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A Delta in-flight safety video that will make you smile

October 27, 2013
Delta's in-flight holiday safety video

The new Delta in-flight safety video pokes fun at the holiday season and keeps flyers engaged with the message.

It’s a good idea to add some humor to the in-flight safety videos that are aired each time we fly. Although they contain vital information and reminders, they have become so routine and pro-forma that many passengers tune them out entirely.

In case you wondered, these demonstrations are required to meet international air safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and by national authorities. They offer important information for first-time flyers as well as for frequent flyers, who can’t be familiar with all the safety features of different airplanes.

The first time I saw a humorous in-flight safety video was on a Swiss International Airlines flight I took earlier this year but apparently, they have been around since 2009. The captivating animation of the Swiss International video kept me engaged until the end.

More recently, I viewed a New Zealand Air inflight-safety video that made me cringe. Since it went viral, I guess there was a huge group of people who thought otherwise. I felt that it’s humor came at the expense of older people who were presented as deaf and feeble.

Well I think the new holiday in-flight safety video from Delta that features seasonal characters is a winner—that gets it right. It’s informative and humorous without being offensive.

Take a peek and tell me what you think?

Links to other in-flight safety videos previously posted on More Time To Travel:

  • Reply
    Cathy Sweeney
    October 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Cute (and informative, of course)! I liked the Scrooge and lady with the mistletoe scenes. Good idea by the airlines to do this kind of thing to get people to pay attention.

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    Marisol@TravelingSolemates
    November 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Hi Irene, last week we had a quiet time at work. I saw my boss watching a video on his computer and he looked engrossed and amused. I asked him what he was watching and he said with excitement, “the Delta holiday flight safety video.” And I thought, “Oh boy, he must be extremely bored.” Now I now why. The video catches your attention, entertains while getting all the important points across. Have you seen the new one for Virgin America? That one is pretty cool, too. They should do more safety videos like these.

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