Virgin Atlantic Issues 'Weep Warnings' On Flights

Posted Aug 17th 2011 09:00 AMUpdated Aug 17th 2011 12:55 PM

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Virgin Atlantic has decided to put "weep warnings" before emotional movies shown in-flight. It seems emotions run high at 30,000 feet.

The warning will appear before the start of an in-flight movie, to help passengers make emotionally-sound decisions.

The move came after a survey found that 55 percent of passengers polled said their emotions became more heightened during flight. 41 percent of men admitted to hiding under a blanket to hide their tears, while women were more apt to pretend they had something in their eye, reports the Daily Mail.

So instead of watching, say, "Toy Story 3", which passengers cited as one of the most moving films, take a flight on Qantas, which is now showing a documentary on the female orgasm. It's a...different kind of emotion.



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Deb Lombard

Well, tear jerkers are designed to make us cry whether there's a warning or not--so not sure a warning will help there. I've flown my share of air miles and can't really ever remember feeling more emotional about flying--that is other than a number of times when I was leaving my homeland, friends, family and everything I knew. I'd like to hear more about real evidence that emotions run high at a higher altitude--perhaps it's not the actual altitude but situations leading up to a flight that have an effect?
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa WHAAAAAA! SMAACK !

August 19 2011 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dwr1222

My gawd..what next!

August 19 2011 at 4:22 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Mark Lathom

Didn't some chick and her mo get thrown off a flight a month or so ago for crying?

August 19 2011 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mark Lathom

*Mom

August 19 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
buddyrayhendrix

they should play "la bamba" or "the buddy holly story" on flights

August 19 2011 at 3:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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georgeanderson2

...or "Sweet Dreams--the Patsy Cline Story." "CharLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"

October 08 2012 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
4me2knw

No crying allowed! People get so uneasy when other people cry. Just can't handle the emotion. How sad, people can't express themselves, not even over a dumb movie. Keep that stiff upper lip.

August 19 2011 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phillip Lojek

At least they didn't show "Snakes".

August 19 2011 at 3:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Hi Barb

Wonder what they will charge for Kleenex

August 19 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
poncee22

lol

August 19 2011 at 2:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jml1018

"weep warning"? who needs 'em?

August 19 2011 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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