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R-Rated Airlines

I can’t explain this at all.  Seems overwhelmingly dumb. 

Airlines are defending their right to show R-rated movies on board … where dozens of kids will be watching.  That’s just rude and irresponsible.

NY Times: Young Fliers See the Film, Be It PG or R

NY Times: Fasten Your Blindfolds. The Movie is Starting

If you can’t find a PG movie to show, give me TV shows.  Or YouTube.

Or maybe a meal.

(sorry sorry sorry… I know … another airline post.)

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  1. Dan Ward September 19, 2007 at 7:02 pm #

    I was on a flight once where the movie was introduced with the phrases “this film has been edited for content,” followed by (I’m not making this up) “viewer discretion is advised.”
    Viewer discretion is advised? In an airplane, viewer discretion is not possible, unless you want to spend the whole 5-6 hours in the crash position. From my seat, if I looked forward I could easily see 4 or 5 screens.
    I agree – give me TV or YouTube or something… viewer discretion advised indeed!

  2. Andy Sernovitz September 19, 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    Since I posted this, I took a flight with my 3-year-old. They showed Spider-Man 3. He was practically in tears watching Spidey getting beat to hell on 9 monitors, one less than 4 feet from his face.
    This isn’t necessary.

  3. Katie Konrath July 16, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    Andy,
    I remembered this post on my last plane flight. I was seated next to two young girls (with their parents in another row) for 9 hours. Of course, I had already watched all the interesting movies on the way out, and was watching a German film on the way back.
    There were some sketchy scenes in there for young audiences! I found myself remembering this post, and having to fast forward some times!
    Definitely agree they shouldn’t show horribly violent or nude films on planes. It’s too uncomfortable!

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