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User currently offlineCOalways From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 358 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10593 times:

B747
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...youtube_gdata_player&v=BlwdWsDEWOU

B777
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...youtube_gdata_player&v=Glg3GwrY_1Y

[Edited 2012-01-03 05:25:32]

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User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10377 times:

Ohmygoodness, SO much better than UA's old safety videos. I used to work in television production and thought those videos were HORRIBLE. The casting director should have been fired and all the free-floating images with the bluescreen backdrop were just weird.

On a small note, interesting that they used the current Continental interior (seat pattern) as opposed to either blue leather or the royal blue seats that UA started installing. Come to think of it, what IS the planned interior for new aircraft post-merger?



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User currently offlineSplitterz From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10260 times:

Not a huge fan, I like seeing the Flight Attendants in some way in the videos.

User currently offlinebeachbum1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10236 times:

I noticed the Continental seat pattern also. Looks like they used a 737 with the new Sky Interior? But did the video show ANY 747 or 777 interior shots? I didn't see any instructions on how to open the aircraft doors from the inside. Love the music playing in the background, so happy they're keeping the Rhapsody In Blue theme in the video. I also wish they would show a few crew members. Maybe it's because they haven't decided on a new uniform yet? Overall I like it, but not a fan of the computer generated 777 flying at the end. They should have used a real aircraft. Just my 2 cents...

[Edited 2012-01-03 07:54:36]

User currently offlineEXCOASA1982 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 10074 times:

The First Class cabin in the videos was shot in a UA interior. Not sure which A/C type though.

User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9938 times:
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Quoting UALFAson (Reply 1):
Ohmygoodness, SO much better than UA's old safety videos. I used to work in television production and thought those videos were HORRIBLE. The casting director should have been fired and all the free-floating images with the bluescreen backdrop were just weird.

The UA safety video which features a FA who has a scarf wrapped around her neck always bothered me.

Where I come from, only women with Goiters (caused by lack of iodine to the thyroid) do that.

It's a poor people's solution to a real medical problem

So I think "That poor woman."  


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9725 times:

Like the fact that the background music has kept the Gershwin theme.

User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9695 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 5):
The UA safety video which features a FA who has a scarf wrapped around her neck always bothered me.

Where I come from, only women with Goiters (caused by lack of iodine to the thyroid) do that.

It's a poor people's solution to a real medical problem

So I think "That poor woman."

Yikes!

I just think most of them have weird voices and/or are kind of creepy looking. I'm not saying you need to pick Ken and Barbie to star in your safety video, but...well...



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User currently offlinebtual From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9412 times:

I noticed that on the slide deployment animations for the 777, the doors are shown to open like the 747, by swinging out and flipping 180 degrees, which is incorrect. We all know the 777 opens by sliding out and along the fuselage.   Just something to point out.   

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9329 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 6):

Like the fact that the background music has kept the Gershwin theme.

After watching the new safety/welcome videos, I can bet that UA's new ad campaign that's due soon (from mcgarrybowen, as opposed to PMCO's agency Kaplan Thaler Group, which has been handling merger transition work) will keep Rhapsody in Blue.

I read once after mcgarrybowen got the UA account that they hadn't decided on keeping Rhapsody or not. But these new safety/welcome videos are pretty much a dead giveaway that Rhapsody is here to stay in some form or another. And from my perspective, it's a good thing they kept it: Rhapsody in Blue is United Airlines, even moreso than Saul Bass' fading-from-view tulip. Dropping the tulip for the CO globe is one thing, but I could bet that if UA dropped Rhapsody, there would be far worse ramifications.



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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6581 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9158 times:

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 1):
Ohmygoodness, SO much better than UA's old safety videos.

Perhaps, but still not up there with Kat's finger-wag.

Quoting beachbum1970 (Reply 3):
I didn't see any instructions on how to open the aircraft doors from the inside.

I don't think I've ever seen that on a safety video from a U.S. carrier. But I'm not sure I'm a fan of showing the exits from the outside; I feel like a schematic of the interior showing the locations of the exits may be more informative to the passengers.


User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9040 times:

On UA's facebook page they posted the welcome two more of those welcome aboard messages from Jeff, along with the two in each of the safety videos. The impression I'm getting is they're either rotating them or any given plane will run one of the 4. One of them was a feature on the 787 that really got me excited because they had a clip of one in dreamliner colors and dissolved it into UA colors. We won't be waiting much longer
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2642995386931


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8710 times:
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Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 5):

All the FA's on the old one were real. The tall black gentleman was my FA about 5 times a year. And while I thought the young woman with the choker scarf was pretty and had a nice smile, I would feel as if I was being strangled when I saw her. Was that even safe to wear a scarf like that? I kept thinking Isadora Duncan!

I think this new one is very nice, I approve of the newly arranged Rhapsody in Blue but the CO checker seats just make me want to puke. I hate them and have since 1991!



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User currently offlineOak522 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8577 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 10):
Quoting beachbum1970 (Reply 3):
I didn't see any instructions on how to open the aircraft doors from the inside.

I don't think I've ever seen that on a safety video from a U.S. carrier. But I'm not sure I'm a fan of showing the exits from the outside; I feel like a schematic of the interior showing the locations of the exits may be more informative to the passengers.

The 90s-era US Airways video had these blueprint-like schematics showing interior and exterior layouts from above and side profile, as well--I think--as a view of the doors opening.


User currently offlineYYCFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2012, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8289 times:
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Quoting Splitterz (Reply 2):
I like seeing the Flight Attendants in some way in the videos.

I enjoyed it ... but also think having the Flight Attendants involved is important.



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User currently offlineMark2Fly1034 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7763 times:

I have never flown on CO/UA but I hate the idea of a shoulder strap

User currently offlineual757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7693 times:

It was nice to see this a few days early, so thanks for posting this. However, Gershwin must be rolling over in his grave after hearing that rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue."

 


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7549 times:

Quoting Oak522 (Reply 13):
The 90s-era US Airways video had these blueprint-like schematics showing interior and exterior layouts from above and side profile, as well--I think--as a view of the doors opening.

And they still do today (US's hasn't updated their safety video since the 90s). The video points to the exits from above, shows the slides, then rotates to a side view. It doesn't show the operation of the doors. I always thought the blueprint schematics background was rather eerie.

Exit demo on the 757 at 1:35: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpMxMfWCfRQ



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User currently offlineual777newpaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7271 times:

Quoting Oak522 (Reply 13):

The outgoing United safety videos showed the operation of exit doors from the inside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tmi0...d4eHs&feature=youtube_gdata_player



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User currently offlinegaystudpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 450 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7226 times:

Much more appropriate and professional than the one produced for Delta...

- Richard Anderson, "uh beeg glo bull ayer line."
- Deltalina waving her finger, "Smokin's not allowed on Delta"
- The goof ball with the shiny tooth


User currently offlineOak522 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7212 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 17):
And they still do today (US's hasn't updated their safety video since the 90s). The video points to the exits from above, shows the slides, then rotates to a side view. It doesn't show the operation of the doors. I always thought the blueprint schematics background was rather eerie.

Shows how long it's been since I've been on a US jet with overhead video...

Meanwhile, I'm loving the Nokia brick cellphone, the grey Macintosh laptop, the CD player, the old carpet bulkheads, the old uniforms, etc. US ought to take note of UA's update.


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7148 times:

The new UA video is very modern and professional-exactly how a safety video should be. The desert background though when they point out the exits seems rather odd.

Quoting Oak522 (Reply 20):
Shows how long it's been since I've been on a US jet with overhead video...

Meanwhile, I'm loving the Nokia brick cellphone, the grey Macintosh laptop, the CD player, the old carpet bulkheads, the old uniforms, etc. US ought to take note of UA's update.

There are some updated parts to the video, such as the safety card, and when they show the exit sign. If they bothered to change those two parts, I think they should have created a new video. Everytime I see the video, I do a double take..Is that a cell phone or a calculator?

The video is actually the old USAir video.



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User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 680 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7002 times:

I somehow feel less safe after watching Jeff Smisek's corporate body language introduce a boring Continental livery computer-generated 747 safety video.

I can't help but shed a tear for the real United that is disappearing before our eyes.



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User currently offlineSplitterz From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Quoting YYCFlyer (Reply 14):
I like seeing the Flight Attendants in some way in the videos.

I enjoyed it ... but also think having the Flight Attendants involved is important.

I agree. It gives more "power" to them almost. Hard to explain.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

I like the new video! The old Continental one felt informal to the point it was annoying and cheap, and some of the flight attendants in the United ones seemed a bit "harsh." Using "Rhapsody in Blue" was an added perk that helped make this video pop.

One thing I've noticed is the subtitles are from the Continental format, which I hate. Why have the foreign language up top, separate from the English subtitles? And is it just me, or does the transition appear to be too quick to read the foreign language?

Quoting Oak522 (Reply 13):
The 90s-era US Airways video had these blueprint-like schematics showing interior and exterior layouts from above and side profile, as well--I think--as a view of the doors opening.
Quoting ual777newpaint (Reply 18):
The outgoing United safety videos showed the operation of exit doors from the inside.

So did Northwest's, even going as far as showing the seatmap in relation to the doors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwoaR0WZ5a4&feature=related
Jump to 1:17 if you don't feel like reminiscing back to 1998.



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25 kfitz : Well first off, this new video is just that, one video. It's nothing more than stock footage with the aircraft animation thrown in the middle (and the
26 cruiseshipcrew : I think the new videos are great! Saw one today for the first time while on the 757-300. Much better then the old CO and UA vids.
27 Max Q : It's ok but it is way past time to drop the Gerschwin theme music. That was old a long time ago..
28 kgaiflyer : Perhaps the leisure travelers on their once-a-year vacation trips are amused. But popular culture has changed. A finger-wave is now considered a grav
29 quiet1 : It creates a link, if even sub-consciously, between the F/A and safety. The previous PMUA demo did that very strongly. Except for the lack of crew pr
30 cal : yes
31 COalways : This video is a major improvement of what PMUA was showing, it was very dated. Glad they didn't use Rhapsody In Blue through out the whole video, I al
32 etops1 : New safety Video for USAirways will be out this summer.
33 ikramerica : I never thought about the subliminal aspect of putting the F/As in the video in order to instill a sense of them being the authority on the aircraft.
34 SkyPriorityDTW : Lighten up, it's a joke. 9 out of 10 passengers love the video, so I'm sure your satisfaction isn't needed. As for the UA video, I like it. The hint
35 n505fx : I agree, the 80's new age light jazz version of Rhapsody in Blue is DISGUSTING...somehow I think this was the doings of someone in Houston who is try
36 jfrworld : I used to always think "Does anyone else on this plane think that her scarf looks like a noose?" It used to bug me too.
37 flashmeister : I couldn't disagree more. First off, the Kat-wagging is unique. UA's new video is much better than their old one, but *not at all unique* when compar
38 ikramerica : You know, 1/2 the bullies in the world will tell you they are just joking. It's a cop out. It's kind of humorous once. It's annoying soon and to many
39 Post contains images blink182 : I agree, and I remember the safety demo got a lot of attention when it was released on Youtube before it ever played on a DL flight. Besides a.netter
40 BC77008 : You might be putting too much thought into a safety video, but I love this idea!!!
41 STXBohn : I miss Gordon... He was the best CEO on the safety video. Just think if the Herb-Birds had AV on them in the old days with Herb welcoming you with a
42 Sulley : In my opinion, both CO and UA's old videos were tired and outdated. CO's narrator made my ears bleed and I always laughed at UA's spinning flight att
43 beardown91737 : As long as there are long ground delays, they will get through that video before wheels-up.
44 DualQual : It's no longer than either of the old videos. Want to save time? Just fast forward through Smisek.
45 Post contains links kfitz : The old video is not only more informative, it also looks and sounds better. The aircraft animation alone is night and day.CO has obviously moved away
46 peanuts : Is this thread about UA or Deltalina? Let's put it this way, if they're talking (positively or negatively) about you (DL's video), something is workin
47 UALFAson : Except we're not talking about a commercial or an ad campaign. We're talking about a safety demonstration video. The purpose of such an item is to co
48 B737900er : There are no more CO employees. It's all UA now. Time to move on. These posts are getting old
49 Post contains images Sulley : I guess you like the spinning flight attendant call button -- ding! The CGI is lacking in both videos. Why is the registration in Times New Roman on
50 kgaiflyer : Yet -- well over a year after the merger, yesterday on CO flight 1293 (SAN-IAH) the flight service coordinator repeatedly announced it was "Continent
51 peanuts : Exactly. A missed opportunity then, in my book. If you have a captive audience for a few minutes while going over boring mandatory requirements, you
52 darksnowynight : I fly DL quite a bit. There are indeed a few things they could fix up. This isn't one of them. Good. I'm not a fan of Smisek, but the direction CO wa
53 quiet1 : The only reservations I have about Deltalina's finger wag and her male cohort's Mr.Clean tooth flash are that they might tend to make too light of ser
54 TOMMY767 : The Delta video is fine. Haters please leave it alone. Although it was created in 2007 or 2008 so it might need a refresh. The new UA video is actuall
55 flashmeister : Actually, when you really take a closer look, it's a clever way of pointing out how serious these issues are. In the case of the Deltalina wag, it's
56 kfitz : Disagree. This has more to do with the respective cultures of each pre merger company. UA's employees/FF members would routinely complain and unleash
57 TOMMY767 : Not entirely true at all. Look at the "CO way" of how they wanted to implement boarding procedures. That lasted a whole few weeks before passengers s
58 Sulley : Agreed. Plus you should hear what everyone at CO is saying about the new coffee...[Edited 2012-01-05 15:33:01]
59 TOMMY767 : Remind of why they did that again? Were they really convinced that "fresh brew" is better than starbucks? So dumb.
60 quiet1 : I never doubted that the sole reason was that the "new & improved" coffee was cheaper. Period.
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