“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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How My Packing List Has Changed In 15 Years

I was just digging around in the darker corners of my hard drive and found copies of my packing lists from 2003 and 2005. I use a version of this list to help me pack for trips even today, but it’s been updated significantly in the last 14-16 years.

I thought it would be enlightening to look back and see what items we felt were “travel necessities” back in the early 2000s. All that I ask is that you don’t judge me too harshly on this list (Note from Sharon…TOO LATE! I’m judging the fact that you travel a minimum of 6 times per year and STILL USE A FLIPPIN’ PACKING LIST….)

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New Advice for PreCheck & Global Entry, Warnings Countries Give About USA, Airports with Longest/Shortest TSA Lines, & More!

And in the blink of an eye, we’re already well into the first week of September. Time goes by so quickly! Anyway, here are our most popular posts for August 2019. Some of them were actually written before August (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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Comparing The iPad Pro Versus MacBook Air For Working On The Road

Toward the end of 2018, it became evident that the technology I used while traveling was woefully inadequate. I had a first-generation iPad Mini to watch movies or TV shows on the plane and an 11-inch MacBook Air from 2011 to write on for our blog while on a plane or in a hotel room.

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I replaced the battery in the MacBook to try and preserve its life and did a full format and reinstall of macOS High Sierra to remove anything that was slowing it down. Still, I could only have a few tabs open on Safari or no more than a few programs open before it started to get sluggish.

As for the iPad Mini, it had reached that point where the newest iOS will no longer update. That also meant I could no longer update any apps, except those that still made versions that worked on such an ancient device. I got a constant lag when streaming video, even with a strong WiFi connection.

It was time to upgrade.

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The List Of Things I Forget To Do Before We Go On Trips

I’m a list writer (Note from Sharon: OMG, is he a note writer!). In fact, to this day I still use a hard copy packing list when getting ready for a trip.

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(Note from Sharon – posted with Joe’s permission. But still…he has to write down to bring underwear and toothpaste? Really? #rolleyes #giggle)

I’ve started to notice that besides the list of things I need to bring with me, I also need a list of the things I need to do before the trip. This is the stuff you don’t want to remember you haven’t done the night before or, even worse, the day of your vacation.

As our lives get busier, the list keeps getting longer because I keep forgetting to do more or more things.

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