As someone who at one point had one platinum AND three gold frequent flyer cards, I can tell you that I ALWAYS make sure I know what to do in case of a crisis – spotting the emergency exits, looking where the masks come down, etc. I also keep my seat belt on at all times I am seated, and I stay seated most of the time, unless I have to go to the restroom, of course. I have been through turbulence so strong that I was lifted off my seat and held down by the seat belt.
When sleeping on a flat-bed plane (I do a lot of international travel in Business Class), I buckle the seat belt on top of the blanket as they request, so it is clear I am belted in. I make sure my tray tables and seats are in the upright and locked position. I even wait for the seat belt lights to go off before unbuckling when the plane comes into the gate — because until those engines are off, you are still potentially in motion, and I’ve seen people thrown off their feet because they were too impatient to wait.
I don’t need to watch the video – but I often do, to make sure nothing has changed. For example, they started announcing that oxygen is flowing even though the bag does not inflate, which is good to know, and I assume came about from some real life situation. I certainly understand that I breathe through my nose and my mouth and should put the oxygen masks there!
Besides, a few airlines have been cleverly making them more entertaining, particularly Air New Zealand, but also a few others:
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2018
June 11, 2017
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November 24, 2017
December 06, 2017