Security Theater and In-Flight Movies

Should airlines show only G movies during flights that have kids on board? Wouldn’t that be unfair to adults traveling without children? And what about families who have a total no-movie, no-media policy and don’t want their children watching anything at all? After all, what one parent deems permissible for their child may be against another parent’s rules. I know I would have been angry, not only if the movie being shown was inappropriate for kids per its rating, but inappropriate for MY kid according to MY maternal barometer. Does that mean airlines should stop showing films entirely? Or should they all adopt single-screens (at a cost to all of us, of course)?

Plane Diverted After Family Complains In-Flight Movie Is Inappropriate for Kids

Our answer is easy: don’t fly. Why teach your children to meekly accept authority from government agents engaged in security theater? And if you do fly, avoid airlines like United where delicate flowers (such as the “captain” of the United flight above) are in command.


“[I]f your business has a particular advantage that induces a great number of customers to default to it, then skimping on customer service won’t cost you much, and investing in it won’t gain you as much.”

The Way We Live Now: United Airlines and ‘Disruptive’ Passengers

Many years ago we flew United Airlines regularly. Great technicians, horrible customer relations.


Unfortunately, it seems that the future Aldous Huxley predicted in 1932, in Brave New World, is arriving early. Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT) and to prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading.

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