Queenstown takeover
Queenstown takeover

The least epic safety videos ever

By now you've probably seen the most epic installment from Air New Zealand and their Hobbit inspired 'movie'. Time to recognise the least epic.

By now you’ve probably seen the most epic installment from Air New Zealand and their Hobbit inspired ‘movie’. Time to recognise the least epic.

After all, they all had to start somewhere.

This classic from Lufthansa circa 1980 really is a gem. From the zany graphics flying around the stewards heads to the terrible dubbing, awkward moments and looks of sheer terror on faces of the passengers when the oxygen masks drop. It is indeed, not one for the feint hearted flyer.

And let’s not forget the actual cigarette extinguishing demonstration that precedes putting oxygen masks on. You can only imagine… “I’ll just finish this if you don’t mind first?”

Hard to believe it was only 14 odd years ago that we were still insanely lighting up in a rocket propelled canister of aero fuel at 39,000 feet. Certainly in America anyway. Some of the walk on smoking scenes here are hilarious and it really does seem like an eternity ago.

Aside from all the guffawing, there is one positive thing to note though. Have a look at just how much seat pitch there is in economy and how comfy those seats actually look.

It must have been like flying on a lazy boy. Don Draper style.

Whilst the airline industry has come so far in so many ways, we’ve also perhaps lots some of the magic and comfort of flying. Except the smoking maybe.

 

Fancy seeing some more? Check out these other beauties below.

Northwest Airlines

http://youtu.be/87OmI8IF2lw

Brilliant. it’s not even on a plane. Love the fact they filmed it in a studio.

Tower Air

http://youtu.be/EGUs5OMrGVE

Ah the glamour. Who’s still awake?

American Airlines

http://youtu.be/dIeR7UAlQTY

Hard to believe this is from the 90’s.

Thank you Air New Zealand and Thank you Virgin Atlantic for bringing entertainment to the skies.

What’s the worst in-flight video you can remember? Can you remember the smoking on flights days?