We have all been guilty of tuning out during pre-flight safety demonstrations (don’t say never), therefore to catch our attention, airlines have turned to creative solutions to make you look.
Here are a few of our favourite airline safety videos that :
VIRGIN AMERICA – “#VXSAFETYDANCE”
The highly catchy musical is really well-choreographed and created by Jon M Chu., director of Step Up 2 with Virgin America. Flawless dance steps, incredible tunes by my favourite part is definitely the kid rapping about oxygen masks.
BRITISH AIRWAYS -“DIRECTOR’S CUT”
The star-studded safety video is so fun to watch (I even watched their behind the scenes video whuutttt)! Featuring stars like Gordon Ramsay, Rowan Atkinson (gotta love him), Sir Ian McKellen and the likes, huge huge British icons. It is also a collaboration with Comic Relief, in hopes of raising awareness for the cause.
AIR FRANCE – “FRANCE IS IN THE AIR”
Ouh la la! Leave it to the French to produce the chic-est safety video ever! Adorable and fashionable like how the seatbelt is suggested as a fashion accessory that will “will elegantly highlight your waistline.” Everything about this video is just très chic, très hip, très French!
AIR NEW ZEALAND – “THE MOST EPIC SAFETY VIDEO EVER MADE”
Air New Zealand is known for their creative safety videos they put out on a regular basis but this one takes the cake. Referencing the story of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”, stars like Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson help passengers on their journey through Middle Earth. It’s just like watching a trailer for the Lord of the Rings!
I vote this as the most beautiful safety video ever made. Just watching the picturesque sceneries in this video makes me want to book a flight out to Iceland. (Marketing team good on you!)
Of course, not forgetting Singapore’s pride and joy, the Singapore Airlines. While it may not be as epic and funny as some, it is still a video that strikes close to our hearts seeing the familiar landmarks in our Motherland. Who would’ve thought that these locations could be such perfect examples for an airline safety video?
After watching all these airline safety videos, I’m pretty sure I’ll be quite alright in the case of emergencies… I hope?