Virgin America is sick of you sleeping through pre-flight safety videos, or ignoring them and continuing to use your tablet, which you really need to shut down before take-off, ma’am. Well, no more. Virgin America will now regale you with pre-flight safety information as song and dance routine, put together by alums from Step Up, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance?. So yeah, try sleeping through tha — hey, wake up. Come on, this stuff is important.
So, on the real, if you’ll pardon the expression, most of us are going to still ignore or be slightly annoyed by the delay to our valiant attempts to get some in-air shut-eye. But, some of you might dig the new take on boring old yellow life vests and non-inflating oxygen bags. The ‘VX Safety Dance’, directed by Jon M. Chu and using the talent mentioned above, is about as far as you can get from the bored flight attendant pantomiming procedures for equally bored passengers. Instead there are sunglasses! And choreography! And tunes! It’s a totally new twist on flight safety, and it’s going to make everyone finally pay atte — hey, seriously, stop nodding off. I see you back there.
Anyway, you can check out the video below, which may mark the only time you ever willingly watch a flight safety video. Incidentally, you can get a discount on flights thanks to the video. Virgin America is running a ‘Buckle Up to Get Down’ to promotion, which will knock 20 percent off domestic flights between November 4 and December 17. But, to take advantage of the deal, you’ll need to use the promo code ‘GETDOWN’ on a flight ticket purchase before 11:59 PM Central today. See, that woke you up.