UALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 588 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12628 times:
Hopefully this one will be a little shorter--I feel like the current video just lags and takes forever.
Also, I hope they cut out the cutesy stuff. If you're gonna incorporate chessy elements like the finger wag and the guy's sparkling tooth, you have to totally commit to the idea, like Air New Zealand's body paint and Richard Simmons videos. Random inserts in an otherwise straightlaced video just come across as odd.
"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
jr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 961 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12557 times:
Good. About time. I was tired of that stupid video the third time I saw it. Hopefully, it will be something more neutral sticking to planes and basic safety without making frequent fliers run for ear plugs and eye masks before take off!
Delimit From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1436 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12332 times:
The most recent one was extremely popular and generated a ton of good press. Mission accomplished. They all get old after a while. Even the NZ one (which was excellent).
Anderson's current opener is seriously dry. Hopefully he'll be more personable if this is true
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 2670 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11959 times:
Quoting UALFAson (Reply 1): If you're gonna incorporate chessy elements like the finger wag and the guy's sparkling tooth, you have to totally commit to the idea, like Air New Zealand's body paint and Richard Simmons videos. Random inserts in an otherwise straightlaced video just come across as odd.
I agree. NZ's are obviously rediculous meaning they can get away with it. Also they update them fairly regularly meaning that they don't get too old.
QF's John Travolta safety demonstration, on the other hand, was just downright lame. The into and ending had Travolta, but with a completely straight faced traditional safety video in between. He was just completely out of place. Thankfully it got cut after 6 months since it wasn't even good the first time.
Quoting jr (Reply 3): Good. About time. I was tired of that stupid video the third time I saw it. Hopefully, it will be something more neutral sticking to planes and basic safety without making frequent fliers run for ear plugs and eye masks before take off!
I didn't think it was the best idea we could've made. Yes, it was a departure from the conventional, and a novel idea, but how long can you really go on with something like that.
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4): Deltalina will at least have a cameo role in the new video from what I heard.
Yeah, it's the old "veteran passing the torch to the all-star draft pick" scenario. Now that she's married, and off the market, they have to find another bit of crumpet to strut across the screen.
I know a few people who went down to audition for it, and I couldn't help but laugh.
Glad I am not the only one who felt that way. It was half way between amusing and annoying the first time I saw it ... and all downhill from there. I actually thought about writing delta about it, but didn't.
CuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 662 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11654 times:
Good for them if it got tem press but yes it was annoying. Maybe they should change more often. Although I understand they are probably difficult to make, with lots of safety and regulatory concerns. Another one which is getting very old is their partner AF's one.
USAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2681 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11540 times:
Hopefully they get rid of that creepy guy with the gold tooth, and the "SMOKIN'S NOT ALLOWED" part. I guess it would be okay if they filled their whole video with humor, but I just can't take them seriously.
My favorite DL video was with the background music that went: duhhhda duhhhda duhhhda duhhhda duhda da da and had this blue background.
It seems all US majors are coming out with a new video this year. UA/AA came out with a new one this Winter, DL this Spring, and US will have a new one this summer.
MSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1590 posts, RR: 4 Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11284 times:
Thank goodness. The current video is cheesy and too long. The most fun I've had with it is timing the length of it versus other carriers. At one point UA's video was a full minute shorter. Hopefully the new one is professional and to the point.
B727FA From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 557 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9827 times:
Quoting UALFAson (Reply 1): I feel like the current video just lags and takes forever.
At first it wasn't that long. What really killed it was the merger and all the extra a/c types, doors/exits and equipment types/locations. If you look at the first vid from when it came out it was much shorter, had better flow and made more "sense." The doors, equipment and differences are spliced in and it feels choppy and awkward.
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25 flashmeister: I agree. I actually really like the current DL video (but it has gotten a bit long in the tooth with all of the splice-ins needed after the merger).
26 L1011TGU: Hopefully Deltalina's cameo will be the finger wag.
27 Josh32121: Ugh, I think Richard Anderson's intro on the current video is so douchey...now he's going to be the star of the entire video? I work in corporate Amer
28 PagoFlyer: Actually, being a retiree, I like that he mentions C.E. Woolman.
29 SLCGuy: OK, does anyone really want to watch a boring Richard Anderson instead of Deltalina?
30 SLCGuy: Only thing wrong with Richard Anderson at C.E. Woolman's desk is that C.E.Woolman isn't sitting there!
31 N776AU: Eww. That video was more of a cartoon to me than something serious, but I agree in hopes of a better video I want the old voice than ran through 2002
32 PHX787: I don't know, maybe good ol Richy has a sense of humor and might be entertaining here!
33 TeamInTheSky: My guess is there will be a Lincoln MKZ or Coke Zero commerical right in the middle of the Safety Video
34 jetlanta: LMAO! Best post of the thread. Those who know...know!