Delta’s new ’80s-themed in-flight safety video features totally rad mullets, gnarly neon chairs, leg warmers and, like, Alf wearing an oxygen mask. Tubular! You don’t have to wait till your next flight to see it either. It was uploaded to YouTube yesterday. Here are some highlights.
First, some cute girls with side-ponytails roll their eyes at you:
Next, there’s an appearance by one of the original members of Devo, Gerald Casale. He is asked to store his Devo-hat under the seat in front of him. Presumably his whip didn’t make it past the TSA:
Then, Alf has to wait for his oxygen mask to be attached:
Remember Teddy Ruxpin?
And, oh yeah, Kareem Abdul Jabbar is your co-pilot. What could possibly go wrong?:
Like, omigod, we totally dig those nails to the max:
Even a much younger Deltalina, the infamous “smoking is not allowed” finger-wagger from an older Delta in-flight safety video, makes an appearance as a little girl. We’re not sure if that’s cute or creepy though.
Silly in-flight videos are officially a thing now. The 2008 Delta video that launched Deltalina into stewardess superstardom has garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube. However, other airlines may still have Delta beat: a new in-flight video full of dance videos released three months ago by Virgin America already has 8 million YouTube views. This Air New Zealand video, chock-full of Lord of the Rings references from October 2012 has more than 11 million views.
So far, Delta’s ’80s video — which was made to commemorate the fact that the airline’s first safety video was made in that decade — has received more than 5,000 views since being posted yesterday. Comments on the video range from, “BEST. SAFETY. VIDEO. EVER.” to “this is so bad…” but most seem to appreciate the airline’s effort. One thing’s for certain: This was a big missed opportunity to soundtrack a safety video with “Safety Dance.”
Why a sports betting company will brand the new train line to MetLife Stadium
As part of this effort, a variety of print and digital assets have been developed, as well as the official rebranding of all of the NJ Transit system's signage and advertising to accommodate the new rail line. A clear understanding of the financial agreement was not provided.
How Squarespace is marketing more directly to the creator economy
With new features and ads, Squarespace is the latest tech company to market more directly to creators
Member ExclusiveMarketing Briefing: With pressure mounting on Q4, some marketers are planning to roll out holiday sales early
Marketers are rolling out holiday marketing and sales early as economic uncertainty persists and pressure builds for the fourth quarter.
Sponsored<strong>How marketers are responding to shoppers’ wants this holiday season</strong>
Matthew Tilley, executive director, marketing, Vericast With the holidays right around the corner, the economy may force some consumers to adjust their plans and stretch their dollars even further. While some shoppers may rein in their spending, others will still go all out despite a cloudy economic outlook. Given the current economic climate, consumers are […]
Member ExclusiveDigiday+ Research: Who will gain and who will lose when (if?) the third-party cookie goes away?
There is endless speculation about what the world without third-party cookies will look like -- or even if it will ever come to be. Digiday asked publishers, agencies and brands about who they think will gain and who they think will lose following the death of the third-party cookie.
Why a gaming and esports company is launching its own metaverse platform
Although Infinite Reality is a self-described metaverse company, the majority of its properties are situated firmly in the gaming and esports space. By developing a bespoke metaverse platform, the company is betting big on the thesis that the metaverse will arise out of the gaming community.