Flight attendants have a tough job, but some of them manage to make the experience a little more enjoyable for passengers. One such flight attendant is David McAdams, who recently went viral for his comical and entertaining pre-flight safety demonstration.
McAdams, who works for Southwest Airlines, has been performing his humorous safety demonstration for several years now. His style is engaging, entertaining, and informative all at the same time. Passengers can’t help but pay attention to his every word, laughing at his jokes and clever puns.
However, McAdams is aware that not everyone might appreciate his humor. As he tells passengers during the demonstration, “Folks, you don’t like the jokes or service tonight, (then there are) six ways out of this airplane. Feel free to use them.”
But McAdams’ approach is not unique. Airlines have been looking for ways to make the pre-flight safety demonstration more engaging for passengers for years now. Some airlines have even enlisted the help of celebrities to make their safety videos more interesting.
According to a Bloomberg CityLab article from 2017, airlines have been moving away from the traditional “smiling flight attendants” and “earnest graphics” approach to pre-flight safety videos. Instead, they’re opting for more eye-catching, irreverent, and humorous videos.
This shift is partly due to the fact that airlines have very little room to differentiate themselves from their competition. But it’s also because passengers are increasingly demanding more engaging and interesting experiences, even when it comes to safety demonstrations.
McAdams’ viral video is a perfect example of this trend. By injecting a little humor and personality into the safety demonstration, he’s making flying just a little bit more enjoyable for passengers. And in an industry where every little thing counts, that’s no small feat