'Sexually explicit' in-flight film causes plane diversion

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  1. pmaitra

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    'Sexually explicit' in-flight film causes plane diversion

    A flight was diverted after a young family objected to the plane’s “violent” and “sexually explicit” in-flight film.

    The United Airlines service was scheduled from Denver to Baltimore, but ended up in Chicago after the pilot changed course due to “security concerns”, the Atlantic reports.

    The flight, which took off on February 2 this year, was showing the 2012 crime thriller Alex Cross, which is rated “15” in Britain. In the US, it had the “T” classification, which warns of adult themes.

    According to the family making the complaint, the film was screened on drop-down screens, which meant they could not shield their two children, who were aged four and eight, from its content.

    They have described how they first asked flight attendants for it to be turned off at the monitor, then asked if the captain had the means to do so.
    Nothing happened for more than an hour, they claimed, leaving them trying to divert their children's attention from scenes they described as “horrific”.

    The pilot then announced the plane would be landing at Chicago due to “security concerns.”

    At the airport, the family were briefly interviewed by police and border protection officers, before being placed on a later flight.
    The father, whose name has not become public, accused the captain of “abuse of power”, and criticised the airline for showing “grossly inappropriate cinematic content.”

    Charles Hobart, the United Airlines spokesman, confirmed the flight had been diverted “after the crew reported a disturbance involving a passenger.”

    He added: “We re-accommodated the customers on the next flight to Baltimore and have since conducted a full review of our in-flight entertainment.”

    Source: 'Sexually explicit' in-flight film causes plane diversion - Telegraph

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    :lol: The pilot must be a retarded lumberjack. What kind of people are flying planes these days? :tsk:
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Rather silly of the airline to show Adult rated film for all age passenger.

    Can the Airline be sued as per the US laws?

    The Capt of the aircraft should be de-rostered by false information to the ATC since a 'security alert' would cause undue readiness at the ground facilities.
     
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    ahh so bad

    she can close children eyes . well in usa children must be aware about sex in that age ??
     
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    Those kids are gonna miss some awesome war games.
     
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    They didnt have personal screens ? Couldnt slap the kids to sleep ?
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Please! Benadryl is much less violent.
     
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    :rofl:
    good one..good one
     
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    Maybe, they should start rating flights now.
     
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    Advertise it as "Rising in the Air. Guaranteed!"
     
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    But it is not adult rated, it is rated teen, which really isn't that bad.

    God forbid Johnny sees boobs!
     
  12. Sakal Gharelu Ustad

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    Slapping a child would be so undemocratic in western society. India too is changing pretty fast!

    Anyway, came across this discussion once with my friends-
    A child wanted to cross-dress in Germany and was made fun at school. So his father cross-dressed to show solidarity with him. That's life!!
     
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    Yeh India nahi hai....thappar mar liya aur beta so jayega

    The parents in US would never dare to slap their kids. Department of Family Welfare nahi chorega.
    In US, beta Baap ka Baap hai.
    :lol:
     
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    Omg people are taking my comments literally. :facepalm:
     
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