Flying and the Rugby World Cup don’t always go hand in hand but in 2015 it may be a little different.
The interest in rugby and flying has proved a hit for Air New Zealand, the All Blacks and several star rugby players from around the world this month. Just a month before this year’s Rugby World Cup the Kiwi airline has released another one of its world famous safety videos – this latest one called Men in Black Safety Defenders.
Inspired by the Columbia Pictures film franchise Men in Black, Air New Zealand’s latest safety instalment features All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as Men in Black agents. Starring alongside the two long-serving All Blacks is Coach Steve Hansen, team mates Kieran Read, Keven Mealamu, Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg . You should also be able to spot Wallabies great David Campese, former England Captain Martin Johnson and former Argentinean Captain Agustin Pichot making cameo appearances.
These themed safety videos are always popular but the rugby theme has been a winner with the airline quoting 12.9 million online views in the first four days of its release.
Flying with Air New Zealand isn’t the only way to get your fix of rugby and flying this summer. If you’re thinking of heading to one of the games, or already have your tickets to a Rugby World Cup 2015 match then you can make it an even more memorable event. Usually associated with the rich and famous and seen at such sporting events as Formula One, flying into a rugby match is now an option for this year’s World Cup.
Rather than get hot under the collar as you try and negotiate busy motorways or struggle with public transport you can now look down on the chaos and enjoy the VIP treatment that air charter offers. There are specialist companies that offer such services to events around the world and can tailor packages to suit your needs.
So if you are a rugby fan and like to be treated like a VIP why not take a look into getting a flying start to this year’s Rugby World Cup. #RWC2015