FA preflight announcement, gotta love Southwest


#1

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Allen


#2

i think that is fairly common to make jokes during the safety procedure announcements on southwest airlines


#3

Compared to other airlines yep, but SWA used to have way more comedians in the past.

Just refreshing to see the past come forward again :slight_smile:

Allen


#4

I was on a Southwest flight that made a hard landing. Without missing a beat, the flight attendant came on the PA and said: “Southwest Airlines, making an impact on Orange County. As you can tell, Captain Jones was formerly a Navy aircraft carrier pilot and he periodically has flashback landings like that. Please remain seated while we have a truck come over and tow the remains of this plane to the gate. Thank you for flying Southwest.”


#5

I’ve always had fun on SW - the flight attendants help you loosen up & listen to the safety message - their fun ways get your attention instead of reading a magazine through such boring monotone speech of procedures.

I will always fly SW if I can…no other airline for me & I say they will be the only ones standing/flying when it is all over & done with - the only commercial airline that hasn’t subsidized with the government. :smiley:


#6

thats awesome. If only I had that for my wife before takeoff.


#7

i was on a comair flight a few years ago and our flight attendant must have come from southwest he was a comedian like the southwest flight attendents


#8

Some Westjet FA’s have also adopted that style.


#9

Looks like this lady was on the above flight and took the FA’s message to heart. I always knew American had killer service!
Flight to Dallas Diverted After Passenger Attempts to Leave Through Emergency Door


#10

I think she should have been allowed to exit somewhere between Orlando and Houston. Problem solved!


#11

Gotta love Southwest

Southwest encourages its flight attendants to do that sort of thing (make jokes during safety demo…but as long as we recite word-per word certain messages…because the FAA requires it


#12

I read in an article that the FAA believes that by making those jokes that passengers are more likely to pay attention to the safety talk.

I was on AAL 109 this past Sunday from Heathrow to BOS and the pilot (Bos based crew) made a couple cracks about the Pats-Indy football game and that he would have us home in time to watch the prelude to the Super Bowl. The other funny one was when the Purser had a slip of the tongue and said that items would be available from the “Dirty Free, I mean Duty Free.” That got a big chuckle from the passengers paying attention.


#13

I read in an article that the FAA believes that by making those jokes that passengers are more likely to pay attention to the safety talk.

Exactly because they will be listening for the next joke but also be learning about the safety aboard the aircraft. Plus, its boring to her some monotoned flight attendant sounding bored out of their mind blab about aircraft precautions.


#14

We want to see a video of you doing your safety briefing.


#15

Unfortunately, the humorous safety briefings seem to be going away. On both of my flights last weekend (SWA714 on 2 Nov and SWA1192 on 4 Nov), both at the regular, non-funny briefings. I’ve been on 8 SWA flights since the end of June and can only recall 1 funny briefing. Use to be every flight had them.


#16

We want to see a video of you doing your safety briefing.

Yeah…i’ll have to work a flight that I have a friend on too…that way they could record me and I could post it on youtube! lol…im on it…

Unfortunately, the humorous safety briefings seem to be going away. On both of my flights last weekend (SWA714 on 2 Nov and SWA1192 on 4 Nov), both at the regular, non-funny briefings. I’ve been on 8 SWA flights since the end of June and can only recall 1 funny briefing. Use to be every flight had them.

I think it all depends on the flight crew…sometimes you have a “good flight crew” and a “boring flight crew”. I know that even one flight attendant being in a bad mood can bring the whole cabin crew down. I try to be that flight attendant that makes a boring flight into a memorable one that makes pax want to come back to Southwest.


#17

…And most five year olds do too! Isn’t the FAA so smart!


#18

I was nonreving on a Trans States ATR years ago out of KPIA (Peoria IL) and we were taxiing out. Hot summer cumulus filled day. The flight attendant explained, "we do anticipate a somewhat bumpy flight into STL today, but we’re pleased to inform you that the cost of the roller coster ride has been included in the price of your ticket. (Ironically this was 10 years ago, but I just replied to another topic with this memory before I read this post)