I wanted to run this article last week, but I know that most Head for Points readers during the week are using the site at work. This is not something that you necessarily want to play at full volume in your office.
I will be running a review of my Virgin America flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas from Monday. It is well worth reading. Before that, though, I wanted to dedicate a whole post to Virgin’s safety video!
Take a look at this. It is five minutes long but I STRONGLY recommend you watch the whole thing!
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Let me be clear on one point.
This is not a spoof. Virgin America really plays this video (all seats on Virgin America have seat-back TVs) at full volume at the start of your flight.
The cabin crew stand in the aisle and do their seat buckling demo and pointing out of the exit doors in time with the music.
I cannot for the life of me understand how the Federal Aviation Authority in the US allowed them to get away this. It is huge fun, and I’m pleased they run it, but the rules governing aviation are so strict that I would never have imagined this could slip through.
I can’t see British Airways running something similar any time soon ….