Thursday, August 18, 2011

Virgin Atlantic "Weepy Warnings" Will Begin Before In-Flight Movies Starting with 'Water For Elephants'

LONDON — British airline Virgin Atlantic said Wednesday it is putting warnings on weepy films shown during flights because of concerns that emotional passengers might burst into tears.
The "weepy warnings" will initially appear on the Hollywood romantic dramas "Water for Elephants" and "Just Go With It", flashing up at the start to advise passengers that the movie has the potential to prompt tears.
The airline said it took the decision after conducting a passenger survey which found that 55 percent agreed their emotions became heightened during a flight.
Forty-one percent of men surveyed admitted they crept under blankets to hide their tears, said Virgin. It did not say how many passengers were surveyed.

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