Delta’s Awesome ’80s In-Flight Video

Please place smaller items under the seat in front of you.

Please place smaller items under the seat in front of you.


I may not fly Delta Airlines much anymore, but I have to say that their newest in-flight safety video is totally tubular. An inspired homage to the ’80s, it freshens up what has become a stale presentation that a majority of travelers do not pay attention to anymore. Fueled by a synthtastic pop instrumental, the colorful clip, created by New York-based advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy, makes references to so much from the decade of decadence: leg warmers, Rubik’s Cube, voluminous hair, Atari, pastel clothes, breakdancing, Alf, and in the final moment, a nod to the disaster movie spoof Airplane! You clearly need to have lived through the era or be retroactively obsessed with that film to get the joke, but it’s great.

This is not the first time that Delta has tried something different for their in-flight video. Check out their recent holiday video, which includes awesome cameos from Alex Trebek, the Christmas Story lamp, and Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Keep ’em coming!