Video: Delta’s New In-Flight Safety Video Is a Feast of 1980s Cultural References

Jan 29, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Delta Airlines had some fun with its new in-flight safety video, turning it into a trip back in time to the 1980s — complete with a cameo by Devo’s Gerald Casale in one of the band’s trademark red "energy hats."

See how many of the ’80s references you can spot:


  1. Obviously someone from Gen X had fun making this. And some of the references are certainly fun to see again (Teddy Ruxpin, anyone?)
    But if I’m flying on a modern airline, do I want to think the airline is stuck in the past? And what were they thinking with that horrible drum-machine soundtrack? Can you GET more annoying?

  2. I think it’s great. Most people ignore these important messages. What a great way to get people to stop what they are doing & pay attention. The music fit the mood so well, I enjoyed it.

  3. isn’t that an SNL cast member as the stewardess?

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