I can’t even put into words how happy this made me…
I loved the Alaska Airlines safety dance to begin with…
In December 2020 we had the pleasure of seeing the Alaska Airlines safety dance for the first time:
It’s just so adorable, and catchy, and amazing, and fun. What makes me like it even more is that it features real Alaska Airlines employees, who filmed the video in a hangar over the course of three days. They were given the routine to practice at home, then there was an eight hour dress rehearsal, and then the actual filming happened over the course of two days.
For those who couldn’t understand the lyrics, here they are:
S-A-F-E-T-Y safety dance /
We can fly where you want to, we can leave your house behind, but if your friends don’t mask and why don’t they mask well they won’t fly this airline /
You can fly if you want to ’cause we do safety right, we have air that’s clean and disinfectant machines zapping germs like an arcade space fight /
And we dance, do the dance, everybody wash some hands /
Do the dance, do the dance, while always wearing a mask /
Do the dance, do the dance, no seriously please wash your hands /
Do the dance, do the dance, HEPA filters cleaning commence /
Alaska’s safety dance, Alaska’s safety dance, Alaska’s safety dance…
…but the oneworld version, OMG!
With Alaska Airlines joining oneworld as of today, there’s a new “global” safety dance, featuring both executives and frontline employees from oneworld partner airlines:
There’s so much to love about this video, and it simultaneously puts the biggest smile on my face, and also makes me miss international travel endlessly. From oneworld CEO Rob Gurney, to American Airlines President Robert Isom, to employees of British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Fiji Airways, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, S7 Airlines, and SriLankan Airways, I just can’t stop watching this. IT’S SO GOOD. The only thing that could make this video any better is if Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker participated, because I feel like he’d have some great dance moves.
There’s a new “global” safety dance now that Alaska Airlines is in the oneworld alliance, and I dare anyone to tell me it’s not amazing (and if you do, don’t even @ me, you’re just a grouch). Thank you to everyone who participated in this for this much needed entertainment, all with a great message.
What do you think of the new global Alaska Airlines safety dance? Is it the best thing you’ve ever seen, or do you love it?