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The 12 Best Airline Safety Videos, Reviewed

The 12 Best Airline Safety Videos, Reviewed

The 12 Best Airline Safety Videos, ReviewedSEXPAND

Virgin America, the airline that invented the sassy in-flight safety video, has rolled out a brandnew sassy in-flight safety video: A live-action musical number. It’s still heads and shoulders above most airlines, but is it the best?

Airline safety videos have been around as long as in-flight entertainment systems but have really only taken off in the last few years. They’re also ridiculously hard to get right. Because they’re delivering what could possibly be the driest, most boring content that everyone thinks they’ve heard a million times before, they have to be interesting enough so people actually watch them, and also appeal to the widest possible demographic. That’s why good airline safety videos are so rare.

Here’s a brief history of innovative in-flight safety demonstrations so you can see how Virgin’s new spectacle matches up. To compare and contrast with what you’ll get on other airlines, check out this yawnfest video from American Airlines.


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