There’s nothing worse than boarding a flight and being greeted by an aisle full of half-hearted, cantankerous cabin crew! The ones who don’t want to be there, who don’t want to help you and who certainly don’t want to serve you!
There’s a lot to be said for service with a smile and one company who prides themselves on this is Southwest Airlines. With fresh-faced flight attendants and pilots to match, a trip with them is never short of a few smiles….and if you’re extremely lucky, live entertainment to boot!
Safety Instructions With A Twist!
Becoming somewhat of an internet hit after receiving hundreds of thousands of views, David Holmes, flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, announced that he was sick and tired of the same old monotonous instructions, so with some audience participation, he rapped the instructions with the passengers bringing in the beat. As you can imagine this went down very well, not only with his passengers but with his bosses!
The Venga (Air) Bus Is Coming…..
Whether he provided an inter-city disco on this flight is another question, however Roy from the Venga Boys certainly supplied service with a smile (whether some recognised him or not!). The ex-pop star was spotted on a flight from Amsterdam to London Heathrow in September 2005 and showed service with a great big pearly whites smile! His accentuated safety demonstration went down a treat….as did his once-around big-name band some years ago!
Cabin Crew Go GaGa!
Changing the way tiresome safety announcements are demonstrated, Philippines Cebu Pacific Airlines had its passengers full attention when its fresh-faced cabin crew bounced down the aisle and kicked off their safety demonstration to Lady Gaga’s ‘Just Dance’. A voiceover can be clearly heard giving passengers important safety information, while the cabin crew let rip to well choreographed routines, also performing to Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’. This latest clip became an internet sensation overnight, going viral within hours and chalking up 1.5 million hits in just over 36 hours. Could this be the future of flights? Let’s keep our fingers crossed!