Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3159 posts, RR: 17 Posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3038 times:
I was wondering if any songs that make references to plane crashes have ever been played by an airline's audio entertainment system. Although most movies are edited to eliminate such superstitions, it would be far more difficult to edit such song lyrics. It would be much easier to simply exclude the songs from the IFE playlist. A couple songs that come to mind are:
"Ironic" by Alanis Morrisette
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
'Well isn't this nice...'
And isn't it ironic ... don't you think
"Wish You Were Here" by Mark Wills
She got a call that night but it wasn't from him
It didn't sink in right away, ma'am the plane went down
Our crews have searched the ground
No survivors found she heard him say
At the time, Alanis Morrisette just released a greatest hits album and it was featured on the IFE. They did play the track "Ironic". When they got to the lyrics about the plane crashing, that sentence was awkwardly cut out of the song.
Later when "You Ought To Know" was played, they left in the lyric "And are you thinking of me when you fuck her?"
So on United back in May 2004, mention of a plane crash on the IFE is not okay. The f-word was okay however.
Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 989 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
On a side note, some movies are not played or have their scenes deleted on IFE. I remember back when Rainman came out, no airline would show the movie although it was an Oscar winner. I wonder if QF showed the movie, though. I am not sure if ConAir, Airport(s), Airplane(s) were ever shown on flights.
Bingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
I remember listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Aeroplane" on a UAL flight to SJO many many years ago. Though it doesnt specify a plane crash its got quiet a few references to death. Great drunken karaoke song though
Helvknight From Switzerland, joined Aug 2006, 995 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
Quoting Planemannyc (Reply 9): On a side note, some movies are not played or have their scenes deleted on IFE. I remember back when Rainman came out, no airline would show the movie although it was an Oscar winner. I wonder if QF showed the movie, though. I am not sure if ConAir, Airport(s), Airplane(s) were ever shown on flights.
Another example of this was Speed which I saw on SQ, the bit where the bus hits the plane being towed across LAX was cut.
Airplane was the in flight movie on the first ever VS flight IIRC.
I wonder if we'll ever see Snakes on a plane on a plane?
Emirates has it on their IFE. I was listening to it before takeoff. But it's not ironic because I'm not afraid to fly.. Instead I watched the magnificent flex of the wing of the 77W all flight long. And we didn't crash!
I guess if nobody knows about the songs on the IFE or don't know the songs full stop it should be ok. If they play it over the P/A however..
YLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 677 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
i was playing flightsim X when i was flying CX YVR-HKG @FL370. the flight was operated by a 744 with flight no. CX839. i flew the same a/c with the same flight number on the same route in flightsim during the flight. and crashed somewhere near Japan coz i ran out of fuel (fuel leak). that person right next to me saw the whole thing and turn around and said "could you play another game? you are creeping me out."
edited for typo.
[Edited 2007-04-21 19:43:04]
Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.