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Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?  
User currently offlineGUNSMOKE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I'm just curious as to wether any airplane crash films are shown in-flight.

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Only Air Bizzare. The airline that gives you one-way round-trip tickets. Where you can leave ORD on Monday and arrive at JFK on Firday..........................................That way you still have the weekend.




 Smile


User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

What a stupid question, you ask your kids and see what they say.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6281 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

No. Unless of course you are flying on the airline shown in Airplane! the movie.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Only airline I know of that's done this was that one in the first "Airplane" movie...

In the real world, common sense dictates the answer.... (I can imagine the passenger reaction to "Diehard 2)


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

well, my mother told me that they showed airport 1975 on one of the flights she was on, and she was little bit nervous

User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Actually, on my flight back from London, they played The Fight Club which has a crash scene. However, Virgin put a little note in the inflight magazine saying that the movie had a brief but graphic plane crash, so nervous flyers would be aware.

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

They didn't show much of the plane scene in Charlies Angles on BA.

User currently offlineSouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

I really love these forums, but I think I hear some of the most ignorant things here.



User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

You tell me.....what do you think airlines try to attract PAX not scare them away.



"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
User currently offlineTimmsp From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

I was watching the news tonight and saw an interview with someone who flew on Jet Blue I believe and stated that the airline shows live news during flight and saw the WTC impacts several times while they were in flight.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

I would think movies such as "Air Force 1" would not be shown as those would make travelers nervous- especially flying trans-pacific or trans-atlantic.
I haven't seen any plane crash movies on trans-atlantics, but I have seen some violent ones though, Anti-trust is one that I saw flying AA ORD-LHR about a month ago.
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineTimmsp From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

I was watching the news tonight and saw an interview with someone who flew on Jet Blue I believe and stated that the airline shows live news during flight and saw the WTC impacts several times while they were in flight.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Sure they do. And for reading material on longer flights, they hand out copies of "Airframe".

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

My understanding was that only one airline keep the airport scene in the movie, "Rain-man"....

I'll let you guess which one  Smile



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

As far as I know they don't.

L-188, was it NW? I remember seeing parts of that film (I fell asleep).


User currently offlineN6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

So you see, that wasn't such a stupid question after all, now was it?!  Wink/being sarcastic

I am actually surprised that some people did answer 'yes' to the question. I've personally never heard of passengers being subjected to anything depicting an airline disaster. The closest thing to a disaster I'd heard of was 'Titanic' which my mother saw aboard a Canada 3000 flight enroute from MAN-YYZ. Lord, she practically flew over the wreck itself while watching the film! Eerie ...


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

At Singapore before I was to board my Emirates flight to Melbourne, at the airport in the waiting area of teh gate they have a few TV's with a TV movie on. Of course it had to be about a plane going to crash because it was goign through turblance. Hmm great movie to show.

User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

What do you think?

Showing a plane crash film in flight is like giving yourself a death certificate.

Regards from IAH



War Eagle!
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
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Flying JetBlue I often wind up watching the History Channel rather than one of the half dozen sports channels, game show channel, or cooking channels. I find that the History Channel has a tendency to show a lot of documents on great disasters and explosions... and they come on inflight.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

For those of you who where wondering....

The Airline was Quantas

or Qantas if you prefer Big thumbs up



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

As far as I know, they don't.


Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Airlines generally don't show anything aviationrelated inflight, especially when it is tense  Smile
Even the newsfeeds from the newsnetworks like CNN are specially tailored versions without aviation-related news.
That's why the people over the oceans heard about tuesday's events only after landing at the diversion airports, the CNN coverage shown in the aircraft was tailored to not show aircraft crashing into buildings (or discussions afterwards).



I wish I were flying
User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

I saw "Thirteen Days" recently on UA. They edited out the scenes where the A-7 got hit by ground fire, and when the U-2 got hit by a SAM. They left in a lot other stuff though, like the U-2 successfully dodging SAMs, and the scene after the A-7 lands and the pilot tells the ground crew the holes in his wing were from "sparrow strikes".

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