Virgin America Schools Other Airlines on How to Do an Inflight Safety Video

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Flying, despite being one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, is such a drag. Absolutely nothing about it is pleasant. The same goes for the federally mandated in-flight safety videos, which have the production value of a 1970s infomercial. These are so boring, we usually make sure we’ve taken an Ambien before they start playing.

But now, Virgin America has come along and just revolutionized the whole genre much in the same way that Twitter did for social media: They’ve turned their safety video into an awesome music video.


The tune will undoubtedly get stuck in your head, and you’ll probably fall in love with the kid with the afro and his Barry White voice.

Oh yeah, and did we mention that you can audition to be in a future inflight safety video? Well, we just did. Visit to upload an Instagram video of yourself showing off your moves and use the #VXSafetyDance hashtag. Who knows, maybe we’ll write about you one day (probably not).

Fidel Martinez is an editor at He's also a Texas native and a lifelong El Tri fan.

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