10 Best Cabin Crew Videos of 2013

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By cabincrew.com on Wednesday 11th Dec, 2013 at 16:50

This year has proved to be a bumper year for cabin crew videos! These ten sum up a year of innovative adverts and hilarious on-flight antics. Which is your favourite?

Richard Branson cross-dressing as cabin crew

Never one to shy away from publicity, Richard Branson shaved his legs and wore drag in May, to hostess a flight to Kuala Lumpur after losing a bet to AirAsia bossTony Fernandes. This ITN video shows the man really does have many talents – including looking pretty hot with a beard/lipstick combo!

Woman kicked off plane for singing Whitney Houston song (badly)

Published by YouTube on 13 May 2013, an American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing and kick a woman off the plane after she refused to stop singing Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'.
The unnamed woman was escorted off the plane in handcuffs, (still singing) after the LA to New York flight was diverted to Kansas City on Thursday, Metro reports.

I’m so Excited – Almodovar’s aviation-themed movie trailer

This is the trailer for I'm So Excited!, Pedro Almodovar's super-camp Spanish airline comedy (with appearances from Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas). The film was released in the UK in May this year. Thanks to YouTube and

Amazing on-board orchestra

In June a group from The Philadelphia Orchestra found itself delayed on the tarmac for three hours waiting for their flight from Beijing to Macao as part of the 2013 Residency & Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China. Rather than sit and get bored, a quartet of musicians decided to provide a "pop up" performance for the passengers. Pretty amazing considering they were packed in like sardines!

I believe I can fly!

Here’s the 6/9/13 from Vegas to Phoenix. According to a passenger who took this video: “Flight attendants leave us alone to our devices after 5 hours, 2 planes, no snacks, no water, no A/C. Two people passed out, two vomited, and to avoid a mutiny, the passengers banded together in song.”

Song credit: R. Kelly. "I Believe I Can Fly"

Confessions of a Hostie

A great trailer for the book Confessions of a Hostie. Author Danielle Hugh has been an international hostie for 20 years and has written two books about the hilarious and sometimes bizarre scenarios she has found herself in, in the line of duty.

From badly behaved passengers to romantic encounters with the tech crew, as well as her tips about the shopping meccas of the world, Danielle takes her reader on a tour of the galley, the jumpseat and an endless string of hotel rooms. The trailer certainly reveals some home truths about this profession!

Artwork shows how BA stocks a Jumbo

Ever wondered what it takes to get a jumbo jet off the ground? In April British Airways created a picture of the iconic aircraft, using a jumbo number of items from the aircraft to show the scale of its operation.

From toilet rolls to teaspoons, British Airways loads thousands of individual items on to each jumbo jet before it takes to the skies. With a combined weight of 6,120 kg, the items have to be unloaded and re-loaded before every take-off.

Another day in Middle Earth: Air New Zealand

In Middle-earth, everyday tasks can reveal out of this world surprises and before you know it everything can turn a bit Hobbit-shaped! This Air New Zealand advert was launched in November 2013 to coincide with the worldwide premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in LA.

Virgin America rock their safety message

Buckle up to get down said Virgin America in October 2013. They enlisted the help of Virgin Produced, Director Jon M. Chu, Choreographers Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott, Song & Lyrics by Todrick Hall, Composer/Producer Jean-yves "Jeeve" Ducornet, Virgin America teammates, and dance stars like Mike Song and Madd Chadd to give the safety video a new song and dance -- literally. From the exit doors to the oxygen masks, no seat belt was left unbuckled. Very cool.

Attention to detail with Singapore Airline

A lovely new advert from Singapore Airlines hit our screens in September 2013- all about the lengths the airline goes to for customer comfort.

Singapore Airlines says: "Traveling in true comfort. It starts with the finest material, handcrafted with care. It comes from experiencing an exclusive space designed with your needs in mind. Because we understand that thoughtful innovation always needs a human touch. It's just one of the lengths we go to, to make you feel at home."

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