I always look forward to Air New Zealand’s in-flight safety videos when I fly around the country.
Unfortunately on my flights between Auckland and Wellington last week, I was underwhelmed with their current Safety Safari video.
If only Air New Zealand could take some inspiration from this in-flight parody video by Jerusalem’s Bezalel Arts School.
Visual communications student Elia Chechnick’s directed the four minute video for a project in branding an airline.
Her airline targeted the trans community and offered a package deal flying between pride events.
“It was interesting to make an airline accessible to the trans community, with a summer package where you could book a few destinations and fly from pride parade to pride parade,” explained Chechnick.
Chechnick who has volunteered at the “Open House” in Jerusalem was inspired by Jerusalem’s drag culture.
“I have watched drag since I was 16. I wanted to bring it into an official place, like an airline.
“It was interesting to make an airline accessible to the trans community, with a summer package where you could book a few destinations and fly from pride parade to pride parade.”
El Al Israel Airlines allowed Chechnick to borrow a training aircraft for six hours – free of charge! It took a few months to finally have an airline accept her request.
Here’s hoping Air New Zealand have enough time to put together a similar safety video for your flight to Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week at the end of this month!
Last Updated on Aug 6, 2015