Qantas Raided Aussie Op Shops For New Airline Safety Video

The next time you take off with Qantas be prepared to start the trip with a few more mullets, sideburns, moustaches and shoulder pads.

The airline has stepped back in time to recreate its 100 years of flying for the company's latest safety video.

Starting in outback Queensland, the inflight video takes us back to 1920s Longreach, the birthplace of the airline.

We're then flown through 10 decades of aircraft, music and fashion.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the video was a tribute to the company's "long history".

"And it calls out the contribution Qantas and its people have made to aviation," he said.


The airline said their production team spent months going through the national archives, aviation museums and their own collection in order to recreate aircraft and airports.

A trip was even made to the Mojave Desert in the U.S to collect panelling from retired aircraft.

The new inflight safety video starts back in the 1920s. Image: QANTAS

A scene also shows the once-bustling Rose Bay Water Airport, Australia's first international airport.

It's also set to Qantas favourite, Peter Allen's I Still Call Australia Home.

The airline said it sourced uniforms from their own collection and retired crew. Extras were dressed "from a combination of personal wardrobes and op shops in regional communities."

The airline provided a 70s fashion flashback. Image: Qantas

During the 70s flashback, a big-haired, green jacketed crew member named Georgia introduces us to the first business class section, and the time when smoking on board was the norm.

The video is jam-packed with sideburns, bright ties and suits, bushy moustaches and mullets.

Qantas passengers will get the new safety briefing, including some questionable fashion choices, on flights from March 2020.