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Cheering Gone from the End of the Safety Video

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Old Jun 13, 18, 7:26 am
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Cheering Gone from the End of the Safety Video

I'm on a 787 going from BCN -> ORD right now, did anyone else notice that the cheering is gone from the end of the safety video after the flight attendant says "Because great is what we're going for"? I wonder if it's abbrivated because they have to show the video in both English and Spanish.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
I'm on a 787 going from BCN -> ORD right now, did anyone else notice that the cheering is gone from the end of the safety video after the flight attendant says "Because great is what we're going for"? I wonder if it's abbrivated because they have to show the video in both English and Spanish.
Yep it's been gone for a few months now, thankfully.

https://onemileatatime.boardingarea....-video-change/
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Old Jun 13, 18, 8:59 am
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Perhaps this should be filled under what's the least substantive thing you can complain about, but I liked the cheering, I think it deminstrated that these actual FAs/not paid actors, liked working for American and we're going for great service.

I'm surprised that it was taken away a few months ago, and that in the dozens of flights I've taken since then, I hadn't noticed.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 9:02 am
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I just wish there was a way to mute the video if you already heard and understood it in English. OR all the announcements that are then done in a foreign language. But that belongs in "Least substantiative thing I can complain about" thread.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey View Post
Yep it's been gone for a few months now, thankfully.

https://onemileatatime.boardingarea....-video-change/
I like the comments on the article, there is nothing to cheer about at AA right now.

We can add it back in after Doug Parker leaves.
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I laughed out loud when I found out the solution to the problem was muting 15 seconds of a video instead of .... I don't know like actually going for great. I work in marketing, and it would have been really easy to swap out the cheering for an apology video snippet based on the issue in the event of a delay. Also, they could you know, give out snacks or free alcoholic beverages, but no, just mute part of a video problem solved LOL.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 9:46 am
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I watch the old safety video on YouTube on my iPad while this one,I donít like, is playing.
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The Going for Great part really seems like they're trolling us as of late.

Much like the sibling bullying "Why are you hitting yourself" ..
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Thankful for the muting, that's for sure.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 7:03 pm
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Yep, there was definitely no cheering on my JFK-BCN-JFK flights

But yea, the safety video first played in English, and then an abbreviated one played in Spanish. I can't remember if there were subtitles in Catalan, but every automated video/announcement got a bit annoying in 3 languages:

"Welcome aboard American Airlines, please place your carry-on..." then "Bienvenidos a bordo de American Airlines...". Then the same announcement in English again, then Catalan.

Same for the fasten seatbelt one. Yes, I know we have a thread for pathetic complaints
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Old Jun 13, 18, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jungly View Post
Where are you guys flying from that there's a spanish version? I'm curious how many versions there are.
Dozens, I'm frequently on flights to/from Shanghai where they have Mandarin versions loaded, on flights to Hong Kong they have Cantonese, flights to Paris they have French, flights to MXP have Italian, flights to Tokyo have Japanese, etc. I think there may be over 100 variants of the safety video because they also are slightly different for each type of aircraft.
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post

Dozens, I'm frequently on flights to/from Shanghai where they have Mandarin versions loaded, on flights to Hong Kong they have Cantonese, flights to Paris they have French, flights to MXP have Italian, flights to Tokyo have Japanese, etc. I think there may be over 100 variants of the safety video because they also are slightly different for each type of aircraft.
theres 2 main video pieces. English and other. Both versions swap in different cut parts depending on the aircraft type such as the escape slides and "if you are seated in a premium cabin and your seat has a shoulder belt etc"

the other version is identical except it was re shot with no talking. The lead FA doing the demo goes through her motions without talking. The sound track is in various languages, depending on destination.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 9:10 pm
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What bugs me is the part with the oxygen masks " the yellow cup goes over your mouth like so".. the like so part has always driven me nuts. Such an odd way to phrase it
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Old Jun 13, 18, 9:13 pm
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"Like so" is a fairly common phrasing when demonstrating something
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Old Jun 13, 18, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
"Like so" is a fairly common phrasing when demonstrating something
It is very informal. Like this is more common parlance.
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