I don’t take very many flights because I’m a huge loser who hardly ever leaves my own country. On the rare occasion that I do fly, I’m always pretty nervous and try to keep my mind off things. I don’t like the feeling when a plane takes off. It gives me the heeby jeebies, yo. So yeah, I’m a chicken. Whatever, I don’t give a shit.
As a result of my nervousness, I usually keep myself distracted by reading a book, listening to music, watching a movie or nervously gripping my armrests and gritting my teeth to hold back cries of fear. Because of this, I usually pay absolutely 0 attention to all of the safety protocol videos and shit they try to convey. You know when the flight attendant walks around and acts out how to put on an oxygen mask and stuff? If it actually came down to it and my flight was going down, I’d be totally fucked because out of the 10 or so flights I’ve taken, I’ve paid attention to that information -46 times.
And I’m probably not alone.
So what’s an airline to do? This is super important info that they need to convey. But how do they get through to Joe-I-Don’t-Give-a-Fuck’s such as you and I?
Classic maneuver: add some sex appeal and scantily clad people to your safety videos. Here are the two videos that Air New Zealand has put out. They aren’t exactly like, racy NSFW boobs and butts everywhere, but they’re certainly a bit spicier than the normal fare.
BUT. All is not well for Air New Zealand. Turns out that people find these safety videos sexist, forcing Air New Zealand to remove them from their flights. A petition was started on Change.org to get the videos removed. According to the article, which quotes the petition:
“This video creates an unnecessarily difficult and uncomfortable working environment for its female staff, which goes against the entire nature of safety.”
I’m not sure! What do you think, would videos like make the lives of flight attendants both male and female more difficult?
Anyways, while thinking about it, check out these pictures of sexy FAKE flight attendants, because why the hell not?