I am always annoyed when flight attendants go through the nonsense about how to use airplane seatbelts. I'd like to hear some attendant make fun of having to do that. And I also think it would both amusing and interesting to hear the flight attendants launch into a discussion of how and by how much various things reduce the probability of dying or suffering serious injury should there be an accident. This piece in The Economist points out similar issues. [via Tom Palmer]. The opening paragraph:
“GOOD morning, ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted to welcome you aboard Veritas Airways, the airline that tells it like it is. Please ensure that your seat belt is fastened, your seat back is upright and your tray-table is stowed. At Veritas Airways, your safety is our first priority. Actually, that is not quite true: if it were, our seats would be rear-facing, like those in military aircraft, since they are safer in the event of an emergency landing. But then hardly anybody would buy our tickets and we would go bust.
The article continues in a similar vein and is an enjoyable read.
Westjet doesn't quite do that, but it is a fun airline to fly in Canada.