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A family’s criticism of inflight entertainment allegedly prompted a United flight to be diverted over “security concerns.”   According to a story in “Today In Travel,” the family was traveling from Denver to Baltimore with two young sons, ages 4 and 8 when the movie “Alex Cross” was being shown on the drop-down monitors across the plane.  After a violent opening scene, they worried about their children seeing inappropriate content in the film.  It was at that time when they asked the flight attendants if they could turn the monitor off.   According to the family, when they were told “no,” they asked if the captain could address the issue, an received no response.   At that point, the parents tried to divert the young boys’ attention from the movie.   The husband then reported that soon after, the captain announced that the flight was being diverted to Chicago due to security concerns.  Once on the ground, the family was questioned by law enforcement officials.   United issued a statement saying “United flight 638 from Denver to Baltimore was diverted to Chicago O’Hare after the crew reported a disturbance involving a passenger.  The flight landed without incident and the customer was removed from the aircraft.”    The family feels that the captain over-reacted to their concerns and also feels that the airline should reassess the movies they screen.

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