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Safety Announcements, Can FA's Inprovise?  
User currently offlineAdam1115 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

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

First, is this allowed by the faa...? Can they say whatever they want?

If so, I'm assuming the airline has a script they expect their flight attendants to stick to and not just make up whatever safety messages they feel like...

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User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

so long as they are delivering the purpose of the announcement, i don't see no harm in adding a little nice atmosphere to the announcement. after all you never know how pax came from different places, connection time, what they have went through before they got on the airplane and the reason they are on. a little cheering is always nice.


PHX - i miss spotting
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5686 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1724 times:



Quoting Adam1115 (Thread starter):
First, is this allowed by the faa...? Can they say whatever they want?

If so, I'm assuming the airline has a script they expect their flight attendants
to stick to and not just make up whatever safety messages they feel like...

Absolutely!

This is HIGHLY encouraged by Southwest Airlines. Be yourselves and act accordingly so long as you follow the FAA standards.

It get's people to pay attention and remember the announcements!

A line "Fasten those seatbelts so they fit nice and tight across your hips, insert that flat buckle into the clip, in the event of a water landing, your gonna grab that big yellow jacket from underneath your seat. No it isn't a costume for halloween it's needed to swim outside. Just remember not to inflate the vest until you step outside of the aircraft!"

Smoking is not allowed on board the aircraft , if you wish to smokoe you may step outside the aircraft and view our feature movie "gone with the wind".

Just little things to help people remember.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1708 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
This is HIGHLY encouraged by Southwest Airlines.

I've heard that WN is known for their entertaining safety announcements. Man, I really need to fly them soon.



Student - KELN
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1690 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
This is HIGHLY encouraged by Southwest Airlines.

The FAA likes it too.

What gets your attention more - bot-like announcements-in-a-can, or some comedian wannabe or a rapper or whatnot?



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1690 times:



Quoting 787seattle (Reply 3):
I've heard that WN is known for their entertaining safety announcements. Man, I really need to fly them soon.

Yes, and so is Virgin Blue in Australia. Depending on who is making the announcements... they have ranged anywhere from the ultra standard, no jokes announcements to absoloutely crazy. There was this one flight where every single announcement was a joke.

"Now is the time to turn off all electrical devices, including computers, i-pods, hair dryers, washing machines and dishwashers."

One of the funnier annoucements was: "It's time for our lovely crew to pass through the cabin one last time to collect all unwanted rubbish, now's the time to get rid of any unwanted boyfriends or husbands."

The one that stood out in my mind was a rather "campy" male flight attendant who told his crew to arm their doors and "cross-dress... I mean cross-check!."


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18679 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I once had a NWA flight attending tell us that "in the event of an emergency evacuation, leave all your personal belongings behind so that we can root through them while you're gone."

The other one was "Anyone smoking will be asked to step outside. But we do warn you that cigarettes don't last long at 30,000 feet and 500 miles an hour." The other one was "but do watch that first step; it's a doosey."


User currently offlineBartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

My parents were on a WS flight YYC - YYJ last month and the F/A did the whole thing as a rather convicing Dame Edna.

User currently offlineJQFlightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1586 times:



Quoting Adam1115 (Thread starter):
First, is this allowed by the faa...? Can they say whatever they want?

If so, I'm assuming the airline has a script they expect their flight attendants to stick to and not just make up whatever safety messages they feel like...

OMG no way!!
At Jetstar our Safety Announcements are all pre-recorded and in the unlikely event that the FAP is not operating we have strict instruction on what to write.
in australia this is something that Virgin Blue would do.
We would be flown to Head Office and spoken to, as we get Qantas Frequent Flyers and One World pax.
We are always told, you dont just work for Jetstar you work for The QantasGroup.



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User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Quoting JQFlightie (Reply 8):
OMG no way!!

OMG relax!

I seriously doubt that Jetstar would be regulated by the FAA! The FAA is American. What Australia does has nothing to do with the FAA.

Quoting JQFlightie (Reply 8):
We would be flown to Head Office and spoken to, as we get Qantas Frequent Flyers and One World pax.
We are always told, you dont just work for Jetstar you work for The QantasGroup.

OMG! yawn....

[Edited 2009-03-16 02:21:58]

User currently offlineJQFlightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1564 times:



Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 9):
OMG relax!

I seriously doubt that Jestar would be regulated by the FAA! The FAA is American. What Australia does has nothing to do with the FAA.

ahh i know that!
we have CASA.

and yeah Passengers see JQ as being poor or what ever, but we get trained the exact same emergency procedures and such as QF.



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User currently offlineJQFlightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1555 times:



Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 9):
OMG relax!

I seriously doubt that Jestar would be regulated by the FAA! The FAA is American. What Australia does has nothing to do with the FAA.

ahh i know that!
we have CASA.

and yeah Passengers see JQ as being poor or what ever, but we get trained the exact same emergency procedures and such as QF.



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User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1550 times:



Quoting JQFlightie (Reply 11):
and yeah Passengers see JQ as being poor or what ever, but we get trained the exact same emergency procedures and such as QF.

Whew. I can now relax the next time I fly Jetstar  Wink I personally don't see JQ as being "poor or whatever."

I am not too fussed about any of the Aussie carriers and their safety demos. I think I have practically memorised QF's as I have flown them a gazillion times and it literally is verbatim each and everytime (except near the beginning... "today you are flying on a [insert type of aircraft here])

Oh, and a couple of times flying Jetstar they put on the wrong recorded message. Quite funny when we were landing and the announcement was clearly not about landing!


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