This will take some time to roll out, for instance my flights on American last night still aired the older videos that American has been playing for years (which featured different crew members speaking different parts but that was generally corporate and straight-forward). I expect my American flights today will still have the older video as well, and of course MD80s don’t have inflight video at all.
However the new video is more modern, it has a little bit too long of a lead-in in my opinion, but is more ‘fun’ without being too cheesy either.
Here’s the new video:
Other than ‘Deltalina’ Katherine Lee’s role in Delta’s former safety video — with the famous finger wag — I’m generally not super-impressed by the more creative safety videos. Perhaps they grab passenger attention, and anything that might do that could enhance safety.
The best, of course, are the spontaneous flight attendant-driven announcements (not videos) and none tops the Night Before Christmas.