Virgin America has managed to do the impossible: make it look, for a few minutes, that commercial flights are funky experiences for skinny tie-wearing stylish people having a great time instead of bleak desperate slogs between city outskirts punctuated by elbow fights with surprisingly aggressive Bible-reading strangers.

The airline's new safety video, uploaded yesterday, features a robot rap, a tiny afro-sporting child lecturing passengers about smoking, a little girl making a sudden drop in cabin pressure seem cool and fun and not shit-your-pants terrifying, and an upbeat cast of happy passengers and flight attendants.

It's almost enough to make a person pay attention to life saving safety instructions!

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