Richard Simmons Rocks ‘Fit To Fly’ Safety Film
You certainly don’t expect millions of people to seek out an airline safety film from the comfort of their own homes, but Air New Zealand has done a new take on the old formula with “Fit to Fly,” starring campy fitness guru Richard Simmons. It has become a hit on YouTube globally since its launch four days ago. Thanks to Simmons and a new version of Yazz and the Plastic Population’s 1988 hit, “The Only Way Is Up,” the video is the most-viewed on YouTube in Australia and New Zealand, and the second-most-viewed in the United States. Safety moves are re-interpreted as an aerobic workout, including instructions such as “stretch and slide” to safely stow carry-on bags, and a grab-pull-click move for fastening seat belts.