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Delta's New In-Flight Safety Film Is One of the Most '80s-tastic Videos Ever Made


Dudes, strap yourselves in and get ready for the most righteously rad 1980s-style flight safety video ever.

Delta graces Gen X nostalgiasts with this five-and-a-half-minute opus from Wieden + Kennedy in New York, packed with sweet memories celebrating the finest of the decade. Spoiler alerts ahead: It's got Alf, Atari and the Rubik's Cube. It's got the Energy Dome (better known as that ridiculous hat the guys from Devo wore). It's got tons of glam hair, and pastels and spandex. It's even got a poor sucker trying to wind a cassette tape back into the cartridge—and for you Airplane! fanatics, a nice little easter egg.

Overall, it doesn't quite have the insane '90s-esque vim of Virgin's song-and-dance flight-safety number, but it is a nice addition to Delta's growing collection of offbeat videos—and at least everyone isn't dressed like a Lord of the Rings extra.

Credits below.

Client: Delta

Agency: Wieden + Kennedy, New York
Executive Creative Directors: Scott Vitrone, Ian Reichenthal
Creative Directors: Sean McLaughlin, John Parker
Copywriter: Greg Rutter
Art Director: Alan Buchanan 
Head of Content Production: Lora Schulson
Producer: Cheryl Warbrook
Account Team: Nathan Stewart, Dipal Shah, Jasmina Almeda
Director of Business Affairs: Sara Jagielski, Quentin Perry

Production Company: Arts & Sciences
Directors: Matt Aselton, Azazel Jacobs
Executive Producer: Marc Marrie
Managing Director: Mal Ward
Line Producers: Zoe Odlum, Dina Oberly
Director of Photography: Corey Walter

Editorial Company: Mackenzie Cutler
Editor: Ian Mackenzie
Post Producer: Evan Meeker
Editorial Assistant: Nick Divers

Visual Effects Company: MPC
Lead Flame, Compositor: Marcus Wood
Producer: Philip Whalley

Telecine Company: Company 3
Colorist: Tim Masick

Mix Company: Mackenzie Cutler
Sound Designer: Sam Shaffer

Song: Black Iris
Artist: Chill Pill 80s

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