“Adult” Movies & Kids On Planes: Should Airlines Draw A Line? Where & When?

Not long ago, we reported how it was discovered that Delta was playing an edited version of “Booksmart” on its flights that had, among other things, the removal of a lesbian kissing scene, while kissing scenes between males and females remained uncut.

The ending of the story was that Delta hadn’t requested or given permission for that edited version to play, and not long after that, they started playing the intended version of the film on its flights.

When we posted our article about this on our Facebook group, we got a lot of feedback from our members. Paraphrased, the gist from most of them was they wished airlines would remove all love scenes, violence and adult language from in-flight entertainment because of the young children on the flights.

Meanwhile, a couple of weeks later, this thread came up on Reddit (heads up that some of the 4,000+ replies have some adult language). But mainly, the issue was that a mother on a plane demanded that a man turn off “Game of Thrones” (which includes lots of scenes of a sexual or violent nature) on his own device because her son could see the screen (Note: said woman and child were 2 rows behind the man, who was wearing headphones. So take that as you will, but that part of the story isn’t really in reference to this post).

And that’s when conversations become interesting…

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Easy Way To Get AMEX Annual Fees Waived, Craziest Resort Fee Ever, More Reasons To Avoid Ride Sharing, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Aftermath of Delta Playing In-Flight Movies With The Same-Sex Love Scenes Cut Out (a.k.a. The Rest Of The Story)

Last week, Delta was under fire because it was playing versions of  “Booksmart” and “Rocketman” that had excluded the films’ respective same-sex love scenes.

The coming-of-age comedy “Booksmart” had a lesbian kissing scene removed, while kissing scenes between males and females remained. Coincidentally, the movie’s director, Olivia Wilde, saw the film on a Delta flight and said that the word “vagina” and genitals” were also edited out, while all curse words were left in.

Wilde took to Twitter with her disappointment – I won’t give screen shots because several of her tweets include adult language, but you can read them here.

Meanwhile, in Elton John’s biopic “Rocketman,” a gay sex scene and a kissing scene between two men (Taron Egerton and Richard Madden) were both taken out.

To be fair, the edits were not done by Delta; they were done by a third party. These contracted editing companies, or sometimes the studios themselves, regularly edit movies to remove, for example, references to plane crashes, brands of competitor airlines, and, apparently LGBTQ+ kissing scenes and appropriate terminology for “girl parts.”

However, after much backlash, this is Delta’s response about the removal of the LGBTQ+ kissing scenes and other things that had been cut…

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Ways To Avoid Baggage Fees, How To Get To The Gate Without A Ticket, Ways To Make A Disney Vacation Cheaper, How To NOT Drive A Plane, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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How To Avoid Baggage Fees, See If You’re Ready For A Nudist Resort, How We Could Get Significant Flight Discounts, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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