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Different IFE selection on the same flight
I just encountered something weird today, when I was flying business on my way back from Chicago to Munich with Lufthansa. I was talking to my seat neighbor about the horrible film selection on Lufthansa flights, when we noticed that he had a severely limit selection of films compared to me.
We asked the flight attendant what that was about and she replied that this is due to some “weird US regulations that they cannot get around”. She said this only happens on flights in and out of the US and the selection is actually limited by row (window has full selection, isle limited etc.).
I have never heard of this practice before and sound like complete BS to be honest. Has anyone ever noticed this?
Sounds bizarre, never heard that before.
Definitely weird. The only thing I can think about is, that if someone watches a movie sitting in an aisle seat, then several people sitting across the aisle BEHIND him would see the screen (movie). Maybe those people would have issues with being “exposed” to certain movies (nudity, violence etc). On the other hand, fewer people would see what is on the screen of the passenger sitting next to the window. Just a thought….