Family Booted from Flight for Complaining About Movie

Didn't want children exposed to violence, but drop down monitors couldn't be shut off


A United Airlines flight from Baltimore to Denver was diverted and a family removed after parents complained about a violent PG-13 movie shown on the carrier's in-flight entertainment, The Atlantic reports.

The parents of the family – so far unidentified – say they could not shield their children from the "Alex Cross" movie because the in-flight entertainment on the United Airbus A320 was being shown to the entire aircraft on drop-down TV screens.

The parents say they asked attendants if anything could be done to shut off the screens in their area of the cabin, but were told that was not possible.