(eTN) – By the time you read this, the video of Cebu Pacific flight attendants dancing to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” song, as they “demonstrated” the safety features of a flight from Manila to Butuan City on September 30, 2010, has gone viral on the Internet, with as many as over 7 million views and counting.
The video starts with Lady Gaga’s tune playing over the PA, puzzling some passengers, and then the captain says, “Ladies and gentlemen, please direct your attention to the cabin crew as they demonstrate the safety features of this aircraft.” The flight attendants then proceeded to dance as the captain informed passengers about the flight’s safety features.
The scheme prompted some passengers to bring out their cameras and began filming the “routine.” Passengers applauded at the end of video.
According to reports, Cebu Pacific vice president Candice Iyog has said the “dance routine was only a test dance demo and they will not replace the regular serious safety demonstration.”
However, some are not amused. The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) is said to be not happy. Reports are claiming that FASAP is “deeply perturbed” by the video spreading on the Internet of flight attendants dancing to catchy songs, while doing the pre-flight seatbelt and life vest demonstration.
With this latest gimmick, it is clear that airlines are getting more and more craftier in their attempt to catch the world’s attention. Thankfully, this is not the brainchild of Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, who may have seized the opportunity to charge for the scheme. Knowing O’Leary, who has a penchant for coming out with the most outrageous ways to charge its passengers (remember the toilet charge scheme he proposed?), it won’t be long till he comes up with his own version. Or not.
View the video in question, and then do tell us what you think. Do you approve of Cebu Pacific’s modern take on “demonstrating” the safety features of a flight? Rant And/Or Rave (ROAR) by leaving a comment below or by sending your thoughts to email@example.com with the subject: Cebu Pacific Goes Gaga.[youtube:Lqh8e2KYIrU&feature=player_embedded]