Five different airlines operate between Sydney and Bali. It’s a competitive route. And one of the ways that airlines compete is with great inflight entertainment.
A woman settled into her flight back to Australia by watching Magic Mike where Channing Tatum is a male stripper and he’s apparently got some steamy dancing with Salma Hayek. The woman looked around before selecting it on her seat back screen, says that there were no “kids around” but she attracted attention anyway.
The woman seated beside her “tapped [her] on the shoulder” and handed her a note. Realizing it was a scolding, she decided to get up and read it in the lavatory instead of right beside her seat opponent. It told her to seek forgiveness from Jesus for her sins.
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A lapsed Catholic, she says she returned to her seat and picked up the movie where she’d left off. Then the seatmate started a conversation with her “about faith and morality” and was “lectured” on “the evils of Satan.” When you’re trapped in a metal tube, you really can’t escape proselytizing. She put on her noise cancelling headphones and ignored the woman until they reached Sydney.
I think there are some things that we can probably all agree cross a line in terms of what to watch on a plane. But sometimes it isn’t so clear.
- A flight attendant once shared on their Facebook feed a story about a passenger taking such a long time in the lavatory that another passenger expressed concern and eventually the crew started to suspect a medical emergency. After much knocking he came out, iPad in hand. He went in there to watch a movie. At least he hadn’t watched it at his seat.
- I’m never watching that kind of movie. But what about an HBO or Showtime drama? What movies are ok and which ones aren’t? If it’s on the inflight entertainment does that make it ok? (I’ve scrolled past What about inflight entertainment Mark Wahlberg’s Boogie Nights as an option.)
- In a premium cabin you usually have a bit more space, and maybe high walls. Does the seat you’re in dictate what kind of movie you can watch?
United Airlines Polaris Business Class
When you report an incident like this you have to hope, that your flight attendant isn’t watching porn themselves. Air Canada once warned pilots to stop leaving porn in the cockpit. And Etihad pilots once wrote up their inflight wifi for being too slow to download porn.
Finally, do you bring your own shows to watch inflight? If so, what shows do you rely on to keep your interest on a long flight? I’m always looking for recommendations and wonder how you handle a more explicit scene?
(HT: Eye of the Flyer)