JAL's Safety Video

Old Mar 6, 19, 9:08 am
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JAL's Safety Video

I saw ANA's (new) safety video for the first time today. It was awesome!
It made me think how outdated JAL's safety video is. I personally fell JAL's video is quite annoying(, especially when it pauses my movie).
Is it just me or anyone else feels like it is about time JAL do the Hollywood thing?

BTW, last week, my monitor was not working properly and the CA asked me (and everyone else with the same problem) to read the instructions in the paper leaflet.
Is this the standard procedure? I often see other airlines perform the old-fashioned human-waves-arms performance when the IFE goes the wrong way. Anyone knows if there is any regulation about this?

After the too-much-booze accidents (incidents?) I'm a bit worried about JAL's safety care.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 3:53 pm
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I like the current video, it is succinct and not overly long. Too many airlines with their new fancy safety videos drag them on forever. Some of the worst examples to me have been the QR football ones, and the BA audition ones How can anyone in a country with so much tradition for humour not scrap the latter after watching about 27 seconds?

That being said, the ANA one seems pretty good However, let me watch it in a plane a couple of times before I make my final call.

As you could still hear the safety explanation, and they are generally in the aisles point out the emergency exits, and then asking you to read the pamflet it would probably put them well within the requirements for safety briefings.. There are probably more planes in the world having safety instructions without video monitors than with.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 4:04 pm
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I’d rather JL spend their money on things that improve the passenger experience than prettifying a required-by-law safety video.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by armagebedar View Post
I’d rather JL spend their money on things that improve the passenger experience than prettifying a required-by-law safety video.
That's another side to it.

I just remembered I have received a survey about the safety video, maybe two years ago. So potentially they were considering changing it, but it has been shelved again.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
As you could still hear the safety explanation, and they are generally in the aisles point out the emergency exits, and then asking you to read the pamflet it would probably put them well within the requirements for safety briefings.. There are probably more planes in the world having safety instructions without video monitors than with.
That is the problem. There was no one in the aisle to be seen.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by jgchiker View Post
That is the problem. There was no one in the aisle to be seen.
The FAA regulation for a pre flight briefing is in 14 CFR § 135.117. The Japanse rules will be different but probably not significantly so. If we go by the FAA all that would not have been fulfilled by the audio from the system would be the location of the emergency exits and how to operate them. Whether asking you to review the card makes up for this I can't say, in my opinion yes. I have never seen an airline go to a manual demonstration for a few/some monitors being in-op. Only when the whole IFE is out of commission. (I last had that happen on Cathay)

Interestingly enough, the FAA requires the final assembly country of the aircraft to be printed of the safety card.
(4) No later than June 12, 2005, for scheduled Commuter passenger-carrying flights, include the sentence, “Final assembly of this aircraft was completed in [INSERT NAME OF COUNTRY].”
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
The FAA regulation for a pre flight briefing is in 14 CFR § 135.117. The Japanse rules will be different but probably not significantly so. If we go by the FAA all that would not have been fulfilled by the audio from the system would be the location of the emergency exits and how to operate them. Whether asking you to review the card makes up for this I can't say, in my opinion yes. I have never seen an airline go to a manual demonstration for a few/some monitors being in-op. Only when the whole IFE is out of commission. (I last had that happen on Cathay)

Interestingly enough, the FAA requires the final assembly country of the aircraft to be printed of the safety card.
(4) No later than June 12, 2005, for scheduled Commuter passenger-carrying flights, include the sentence, “Final assembly of this aircraft was completed in [INSERT NAME OF COUNTRY].”
i got a personal demo on JL before because my IFE wasn’t working
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post

i got a personal demo on JL before because my IFE wasn’t working
But why?
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
But why?
because safety first lol
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Personally, I really like the current video. It's short, simple, and the feel to it just seems very Japanese. It's not overly convoluted like many of the videos these days (BA, I'm looking at you).
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Old Mar 8, 19, 4:19 am
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I bet most people in this forum are over 30.
But then again, that's probably where JAL has it's target consumers.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by jgchiker View Post
I bet most people in this forum are over 30.
But then again, that's probably where JAL has it's target consumers.
Because we are happy with a 3 minute video that gets the message across, rather than 5+ minutes of massive failures at being funny? Your movie gets interrupted for far longer on most other airlines...
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First time watching BA safety video: woah nice effort BA.
Third time: OK I want to keep watching my movie.

Those fancy ones are cool for those who fly maybe for the first or second time, but honestly to frequent flyers it's just too much
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Old Mar 12, 19, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by jgchiker View Post
I bet most people in this forum are over 30.
But then again, that's probably where JAL has it's target consumers.
fwiw, I'm 20, and I dislike BA's video. Out of all the "cinematic" safety videos, my favourites are Singapore's and Qantas', though I'd pick to see JAL's one any day.
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