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Censorship for In Flight Movies
Was flying from JFK to AUS recently on DL and noticed that several movies were censored. The movie had an extra parental warning on it but i was not expecting them replacing “Jesus Christ” with “Oh No”.
What is going on here? Is this common with all airlines?
It is up to the individual airlines, some do more than others, on United you will see ‘UNITED’ on the screen when it is edited, and usually it is removing “God Damn” but not removing the F word or slight nudity. So I have never been able to figure out what their standard is. I assume most airlines use a third party to do it and each has their own standards. IMO UA has more censorship on the IFE system than the in-flight streaming.
In countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia you will often see bluring of women on the screen.
Every airline has different policies, but you’re right that it’s bizarre. Even within the US, Delta has different standards than American and United.
Yeah, it’s strange. On a recent DL flight they had a scene with full topless female and I was taken aback that it wasn’t censored. Not sure what the standards are.