Dancing flight attendants perform to Mariah Carey
The flight attendants of Cebu Pacific Air are rocking the aisles of certain commercial flights, making the skies over the Philippines a little bit friendlier.
Just in time for Christmas, flight attendants for the low-cost Philippine airline who gained fame by dancing through safety demonstrations are back hip-shaking through the aisles.
But they have silenced the hipster Lady Gaga tunes that made them famous last year; this season, they are performing to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
Manila-based Cebu Pacific airline says too many passengers were ignoring the airline’s safety demonstration -- yacking to one another, poring over magazines, playing Angry Birds or Words With Friends -- so they decided to do something about it.
The choreographed dance has gotten people’s attention, in a big way. On some flights, attendants in orange shirts and khaki shorts dance and wave safety equipment like pom-poms.
"Now that it's Christmas, we wanted to bring a little more fun into the flight," spokeswoman Candice Iyog told the Associated Press.
She added that passenger reaction has been good and that the boogie will surely continue.
-- John M. Glionna
Photo: Cebu Pacific flight attendants dance to the tune of "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats. Credit: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press