United Airlines has just unveiled its latest safety video, Safety is Global III, a well-done safety video that is light on humor but nicely showcases United’s international route map.
Here’s the video–
The video takes place in locales around the world including Rio during Carnival (or perhaps that is New Orleans?), Germany, Iceland, Australia and India.
The German scene takes place in Munich at the famous Hofbräuhaus (though it could just as easily have been filmed in Las Vegas).
The Iceland scene…demonstrating the beautiful Northern Lights…is my favorite. It again reminds me of how much I want to return to Iceland this winter. Such a shame United’s new service to Iceland will only be during the summer, but I am still impressed that the new safety video already showcases this new United destination.
The India begins at Taj Mahal, but shifts to what looks like Jaipur.
The China scene covers the lantern festival in Chengdu and also features pandas:
I have one question — at one point in the video we see footage of what looks like Africa outside the window of a 787 aircraft. Currently, United does not service any destinations in Africa. Could this be a hint of new service to Johannesburg? (or am I just dreaming…?)
Don’t miss the cameo by Oscar Munoz either!
I’d point to another cameo…our kangaroo from Safety is Global I…as the one clear bit of humor.
I think we were all bored of Safety is Global II and the olympics safety video, so this is a welcome update. Good for United for planning out this video well and nicely capturing the diversity of its employees and international route map.
Interestingly, there is no mention of United Polaris. Perhaps United realized it is best not to lead people on when it will take several years for Polaris to fully roll out.
(H/T Points Fitness)