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Topic: Inflight Irony
Username: thorntot
Posted 2013-02-05 04:08:58 and read 9632 times.

Inflight Irony aboard Columbia flight 409

Not everyone will get the joke...

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: IAHFLYR
Posted 2013-02-05 05:55:32 and read 9350 times.

That's perfect!!! Did you happen to look around for familiar faces on the monitor? 

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: 26point2
Posted 2013-02-05 07:06:30 and read 9103 times.

Looks photo-shopped to me. Maybe I miss the joke...not of the Sponge Bob generation.

By the way, are air disaster movies still restricted from in-flight entertainment? Used to be.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: lostsound
Posted 2013-02-05 07:16:40 and read 9043 times.

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 2):
By the way, are air disaster movies still restricted from in-flight entertainment? Used to be.

Nope. I watched Mayday on my WestJet flight 2 years ago.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2013-02-05 07:47:36 and read 8886 times.

LOL this is priceless. I guess the guy is okay with watching it on a plane.

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 2):

I don't get what you're saying. While a great show (I'll admit it, I do still occassionally watch the sponge   )
, Spongebob has nothing to do with this. The irony is that he is watching an air disaster movie on a plane. Maybe I'm missing what you're saying.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: tonyban
Posted 2013-02-05 07:59:16 and read 8813 times.

Its photo-shopped. Unless you're looking directly at the screen, the screen image is not view-able at this angle. And no-way would they have this movie as part of IFE.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: IAHFLYR
Posted 2013-02-05 08:07:06 and read 8759 times.

Quoting tonyban (Reply 5):
Its photo-shopped. Unless you're looking directly at the screen, the screen image is not view-able at this angle. And no-way would they have this movie as part of IFE.



Regardless, photo-shopped or not it is simply priceless as mentioned by mesaflyguy!! Love that humor.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: Seat55A
Posted 2013-02-05 08:08:59 and read 8741 times.

Quoting tonyban (Reply 5):
Its photo-shopped. Unless you're looking directly at the screen, the screen image is not view-able at this angle.

Eh? I guess I must have very special vision because I have certainly been able to view at that angle...but I guess you might be able to tell it's a shop from the pixels.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: johruk
Posted 2013-02-05 08:24:06 and read 8643 times.

But for those of the Spongebob generation...It is showing on the screen in the seat in front! (Or did everyone see that?)

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2013-02-05 08:52:41 and read 8519 times.

Is this from a Soap? It seems like the quality is the type that Soaps have.

Probably a stupid question.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: 26point2
Posted 2013-02-05 08:55:59 and read 8506 times.

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 4):
I don't get what you're saying. While a great show (I'll admit it, I do still occassionally watch the sponge   )
, Spongebob has nothing to do with this. The irony is that he is watching an air disaster movie on a plane. Maybe I'm missing what you're saying.

Yes, I thought there was more to it. Like that particular Sponge Bob episode in ironic juxtapostion with the "Airport 75" movie reference.

With the caption "Not every one will get the joke" I was expecting there to be some sort of subtle humor. Of course we all get it.

Clever would have been an "Airport 79" screen shot. Much better.

[Edited 2013-02-05 08:57:28]

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: hoMsar
Posted 2013-02-05 09:44:42 and read 8247 times.

Is that one of the Airport films?

The photo itself looks like it was taken from an ad for IFE.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: 777jaah
Posted 2013-02-05 12:12:53 and read 7868 times.

Quoting hoMsar (Reply 11):
The photo itself looks like it was taken from an ad for IFE

Specially when the pax is swipping his credit card inthe middle of the movie......take a closer look to his right hand.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2013-02-05 12:37:31 and read 7757 times.

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 10):

Gotcha, makes more sense to me   Thanx for that.

Quoting 777jaah (Reply 12):

I saw that as well.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: SouthernDC9
Posted 2013-02-05 12:47:44 and read 7714 times.

This reminds me of the bit in Airplane! where Randy the flight attendant(!) tells the worried passengers to sit back, relax and enjoy the in-flight movie, which it turns out features a fiery plane crash... (which reminds me of every other Airplane! scene/quote, which is all I'll be thinking about the rest of the work day...)

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: Lucky727
Posted 2013-02-05 15:35:31 and read 7398 times.

Quoting lostsound (Reply 3):
Nope. I watched Mayday on my WestJet flight 2 years ago.

Not surprised... A friend of mine flew WestJet YVR-LAS on 9/11 a few years ago, and their Live TV was showing WTC footage on a 'memorial' program the whole way. Coincidental, or slightly creepy/inappropriate, depending on how you look at it.

L727

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: TWA772LR
Posted 2013-02-05 15:55:16 and read 7318 times.

I think CO played Snakes on a Plane on the pop down screens a few years back.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: BoeingGuy
Posted 2013-02-05 16:00:38 and read 7235 times.

Quoting hoMsar (Reply 11):
Is that one of the Airport films?

Yes, it's Airport 75 in the scene when she is flying the airplane and the other young flight attendant brings her coffee.

Hope I didn't spoil the movie for you. I've seen some ratings that call Airport 75 one of the 50 worse movies of all time. I think it's okay. Not as good as Airport 70, but worth watching.

What are those way in the far lower left of the IFE screen? Are my eyes bad, or is that two elves? See what I'm looking at?

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: qf772
Posted 2013-02-05 16:27:26 and read 6865 times.

The best example of all time was the Jetblue passengers who watched their own emergency landing

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/trave...ews/2005-09-22-jeblue-fliers_x.htm

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: SANMAN66
Posted 2013-02-05 17:51:57 and read 5915 times.

How about this tv program on a JetBlue flight?

http://youtu.be/n18oyJUH0O4

[Edited 2013-02-05 17:54:32]

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: IMissPiedmont
Posted 2013-02-05 18:06:44 and read 5748 times.

Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 19):

That is truly funny.
  

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: tonyban
Posted 2013-02-06 08:06:04 and read 1473 times.

This is slightly off-topic but I flew Air-Asia last year from Bangkok to Penang and also Penang to Singapore. I forgot the name of their in-flight magazine but they had articles in this mag on previous aircraft crashes and full detailed reports on the crashes including 'pilot error' crashes. This appeared to be on-going monthly feature in the magazines. It was a little unsettling for me to see these reports in this magazine. Not the best of reading material for the moment.

Topic: RE: Inflight Irony
Username: robsaw
Posted 2013-02-06 12:55:46 and read 1202 times.

Quoting lostsound (Reply 3):
Nope. I watched Mayday on my WestJet flight 2 years ago.

Of course Westjet uses a "live" system where they are using satellite programming and not simply pre-recorded onboard video, which limits their ability to exclude airline disaster related programming.


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