LatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 16 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7920 times:
Before the flaming, I checked the archives and came to no avail on my question...
Does the TV series "Airport" have its own website or program overview on BBC's website? The information on "Discovery Wings" site, who airs the series in the US, leaves much to be desired with little information on the actual series.
Also, in archived posts, someone mentioned a series on Accra's airport. Does anyone have more information on this?
IMO, this is an excellent series and blows the US-styled version, Airline, away.
Jmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 596 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7753 times:
I love the BBC "Airport" series. I agree, it runs circles around A&E "Airline", which I find always has the same story,(well the episodes I've seen) drunk passengers denied boarding, missed connections, and screwed up baggage, Plus, though I love seeing planes, every 2 minutes its seems they are cutting to those shots of a 737 landing, and they play that awful music.
"Airport" is more comprehensive look at day to day operations of an airport, from customs officers not letting people in the country, to airline catering, to following pilots on there routines, to paramedics doing their rounds, and airport police hauling off an F/A for immigration violations! Plus you get to see shots off all sort of planes at LHR!
Didn't PBS show "Airport" for a while?
[Edited 2004-03-03 17:57:23]
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Awschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7711 times:
Airport now revolves aroudn Easyjet? That is a bit of a change since I last saw Airport. The shows airs on Discovery Wings in Canada but the seasons are usually a few behind where they still feature different airlines etc.
But, I agree, Airport is VASTLY superior to Airline. That show sucks!
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7552 times:
Personally I thought Maria was very good to watch. Unfortunately she wasn't at the Cyprus Airways ticket desk when I was there last year!
Just to add a bit about Jeremy, I don't think he works at the airport anymore, instead making the most of his celebrity status. That electronics advert he does is quite funny when he's in his lounge with a model of a JMC A330 hangin from the ceiling!
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7477 times:
Haha, that ELAL woman has to be one of my favourite people in the show, i'd love to see what she's like these days. When I was in high school me and my mate would laugh about it in our French class because our teacher was the exact double of her, the hair, the voice, the attitude, everything! What was her name, I know her colleague that she always bossed around was called Peter, I felt sorry for him at times!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5868 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7413 times:
One of my high school teachers were just like Shaker - I mean, you could do almost anything to him, yet he would still smile and remain calm.
Except once, where a guy from my class (disliked by most, if not all), decided to be very late for a bus - which almost left us stranded on an island. He was then threatened to be put on the next flight out of Australia (we were on a 5 month study trip back then)
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7307 times:
They are rerunning the Easyjet version of "Airline" on Planete in France, its amazing how every episode some nana misses check in by 1 minute and screams the place down when told they have to take a later plane - "But the plane hasn't left", "I missed the train", "Your clock is fast" - shame, one poor woman lost it completely and nearly had a breakdown, because she'd miss an appointment in Barcelona.
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7172 times:
Did ITV show the complete series of Airline - Monarch? I remember ITV had just started showing it when 9/11 occurred and pulled the plug on it. When did Airport do Glasgow, I missed that, damn. I love it when Horizons have Airport weekend, nothing but the show for 2 solid days. Even you've seen then time and time again, it doesn't get boring. I remember Horizons showing Lagos, but haven't seen it on terrestrial. What was the show on C5 called? I think it was LAX or somewhere like that.
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7167 times:
Think I prefer Airport to Airline because it doesn't get too personal, i.e. I don't really want to see the easyJet staff party, marriage proposals etc. Guess "Human Interest" stories sell though. Airport seems to take a step back though and focus on the airport and operations as a whole. Plus, no matter what is going on you have John Nettles calmly giving the voice over, whether it's a head of state arriving at the royal suite, the press guys chasing someone or an endangered animal in a shoebox! Hope it is back on soon.
Let's Go British Caledonian!
25 LTBEWR: Is or has the UK/BBC "Airport" series been shown on US TV other than the Discovery Wings channel? While I have a wide range of channels available to m
26 EGFFbmi: On the local ITV (HTV)... they did a show on Cardiff Airport.. was real funny..! Anyways.. Regards, Milo
27 Canoecarrier: I did a search on Amazon.com and the BBC homepage, I guess you can't buy any of those series on video or DVD, or at least you can't thru those compani
28 Jmy007: I think PBS in Colorado played BBC's"Airport" about a year ago or so. They only played a few episodes, I beleive it was for a pledge drive.
29 Roberta: i didn't really enjoy airport that much. i would have enjoyed it if they had shown interesting planes taking off and landing, and told me where they w
30 Mhodgson: The Scottish "airport" was Edinburgh - as they made the Airport an extra 'venue' for the fringe festival.
31 Arsenal@LHR: 'Airport' was great, specially the first episodes in the series, it got worser with the Animal reception centre stuff, who the f**k wants to see Iguan
32 767er: We had both 'Airport' and 'Airline' here on Oz. I preferred 'Airport' by far and away though that snotty sheila, Sarah, who ran the VIP lounge was ver
33 FlyCaledonian: One thing I've just recalled from one of the early Airports concerned an RAF flight out of LHR carrying Tony Blair. When the aircraft (A VC10!) came i
34 Canuckpaxguy: Thanks for the update...I too have been trying to find ways to purchase BBCs Airport for some time. I didn't realize the series continues today. I'm s
35 BA747400: Oh how I do love that show! Every Tuesday night at 8, Discovery Wings: LHR! It reminds me being back in England. I love LHR, its crowded, sometimes me
36 Dmerinop: Airport, what a great TV serie. I used to watch "Airport" here in Spain on a channel called "Viajar", does any of you or any spanish folk know if this
37 Caravelle: Airport was great! It was shown on satellite channel TV Norge, and now they've made their own series (now showing), very much based on the British con
38 Funny: I went to heathrow from madrid once and while i was waiting to pick up my baggage i saw the duty manager of ELAL. I dont know his name but i talked to
39 BigMac: My view on Airport is that it isn't all that great. I haven't seen any new "Airport" series on the Discovery Wings channel lately. Also the last few "
40 Dazultra: who the f**k wants to see Iguana lizards from Venezuela? More airside action please! haha, agreed! Daz.
41 A3204eva: Mhodgson, that's the one (Edinburgh airport). I taped that one-good episode.
42 Starlionblue: Come on. The animal parts rock. Those guys are cool, especially when they have to chase cats around the ramp.
43 Arsenal@LHR: The animal part make the show more interesting, agreed. But on some episodes half the show was about cows and insects. I remember one episode where th
44 Legacyins: I also liked "Airport" when I lived in the UK. Recently, I tried looking it up on Discovery Wings on Tuesday nights but could not find it. Is Discover
45 Starlionblue: Discovery Wings is affiliated with the Discovery Channel, like: Discovery Civilization Discovery Sci-Trek Animal Planet Discovery Health Discovery Hom
46 Mhodgson: In the UK, Airport is on UK Horizons every weeknight at 8:30pm, repeated at 9:30 on UK Horizons +1. Not sure of the weekend timings
47 A3204eva: There is an 'Airport' weekend, Saturday 7th Feb on UK Horizons.