Monday, April 16, 2012

Awesome In-flight Safety Demonstration


How do these budget airlines, Air Asia and Cebu Pacific Airlines, attract their passengers to watch and listen attentively to the in-flight safety instruction?


AirAsia steward explains zany airline safety announcement


Remember the AirAsia announcement clip that went viral recently? You know the one we're talking about - the hilarious video of the in-flight safety instruction which had airline passengers hooting in laughter. 

Well, Yahoo! Malaysia spoke to Quinton Dinesh Thomas, the senior flight attendant in charge of the zany announcement and this is what he had to say.

"I have boarded many flights as a passenger or when i was a junior crew and realized that during the safety demo briefing, many passenger read books, sleep or just look outside the window instead of paying attention.

"I would rather have at least 90% of passengers - better 100% of them - listen, smile, laugh, enjoy the safety briefing, than to have 50% not paying attention at all," Thomas said.



Well, his announcement certainly got the attention of the denizens of cyberspace. The video of his announcement was put up on YouTube on April 12 and has already got over 339,000 views so far.

The posting resulted in dozens of comments as well as over 2,000 'likes'.
One commenter said this was the first time in 20 years he or she paid attention to an in-flight announcement.

Another called the announcement 'amazing' and said flight announcements - especially safety ones - should be done creatively and in an engaging manner.
"I can now easily recall the safety measures. You did a good thing by posting this video. I hope Air Asia acknowledges you, especially when the media picks up on this," said the person, whose login name was 'kevinrohanthomas'.
According to 'saymawa', the person who uploaded the video, the announcement was made during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi, Thailand.
He added he was aware his job is on the line because of his deviation from the standard text announcements requested from the Department of Civil Aviation but said he wanted to do something to educate and entertain passengers while ensuring they got the safety message clearly.
"I never work for the money, I work because I enjoy what I do and I love my job,"said Thomas.
We think he deserves a round of applause for getting people to listen to him. What about you?

(Source: http://my.news.yahoo.com/airasia-steward-explains-zany-airline-safety-announcement.html)


This will keep the seat backs in an upright position: Cabin crew perform in-flight safety demo... while dancing to Lady Gaga

By Daily Mail Reporter

We've all done it - failed to pay attention during a routine safety demonstration aboard an aeroplane.

But passengers flying to the Philippines are suddenly changing their tune.
Cabin crew on board a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight had the attention of everyone on board as they danced their safety demonstration - to Lady Gaga.

Stunned passengers were unable to take their eyes off the bouncy attendants as they indicated the emergency exits to Just Dance.

See the hilarious video below
NOW you'll pay attention: Cebu Pacific Airlines cabin crew break out into a choreographed dance to Lady Gaga's Just Dance as they demonstrate airline safety
NOW you'll pay attention: Cebu Pacific Airlines cabin crew break out into a choreographed dance to Lady Gaga's Just Dance as they demonstrate airline safety
Gimmick: Not only were passengers paying attention, they were trying to capture the demo on film. It has since gone viral on the internet
Gimmick: Not only were passengers paying attention, they were trying to capture the demo on film. It has since gone viral on the internet
They also performed to Katy Perry's California Gurls. The music competes with a voiceover that informs passengers what to do 'in the event of an emergency landing'. 

One quick-thinking passenger filmed the performance on a mobile phone, posting it to YouTube.

The clip is the latest internet sensation, going viral within hours and chalking up one-and-a-half million hits in just over 36 hours.

Candice Iyog, vice President of Marketing at Cebu Pacific Airlines, told GMANewsTV: 'Cebu Pacific has always been known as a fun airline, we wanted to get the message across to our customers that flight safety doesn't have to be boring.
'This was an experiment that we hope to repeat and also a chance to showcase the talent of some of our cabin crew staff.'

What do do in the event of an emergency landing: Katy Perry's California Gurls also featured in the bizarre demo
What do do in the event of an emergency landing: Katy Perry's California Gurls also featured in the bizarre demo
Making their point: The cabin crew had worked with professional choreographers for the dance - but also did a normal safety demonstration before the flight took off
Making their point: The cabin crew had worked with professional choreographers for the dance - but also did a normal safety demonstration before the flight took off
She said that the airline had hired professional choreographers to compose the steps.

'We knew that the performances would be well received, but we didn't expect them to be this popular,' she added.

But just in case they were criticised for not taking safety seriously, the cabin crew preformed a normal safety demonstration before take-off.
The dance version was not performed until the plane hit cruising altitude - a special rendition for those passengers who had failed to watch the first version.

The video has already come to the attention of celebrity host Ryan Seacrest - who flagged it up to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

'gotta see this! Flight attendants dancing the entire safety demo to @ladygaga & @katyperry,' he tweeted.

As of the time of writing, neither star had yet replied.
The discount airline has also been known for in-flight games and flight attendants in hot pants.



(Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317103/Cebu-Pacific-Airlines-cabin-crew-perform-flight-safety-demo-Lady-Gaga.html#ixzz1sF3mh3iE)

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