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(Daily Mail)   United Airlines diverts flight and has the FBI remove a family because of. A) Unruly kids. B) Physical threats. C) Asking that the in flight movie be turned off   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Silly, United Airlines, FBI, Alex Cross, border security, graphic violence, flights  
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2013-04-05 10:41:33 AM  
Repeat.

And find it yourself.
 
DAR [TotalFark]
2013-04-05 10:42:07 AM  
hang your jacket over the screen.

/pilot overreacted
 
2013-04-05 10:44:42 AM  
Well guys, I'm sorry your in-flight electronic babysitter wasn't conforming to your sensibilities.  God forbid you should give your kids a book to read or something.

/ I'd like to see the security camera footage of how that 'conversation' with the captain went.
// Good thing I have my iPad, cause I get the feeling they're only ever going to show G rated movies on flights as a result of this.
 
2013-04-05 10:48:06 AM  
It was a farking Tyler Perry movie,  I'd want it to be turned off too.
 
2013-04-05 10:52:28 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-05 10:56:55 AM  
Repeat tag could not be reached for comment.
 
2013-04-05 11:06:59 AM  
Do United pilots get paid extra for each take-off and landing?
 
2013-04-05 11:07:00 AM  
D. Posting a repeat
 
2013-04-05 11:07:56 AM  
A sequel?
 
2013-04-05 11:10:38 AM  

serial_crusher: Well guys, I'm sorry your in-flight electronic babysitter wasn't conforming to your sensibilities.  God forbid you should give your kids a book to read or something.

/ I'd like to see the security camera footage of how that 'conversation' with the captain went.
// Good thing I have my iPad, cause I get the feeling they're only ever going to show G rated movies on flights as a result of this.


Many states have laws that would consider the parents unfit for subjecting their young children to such adult themes.
 
2013-04-05 11:12:22 AM  
Again?  I"m glad when I fly it's never long enough to need a movie.
 
2013-04-05 11:12:53 AM  
Man, if they couldn't take the cleaned up version for the plane, I shudder to think how they would deal with the real one.  It seems unlikely that they were as calm as they claim, but what do I know.  Two sides and all that bullshiat.
 
2013-04-05 11:12:56 AM  
Rip out the monitors and throw them through the window. I could see that in a movie.
 
2013-04-05 11:13:02 AM  
 
2013-04-05 11:13:05 AM  
More proof that airlines are secretly sadistic.  Alex Cross was one of the worst movies, not just from last year, but ever. Forcing a captive audience to watch that tripe is nothing short of torture.
 
2013-04-05 11:15:22 AM  
That's twice in the last week this has happened.  It sounds like its becoming an epidemic.
 
2013-04-05 11:16:39 AM  
There has got to be two sides to that story.  I just don't see the pilot landing the plane because the parents didn't agree with the movie...  jeez, this country has gone politically correct to the nth degree..
 
2013-04-05 11:18:29 AM  
What a bunch of whiny b*tches
 
2013-04-05 11:23:31 AM  
i hope he enjoys his new career in crop dusting.
 
2013-04-05 11:26:46 AM  

DAR: hang your jacket over the screen.

/pilot overreacted


I think it comes down from the ceiling panel, it's not in the seatback, I don't think there would be a way to do this.
 
2013-04-05 11:27:50 AM  
Just proves my theory that the MPAA did 9/11.
 
2013-04-05 11:27:56 AM  
The Rotherhams paid good money for this repeat.
 
2013-04-05 11:30:37 AM  

Ned Stark: A sequel?


Tyler Perry Presents Tyler Perry's I Can Be A Security Risk All By Myself 2: Electric Boogaloo
 
2013-04-05 11:30:52 AM  
They say they have still not received an apology from United.

And they never will. Pilots get to do whatever the fark they want nowadays, and anything you do is seen a s a "threat', whether it's a threat to their little Napoleon trip, or to the plane, it doesn't matter.

As for the chorus of "repeat" out there, keep in mind that this story is dated today, it's als a different source than the original, don't blame subby for this.
 
2013-04-05 11:32:36 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: More proof that airlines are secretly sadistic.  Alex Cross was one of the worst movies, not just from last year, but ever. Forcing a captive audience to watch that tripe is nothing short of torture.


Trapping people in a flying thing and forcing them to watch a bad movie? I think the Mads might have an infringement case.

Also, somewhere beyond this world, Usama Bin Ladin is laughing his ethereal ass off about America reaching this level.
 
2013-04-05 11:32:38 AM  
"I have had it with these motherfarking movies on this motherfarking plane!"
 
2013-04-05 11:38:29 AM  
This is happening far too often.
 
2013-04-05 11:39:20 AM  
I notice that some folks take the parents' side on this, and some the pilot's. I'm pretty sure none of the latter were on the plane.

Raise your kids however you like, and likewise with flying your airplane. But if I'm your customer, don't take a day out of my trip just so you can show some other customer who's boss.
 
2013-04-05 11:41:14 AM  
Solution: Tape the kids eyes shut. They can hear it. Same solution.Tape ears shut. Worst of all, would be to let them watch a Tyler Perry movie.
 
2013-04-05 11:41:47 AM  
The flight continued without incident, while my wife and I engaged our children to divert their attention from the horrific scenes on the movie screens,' according to the account published by the Atlantic.

With such a limited exposure to the world, they were probably explaining to their kids how the big metal bird manages to stay up in the air.
 
2013-04-05 11:44:03 AM  
It's on The Daily Fail so 100% legit and not misrepresented in any way.
 
2013-04-05 11:44:06 AM  
Overhead monitors all showing the same thing... good going United. At least Delta has in-seat video and on-demand movies and live TV on their transcons.
 
2013-04-05 11:44:46 AM  
Large gravity-defying cigars full of sheeple are not the place for critical thinking. Airlines have lawyers, and those lawyers must be placated.

Shiat on a beverage cart and meow? They call the FBI and land the plane.
 Ask to turn off the inflight movie? They call the FBI and land the plane.

Look like you're from Herpaderpastan? They call the FBI and land the plane.
Wear a grey fedora and a chartreuse tie? They call the FBI and land the plane.
 
2013-04-05 11:47:16 AM  
One solution: Specific flights that are kid safe. For the rest of the flights, parents have to deal.

Or they can charter that helicopter they use for the rest of their parenting activities.
 
2013-04-05 11:47:37 AM  
My guess is that they were hounding the flight attendants nonstop about this, clearly wouldn't take "there's nothing we can do" as an option, and the captain felt they were going to be troublemakers for the rest of the flight.

Given the many parental flip outs I've witnessed, I could understand the desire of just wanting these people off the plane.
 
2013-04-05 11:48:11 AM  

serial_crusher: Well guys, I'm sorry your in-flight electronic babysitter wasn't conforming to your sensibilities.  God forbid you should give your kids a book to read or something.


What if the kid doesn't want to read at that particular moment?  This isn't quite like being forced to take your kids to the movie theater for what you consider an inappropriate movie, generally you need headphones to hear the sound(without which the impact of the movie should be limited), but they're deliberately designed to be easily viewable.

On the other hand, the attendants should have been able to kill the movie pretty easily - for the type of system described I remember the movie being on a VHS player hidden up near the cockpit, in a equipment closet next to the hatch.

mcreadyblue: serial_crusher: Well guys, I'm sorry your in-flight electronic babysitter wasn't conforming to your sensibilities.  God forbid you should give your kids a book to read or something.

/ I'd like to see the security camera footage of how that 'conversation' with the captain went.
// Good thing I have my iPad, cause I get the feeling they're only ever going to show G rated movies on flights as a result of this.

Many states have laws that would consider the parents unfit for subjecting their young children to such adult themes.


Do you have even ONE citation on this?  Short of 'R', it's all parental advisory; IE you should be there to help explain anything.

Crusher:  I'm not a fan of 'all G' myself, but if you don't have individual screens 'kid friendly' is definitely a must.
 
2013-04-05 11:48:26 AM  

Mikey1969: Pilots get to do whatever the fark they want nowadays, and anything you do is seen a s a "threat', whether it's a threat to their little Napoleon trip, or to the plane, it doesn't matter.


Sure, but diverting a plane for an emergency landing and FBI intercession has got to involve crazy amounts of boring paperwork.

I have to believe that pilots aren't doing this for the lulz even in the absence of a potentially threatening situation.
 
2013-04-05 11:48:56 AM  
head asplode.
 
2013-04-05 11:51:58 AM  
Pull out an insulin pen after your inflight meal? They call the FBI and land the plane.
Sleep through the seat-back-and-tray-table instructions on descent? They call the FBI (they're already landing the plane).
Fart audibly? They call the FBI and land the plane.
 
2013-04-05 11:52:12 AM  
It must really suck being stuck in a metal tube for hours with something you have no control over that annoys the shiat out of you. I feel absolutely terrible for these parents and their little kids.
 
2013-04-05 12:36:59 PM  

umad: It must really suck being stuck in a metal tube for hours with something you have no control over that annoys the shiat out of you. I feel absolutely terrible for these parents and their little kids.


Don't you mean the other passengers who lack kids?
 
2013-04-05 12:39:27 PM  
I strongly suspect the parents, since we're only getting their account of the story, and they're saying (of course) they were completely reasonable. When clearly they weren't:  you can't take your snowflakes out into society and expect to not encounter the portions that you feel they need to be "protected" from being exposed to.

I've flown quite a bit, and only been on one plane that had something like this.  That was because a couple took their infant on the plane, and the tyke got cranky and cried from pressure changes.  The father totally lost his shiat.  He demanded they make an emergency landing, yelling and the whole bit.  They didn't divert, but they for sure had the cops waiting to escort them off as soon as they got to the gate.

So, if this plane actually diverted, I suspect there was a lot more going on than this couple is reporting.
 
2013-04-05 12:50:02 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: umad: It must really suck being stuck in a metal tube for hours with something you have no control over that annoys the shiat out of you. I feel absolutely terrible for these parents and their little kids.

Don't you mean the other passengers who lack kids?


thatsthejoke
 
2013-04-05 12:52:27 PM  
You know, I'm half-tempted to try and submit as many repeat links as I possibly can, knowing that the few which make it by will generate enough butthurt to power a small city.
 
2013-04-05 12:58:33 PM  

umad: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: umad: It must really suck being stuck in a metal tube for hours with something you have no control over that annoys the shiat out of you. I feel absolutely terrible for these parents and their little kids.

Don't you mean the other passengers who lack kids?

thatsthejoke


Oh. I'm on a mobile, which I am gonna claim dropped the joke, somehow.
 
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