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Seen any good films on the plane recently?

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 12y

I saw 'The Honourable Wally Norman' on a flight from Brisbane to Cairns last week - quite enjoyable actually. I generally find that movies on planes are disappointing - perhaps due to the bad viewing conditions. Although I hadn't even heard of this film, it was remarkably enjoyable.

Anyone else been pleasantly surprised recently?

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Hey Pete,

Pleasantly surprised just today actually and on US Airways of all planes (no offense, but they are pretty terrible....). Anyway, it was "Out of Time" with Denzel Washington and although you can predict a lot of the end it doesn't make the movie less enjoyable!

Besides that, I wouldn't recommend US Airways and personally wouldn't fly with them if I could choose. Found the staff to be really unfriendly and you had to pay for everything on board, alcoholic drinks and even a set of headphones. I thought that practice was given up years ago except for no frills airlines and charters???

Oh well, they got us where we had to be safe and sound; that's the most important thing I guess!

Cheers,

Sam

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 12y

Hmm, not sure how many airlines make you pay for headsets, but Continental does on domestic flights at least and of course Virgin Blue in Australia as well (but I guess that's a no-frill airline, so no great surprise). Then again, Continental was the first American airline I've flown in ten years, so this may be standard for American carriers. Continental did allow you to keep the headsets they gave out on the international flight though!! One good idea is to get your own set of GOOD headphones and purchase a little adaptor (you can get them at some airports supposedly), so you can listen to everything in real style - it makes a HUGE difference.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 12y

Oh, and Continental's films were really poor -- mostly old films like Home and Alone, etc.. They must be trying to cut costs or something

5. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 12y

I saw Lost In Translation on the way to Australia which was pretty good for a flight movie. It was one of those films which I probably wouldn't rate too highly at the cinema, but when you're on a plane and you've got nothing else to do and therefore give it a try, it actually turns out to be quite rewarding viewing.

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 12y

I saw Lost in Translation at the cinema actually and quite enjoyed it.. I was a little unhappy with how unresolved it was at the end, but nevertheless a very interesting and humorous film.

7. Posted by moonflower (Full Member 39 posts) 12y

I flew on United on Saturday/Sunday from Vancouver to Amsterdam, and they showed Lost in Translation as well... but because they had six (incl. one cartoon) different movies in several languages, i didn't watch it. Moreover, we didn't had to pay for the headphones and we could have used our own ones - although I don't know if with or without an adapter.
So I was kind of relieved/positively impressed after reading those "horror stories", especially the ones about US Airways!:)