In-flight safety instructions are usually boring, especially for travelers who keep flying every now and then. But several airlines are slowly moving away from these boring in-flight guidelines to more entertaining and quirky instructions. Malaysia Airlines (MAB) recently came up with an in-flight safety video titled “Satu, Dua, Tiga, Jom!” that added a Malaysian musical twist to its in-flight safety video.
However, MAB isn’t the first airline to have done this. Several airlines and flight attendants have come up with genuinely hilarious and entertaining in-flight safety instructions that will want you to go over those again and again.
So, in today’s segment of #FunnyFridays, let’s take a look at 5 such entertaining in-flight safety instructions videos that will surely leave you in good humor.
1. Funny WestJet Flight Attendant
Some people like to infuse a bit of fun into their jobs. One flight attendant from WestJet took this to a whole new level in a viral video that showed his funny safety brief.
His antics included dance moves showing the location of exits, panicking at the sight of oxygen masks dropping, and not being able to fasten the seatbelt. Moreover, he does a French version of his routine too in true Canadian style. I genuinely hope I find him on my next flight!
2. Talented Southwest Flight Attendant
And it’s a rap! US-based Southwest Airlines has always been known to do things slightly differently than others. And this cabin crew member demonstrated this perfectly.
The cabin crew member showcased his vocal talents by rapping his way through the entire pre-flight safety instructions. The best part was that he is joined by the seated passengers too who register their participation by proving the beat through clapping and stomping along as the attendant raps through the briefing.
3. Quirky Frontier Airlines Flight Attendant
Daniel Sandberg, one of the flight attendants at Frontier Airlines, created an absolute laugh riot on this flight with his witty and hilarious pre-flight safety instructions.
He began by introducing the flight attendant at the front as his wife and the one at the back as his mistress. That’s when one of the passengers took out their phone and started recording it. From comparing the safety jacket to an ‘itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini’ to suggesting passengers grab their neighbors and holding on for dear life in the event of their life jackets not inflating, the three minutes of safety instructions were full of quirky lines that left the passengers rofl-ing. I wish all flight attendants did this!
4. Air New Zealand's Men in Black-Themed In-Flight Safety Video
Air New Zealand came up with this in-flight safety video in a totally 90s throwback. The video has been themed around the hit movie Men in Black.
The airline joined hands with “All Blacks”, New Zealand’s national rugby team. It also brought onboard team members Dan Carter and Captain Richie McCaw, who appear as “Men in Black” agents. Other international rugby stars who make a cameo in the video include former England captain Martin Johnson and former Argentine skipper Agustin Pichot.
But the best part of the video is obviously the singing pug!
5. British Airways Safety Video - Director's Cut
British Airways brought onboard ten top celebrities like Rob Brydon, Gordon Ramsay, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, and others to this hilarious pre-flight safety instruction ad.
The celebrities were seen auditioning in humorous sketches in front of comedian Asim Chaudhary, who stars as his Chabuddy G character from People Just Do Nothing. The auditions are for a part in this insanely funny safety video, which demonstrates safety features and procedures simultaneously. Also, through the video, they try to encourage fund-raising for ‘Flying Start’, the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief.
And that was the list of some of the most entertaining in-flight safety instructions videos. Over the years, airlines are trying to add a flavor of humor to their in-flight safety instructions videos. Many flight attendants have been doing that in their individual capacity too. Hopefully, this trend would gain more momentum going forward. After all, a little humor would do a world of good while we’re thousands of feet above the ground.