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Fraser
2013-Oct-30, 03:10 PM
No more falling asleep before takeoff during those boring safety presentations at least on Virgin America Airlines. Delta Airlines previously made their safety presentation a bit more interesting (see below) but Virgin has taken the presentation to new heights, turning the video into a song and dance, literally, with the help of dance stars […]

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Solfe
2013-Oct-31, 12:28 PM
This Southwest Attendant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwgxr6giHw) sings the safety information a Capella. This is way more impressive.

NEOWatcher
2013-Oct-31, 02:28 PM
The instructions just don't seem clear to me in any of the examples.
While it may get more people paying attention, the lack of clarity may lose the message.

Singing (at least to me) changes the lexical stress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(linguistics)) of what is being said and could blur the meaning.

This is stuff that mondegreens are made of.

schlaugh
2013-Oct-31, 06:42 PM
I fly Delta a lot and first noticed that while the new videos are more entertaining the key safety bits are (mostly) played straight; e.g. donning the oxygen mask and float vests and buckling the seat belt.
The UT site actually shows the older Delta video starring "Deltalina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deltalina)" (honest, that was the nickname she picked up! She's a real flight attendant named Katherine.) In the newest video a fellow is puffing up a huge pipe, looks around, and Deltalina is sitting a row back and across the aisle, wagging her finger at him. It's even funnier that way.

Here's the newest version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noE1YzvfA08. Watch for Abe!

NEOWatcher
2013-Oct-31, 08:10 PM
I fly Delta a lot and first noticed that while the new videos are more entertaining the key safety bits are (mostly) played straight; [...]
Here's the newest version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noE1YzvfA08. Watch for Abe!
Yes; I like that one. Clear, but still entertaining.