Would an honest airline safety video truly make passengers feel uncomfortable? That is the question I’d like to ask you, since clearly the airlines feel that something very comforting would be better.

Many of us have seen one of these safety videos played at the beginning of a flight. This is where all the safety features are explained, such as the life jackets, exit locations, seat belts, oxygen masks and escape slides.

An Honest Airline Safety Video

Someone has had a pretty good go at creating an honest airline safety video and you can see it below. It runs for a little under seven minutes and does contain one or two profanities for emphasis. While longer than a standard video, you’ll understand why when you check it out.

The video uses some good statistics which you will find interesting, such as survival rates. Another fact is the period in flight where you’re most likely to have an accident. You should know that, plus where the safest seats are.

A lot of this information is quite well known among aviation people, but will be new for most. While there is some wry humour in the video, some of it is painfully true, such as the piece on cabin baggage.

Either way, this is a much more sober presentation compared to the all singing, all dancing safety videos some airlines produce. Would this be more appreciated though or would this freak out the newbies?

Overall Thoughts

I enjoyed this honest airline safety video. It has a nice mix of statistics and humour, while making a very serious point. To avoid people panicking, it does reassure a person by pointing out how unlikely it is you’re going to be in an accident.

For some reason though, I can’t see this taking off among airlines around the world, accurate as it may be. I think some nervous nellies would be asking to get off the flight after seeing this.

What do you think? Would you prefer the honest airline safety video or keep it fun and friendly? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please let me know.

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