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The best airline safety announcement videos
British airline Thomson Airways knows that cuteness always gets attention. When a plane full of adorable kids tells you how to buckle your seatbelt, you're sure to listen:
If cute doesn't work, sex always sells. Take this Air New Zealand video, which encourages passengers to "take a second look" at safety -- and the body-painted flight crew:
To further prove they have a sense of humor, Air New Zealand released a blooper reel of the clips that didn't make the safety video. After all, reciting lines wearing body paint can't be too easy:
Delta is a little more subtle with its sexy announcements -- but every person in the video is ridiculously attractive, with perfect teeth and not a hair out of place. YouTube commenters have even dubbed the main announcer "Deltalina" for her resemblance to Angelina Jolie:
International airlines aren't the only ones who get to have fun. Take Virgin America's safety video, which pokes fun at the various characters found on a typical flight:
Southwest is known for its funny flight crews. This flight attendant brings the entertainment with a safety rap:
This Southwest attendant makes announcements American Idol-style, singing a parody of Beyonce's "Single Ladies:"
When in doubt, use flashy graphics. Virgin Atlantic puts passengers at ease with its calming music and intriguing animation: