A Turkish Airlines airplane evidently has a cameo role in the upcoming Lego movie and that has inspired the airline to create a charming safety video featuring Lego characters Emmet, Wyldstyle, Batman and many others.
I’m not sure I’ve spotted all the references yes, but I love that there’s a checklist referenced here of all the features modern-day safety videos seem to have, including celebrity cameos and catchy songs.
Take a look and let me know what special touches you notice.
And while we’re talking airline safety videos, let’s revisit some classics:
Happy Friday. Here’s hoping you have a great weekend of adventures planned.
Here are some travel tidbits that might be useful as you head out on the road.
Air New Zealand has a new in-fligh safety video it is calling “The World’s Coolest” – becuase it was filmed in Antarctica.
Pittsburgh International Airport gets arty
In addition to hosting a new paint-it-yourself art studio called Paint Monkey, Pittsburgh International Airport has appointed its first artist-in-residence. Blaine Siegel will have studio space at the airport for a year and during his residency he’ll interact with travelers and airport workers to better understand the airport environment. He’ll then produce an artwork that will be exhibited at the airport.
Visit museums free this weekend
Thanks to the Museums on Us program, anyone with a Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or U.S. Trust credit or debit card can gain free entry to any of more than 200 museums, science centers and cultural attractions around the country this weekend – and on the first full weekend of every month. The full roster of participating venues can be found here.
Norwegian debuts female-driven in flight comedy channel
Norwegian has put together a female-driven in-flight comedy channel called PYPO (Put Your Pretty On), with Emmy-winner Stephanie Laing, that will be available on the airlines’ Dreamliner long-haul flights. The channel will start with seven comedy sketches, totaling about 20 minutes, with more to come later this year.
As a reminder that every terminal at New York’s JFK airport is pretty much its own world, JFK Terminal 4 now has its own website featuring an interactive terminal map, current information about security and taxi wait times, a FAQ section and tourist information. (T4 also has its own Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts).
Air New Zealand began service between Auckland and Houston this week and, since it’s been 11 years since they’ve added a new U.S. gateway, the airport and the airline celebrated the arrival of the first plane in style.
Here are some snaps and a short video from the day, which included a welcome dance by a troupe made up of ANZ staff.
Air New Zealand’s newest in-flight safety video – “Men in Black Safety Defenders” – stars the All Blacks (New Zealand’s national rugby team and defending world champions), other international rugby greats, actor Rip Torn and that scary talking pug – in a rap-style video inspired by the “Men in Black” film franchise.
The celebrate, the airline is giving U.S. customers a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to London from Los Angeles on Air New Zealand.