According to the Christian News Wire, leaders of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants voiced concern over the added duty of policing porn.
"We've heard a lot of complaints from flight attendants and passengers" about travelers pulling up objectionable Web pages, union rep for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants David Roscow, who didn't cite any examples, told reporters after a mid-September meeting to discuss the matter.
Union leaders did not make a formal request to bar any specific sites, a union spokesman said.
The coalition letter takes issue with the fact that children and passengers might be exposed to pornography in the already cramped quarters of a plane. The group also feels it is unfair for anyone to sit adjacent to someone viewing pornographic material and that confrontations might arise leading to security risks.
The letter claims "the airlines are taking a risk, opening themselves up to lawsuits from customers who are exposed to porn or its effects."
In one such lawsuit, American Airlines was sued for $200,000 by a passenger who alleged while resting they awoke to find a substance in their hair from another passenger who was allegedly masturbating. Additionally, the family of an 11 year-old-girl sued Delta Airlines back in January 2007 after she was allegedly molested by a male passenger.
The letter states, "If passengers who view porn decide to act upon that, if there is a child flying in that row, airlines have opened the door for traumatic experiences and lawsuits."