We’ve gone through so many pre-take-off safety orientations that it became almost a monotonous droning in the background.
It totally eclipses the importance of this part of the flight and you’ll find people just swiping up on their phones, rummaging their bags for their Kindles and power banks, putting on their eye masks, or practically anything else besides listening.
This is where flight attendant Daniel Sandberg from Frontier Airlines comes in.
On a flight to Colorado Springs, he started his safety orientation by introducing the flight attendant in front of the plane as his wife and the one at the back as his mistress.
At that point, the passengers were all ears to this different approach to the instructions we all once perceived as boring.
The three-minute comedy routine was taken by passenger Cindy Kuhn, 55, and we’re so glad she did.
The video starts off in the middle of the orientation with Sandberg putting up a disclaimer about “passengers wanting to leave the flight.” He also issued a dire warning, though, that the plane lacks “assistive” devices for that.
Immediately, rows of passengers began to laugh hysterically as one punchline followed another.
The boredom or anxiety brought on by the take-off sequence seemed to be replaced by applause and cheers from the passengers.
Then, he transitions to the event when “the flight becomes a cruise”, alluding to an emergency water landing.
In this case, he announced that the passengers will be treated to a special outfit for the occasion.
He then explains the features of the “itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini” by pointing out two ways to inflate the vest.
One way for the efficient ones, and another for those who love to flaunt their overachieving personalities.
He also gave an assignment to the passengers by asking how the water-activated light works. Fortunately, they didn’t get in a situation where they could find it out.
Got multiple kids and don’t know how to prioritize their safety? Sandberg has an answer for that one too! How are they doing in their math classes again?
And if the cabin experiences a loss in pressure, he also suggested an alternative to gas masks. Then he proceeded to cry about how lonely he was.
He also recommended the proper sequence in helping fellow passengers. He announced via the plane speakers:
“Make sure to adjust your own mask before assisting your favorite child, another passenger, or your husband who is definitely screaming louder than you are.”
He ended the orientation by thanking the people who flew with them to Colorado Springs but not before issuing a final safety warning to the passengers.
It’s not only Sandberg who uses their wit and humor to deliver valuable information to passengers. Flight attendants from other airlines also have their own renditions of the orientation, leaving their passengers adequately informed but also in stitches.
It might be an unusual way to do safety orientations but it definitely got the attention of the people while also giving them access to information that can actually save their lives.
Watch the pre-flight safety orientation below and see the routine that made Daniel Sandberg the world’s funniest flight attendant.
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