While I’ve heard great things about Beirut as such, the country’s carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), seems a little bit less awesome. The airline has a fleet of just 21 planes, including just five widebody planes, all of which are Airbus A330-200 aircraft. They simply have recliner seats in their Cedar Class (business class), which look rather outdated. They also don’t operate any true longhaul flights, so I think the best way for me to try them would be between Beirut and London.
Despite how bland the airline looks, I’d like to try them at some point. Perhaps I can do this in the context of a very creative routing between Bangkok and London, which gets me on another airline that I really want to try, as shown in the below itinerary.
Anyway, that’s neither here nor there for the purposes of this post. While Middle East Airlines hasn’t been doing much to update their brand in terms of the onboard experience, they do have a very cool new safety video they just put out.
I love when airlines release creative safety videos, as it’s a great way for the airline to engage passengers and get them to pay attention to the safety briefing, which is ultimately in everyone’s best interest. I’d say this is something that Air New Zealand has done better than any other airline.
MEA has a creative new safety video that highlights much of Lebanon, including the sights and people. Check it out:
My one complaint is that it’s a bit long. While I like how creative airlines are getting, I’d appreciate if it didn’t get in the way of them having the videos be short and sweet.
What do you think of MEA’s new safety video? Would a review of their product be interesting, or is their product too outdated and route network too limited for that to be useful?