9 Of The Funniest Flight Safety Videos
It’s always a little tedious having to sit through an airline’s safety demonstration, and perhaps even more-so for the crew that have to perform the arm waving demo flight after flight.
Thankfully, some airlines are using the sneaky trick of actually entertaining passengers with their flight safety announcements, so in honour of these attention grabbing raps, comedy monologues, and even choreographed dance numbers, here’s our rundown of the 9 Best Flight Safety Announcements.
9. Southwest Airlines Rap
On this flight to Oklahoma, a Southwest attendant lays out an entire rap as an introduction to flight crew and airplane rules. “All I need you to do is stomp and clap, and I’m gonna do the rest. Because I’ve had five flights today, and I just cannot do the regular, boring announcement again, or I’m gonna put myself to sleep.”
the passengers onboard duly agree, and the whole plane claps along.
8. Hilary Clinton Air Campaign
During the 2008 presidential primary, Hilary Clinton gave the pre-flight announcements a political spin with, “If you look out from the right, you’ll see an America saddled with tax cuts for the wealthiest and a war without end. If you look out from the left, you’ll see an America with a strong middle class at home and a strong reputation in the world.”
7. Virgin America Cartoon Comedy
This informative and visually interesting cartoon by Virgin America helps to demonstrate the airplane safety features with comedic effect.
6. Thomson Tiny Travellers
Little children act like cabin crew in this flight safety video from Thomson Airlines.
5. New Zealand Rugby Safety
Air New Zealand created this funny airline safety demo that features the All Blacks rugby team in connection with the Rugby World Cup 2011. There are cameos from the handsome players, a grandma with a lipstick-kissed poster of a team member, and even a fawning fan who’s left so breathless by a brush in the aisles with a rugby player that she has to strap on her airplane breathing mask.
4. WestJet Stand-up
Caught on camera by a passenger, this WestJet flight attendant gives a very jokey rundown of the flight safety instructions with lines such as “I know 50 ways to get out of a relationship, but only six to get out of this aircraft.”
3. Alaska Airlines Deadpan
This flight attendant from Alaska airlines keeps passengers entertainment with a series of subtle one-liners, so subtle that it takes a while for the passengers to catch on.
2. ATA Airlines
Here ATA Airlines’ flight sttendant Kurt Stecker keeps the passengers laughing with his flight satefy stand-up routine.
1. Cebu Pacific Go Gaga
This is probably the most well known flight safety video, where Cebu Pacific staff turn their love for Lady Gaga into a well choreographed onboard safety message.