Darnit!! Delta to Block Porn on In-Flight Wi-Fi

Derg

New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
Delta to Block Porn on In-Flight Wi-Fi
Posted by Matt Phillips -- WSJ Blog
October 6, 2008, 1:55 pm

As the move to airborne Wi-Fi continues, Delta has decided to filter the Web access it will begin offering next month.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the airline had planned to have flight attendants handle passengers looking at inappropriate content, but “after feedback from customers and attendants, the airline changed its policy and is working with Wi-Fi provider Aircell to use a system to block inappropriate content.”

“Blocking will be limited in scope and will be for sites that few, if any, would question are inappropriate to be viewed on an aircraft,” Delta spokesman Kent Landers told the paper. “Our focus is to achieve a balanced approach.”

Delta plans to begin passenger flights with Internet service in November, putting a system on several dozen MD-88s. (It will cost $9.95 for flights less than three hours long. Passengers will pay $12.95 for Web access on longer trips.) The Atlanta-based carrier is using Aircell, which is the same internet provider hired by American Airlines to provide in-flight access.

American has said that it expects flight attendants to handle situations where passengers might be looking at racy or inappropriate sites and has opted not to filter access. American has, however, said it will prevent passengers from using bandwidth-hogging applications such as Internet-phone services such as Skype.
 

WacoFan

Bigly
Perhaps they could make it like the old days - instead of Smoking or Non-Smoking we could have Porn or No-Porn sections of the plane. Then, in the Porn sections that hot little minx that did the Delta safety video (the red-head) could sell lube for the strokers to go in the lav. Just a thought. Delta could corner the market on pervs this way.
 

MQAAord

Scheherazade
Staff member
From a flight attendant and parent perspective: I couldn't give a #### less about porn on a plane. Or anywhere else for that matter. Just don't go showing it to everyone (be discreet), and keep Mr. Happy in your pants unless you're ALONE.
 

Goonie

Never say die
Perhaps they could make it like the old days - instead of Smoking or Non-Smoking we could have Porn or No-Porn sections of the plane. .
You would need more lavs in the porn section though. ;)

speaking of the lav.....
 

N826AW

Snooki's Baby Daddy
This isn't about porn in the cabin. This is just another move by management to degrade pilot QOL by banning porn in the cockpit.
 

tonyw

Well-Known Member
"Have you been downloading porn or are you just happy to see me?"

I sure hope it's the former!
 

MQAAord

Scheherazade
Staff member
What would everyone expect from a company based in the bible-belt.
Funny, AMR is based in DFW (still in the "Bible Belt"?) and they're not firewalling porn sites....

I don't think it's a "Bible Belt" thing.
 

MDPilot

Well-Known Member
Funny, AMR is based in DFW (still in the "Bible Belt"?) and they're not firewalling porn sites....

Spoke too soon?


<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=pr>Press Release</TD><TD class=ps align=right>Source: American Airlines</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

American Airlines to Filter Pornographic Content on the Gogo Inflight Internet System
Tuesday October 7, 5:31 pm ET
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Based on the feedback of our customers and employees, American Airlines is working with Aircell® to implement technology to filter pornographic content over the Gogo® inflight Internet service.
Since the launch of Gogo, American has not experienced any reported incidents of customers viewing inappropriate content via the Gogo service. However, we believe this is an appropriate measure to take. More details will be forthcoming as the company finalizes its plans.
 

#1FMS

Well-Known Member
It's nice to see a company step up to the plate and do something moral for a change...I for one do NOT want some pervert looking at stuff while my family is on the plane.

Why do so many in aviation want to fit the stereotype? Why not bring professionalism back? Would that hurt the profession, or be a bad thing?
 

darrenf

resident denizen
It's nice to see a company step up to the plate and do something moral for a change...I for one do NOT want some pervert looking at stuff while my family is on the plane.

Why do so many in aviation want to fit the stereotype? Why not bring professionalism back? Would that hurt the profession, or be a bad thing?
So, you don't see it, the person keeps it to himself, but you don't want him viewing it??

How about you do something moral and stay out of other people's affairs. :whatever:
 

KLB

Well-Known Member
Oh it's ok! I'll be sure to stretch the centerfold page of my playboy magazine (that I purchased in the airport terminal) all the way open while sitting in seat 15B...in uniform!:sarcasm:
 
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