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Flight Attendants Urge Boycott Of Jodie Foster's Movie (Plot Spoiler Inside)

Flight Attendants Call for 'Flightplan' Boycott
Thursday, September 29, 2005

LOS ANGELES ó Three groups representing flight attendants are calling for a boycott of the box-office hit "Flightplan." In the Jodie Foster thriller about a mother looking for her missing daughter aboard a plane, a flight attendant colludes with an air marshal as part of a plot to extort a ransom from the airline.

Other flight attendants are shown treating passengers rudely and being unsympathetic to Foster's character, whom they think might be delusional.

The groups contend that the Disney film could breed distrust of their members among real airline passengers.

"Should there be another 9/11, it would be critical for the cabin crew to have the support of their passengers, not the distrust that this movie may engender," said Tommie Hutto-Blake, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (search). "Our fellow crew members who perished in the line of duty deserve more respect."

Two other organizations ó the Association of Flight Attendants and Transport Workers Union, Local 556 ó also called for a "Flightplan" boycott.

Combined, the three groups represent more than 80,000 flight attendants at 23 airlines.

In a statement, Disney said it regrets the groups' reaction to the film.

"There was absolutely no intention by the studio or filmmakers to create anything other than a great action thriller," the company said. "We are confident that the public will be able to discern the difference between fiction and the incredible job that real-life flight attendants perform on a daily basis."

The film was No. 1 at the box office last weekend, collecting $24.6 million.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,170744,00.html

From what I hear, that's not too far off base to have flight attendants being rude towards passengers. Anyways, it's JUST A FRICKIN' MOVIE! :retard:

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I havenít seen the movie but I donít think the scenario is too farfetched. Iíve been on both domestic (Delta, American) and international flights (Air France, Lufthansa) where the flight attendants didnít care if they were rude to the passengers; they weren't subtle about it. They often seem like they truly despise their job.
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Who could blame airline attendants for being rude to passengers?
Passengers are too high-maintenance & bitchy themselves.
However, they really shouldn't get all upset over some lame-ass action movie.

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"Should there be another 9/11, it would be critical for the cabin crew to have the support of their passengers, not the distrust that this movie may engender,"
oh come on, any normal person that was on a flight that had been hijacked would listen to whatever the hell any person with any sort of authority aka flight attendants had to say. if a movie like this affects someone in a situation like that where their life is in danger, it's just because they are retarded.

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the whole movie was ridiculous with the way they targeted her and went through elaborate schemes like that to hijack the plane. There's much simpler ways they could have gone about it all.

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I don't need anyone to tell me boycott a Jodie Foster film There's just something about her that annoys my ass
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I don't need anyone to tell me boycott a Jodie Foster film There's just something about her that annoys my ass

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The movie sucked...It was just too far fetched and stupid...the plane was...

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I Was really irritated at myself for reading thsi article in the news (not here... I already saw it) because I want to see the movie, and the first paragraph of the article seems to give away the plot!!
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It does give away the plot, luckily I've already seen it.

I did think that the people were unneccessarily rude to her, but come on people, it's a MOVIE.


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Yeah the first paragragh does ruin the whole movie....luckily I already saw it as well.

The movie was ok, nothing great but nothing bad either.....I wonder if those same airline attendants would be upset if the bad people had turned out to be the Arabs on the plane.
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Silly me, I was boycotting it because it looked stupid (I like Jodi, but she has a knack for picking real stinkers)

I think they're being a mite oversensitive.

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I Was really irritated at myself for reading thsi article in the news (not here... I already saw it) because I want to see the movie, and the first paragraph of the article seems to give away the plot!!
Sorry...I edited the thread title to warn future thread readers.

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don't worry jodie....you are the gay icon of french company air france......that's ridiculous.......
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I've only seen airline attendants be rude to passengers a handful of times & everytime the passenger deserved it. But don't people have more important things to boycott or protest?

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