Sunday, April 22, 2007

Even The Airwaves On The Airways Get Censored!

With the rivalry between British Airways and Virgin Atlantic rumbling onto it's 27th year, BA have taken the tit-for-tat competition between the two to a different level altogether , 36,000 feet in fact.

In the latest James Bond film, Casino Royale, Richard Branson is seen passing through a security checkpoint at Miami airport. But this scene and another of a Virgin Atlantic tailfin have been edited out of the version of the film being shown on BA's inflight entertainment system.

Airlines have a history of editing films shown onboard to the varied audience of passengers to prevent questionable content being played.

Virgin however have always been slightly different, indeed they showed the spoof airline disaster film 'Airplane!' when they first began flying to New York from London Heathrow.

BA says it edits films on the grounds of 'taste and suitability'.

The Truthiness Blog Says ; Clearly BA don't think Mr Branson is suitable or tasteful for their passengers. But I doubt he'll be flying with BA soon anyway so not to worry.

And don't call me Shirley.

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