Airbrushing Richard Branson

This defines ‘petty’:

British Airways has airbrushed a scene of arch-rival Sir Richard Branson out of its in-flight James Bond movie “Casino Royale”, sources close to the company said on Monday.

The Virgin Atlantic chief is briefly featured in the original 007 film at an airport security scanner, but can only be seen from the back in the edited version.

What to say now? Branson’s sneaky trick of stealing BA passengers—by charming them with cameo appearances in films shown on BA flights—has clearly failed. BA’s executives must be feeling so smart.