Bastard_Lunatic: labman: Good parents would have given the kids a couple of benadryls before the flight.YAY!!!! I'm a good parent!!!!!
orbister: MythDragon: Was the movie being shown over Macho Grande?No, that's a different type of flying altogether.
BEER_ME_in_CT: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Lucky LaRue: That husband should have told his wife to keep her slore mouth shutMany shuvs and zhuuls agreenice. I bet they wanted the Captain to know what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day./Large and moving Torg unavailable
boinkingbill: How did James Fallows become a writer for the Atlantic? It takes him forever to make a point. I read the first two paragraphs and they said absolutely nothing.
Pharmdawg: You know, even though I have young children, I realize there are a billion kids around the world that grow up seeing poverty, brutal crime, war atrocities, etc every day, yet most of them seem to grow up to be healthy, happy, compassionate, productive human beings. Maybe it's not about what you're exposed to, but the reason for it, and how it's explained to you. Nevertheless, they shouldn't show R rated movies on flights with kids.
Ambivalence: Pilots do not divert flights for rational disagreements, only for medical emergencies, mechanical malfuntions inflight or security threats so either someone was having a heart attack (completely unrelated to the Whiney couple), the "check engine" light came on, or this couple was being hostile and/or making threats.It costs an airline money to make an emergency landing. They are not going to spend that kind of dough just because people are pouty about the movie.
Paris1127: /trivia question: Airplane was offered as the in-flight movie on only one airline. What airline was it?
Freschel: It costs an airline money to make an emergency landing. They are not going to spend that kind of dough just because people are pouty about the movie.10 or 20 years ago they wouldn't but this is now. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the case.
Lucky LaRue: I am siding with authority on this one because, when is it ever a bad idea to side with authority? That husband should have told his wife to keep her slore mouth shut and read to the kids from the Bible.
MadAzza: This retelling is not how this incident actually unfolded.Side point: Why should nobody get to watch the movie because you don't like it? They can't see it -- they're too short to see over the seat in front of them. And they can't hear it if they don't have earpieces. The kids had no idea what was being shown. The parents sound neurotic.That would explain why their two little boys were "terrified" in the terminal. What were they terrified of? Plastic chairs? Beige and brown carpeting? Could it be that Mommy and Daddy made a huge farking deal on the plane, while they were being put off the plane, and while they were being processed for another flight, and the kids picked up on that? Or did Godzilla attack the terminal? Maybe that part was left out of the retelling.These people sound desperately melodramatic*I was married to a Continental pilot. Many of my friends are airline pilots or retired airline pilots. A lot of them are assholes (it comes with the territory), I won't deny that. But an airline pilot will not divert to another airport without a good reason. Nobody wants to explain that to their chief pilot at their base (just for starters). The exceptions cited above made the news because they are EXCEPTIONS.However, United sucks.
ElFugawz: if everyone agreed that they should show the movie and they would be ok with the screen be retracted why didnt they just cover the screen with a piece of paper?/ someone might have some tape and if not just macgyver that shiat up there.// captain still a flaming wad of dicks
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