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Crazy About the All Blacks and Airline Safety
August 19, 2010 11:36 PM   Subscribe

Air New Zealand's new on-board safety video has been released and this time it features the All Blacks. (YouTube) Following on from its last innovative safety video (previously), Air New Zealand has produced another quirky safety video, this time featuring the national rugby team, the All Blacks. And the soundtrack features the iconic hit, "Why Does Love Do This To Me?" (YouTube) by the The Exponents. Pure kiwiness.
posted by vac2003 (26 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is pretty neat.
posted by gomichild at 11:49 PM on August 19, 2010


The flight attendants are named Danielle Rainbow and William Coxhead?! I refuse to believe those are real names.
posted by Kattullus at 12:03 AM on August 20, 2010


I believe that you can find William, at least, on Facebook.
posted by vac2003 at 12:21 AM on August 20, 2010


My hammies need stretching.
posted by chillmost at 12:41 AM on August 20, 2010


I've never seen a safety video that asked you to "support others around you who might need your help" during evacuation or "look around as there may be someone else who needs a hand" putting on their oxygen mask.

I have to wonder if research has been done showing that when passengers are asked to work together, evacuations end up taking place with fewer injuries or faster egress times or something.
posted by mdonley at 12:56 AM on August 20, 2010


HMMmm. I appreciate that they are going to put a new video on. You have no idea how stale it gets, all that punning about the nakedness and flesh while laughing and smiling about the actually quite serious possibility of mid-air emergency and death.
posted by Enki at 1:46 AM on August 20, 2010


The flight attendants are named Danielle Rainbow and William Coxhead?! I refuse to believe those are real names.

In this last week I've been introduced to a Gaylord (first name) and a Bart Farquhar.
posted by rodgerd at 1:51 AM on August 20, 2010


I've never seen a safety video that asked you to "support others around you who might need your help"

Pretty standard, actually.
posted by ryanrs at 2:18 AM on August 20, 2010


"Crouch, touch and brace" - pure gold mate eh.
posted by 6 short of a carton at 2:18 AM on August 20, 2010


And that's why I love kiwiness! I laughed out loud.

(I guess it's true. Kiwi's and Aussie's share that same sense of humour and apparently others don't. It's their loss, cuz.)

Go, Betty!
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:19 AM on August 20, 2010


Actually, this is completely different from the Aussie video featuring a group called the All Blacks.
posted by ryanrs at 2:35 AM on August 20, 2010


(I guess it's true. Kiwi's and Aussie's share that same sense of humour and apparently others don't. It's their loss, cuz.)

Quite.
posted by rodgerd at 2:44 AM on August 20, 2010


Fantastic. We Australasians sure know how to do things right.

Hehe. Just kidding, Kiwi cousins.
posted by twirlypen at 2:52 AM on August 20, 2010


Aw, c'mon! McCaw clearly grabbed the mask before it was fully deployed! How come he never gets penalised!

*grumble grumble*

Worth a watch!
posted by djgh at 2:58 AM on August 20, 2010 [7 favorites]


I always find it funny when they say "place mask over your nose and mouth, and breathe normally." I mean, you're in, or about to be in, a plane crash. I'm not sure I'd be able to "breathe normally"!
But I don't think I remember anyone ever suggesting I look around for anybody else who needs help.
posted by Flashman at 5:38 AM on August 20, 2010


Keeping an eye out for others who might need a bit of help -- a great idea off the plane as well.

Yeah, this is awesome.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 5:49 AM on August 20, 2010


Great video! Good job Air New Zealand.

Can you imagine the outcry, though, from certain US passengers over teh gay joke in that video? Howls of "promoting the gay agenda" would ensue.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:04 AM on August 20, 2010


"...and remember to grab a beer before going down the emergency slide."
posted by howling fantods at 7:08 AM on August 20, 2010 [4 favorites]


Read the front post too quickly at first and thought this was a diversity thing.
posted by mecran01 at 7:49 AM on August 20, 2010


I *love* Air NZ... Flew with them from Wellington to LA a couple years ago. Great flight.
posted by antifuse at 7:54 AM on August 20, 2010


"Crouch, touch and brace" - pure gold mate eh.

Except no-one waits long enough and the front row gets driven face-first into the ground at a neck-breaking speed...
posted by afx237vi at 8:34 AM on August 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've never seen a safety video that asked you to "support others around you who might need your help" during evacuation or "look around as there may be someone else who needs a hand" putting on their oxygen mask.
The ones I see always say to put your mask on first before assisting anyone around you who might need help with theirs. So the emphasis is different, but the assumption that you'll be helping other passengers (even if only members of your own party) is there.
posted by Karmakaze at 9:11 AM on August 20, 2010


Yet another example of why Kiwis are great.

I don't know what it is, but new Zealanders and I have always gotten along like long lost relatives. Seriously, every one I've ever met.
posted by Relay at 10:40 AM on August 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Except no-one waits long enough and the front row gets driven face-first into the ground at a neck-breaking speed...

Sir, here's 7 favourites. 5 for trying and the other 2 for some pun about converting...

I gave up playing rugby because I was sick of the second row gits trying to bury me in the mud. Well, that and the fact I weighed the same as Jonah Lomu, but for all the wrong reasons...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 11:19 AM on August 20, 2010


The only thing that could make this better would have been the flight crew doing the Ka Mate haka.
posted by tommasz at 4:01 PM on August 20, 2010


I took Air New Zealand between the USA and NZ last summer, and it was a lovely experience. The flight attendants were bluff, offhand, and cheerful, the food was excellent, and the plane was comfortable. If I'm going to have to be on a plane that long EVER AGAIN, I'd want it to be Air New Zealand.
posted by Peach at 8:28 PM on August 21, 2010


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