2024 QF Inflight safety video

I tried to keep going through the whole thing and failed, and I normally love the QF safety videos. Although it is beautifully shot, it is so glacially paced and uninteresting that it felt like a chore to watch.

It lacks the charm, nostalgia and/or patriotism of previous videos which is a shame, and the over-use of QFFs felt disingenuous when you compare how QF actually treat their paying and loyal customers in reality.
 
I tried to keep going through the whole thing and failed, and I normally love the QF safety videos. Although it is beautifully shot, it is so glacially paced and uninteresting that it felt like a chore to watch.

It lacks the charm, nostalgia and/or patriotism of previous videos which is a shame, and the over-use of QFFs felt disingenuous when you compare how QF actually treat their paying and loyal customers in reality.

100% agree on both points. It's so slow and drawn out. One watch was enough for me - this video is going to be an annoyance and chore every time I fly. Definitely will have to remember to pack my own noise cancelling headphones each time to drown out this sorry excuse for a safety video
 
100% agree on both points. It's so slow and drawn out. One watch was enough for me - this video is going to be an annoyance and chore every time I fly. Definitely will have to remember to pack my own noise cancelling headphones each time to drown out this sorry excuse for a safety video

Yes, I always do the crew the courtesy of watching and listening to the safety video and demonstration. Even with the version cut down substantially for flight, it is very unlikely that I'll be able to stomach the schmaltz time after time. (But big thumbs up to Nestor :) )

There was discussion after the JAL incident that safety videos need to get back to the core of being 'safety videos' not some feel-good entertainment. Here we get entertained by the vision and soundtrack, not the safety message.

Nit-picking. First location. Since when is Litchfield National Park in Darwin??

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There was discussion after the JAL incident that safety videos need to get back to the core of being 'safety videos' not some feel-good entertainment. Here we get entertained by the vision and soundtrack, not the safety message.

After a successful evacuation of a blazing A350 with no loss of life, I think the JAL approach is the way to go. Crystal clear safety information.

The QF one has a very poor signal to noise ratio. Air NZ is even worse.
 
The YouTube version is normally a longer video which is cut down for in-flight viewing. Though this new one is still over a minute longer then the centenary version. The 2016 video was a whole 4 mins shorter - and I think that rates as my favourite.

I managed to finish watching it, and I agree the full length version does feel quite drawn out. I also get that it's staff members favourite places, but QF doesn't fly to a few of the cities featured.

I'm also wondering what will be AFF's hated sound bite for this video.
 
I'm flying today so will be interesting to see the cut-down version on board, there is a lot of room for editing.

Weird decision choice to feature locations that QF do not fly to such as Mexico, Morocco and Finland - surely they could have found staff/FF/actors that love places serviced by QF.

I'm sure a few WP/P1s will recognize Nestor.
 
Bizarre to feature so many random locations they don't even fly to. As others have said, QF's obsession with LA continues (will be interesting to see how that goes with an inundation of US news this year with their election) and typically Qantas, nothing in Victoria. But Sydney could never be forgotten! Nor anything on big Asian destinations like SG, Japan or HK.

It's definitely not as sharp as previous videos and the people don't seem that likeable. I think the moment has definitely passed for these cheesy share location/culture videos. Give us something that's not a chore to get through and actually might save a life or two if the worst happens.
 
Watched the entire video on the bus to work this morning, loved it (even shed a tear).

All the people involved seem lovely and it was heartwarming to see the family in Italy and the Qantas crew families (though it struck me as odd there were so many "Qantas Frequent Flyers" and not other staff in the video. Don't see the issue with featuring destinations QF don't fly to. The video was about peoples "magic places" not where QF fly.

I agree with others though that it's too focused on the destinations and the stories rather than the safety aspect, though I would still hope people will watch it. To put on noise cancelling headphones and ignore it and the crew is not only unsafe but incredibly rude and disrespectful.
 
A bit meh compared to the more recent offerings, though it may grow on me - nice to see Nestor get the credit he's due though with a starring role, and indeed some of my favourite places are featured. Dialogue unremarkable though, regarding soundbites, really can't see any memorable ones, certainly not in the same league as the rich pickings from 2018.

Didn't realise that QF flew PER-LEA until now though - always thought it was Rex for some reason - may be a decent points redemption.
 
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Ugh. OK, it's pretty, and nice to see Nestor in there... but I tuned out after about 3 minutes, which is probably about the length a safety video should be. Interested to see what it looks like 'in the wild' & how long it actually runs for onboard. It should be informational, not inspirational. Save the other stuff for the IFE.

Cheers,
Matt.
 
Visually enticing and the human aspect is engaging in many parts. Would probably work nicely as a marketing video (just cut the safety parts out). But as a safety demo, this is awful, and nothing really sticks in memory and it's way too drawn out to hold the interest.

If I had been in a test group, I would have suggested they condense the safety part into the first couple of minutes - short and snappy - and the remaining time can be spent in the marketing fluff.

A couple of questions. The seat belt in J/F would have a sash belt, too? How come there was no reference to that in the video? Then the oxygen masks: if they drop, you should pull them down to trigger the oxygen flow, if I recall correctly. That was not mentioned at all. Whether the omission is critical or not, I hope someone in the know will remind us of.
 
Hmm surely I'm not the only one that wouldn't want this to be part of the demonstration:

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Can anyone confirm those Frequent Flyers - anyone on here featured????
 
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This is a nice video but I agree with many others it is a bit long. I assume this youtube one is longer than the inflight version
 
Visually enticing and the human aspect is engaging in many parts. Would probably work nicely as a marketing video (just cut the safety parts out). But as a safety demo, this is awful, and nothing really sticks in memory and it's way too drawn out to hold the interest.

If I had been in a test group, I would have suggested they condense the safety part into the first couple of minutes - short and snappy - and the remaining time can be spent in the marketing fluff.

A couple of questions. The seat belt in J/F would have a sash belt, too? How come there was no reference to that in the video? Then the oxygen masks: if they drop, you should pull them down to trigger the oxygen flow, if I recall correctly. That was not mentioned at all. Whether the omission is critical or not, I hope someone in the know will remind us of.
As has been the case with previous safety videos, this will be the "cinematic cut" with a much more condensed version used onboard.

I imagine the seatbelt information included in this cut is actually from the version that will be used on an aircraft like the B738 - I'm sure in each individual aircraft version there will be reference to sash belts as applicable.

As for the oxygen masks, you will note that the version QF has posted is for the B789. My understanding is that the 787's pax emergency oxygen system doesn't require the mask to be pulled down to activate the oxygen flow - this is also reflected in the current safety video on the Dreamliner.
 
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