New Zealand Airline Shows (How to) Fly, You Fools!

New Zealand Airline Shows (How to) Fly, You Fools!

Watch the greatest airline safety video ever created by hobbits.

New Zealand wasn't exactly put on the map by Peter Jackson and his fantastically successful film adaption of The Lord of the Rings, but the island nation to the east of Australia is certainly milking it for all it's worth. In an amazingly entertaining video created through a partnership between Air New Zealand and the Weta Workshop - the effects house that worked on Jackson's movies - elves, hobbits and a wizard let you know exactly how to fly like you're in Middle Earth.

The whole 4 and a half minute video is pretty much awesome, but a few zingers deserve mentioning. The bit with the hair dryer blowing a handsome ranger's hair back got me chuckling, and the shared look between the stewardess and the man about blowing to inflate the life preserver is pure gold. Peter Jackson's quick appearance wielding the one Ring was probably as good a cameo as possible, but I loved seeing Gollum creep along the aisle too. The guy wearing the Eye of Sauron headdress thingie at about 30 seconds is one of those easy to miss jokes too.

Honestly, if that was my in flight instructional film, I would actually pay attention to it. I mean, I've already watched it a few times and I'm not even on a dang plane. It's that good.

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As i live in NZ i fly Air NZ a lot and they always have hilarious safety videos, should look up some of the other ones (though some people might not get the jokes, its a Kiwi thing)! Woohoo! Go NZ!

That was a fun watch.
Couldn't help but chuckle at the horse walking trough the isle :)

The idea of the Witch-King with an iPhone is rather amusing.

Vuliev:
The idea of the Witch-King with an iPhone is rather amusing.

Well after the Zune disaster Darth Vader had he didn't want to make the same mistake

Now how come Air Canada can't do this?

Oh yeah, that right, I forgot.

They're a bunch of tossers!

I think I recognize some of these people from the other well-known Air New Zealand video. Which is funny because they're under so many more layers now.

(Note, video NSFW if you have a very prudish workplace.)

SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Mortamus:
SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

I think you mean:
SHUT AND TAKE MY LUGGAGE!

So New Zealand is going to be forever known as the location used to film The Lord of the Ring trilogy (and also The Hobbit)? I'm not saying it's a bad thing but there are other things that New Zealand have.

Scarim Coral:
So New Zealand is going to be forever known as the location used to film The Lord of the Ring trilogy (and also The Hobbit)? I'm not saying it's a bad thing but there are other things that New Zealand have.

Given the choice between Lord Of The Rings and the whole sheep thing, I know which I'd pick...

Scarim Coral:
So New Zealand is going to be forever known as the location used to film The Lord of the Ring trilogy (and also The Hobbit)? I'm not saying it's a bad thing but there are other things that New Zealand have.

As far as I am aware the only other things New Zealand has is sheep and rugby players. Have I missed something?

I have never paid that much attention to inflight safety, it did its job

As far as I am aware the only other things New Zealand has is sheep and rugby players. Have I missed something?

Nope, that's pretty much all we have over here!

That was truly excellent. It's always good to see nicely made adverts like this as opposed to mind-bogglingly annoying ones...

We've always had amazing safety videos in NZ, but I can easily see why this one would have a bigger following.

...and what do you mean, not put on the map? Have you heard of Rugby World Cup, rugby in general, Kiwis, Weta Workshop, Flight of the Conchords, the bloody springless trampoline? And various other things either too numerous to mention or rather I can't think of any now? Just saying, bro. NZ is mean as!

Don't forget the Zorb, bunjie jumping and L&P

Air NZ have always made decent in-flight videos and Air NZ is one of the better long haul fliers out there with decent leg room in every class.

Loving the Hobbit's marketing so far. Absolutely brilliant!

Volan:
We've always had amazing safety videos in NZ, but I can easily see why this one would have a bigger following.

...and what do you mean, not put on the map? Have you heard of Rugby World Cup, rugby in general, Kiwis, Weta Workshop, Flight of the Conchords, the bloody springless trampoline? And various other things either too numerous to mention or rather I can't think of any now? Just saying, bro. NZ is mean as!

L&P, enough fucking said.

...Is is weird that I want to go on that flight now? And why can't there be more flight safety videos like this?

Scarim Coral:
So New Zealand is going to be forever known as the location used to film The Lord of the Ring trilogy (and also The Hobbit)? I'm not saying it's a bad thing but there are other things that New Zealand have.

Well hey, look at the Netherlands. A country with a long and proud history; of a massive trading empire, far flung colonies, of artistic contributors such as Rembrandt and van Gogh; and brave folk such as those that hid Anne Frank from Gestapo agents.

But do we remember this, or do we remember that dope is legal in Amsterdam?

Well; at least this time it doesn't feature Richard Simmons.

cptpuddingcup:

As far as I am aware the only other things New Zealand has is sheep and rugby players. Have I missed something?

Nope, that's pretty much all we have over here!

Pavlova, no shoes and ..... dammit!

These are awesome, seeing as I can recite the instructional videos its amazing that I actually watched this.

I miss NZ, it was sweet as.

Nice
That was the best flight safety video ever

Now why can't the rest of us get an awesome safety briefing like that?

albino boo:

Scarim Coral:
So New Zealand is going to be forever known as the location used to film The Lord of the Ring trilogy (and also The Hobbit)? I'm not saying it's a bad thing but there are other things that New Zealand have.

As far as I am aware the only other things New Zealand has is sheep and rugby players. Have I missed something?

Don't they usually shoot Power Rangers series in New Zealand?

Unreaslistic! Elves don't smile anywhere near that often nor that warmly!
Loved the part where they made fun of Aragorn with the hairdryer.

cptpuddingcup:

As far as I am aware the only other things New Zealand has is sheep and rugby players. Have I missed something?

Nope, that's pretty much all we have over here!

the birds are pretty fit too.

Awesome :)

Just now realizing that the US's airplanes are kinda ghetto by comparison. It's been a while since I've flown anywhere, but I am fairly certain our planes are not nearly that nice

I hope the people working on Shadowrun are watching, because those elves rocked the business-suit-and-medieval-cloak look in a way no one ever theorised was possible.

 

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