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Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:46 am

I'm just curious as to wether any airplane crash films are shown in-flight.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:56 am

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.




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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:58 am

What a stupid question, you ask your kids and see what they say.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:58 am

No. Unless of course you are flying on the airline shown in Airplane! the movie.
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:00 am

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)
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:03 am

well, my mother told me that they showed airport 1975 on one of the flights she was on, and she was little bit nervous
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:12 am

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:38 am

They didn't show much of the plane scene in Charlies Angles on BA.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:43 am

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

 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:46 am

You tell me.....what do you think airlines try to attract PAX not scare them away.
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:49 am

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.
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:50 am

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 10:17 am

Sure they do. And for reading material on longer flights, they hand out copies of "Airframe".
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:27 pm

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

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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 6:07 pm

As far as I know they don't.

L-188, was it NW? I remember seeing parts of that film (I fell asleep).
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 6:31 pm

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 ...
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Sun Sep 16, 2001 10:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:07 am

What do you think?

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

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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:44 am

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.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 4:32 pm

For those of you who where wondering....

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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:56 pm

As far as I know, they don't.
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 10:13 pm

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).
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RE: Do Airlines Show Plane Crash Films?

Mon Sep 17, 2001 10:55 pm

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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