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Centenary safety video

Qantas has been safely connecting travellers to the world for more than 100 years. And as part of our Centenary celebration, we created a new inflight safety video that will take passengers on a trip down memory lane.

A Century of Safety

This is no ordinary safety video – that’s for sure. ‘A Century of Safety’ spans 10 decades and showcases some of the moments that have made Qantas the world’s safest airline. Months were spent researching and recreating the aircraft, uniforms and locations, and there are more than a few subtle nods to important people and places along the way.

This video celebrates that safety has always been and will continue to be our number one priority. And as we fly towards the future together, we look forward to ensuring it's a safe one.

‘A Century of Safety’ began showing on all Qantas flights in March 2020.

Making the video

From shooting at the original Qantas Hangar at Longreach to sourcing genuine tea sets from the 1940s and retrieving Boeing panels from the Mojave Desert to recreate the 1970s upper deck, each scene is historically accurate to the last detail to truly transport passengers through the ages.

Keeping with the Qantas tradition, every pilot, engineer and crewmember character shown throughout the video was played by a current Qantas employee serving in a corresponding role – Kane, a current QantasLink Dash8 pilot played the Avro pilot from the 1920s; Allison, a current Qantas engineer can be seen at Sydney’s first international airport in the 1930s; and Chelsea, a current Qantas crewmember stars in the vivid red uniform of the 1960s.

Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ has also been adapted to suit each decade and the result was ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ reimagined in 1920s ragtime, the big band sound of the 1940s, jazz of the 1950s, and stadium rock of the 1980s.

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