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A Collection of Airline Seatback Safety Cards

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 01, 2021

Seatback Safety is home to a collection of dozens of seatback safety cards from airlines like Pan Am, United, Continental, Emirates, British Airways, JetBlue, and Air France.

seatback safety card for Pan Am

seatback safety card for British Airways

seatback safety card for Hawaiian Airlines

seatback safety card for Emirates

Here’s the rationale for the site:

As a professional designer, it can be valuable to contemplate how practitioners solved the same problem over time with different fashions and different tools.

Seatback Safety cards have been used since the dawn of commercial flight. While their pamphlet form has remained largely the same for a century, they have significantly evolved in ways that reflected broader social and technological trends.

P.S. Did you remember that Hooters had an airline? (It only lasted three years.)

seatback safety card for Hooters Air