This awkward duty of defining obscene material comes in addition to them keeping their eyes peeled for terrorists, maintaining a safe travel environment, attending to the special needs of all passengers and serving food and beverages -- with a smile.
With air travel at an all-time low, flight attendant salaries drooping and the general wide-spread disdain for airline companies at present, one wonders if it's even worth it.
Delta Airlines reported on its website that it plans to offer, for a price, a broadband Wi-Fi access onboard the airline's domestic fleet of more than 330 mainline aircraft. Aircell's Gogo in-flight Internet service will be available in first and economy classes in 2009 and is apparently "the most expansive in-flight broadband offering of any U.S. air carrier."
Unfortunately the offering of this seemingly innocent luxury brings rise to some First Amendment issues.
Delta, putting the pressure on would-be porn viewers, has suggested that other passengers will aid in the obscenity policing effort.