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Dancing flight attendants perform to Mariah Carey

December 22, 2011 |  2:28 am

REPORTING FROM SEOUL -– Maybe these professionals could have gotten Alec Baldwin to put away his iPad.

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.


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Photo: Cebu Pacific flight attendants dance to the tune of "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats. Credit: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press