Air New Zealand’s Latest Hobbit Themed Safety Video

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There’s no airline in the world as innovative when it comes to their safety video as Air New Zealand. They’re engaging, innovative, and fresh. And I actually think they’re brilliant.

Air New Zealand 777-300ER Business Premier

I know some people argue that safety videos shouldn’t be made entertaining, but I disagree. I think the more that airlines engage people with safety videos, the better — and that’s a good thing for safety.

Anyway, Air New Zealand has just unveiled their latest safety video, entitled The Most Epic Safety Video Ever. Here’s how they describe it:

As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we’re thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Special cameos by Sylvester McCoy, Dean Oā€™Gorman and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor. Directed by Taika Waititi. Enjoy!

Here’s the video:

I’m sure I’ll be ridiculed for this, but I’ve never actually seen any of The Hobbit movies, so some of the references are lost on me. Still, it’s a heck of an amusing video, in my opinion.

Is it as good as their previous Sports Illustrated safety video?

Or the safety video before that, featuring Betty White?

Or the Man vs. Wild safety video before that?

Or The Hobbit safety video before that?

To think these are just the videos in the past two years!

Kudos to Air New Zealand on their consistently awesome videos.

Which Air New Zealand safety video is your favorite?

  1. I agree with you that if safety videos are interesting and entertaining the pax pay more than usual attention to it. About 2 months back while on a holiday in Turkey I flew Pegasus Airline(flypgs) for domestic flights between Istanbul and other cities. In one of the sectors the B737 had drop down screens and the safety video was played. It was shot with children aged 6-8years, pilot was also a child the crew were children so were the pax. It was really funny and innovative.

  2. I’ve not seen any of the movies either. And don’t plan to start now.

    Agreed on videos being amusing as a good thing. I’m also always amazed at how many people really don’t fly that often. Every time I’m on a flight (always DL), there are a ton of people watching, and laughing at, the safety videos. I like them, but am kind of over the jokes at this point. But clearly, they are engaging to a lot of the folks on the plane.

  3. There’s also no airline in the world as stingy with their award seats. I wish you’d stop giving NZ free press when their FF is so fail.

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