Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fit to fly

This is another cheeky flight safety video from Air New Zealand. They do these partly because it’s the Kiwi way—don’t take anything too seriously. But whenever they do a video like this, people share it across the world, getting more publicity for the airline (letting social media users do their marketing for them). I last wrote about one of these videos some seven months ago, and at that time I suggested that some Americans are a bit arrogant in assuming that people throughout the world should see things their way and share their sense of humour.

This video is somewhat similar in that the comments on American sites where I saw this posted showed entirely different reactions from the New Zealand places where is saw this posted. For Kiwis, the cameo appearance by Paul Henry is probably one of the funniest bits, and it went completely over the heads of Americans; if they knew the backstory, they probably would have expressed outrage that he was there. Whatever.

Sometimes a video is just a video.


Roger Owen Green said...


I don't know Paul Henry at all, but I DID know it was someone that peiople were supposed to know.

Arthur Schenck said...

I don't know for sure, but I THINK this might be for domestic routes. Even if it's not, people don't really have to know who Paul is to laugh.