PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5526 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
A scene in the recent movie About Schmidt shows two characters at the airport in Omaha, about to fly back home to Denver. They're at a Midwest Express gate with the YX logo visible everywhere. I suspect we have a product-placement situation in the movie. While YX serves both OMA and DEN, they don't appear to have any direct service between them. As best I can tell, it would be necessary to backtrack through MKE. Is that correct?
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
IFlyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 159 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
You're right about the need to go through MKE on YX from OMA-DEN. Currently, the only N/S routes out of OMA on Midwest are to MKE, DCA, and the seasonal MCO service. YX used to have much bigger ops at OMA (N/S to LAX, etc.) but cut most of them. As far as the product placement-- Midwest needs all the help it can get these days, so let's hope it helps!
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2811 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2306 times:
Yopu wanna talk about inaccuracies? As a recent graduate of the University of Kansas, i am shocked that they didn't actually show KU when tyhey said they were there. I was even filmed as an extra (walking in front of my museum) but the scene was cut. Stupid Hollywood.
Kramri From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 74 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
This brings one more movie to mind. Die Hard 2 (Which I could watch all day long) is set in NYC. At one point, McClain is on a pay phone that has Pacific Bell written on it plain as day. Later, he is outside the concourse, in front of a map with a compass rose on Denver (much of the movie was filmed at old Stapleton in Denver by the way). I just thought that Hollywood would be more careful! Great movie though... better than the other 2... must have been all the planes!
Markus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
I hate to nitpick about your post but you're wrong about Die Hard 2. The movie takes place at Washington Dulles airport. Its mentioned many times during the film...good movie...full of little inaccuracies.
MSY-MSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 132 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
Actually Die Hard 2 is based at Dulles (IAD). Although the inside is Stapelton. The outside is IAD The reason is that the IAD staff didn't want to allow the airport interior to be used, because of the subject matter. Go figure. I still enjoyed the movie.
Kramri From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 74 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
I knew WHY they used the inside of Stapleton, I just thought it was ironic that they had a scene in front of a map in which Denver is highlighted... but if you're willing to let a Pac-Bell phone slide, then the map is not important either by the time you hit the editing room!
Thanks for the correction, I actually knew that, I got to thinking about the airport cop, and how he's now in NYPD Blue, and wrote NYC inadvertently. I appreciate you editing my post and hope the error wasn't too distracting for you!