John Travolta’s Qantas safety video ‘angers flight crew’

March 20th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Mar 20 (ANI): Hollywood actor John Travolta’s new Qantas safety video has been branded ‘cringe-worthy’ by the airline’s flight attendants and pilots, because the actor referred to them as a ‘team’ instead of a crew.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, the video, played before take-off on every domestic and long-haul Qantas flight, has angered cabin crew who say a “real pilot” like Captain Richard de Crespigny, credited with saving 466 lives on a crippled flight from Singapore, should deliver the message, reports News.com.au.

The three-minute demonstration video opens with Travolta, named the airline’s ambassador in 2010, dressed in a pilot’s uniform and hat, announcing, “This is your captain speaking - well, maybe not today.

“But I can guarantee that the guys on the flight deck and the greater team care just as much about aircraft safety as I do.

“I’ve been flying over 40 years as a pilot and I can tell you, there’s no one I’d rather have at the controls than a Qantas pilot,” he added.

Staff have taken to anonymous posts online to discuss their dislike of the Travolta video and called on Qantas to replace the Grease star with de Crespigny. (ANI)

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