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American Airlines helped 'Sully' take off, but it won't screen the film on flights

American Airlines helped 'Sully' take off, but it won't screen the film on flights

Airlines typically don’t show movies and television series on flights if they include certain upsetting subjects, such as disasters and plane crashes.

That is even true for “Sully,” the new movie about the 2009 landing of a US Airways flight on the Hudson River, dubbed the Miracle on the Hudson.

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways last year, won’t show the film on its flights even though the Fort Worth-based carrier helped director Clint Eastwood film the movie at LaGuardia International Airport in New York.

American Airlines confirmed that it set aside an Airbus 320 jet and a gate at LaGuardia last October for the filming of the...

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