Enjoy the basic safety online video, for a start off.

No matter how many times I’ve seen Qantas’ 100th anniversary safety video, I’m still glued to it.

No subject how a lot of instances I have viewed Qantas’ 100th anniversary basic safety video clip, I’m even now glued to it.

Indeed, there are people today who really don’t fly often and perhaps require to know how to place on their everyday living jacket. But for most of us, we’re currently being told what we by now know – endlessly.

Airways know this and some attempt to make the movies entertaining adequate to continue to keep us targeted. Air New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings safety films are legend. The now defunct Virgin The united states, credited with the initially amusing basic safety demo in 2007, produced a wonderful, toe-tapping dance amount with musician Todrick Corridor in 2013. Turkish Airways’ demo in 2018 was a cute video clip manufactured out of Lego bricks, which took far more than two and a fifty percent a long time to make.

British Airways on a regular basis attracts on home-grown celebs like Rowan Atkinson and Ncuti Gatwa, the latest Doctor Who. Air France’s video clips are chic, like their flight attendants. Singapore Airlines, with their “Singapore Girls” as ambassadors, tends to make sophisticated travelogues established against beautifully filmed Singapore destinations.

My favourite is the online video Qantas built for its centenary. No make a difference how a lot of periods I’ve observed it (and I’ve viewed it a large amount ) I’m glued to it. Tracing the heritage of the airline, it capabilities outdated plane, vintage uniforms, and historic settings this kind of as the inside of the flying boats and the upper-deck lounges in the 1970s jumbos.

I’m fascinated by the costumes and attention to time period detail. The casting is wonderful, drawing on true-existence Qantas crew, who all appear correctly correct for the eras assigned to them. (Shout out specially to Katie and Chelsea for nailing their looks.)

But in the conclusion, the security demonstration, which is obligatory by authorities regulation, is about just that – protection.


A paper published by UNSW in 2015 located that only 53 per cent of a simple protection video clip was retained by travellers, but retention was worse for the a lot more entertaining video clips, with topics remembering only 35 for each cent of a amusing video and 47 for each cent of a film-themed one particular. So, humour could not be the reply.

In the JAL case, it was fortuitous that the airline selected to commit a great deal of its basic safety video clip on the evacuation procedure. Most passengers in this predicament have scant minutes to get out (in this situation, they built it in about two minutes.) Although these occasions are unusual, they are not fully unprecedented. The total aircraft desires to know the drill and be disciplined to avoid tragedy.

If you discover your self in this situation, it is no laughing subject.