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They shimmy while blowing up their inflatable life vests, bop as they point out emergency exits and twirl while demonstrating the seatbelts.

The flight attendants of Cebu Pacific Air have gone viral with their safety routine, elaborately choreographed to Lady Gaga's Just Dance and Katy Perry's California Gurls.

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"We wanted to get the message across to our customers that flight safety doesn't have to be boring," Cebu's vice president of marketing Candice Iyog told the Telegraph. "Cebu Pacific has always been known as a fun airline."

The performance went down at cruising altitude after the cabin crew had delivered their regular safety demonstration before take off, all during a test flight. Ms. Iyog said the experiment would be repeated - and that it showcases the talent of Cebu's cabin crew staff. (The dance was professionally rehearsed.)

Predictably, some aren't impressed. The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) said the stunt makes the women vulnerable to unwanted sexual advances from passengers, adding, "Flight attendants are not entertainers," according to abs-cbnnews.com.

But cabin crew gimmicks aren't entirely new - and Southwest Airlines may be the undisputed champion. Their flight attendants rap, croon, cover Beyonce and engage passengers in elaborate toilet paper races to make the time go by.

Skill aside, Steven Slater's riveting performance might top them all.

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