bmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 months 6 hours ago) and read 837 times:
I just watched a streaming of Airport 1975 and one part that really got my attention was Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) walking up to a 747 with a distinctive large redstripe. More likely it was a TWA 747 but the livery similarities to Air Canada 747-100s are very good to note...
This movie's so old anyone with knowledge regarding airline participation in this film could be dead or long retired....
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cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7808 posts, RR: 54 Reply 1, posted (1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 603 times:
It's TWA. Although the 747-100 that is used for air-to-air of the ill-fated "Columbia 409" is obvs American Airlines, TWA were always the Hollywood airline, contributing aircraft or stock footage to countless movies. In the first Airport, Patroni actually works for TWA so it's fitting to have him on the shop floor next to one of their birds in the sequel when, if memory serves, someone drops their old-fasioned wrench.
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