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New British Airways safety video launched

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After three years of manual demonstrations, British Airways is finally bringing back their safety video.

During covid, additional steps were required when wearing face masks and using oxygen masks in an emergency. This meant that the previous safety video could not be used and cabin crew had to give manual instructions.

Now that on-board face masks are no longer required, BA is returning to pre-recorded safety videos. The new video features employees from across the airline as well as some more recognisable faces, such as Emma Raducanu, Ncuti Gatwa and, oddly, Robert Peston.

New British Airways safety video

It replaces the previous Chabuddy G safety videos which were a bit like Marmite …..

Click the image above to be taken to YouTube to watch.

The video clocks in at just a hair over five minutes, but it is well worth watching. As an avowed hater of the previous Chabuddy G videos, which I thought were far too try hard, this feels much more authentic. I like how snappy it is, with clever editing to keep things moving.

Unlike the old video, which relied on its cast of A-listers for relevance, this video tries to be interesting in its own right, and largely succeeds. Although I do feel for poor Tom Kerridge, who didn’t get the sexiest lines to read ….

The video will launch on flights from 1st May. A second version of this video will follow shortly afterwards, featuring the staff in the new uniforms unveiled in January.


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Comments (91)

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  • ADS says:

    nothing will beat this Virgin America safety video !

  • E4 Traveller says:

    I wish BA would concentrate on the more important stuff, like getting its lazy short haul cabin crew to serve pre-ordered drinks before the seat belts go back on for landing.

    • C says:

      Hmmm… so the safety of the airliner, it’s passengers and crew, is LESS important than (your) preordered drinks??
      The mind boggles…

      • E4 Traveller says:

        No need for tedious videos. There is nothing wrong with the manual demonstrations they already do, so your mind need boggle no longer.

    • Dan says:

      I think you mean understaffed and overworked.

      • E4 Traveller says:

        Funny how 25 years ago cabin crew could serve a full meal in economy and do a drinks run in a 60 minute flight. Now they can’t hand out a mini-bag of pretzels and a bottle of water and a few hot drinks in the same time.

  • sigma421 says:

    Is there any chance of a pre-recorded announcement coming to shortfall? Not all cabin crew are the greatest at reading out the announcement.

  • Erico1875 says:

    Slightly OT but safety related. How many of you, when arriving at your hotel room etc, check out and formulate a plan for escape in case of fire. I always do

  • ChasP says:

    They should have employed Dave Allen

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    What an over long repetitive boring video, just about sums up BA nowadays mediocre and late…

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