how to open the door. While I think the safety video of V Australia is rather refreshing, I think it is a bit long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCEe7G_dxmU



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User currently offlinePoadrim From Norway, joined Oct 2008, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7301 times:
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WOW, One if the best Safety Vid's I ever seen. Sure haven't flown too much with videos as instructions, but much better then AF!


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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7281 times:

The new DL safety vid is clear and well done, although the female f/a looks like she has had way too much plastic surgery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgpzUo_kbFY


User currently offlineUpstateDave From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7248 times:

Just to dispel the myth further that NO videos include door operation...

The Virgin Atlantic video does include door operation AND is 15 seconds LONGER than VAustralia's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR4dxPISegY

British Airways is about as long and also includes door operations instructions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOpeA-O0Neg

Here are other videos with door operation...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCEe7G_dxmU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCEe7G_dxmU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtdG0I447pk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQIu12EFyvU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7j-6XkH55U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akn1bSqRfGg

EDIT: Guess while I was finding these I was beaten to the punch... So yes, many videos include exit operation.

[Edited 2009-02-15 09:13:15]


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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7248 times:

If this is a sign of things to come, bring it on!!!!
excellent!
trendy
cool
funny
modern


if V Australia keep up this standard for the entire experience its going to become my first
choice for transpacific flights. Sorry Qantas.... but 'its time'.


User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6411 times:

Delta's new one with the HOT / flirtatious flight attendant definitely still takes the cake - I have flown over 200,000 miles in my lifetime (I know to some that is nothing), but I will watch this video every time   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgpzUo_kbFY



Ahh I missed your post BigGSFO - you beat me too it

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 20):
The new DL safety vid is clear and well done, although the female f/a looks like she has had way too much plastic surgery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgpzU..._kbFY


[Edited 2009-02-15 11:49:00]


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2359 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

Haha, I like how that at 1:30 they say that "unless you haven't ridden an aircraft in the last century, this is a non-smoking flight".  Big grin


"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
25 TheCommodore : Not bad. Although a little on the long side I would say, which means it will "lose" people's attention along the way. I also got the impression that t
26 M11Stephen : Wow, I absolutely love this video! It goes along with the Virgin brand really well! Its so much better than Delta's new video where they tried way to
27 Ditzyboy : Some US Airlines include information on how to open doors in their demo (be it manual or video). I have also seen a Virgin Atlantic demo which mentio
28 Ditzyboy : What is with the red paper airplane at the start of the video. VERY similar to Qantas' new demo! I wonder who copied who, given VA was supposed to lau
29 Vasu : Very good safety vid!
30 Thestooges : Ha, ha, thats so funny, but honestly it would be really awkward if you did happen to end up sitting next to him, what you say "um . . . uh . . . so,
31 Smi0006 : I disagree I found the Delta one not so much funny as worth a smile, relaxed and engaging, wilst informative what a safety video should be about. I c
32 Ikramerica : Most of the animated characters are ugly and unappealing. Maybe they did this so that SRB looks great in comparison?
33 LimaNiner : Yeah, I've always thought they should be clearer about that. Instead of euphemisms like "the cabin is pressurized -- should that change...", or "in t
34 MilesDependent : I thought it was an excellent safety video, one of the best I have seen. Informative and entertaining. It would grate on one's nerves after a while...
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