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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?
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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.

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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.
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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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