Delta’s deadpan, ’80s themed flight safety video Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 4:30 am. PT Written by Dave Mark Your first clue that something is amiss is the hair. The hair and the music. Oh, and the electronics. WiFi? What’s that? Gedeon Maheux The best joke is the one at the end!! Heeee! http://sxysrvy.com/ Mark D Wolinski I’ve loved the different Delta safety videos over the year. This one, the holiday one and the original “pun” one. Of course, props go to Air New Zealand, which was the first one and still the most aggressive airline with unique and fun safety videos (Hobbits, Betty White, Richard Simmons, Painted Nudes, etc). Now I just get depressed when I get on a short-hop Delta flight that doesn’t have screens for the Safety video. gjgustav You can tell it’s the ’80s because they have lots of leg room. matthewmaurice Yeah, but where’s the smoking section? I’m old enough to remember when the armrests in airliners all had ashtrays. matthewmaurice Better than Virgin America’s new “hip” Safety Message, but not as good as VA’s original animated one (“go ahead, we’ll wait”). Of course, after you’ve heard it 10 times they ALL suck, but then again so does traveling that much. Joseph Blake Now I’m on the lookout for an Atari-friendly airline. Thanks a lot, Delta http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve +1 for the gratuitous Men Without Hats sticker. The only thing that would have made it better is if the pilot asked “Do you like gladiator movies?” http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher Do all the carriers in the US use videos? We did a bunch of flights on WestJet, and they ere all done by the crew, and each time the person doing it added a bit of their own personality to it. One of them got a round of applause for rhyming everything.