Δευτέρα, 28 Μαρτίου 2011

Safety Demos, “kiwi” made

AIR NEW ZEALAND is known for their innovative and creative safety demos shown on board their fleet. Although pre-takeoff safety demos are an essential feature of each passenger cabin preparation procedure, studies have shown that not all passengers are interested in watching them or even check the safety card in the pockets of their seats.

 

In order to increase passengers’ awareness regarding safety procedures, many airlines decided to add a twist in their safety demos. Some of these videos made their way to the internet, becoming viral and promoting the airlines who made them.

 

Air New Zealand has made three remarkable attempts in this framework. They started in 2009, with the “Bare Essentials”, a safety video where naked cabin and cockpit crews did the pre-take off presentation (well, technically they were bare).

 

In 2010, the airline went further ahead by hiring New Zealand’s National Rugby Union Team, locally known as “All Blacks”

 

Their latest addition, speaks for itself and most probably takes the biscuit. Cabin crew and TV personalities are kicking ass!

Τρίτη, 22 Μαρτίου 2011

The Big Apple (3)

“Central Park and The Met”

Following our visit to the Intrepid, we spent the rest of the day strolling between Midtown West and the Central Park. We ended up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most interesting museums I’ve ever been to.

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Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle

(Make sure you don’t miss their jazz concerts!)

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Columbus at Central Park

 

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The Met: Diana

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The Three Graces (Greek & Roman Gallery)

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The Temple of Dendur

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The Sphinx at the Temple of Dendur

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Egyptian Collection

Πέμπτη, 17 Μαρτίου 2011

The Big Apple (2)

A visit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

 

USS Intrepid is docked at pier 86 at 46th Str, on western side of Manhattan, very close to the ditching site of US Air flight 1549, on Hudson River.

USS Intrepid hosts a wide display of both US and foreign made aircraft, along with USS Growler Submarine and a British Airways SST Concorde (reg G-BOAD).

 

 

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Related Links:

Museum Website

Wikipedia Article

Δευτέρα, 14 Μαρτίου 2011

The Big Apple (1)

Μόλις επιστρέψαμε από τις ολιγοήμερες διακοπές μας στη Νέα Υόρκη και προσπαθούμε να συνέλθουμε από το jet lag. Το ταξίδι ξεπέρασε τις προσδοκίες, κατέρριψε στερεότυπα και μας άφησε με ιδιαίτερα θετικές εντυπώσεις από αυτήν τη μοναδική πόλη: ευγενικός κόσμος, καθαριότητα, ασφάλεια, καταπληκτικά μουσεία, καλό και οικονομικό φαγητό, εύκολες μετακινήσεις, καταπληκτική μουσική και χίλιοι λόγοι να πάθεις υπερκόπωση αλλά ούτε ένας να βαρεθείς. 

 

We have just returned from a short break in New York, though still trying to cope with the consequences of jet lag. This trip exceeded all expectations, surpassing stereotypes and left quite positive impressions of this unique city: polite people, tidyness, feeling of safety, amazing museums, great and reasonably priced dining options, efficient mass transportation, great music. In other words, there were innumerable reasons to be kept  occupied with everything and not a single one to get bored of. 

 

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Lufthansa Airbus A340-600

Το μακρύτερο αεροπλάνο στον κόσμο

World’s longest jetliner

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Newfoundland & Labrador Sea

 

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Empire State Building

 

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The Empire State Building

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Times Square

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5th Ave.

 

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