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NW Safety Cards

Thu May 11, 2006 5:02 pm

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?
 
jorge1812
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RE: NW Safety Cards

Fri May 12, 2006 2:15 am

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.

Georg
 
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RE: NW Safety Cards

Fri May 12, 2006 4:16 am

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.
Puhdiddle
 
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RE: NW Safety Cards

Fri May 12, 2006 10:05 am

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.)
 
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RE: NW Safety Cards

Fri May 12, 2006 10:18 am

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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