When I’m flying and the airline purser cues the safety video, I drop whatever I’m doing and listen attentively. Teacher’s pet all the way. I’m not offended that the airlines think we don’t know how to buckle our seat belts. And I don’t care that they assume we’re all arsonists who want to tamper with the smoke detectors. I just want to be fully briefed on the safety features of my aircraft. Usually I’m the only one.
So Virgin America has taken a swing at updating the standard safety demo with a music video to get people interested. It’s funny, witty, oddly catchy, and better than half the stuff on Hot 97 these days. And, honestly, I probably WOULD feel safer traveling in a flying R&B video. …CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP!
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I spend a lot of time wondering how to cure my plane anxiety. Thumb-sucking hasn’t helped. Smooth jazz playlists definitely don’t help. Not even a purse full of candy helps.
But you know what WOULD help? If flying looked a little more now like it did 40 years ago.
Let’s start with a fashion show after take-off: …READ MORE!