Delta videos: Gags, with serious safety message

  • December 15, 2012 - 2:42 PM
Delta videos: Gags, with serious safety message

Delta Air Lines Inc. has unveiled two humorous safety videos, apparently the first by a major U.S. airline. The videos include a robot passenger that turns itself off before takeoff, a warning sign prohibiting squash onboard and a passenger with two left feet, among other gags. Delta said the videos are designed to get the attention of frequent fliers who have seen dozens of airline safety presentations. "The purpose of the video is very serious," said Mauricio Parise, Delta's general manager of marketing and communications. "But we want to make sure people are not disconnected with the message." See the videos on Delta's YouTube channel.


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What to do if you have an airline voucher that you can't use before it expires? Book a flight using the voucher before the expiration and you'll have up to a year from the ticket issue date to change the flight, if necessary. However, most airlines will charge a change fee, typically $150 on United, American, Delta and US Airways.


Wis. gallery features 'Handmade Christmas'

Holiday greeting cards, ornaments and other artist creations are featured this month at the Jura Silverman Gallery in Spring Green, Wis. "A Handmade Christmas in Wisconsin" is the title of the exhibition and sale, which runs through Dec. 30. Winter hours at the gallery, 143 S. Washington, are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Info: 1-608-588-7049.


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