Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

You have NEVER seen a safety video like the Virgin America safety video

Links on Head for Points may support the site by paying a commission.  See here for all partner links.

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!

(If this does not work on the mobile site or on the emails, click here to visit our website.)

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 ….

Comments (56)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Polly says:

    Certainly grabs your attention, unbelievable! Great dancing though…..

  • andy stock says:

    Brilliant, gets your attention instead of that drab BA safety video!

  • Jim says:

    Gosh, I think I’d rather sit through a regular safety announcement, it wouldn’t be half as dull as this video. not for me I’m afraid, It’s “how do we get our message across in a more fun modern manner”‘ was about as successful as William Hague donning a baseball cap at the Notting hill carnival years ago.

    • Lady London says:

      …or David Cameron on a bike. With his chauffeur toting his briefcase in the limo trailing along behind.

  • Jonathan says:

    Reminds me of the air NZ video.
    I didn’t notice anything at first….

  • DarrenT says:

    Not sure how they were allowed to do it? But you watched it, despite being a frequent traveller…. Job done! 🙂

  • SouthernEM says:

    Love it, modern and catchy. Safety and a feeling of fun with a good flight ahead. It has got to be effective in creating an upbeat atmosphere. Def for Virgin customers.

  • deltawunwun says:

    And it must drive the crew potty if you’re flying 4 flights in one shift

  • Hugh says:

    bloody annoying – give me bland and to the point BA safety videos anyday

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.