Virgin in-flight films to carry ‘weepy warnings’
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Passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic flights, including those setting off from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, will now see warning signs alerting passengers to whether an on-flight film will be a tearjerker or not.
Water For Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, and Just Go With It, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, will be the first feature-length films to carry the warning on upcoming flights.
Virgin Atlantic bosses took the decision to include the warning notices on emotive films after a survey carried out on behalf of the airline revealed that 55% of passengers thought their emotions became heightened while flying.
Of the men polled, 41% said they hid under blankets in an attempt to hide their tears from other passengers, while women were most likely to pretend they had something in their eye if a film had tugged on their heartstrings.
The survey also revealed that people from Wolverhampton were the most emotionally sensitive in Britain, while those from Gloucester were least likely to cry because of a film’s storyline.
Passengers who took part in the survey listed Toy Story 3, The Blind Side and Eat Pray Love as being the most emotive tearjerkers.
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