In-Flight Editing

OK, so we know that airlines edit the movies they show on flights so as not to make the kiddies’ eyes bug out. But cutting out references to rival airlines? That’s a bit much.

British Airways admits it cut an appearance by Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson from the James Bond film "Casino Royale" – and blurred the image of a Virgin Atlantic jet.

A little petty, methinks. And counter-productive. I mean, I saw the movie (in a theater) and I didn’t  even notice Branson’s cameo or the Virgin Atlantic jet. But I sure know about them now.

Anyway,  I have a much more important question. How come British Airways passengers got to see "Casino Royale," which I would gladly watch again, and I got stuck with the "The Holiday" on my transatlantic flight?


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