Watch Delta's new Internet-meme safety video

By David Flynn, May 20 2015
Watch Delta's new Internet-meme safety video

Delta Air Lines has dipped its toe into the 'wacky safety video' waters with a clip packed full of Internet memes.

From keyboard cats and dancing babies to the (thankfully short-lived) Harlem Shake dance craze, the video is bound to mystify almost anybody over the age of 40, but for anybody plugged into the Internet culture it's likely to be a must-watch and must-watch-over-again video.

And after all, that's the whole aim of these shorts – although they're increasingly made to go viral via social media and be seen by people who'll probably never fly with the airline.

Delta has even roped in Laina Walker, the famous face of the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme.

Click below to watch what Delta proudly boasts is "The Internetest Safety Video On The Internet".

Also watch: Air New Zealand's 'epic' last-ever Hobbit safety videoVirgin America gives inflight safety video the Glee treatment and Aeroflot's insane sensual slow-motion inflight safety video

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Sep 2012

Total posts 227

That just adds to my list of reasons to not fly Delta.

Lufthansa - Miles & More

29 Jul 2014

Total posts 182

Why that is amazing

23 May 2015

Total posts 3

Good, because if you don't appreciate a good airline then it's best you don't fly them.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2014

Total posts 112

How pathetic!


not even close to NZ.

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

04 Sep 2012

Total posts 136

At least they tried I guess...


Garuda Indonesia - Garuda Miles

30 Jan 2015

Total posts 23

Umm, I feel that it is rather lame ... and I'm not over 40.

QFF Gold QC gold

26 Nov 2012

Total posts 56

6 minute safety video, seriously? I find announcements annoying so the shorter the better for me. Wait...I just realised I'm over 40!

23 May 2015

Total posts 3

I am 51 and I enjoyed it :-)

12 Jun 2013

Total posts 738

Under 40, but gave up trying to keep up with whatever dumb crap is going around the internet circa All Your Bare Are Belong To Us (which, face it, was hilarious).

This has the flavour of all those eighties commercials trying to convince us that Unilever's latest breakfast cereal is "Radical" and "Tubular".

VA Platinum

26 Mar 2014

Total posts 117

I must admit I found this pretty funny, however I can see how this will completely go over some peoples heads.

An interesting move from DL. 

My life is now complete that a Doge meme has been used in an airline safety video though. haha. 

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

10 Jan 2012

Total posts 260

That is so awesome! Very, very clever of DL and their marketing team (who I'm sure had a hand in this).


The cat in the shark suit on the Roomba, Doge, the hamster with his little tray table! Love it all.

NZ have quirky videos, this is clever.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 Apr 2014

Total posts 44

One thing Delta's safety videos makes me think - why haven't they switched all their life vests to be the one style? Would simplify their safety announcements, and having only one style of vest would mean easier ordering replacements right?

I understood most of the memes, some I missed completely. I think Virgin America wins for me at the moment. Air NZ hasn't been as good as their Bare Essentials of Safety but still better than anything going locally. I thought Thompson Air's video with the kids was pretty awesome too.

23 May 2015

Total posts 3

This is really hilarious.

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