Qantas is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, and to commemorate that they’re introducing a new safety video, which will debut on all flights on March 1, 2020.
The safety video takes place through different eras of flying, starting in the 1920s, all the way through present day. The airline is using present day employees in carefully recreated historical settings and uniforms.
Apparently months were spent perfecting the details of each scene to be as accurate as possible, from original life jackets, to some wall panels being retrieved from the Mojave Desert from retired aircraft. As far as the clothing goes, that was sourced from Qantas’ own collection, and from retired Qantas crew.
You can find the video here:
The safety video on YouTube is over eight minutes long. However, Qantas typically puts a longer version online for promotional purposes, and then cuts down the onboard video by at least a couple of minutes. I suspect that will be the case here as well.
It’s interesting how at the end of the video they say “thank you for showing respect to each other, and our crew,” which unfortunately needs to be said nowadays.
Overall I think this video is fascinating to watch, especially as an aviation geek. It’s not nearly as “in your face” or catchy as some of the comedy or music themed safety videos we see, but I do definitely like this one.
I prefer this to Qantas’ 2018 safety video, which was all about the “spirit of Australia.”
What do you make of Qantas’ new safety video?