Qantas goes with 70s moustaches and 80s mullets in new safety video

By Chris Pash | 27 February 2020
Screenshot from video

Qantas has released a new safety video to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history.

The safety briefing, which took 12 months to develop,  is delivered by current Qantas crew, complete with ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches,  in recreated historical settings, including onboard aircraft and in airport terminals.

The soundtrack features Australian jazz figure James Morrison playing numerous brass instruments.

The video is set to instrumental versions of the iconic Peter Allen anthem I Still Call Australia Home and tailored to the musical style of each era. 

Alastair Fysh, the grandson of Qantas co-founder Sir Hudson Fysh, makes a cameo appearance.

Various crew uniforms from throughout the decades were sourced from Qantas’s own collection and retired Qantas crew. The clothing for extras came from a combination of personal wardrobes and op shops in regional communities.

CEO Alan Joyce the safety video shows that making it interesting helps keep passenger attention even after they’ve seen it multiple times. 

“This safety video is a look back at the different styles of aircraft, service and uniforms that have been part of our long history," says CEO Alan Joyce. 


Agency: Brand + Story
Production: Positive Ape
Soundtrack: Bruce Heald from Noise International featuring James Morrison
CGI: White Chocolate, Sydney
Wardrobe: Melissa Rutherford

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