Posted March 27, 2008 by Heather Gilbert
I can’t believe it. Here I am, seated at my desk on terra firma, and I just finished watching an airline safety video. I don’t even watch those when I’m at 30,000 feet, much the less at 5th-floor-office elevation. What gives?
Well, the Internet is abuzz with Delta’s new video, thanks in large part to the flight attendant who stars in it. She’s affectionately being called “Deltalina” due to what some say is a striking resemblance to Angelina Jolie. After hearing about throngs of earth-bound Internet surfers watching an airline safety video, I had to check it out.
Well, that’s 4 minutes and 37 seconds of my life I’ll never get back. Yes, Katherine Lee, aka, Deltalina, is an attractive woman with high cheekbones, a long, slender nose, and full lips, but Angelina Jolie? Brad and I don’t think so.
The highlight of the video is about a minute and fifty seconds in when Deltalina tells you that smoking “is not allowed” on any Delta flight. Sounds innocuous enough, but she accompanies this message with a naughty finger wave that apparently makes dirty old men feel like mischievous young schoolboys.
Personally, I like the moment about four minutes in when a significantly less-attractive flight attendant (“we employ all kinds!!”) shows you that your seat can be used as a floatation device and his teeth give that Orbit gum twinkle. More finger wagging and special effects would have made this video something passengers might actually watch rather than just an Internet phenom about a woman who bears a slight resemblance to another woman.
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