United flight diverted to Chicago after parents complain about movie, 'Alex Cross'
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DENVER - A family says their flight from Denver to Baltimore was diverted because they complained about the in-flight movie.
The parents wrote a letter to The Atlantic magazine that said they were upset about the movie Alex Cross being shown on their flight Feb. 2.
"United's own inflight magazine rated as 'T', or, "Adult Themes," the letter said. "It includes extreme, graphic violence and sexually explicit content."
The parents said they asked flight attendants to turn the movie off, but were told that wasn't possible.
"Throughout these interactions the atmosphere was collegial, no voices were raised and no threats, implicit or explicit, of any kind were made," the letter said.
However, an hour or so later, the captain announced the plane was being diverted to Chicago for security reasons.
When the flight landed, the parents said a police officer boarded the plan and asked the family to leave. They were reportedly interviewed then booked on another flight to Baltimore.
In a statement sent to Fox News, United Airlines confirmed that flight 638 was diverted, "after the crew reported a disturbance involving a passenger."
United told Fox it has conducted a full review of its inflight entertainment, but didn't say if anything was being changed.
Read the full letter sent to The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/the-way-we-live-now-united-airlines-and-disruptive-passengers/274512/
Read the United statement on Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/04/04/flight-diverted-after-family-raises-concerns-over-pg-13-inflight-movie/?test=latestnews
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