Air New Zealand staff bare all to get flyers' attention
In this new funny video that is actually being used on board the airline fleet of Air New Zealand, they are taking a new approach to get passengers to pay attention to the safety instructions. You’ll also get to enjoy a New Zealander accent or as it is locally known, a kiwi accent.
|to bare all||to show yourself naked|
|to wing one’s way||to go or be sent quickly from one place to another |
We’ll be winging our way to our next port of call.
|port of call||(informal) one of the places you visit on a trip|
|to lift off||(phrasal verb) when an aircraft or space vehicle lifts off, it goes up from the ground into the air |
But before we lift off, we’d like to give you what we call ‘the bare essentials’ of safety aboard this flight.
|the bare essentials||what is basic and absolutely necessary for something. This is also a play on words with ‘bare’ which also has the meaning of being naked.|
|to tuck away||(phrasal verb) to store something in a safe place |
All baggage should be tucked away overhead.
|to require||to impose an obligation |
We require all passengers to follow crew member instructions and lighted signs.
|to happen to do something||to do something by chance |
If we happen to switch on the seat belt sign, please return to your seat and fasten your seatbelt.
|to fasten||to close something such as a piece of clothing or a bag using the buttons, zipper, clip, etc. on it|
|snug||fitting closely to your body, or fitting closely into a space |
Not so tight as to lose the feeling in your legs, but enough to ensure that it’s snug and fits low across your hips.
|to tighten||to pull something such as a rope or a belt until it is straighter or until it fits more tightly around something |
Tighten by pulling on both sides of the elastic.
|to inflate||to fill something with air or gas so that it becomes the right shape and size for using |
Don’t worry if the bag doesn’t inflate, oxygen will flow through it automatically.
|to brace oneself||to push your body, or a part of it, against something solid and strong in order to support yourself or to avoid falling |
If an emergency were to happen during takeoff or landing, brace yourself either on the seat in front of you or…
|coincidentally||used for saying that something happens by chance |
Coincidentally, this is the perfect place to find your life jacket.
|to be on hand||to be present or available to do something |
And we will be on hand to provide life jackets to babies, if needed.
|to be plum out of something||(idiomatic) to not have something at all |
If you find yourself wanting to smoke while on board; sorry, but you’re plum out of luck.
- Note: plum is used as an intensifier. So, if you want to say that you’re very tired, you might say, “I’m plum tired.”
|to pop back||to clip or snap back into place |
During takeoff and landing, we’d ask that you’d pop your tray table back
|upright||straight and tall |
Make sure your seat is upright.