We told you it was coming! Now it’s finally here… Delta’s long awaited new pre-flight safety video. Take a look and tell us what you think!
Don’t miss the finger-wagging cameo from the famous Ms Katherine Lee, also known as @Deltalina at 1:35.
There are two versions of this video– one featuring an African American flight attendant (above), the other with an Asian flight attendant.
You should start seeing the video roll out as early as this week and then over the next few months, depending on the type of aircraft you’re on.
We’d love to get some good comments going on this one, so be sure and tell us: Thumbs up or thumbs down? Why? PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW!
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Stephen G says
Chris says: Don’t miss the finger-wagging cameo from the famous Ms Katherine Lee, also known as @Deltalina at 1:35.
God, that is what I was hoping would be gone for good. I’ve had enough of Deltalina to last me a lifetime.
joe cestaro says
Stupid, and inane..and as others have said..not classy!
R. peters says
This video is Less classy. Undermines the seriousness of the subject matter.. I don’t like the fact that you use a medical prop as a gag. This is offensive to those who do have a medical condition. One should NEVER joke about medical issues wether they are permanent or temporary, real or mental. Although the video is somewhat cute, overall I am not impressed.
Mike Riggins says
I definitely like the levity of them both. The two left feet in version 1 (Asian) at 2:42 was hilarious! Looks like they are trying to capture something of all but smallest plane types.
Don Rogers says
I love the fact that there are plenty of gags, and that there are at least two versions. Those changes will keep people watching for a long time. I was really happy to see the “Deltalina” cameo as well! On my 757 flight this morning, there were a lot of audible laughs from around the cabin. Nice job, Delta!
Bob White says
Love it. Love the typewriter gag — there are probably lots of younger folks that don’t know what that is!
Really clever. Gets the verbal message out straight and clear, but adds visual gags that will get people to sit up and watch it.
OMG……….4 minutes, 54 seconds, who is really going to listen to this……B O R I N G!
Hmm. For some reason Delta removed the original video and replaced it. The new version is now up and running but may be somehow edited? Strange. –chris
“This video has been removed by the user.” What happened?
YouTube took them down! 🙁
As long as they don’t force us to watch car commercials, or any other commercials, I am fine with it.
Bravo Delta! Agree, not quite the level of Air New Zealand’s video, but pretty dang close. Love the clever way they worked Deltalina into the video – regular flyers may not get it, but us hardy road warriors certainly will. I like the Asian version better – particularly the jiggling Jinga tower when turbulence hits, and the guy coming out of the bathroom when everyone turns around to locate the exit behind them – brilliant!
Speaking of Richard Anderson… I always find it ironic that he says that Delta is all about respect… after which we’re forced to watch commercials for Lincoln and other products that I’ve successfully forgotten.
Kevin Ames says
Love this!!! Delta is finally having fun! While I am going to miss seeing more of the fabulous Deltalina, its great that she gets her “smoking is not allowed on any Delta flight” finger wag cameo.
The robot. typewriter, boom box and “Fly” buttons are great sight gags.
Great job Delta!
As a frequent traveler, it’s nice to see humor interjected into what everyone knows is a boring, yet required and important message.
My guess is that passengers will truly watch the video and appreciate the fact that it’s eye-catching, humorous and upbeat! Thanks for making the change!!!
Belle Wheelan says
I am a Platinum flyer who has to watch the video a great deal and while I sometimes tire of it, I always recognize the seriousness of it. This new video, while it highlights the diversity of the Delta Staff (a true plus), provides comedic examples that take away from the seriousness (the triplets, the young man in the collar brace, the robot (if he had a pacemaker, he would not turn IT off so why turn his entire self off??), etc., of flight safety. There have to be better ways of providing comic relief than the slapstick humor used here.
Not bad, but not as good as Air New Zealand’s Hobbit-themed video.
Great revamped version of the safety talk – as a Delta frequent flyer, I love something fresh like this. It’s informative but still fun. Bravo Delta!
I like it, some of the word inflections that Deltalina made bugged me and these have all been fixed by the new lady. However, as a frequent flier I’m afraid the sight gags will get old after the second time.
Finally, a pre-flight safety video people will actually watch!
Love both of them – what a breath of fresh air.
I love this.
It’s fun, it includes the FAA mandated content and it works even if you don’t speak English as your first language (turn off your speakers and you can get the gist of what’s being said strictly from the visual cues.)
Will there be cultural mismatches and confusion because of the sight gags? Maybe. Will someone from Japan be offended by the bonsai tree being slid under the seat? Oh probably.
But the video does what it must do: it imparts the basic safety information in a clear and engaging way to an audience of passengers with a diverse mix of age, education level and cultural backgrounds. That’s’ not easy to do. In fact it’s a lot harder than you think it is to do.
So to all the nattering nabobs of negativity who are whining about this video I say this: create a better passenger safety video that meets all of the requirements and post the YouTube URL in these comments. We’re all on the edge of our Aeron chairs waiting to see the genius that is your creation.
I’ll be sharpening my blue pencil while I wait for you.
Bob Sabin says
Flew a 757 from MCO yesterday and it wasn’t on that flight.
Bob Sabin says
I agree that its less polished, but is a nice break from the monotony of the previous one. It doesn’t have any new information in it – so frequent flyers will start ignoring this after two or three run throughs as well. Did anyone notice the open wall on the left of the screen during the opening shot and several times later? Obviously a stage – not a real plane. Funny that there are a few differences in the two.
Saw the video yesterday (Oct. 31)on a flight from SMF to ATL and passengers were laughing out loud! I thought it was extremely well-done, effective, eye-catching, but totally professional. Kudoes to Delta!
I like Lincoln at 3:08. These are definitely the right blend of site gags and important information to get folks attention. They’ll merely need to swap out the jokes every once in a while to keep folks watching. Well done, Delta.
Great new videos. Hope it replaces Richard Anderson saying “…and I get to sit at his desk every daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.”
The longest word ever. 🙂
This actually makes me want to fly Delta, in a big way.
thumbs up! I like it. I was getting so tired of the previous one. For us frequent fliers, these should be refreshed every 6 months!
I like them. Version 1 a bit funnier IMO, but its all to one’s taste. Anything that will entice people to watch…
Dan Nainan, Comedian says
I love it, hilarious!!!
Wow – this is definitely different than the current version. It seems to lack the “polish” that the current version has, if you can call it that. The sight gags remind me of watching “Airplane!” and I was wondering if Leslie Nielsen or Barbara Billingsley were going to make an appearance. IMHO this makes Delta look less “classy” than before. But I guess that’s how things are in today’s world of air travel.
Jon Kiger says
Nice to see Deltalina in her cameo, but wondering if she’s taking up an Economy Comfort seat that could be used by a regular passenger. Also wondering if she ever got a new smartphone to replace that flip phone which was awful dated. If she’s going to be using Delta’s Wifi she really needs better gear. Hopefully the humor will get people to pay more attention to it.