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?