Qantas Releases New Centenary Safety Video

Qantas Releases New Centenary Safety Video
Qantas’ new safety video. Photo: Qantas.

Qantas has released a brand new safety video to celebrate the airline’s centenary. The new video showcases Qantas’ aircraft, uniforms and innovations over the decades.

Here’s the new 2020 Qantas safety video:

The well-produced Qantas centenary safety video begins in Longreach, where Qantas was founded in 1920. It then takes you on a journey through the decades as Qantas evolves from a small airline in outback Queensland to a carrier safely flying jets all over the world.

It features cabin crew in historic Qantas aircraft, dressed in the uniforms that flight attendants would have worn at the time – such as this iconic green uniform introduced in 1974…

The iconic green Qantas uniform, shown here in the upper deck Business class lounge of a Boeing 747, was introduced in 1974.
Part of the new Qantas safety video was filmed in the upper deck business class lounge of an early version of the Boeing 747.

…and the more conservative blue uniform launched in 1986…

Qantas cabin crew uniform in 1986

In addition to covering the mandatory safety instructions, the video also requests passengers “help us to create a safe, respectful and positive environment for everyone on board” and thanks passengers “for showing respect to each other and our crew”.

The classic song “I still call Australia home” is used heavily in the video, which finishes by saying “thank you” 8 times.

“It’s really a tribute to a century of our people, the changing styles, and our innovation,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said. “The one thing that has never changed is our commitment to safety.”

The video was filmed across seven Australian locations, including the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach and the HARS Museum in Wollongong, which is home to Qantas’ first Boeing 747-400.

The Qantas centenary safety video will be a welcome change for frequent flyers that have become tired of the old video. There are a few light jokes slipped in here and there, but cringeworthy lines like “Hey fellas, had a big night last night?” or “Your aircraft has great coffee too” are gone. Instead of double-shot coffee, flight attendants are shown offering passengers hot tea and whiskey.

The new safety video will be aired on Qantas flights from the beginning of March.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: New Qantas safety demo 2020

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