Delta’s Unseen “Queer Eye” Safety Video

Delta’s Unseen “Queer Eye” Safety Video

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Delta has just released a pretty epic safety video, though unfortunately there are no plans for it to be shown on Delta flights.

Delta’s “Fab Five” safety video

Delta has uploaded a never-before-seen safety video to YouTube, starring the “Fab Five” from “Queer Eye.” We’ve seen airlines get creative with safety videos, though this is creative in a whole new way.

The video is super cute, in my opinion, and that goes beyond just the “Queer Eye” cast, as a lot of other diversity is also highlighted in the video. I love the message at the beginning of the video, and how it’s presented:

Equality means opening our minds and hearts to new ideas from different perspectives. And when we do, we begin to see all that connects us, and understand that the world is much closer than it seems.

I also find the video to be catchy without being obnoxious, which is a combination that you don’t often find in airline safety videos. You can watch the video for yourself below.

Unfortunately you won’t actually see this on a Delta flight, though. Rather Delta is showing its coronavirus-focused safety video, with employees masked up, coronavirus precautions explained, etc.

Why Delta’s “Queer Eye” safety video didn’t make it onboard

Delta’s “Queer Eye” safety video was filmed pre-pandemic, and the intent was for it to be shown on flights around this time. That’s because Delta partnered with “Queer Eye” for an episode of the popular show, which ended up premiering on Netflix’s YouTube channel yesterday.

The safety video was part of the collaboration and the video was filmed in advance, though unfortunately the pandemic got in the way of this ever being used. Nonetheless Delta still released the safety video online, and then you can watch the Delta “Queer Eye” episode either on YouTube or on Delta’s inflight entertainment system.

Bottom line

While you won’t see it on a Delta flight anytime soon, a new “Queer Eye” themed Delta safety video has been unveiled, featuring the “Fab Five.” I think the video is cute and creative. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, the video was never shown onboard flights — that’s because Delta is instead showing a coronavirus safety video.

What do you make of Delta’s “Queer Eye” safety video?

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  1. ORD Flyer

    Why can’t this be used at a later time once masks are no longer required on flights for example? It’s such a great video.

  2. kq747

    figured there would be a post once you saw it :)

  3. GBOAC

    I'm sorry but the only Queer Eye fab five are the orignal ones (Carson, Jai, et al) and not these young pale imitators. Reuniting them would have been a lot more interesting. This video did nothing for me:-(

  4. ckx

    No East or South Asian representation?

    1. Sir Walter Raleigh

      Tan France is British-Pakistani. His birth name is Tanveer Washim Safdar.

      So there is South Asian representation

  5. Alan

    The only thing missing is to wrap the plane in rainbow colors!

  6. AussieBen

    Delta needs to camp it up. They really under-utilised the Fab 5 in that safety video.

    It was very ordinary, which is what I’ve come to expect of US based airlines. The Jennifer Aniston Emirates ad summed them up quite nicely (one of the best airline ads).

    Given the US is home to one of the world’s greatest film and television industries, I’m surprised this is the standard produced.

    Air New Zealand, Qantas,...

    Delta needs to camp it up. They really under-utilised the Fab 5 in that safety video.

    It was very ordinary, which is what I’ve come to expect of US based airlines. The Jennifer Aniston Emirates ad summed them up quite nicely (one of the best airline ads).

    Given the US is home to one of the world’s greatest film and television industries, I’m surprised this is the standard produced.

    Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Aus/Atlantic and British Airways still have some of the best safety videos in the world.

  7. Caleb

    I'm a gay guy - and I normally love watching safety videos - but I couldn't finish this. These guys are obnoxious, campy, and not a great representation of most of the gay guys I know. Let's hope this goes to the dumpster of internet discards because I don't see good ol' boys from Georgia being fans.

    1. Wilo2

      I’m gay too and glad I’m not the only one that felt the same. I found the video annoying. Couldn’t finish watching it either.

  8. Ron Nethercutt

    Wake up Delta. No WOK for the Majority of the public!

  9. UpperDeckJohnny

    Just disgusting.
    However, Ben, you appear to be implying that this would have been a genuine Delta safety video, but later you reveal that it was part of a show.

    I sincerely hope the latter.

    Goes back 50 years to stereotyped images.

  10. mojoredbeak

    It’s a refreshing and engaging video. The fab five add enough humor to keep you watching but not over the top. I think it’s a good balance.The idea is to get passengers to actually pay attention. This video does it for me. I absolutely love the inclusion of many people who represent the best of all of us! It’s a wonderful example for others. Thanks for sharing this video.

  11. Jackson

    Are these they same ones that are "coming for your children?"

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kq747

figured there would be a post once you saw it :)

Wilo2

I’m gay too and glad I’m not the only one that felt the same. I found the video annoying. Couldn’t finish watching it either.

Jackson

Are these they same ones that are "coming for your children?"

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