Family Kicked Off Plane Alex Cross

Family Kicked Off Plane After Complaining About In-Flight Movie

A family was kicked off a United Airlines flight last February after they repeatedly complained about the in-flight movie.

The offended passengers were on a flight from Denver to Baltimore when the PG-13 thriller Alex Cross began to play on the plane’s monitors. When their demands became too much for the crew to handle, the flight was diverted and the family was asked to leave.

The couple initially addressed the situation with flight attendants. After they were told that the monitors could not be turned off, they took their complaints to the captain.

The family soon heard the captain announce that the flight was being diverted to Chicago for “security reasons.” Once the plane was on the ground, the couple and their children were kicked off.

The family wrote in an anonymous letter to The Atlantic:

“Throughout these interactions the atmosphere was collegial. no voices were raised and no threats, implicit or explicit, of any kind were made. The flight continued without incident, while my wife and I engaged our children to divert their attention from the horrific scenes on the movie screens.”

Officers from the Chicago Police Department boarded the plane and approached the family. They were instructed to gather their belongings and follow the officers off the flight. The family was understandably shocked.

Alex Cross In-Flight Movie
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