Air New Zealand’s awesome new hobbit inspired safety video

Air New Zealand is one of my favorite airlines — they’re quirky, have a cool business class product, and fly to one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

And they just unveiled a new hobbit inspired safety video, which is — dare I say it — awesome.

In the interest of full disclosure I’ve never seen “Lord of the Rings” or any of those “weird” movies, though I still think it’s totally cool.

Definitely a step up from their previous safety video with Ed O’Neill and Melanie Lynskey:

And leaps and bounds better than the video they had before that, with Richard Simmons, which made me angry:

Keep it up, Air New Zealand!


  1. I just got off a 777 in lax yesterday and they were still showing the old video (which wasn’t terrible) but this looks great!

  2. Dude, the Richard Simmons made you angry? I flew about 25 NZ domestic sectors with that bouffant nincompoop yelling that I was a #^$%ing giraffe at full volume.

  3. NZ is amazing–well run, outstanding service, quality, attention to detail, funny/light hearted, and genuine concern for excellent customer experience. The ailing US could learn AlOT!!

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