OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4585 times:
Just saw this elsewhere... FYI...
A&E has extended the run of AIRLINE by airing some previously unseen footage, and following up on some popular stories.
A First-Class Look Behind the Scenes of the Most Memorable Stories From the First Season of the Hit A&E Network Series AIRLINE
NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- During the soaring first season of A&E Network's hit series AIRLINE, viewers were exposed to all kinds of real life stories -- from in front of and behind the counters of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV - News). Beginning Monday, May 24, you'll want to fasten your seatbelts for the stories behind the stories, with the World Premiere of six special episodes of AIRLINE: EXCESS BAGGAGE, airing at 10:00pm ET/PT and 9pm CT. AIRLINE currently airs Mondays at 10 & 10:30pm ET/PT. The second season of AIRLINE will premiere this summer on A&E.
AIRLINE: EXCESS BAGGAGE offers our Southwest Airlines characters (Mike, Yolanda, Vi, Colleen, Steve, Susie, Denise and others) a chance to tell their side of what happened during Season One as well as introduce never-before-seen footage of some of the more intriguing storylines. AIRLINE's most popular stories ranged from the awe-inspiring (Mike helping an elderly passenger with Alzheimer's) to the hair-raising (Colleen and team dealing with the multi- state power outage), to the flat-out hilarious (who can forget Val and the man dressed as a Tiger for no apparent reason?).
AIRLINE: EXCESS BAGGAGE will also give viewers a chance to get to know the familiar faces of Southwest Airlines better -- on the job and off! Of course, our characters are more than just agents, supervisors and managers -- Colleen is a hard-working mom of four, and Steve Ramirez is a secret salsa king on the dance floor! We'll take them out of the airport and into their personal lives to find out more about the men and women behind the uniforms.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4389 times:
I loved that guy! I also loved it when the cops were coming and he told the gate agent they were going to beat the shit out of him!. He was too much. As for the behind the scenes stuff, I will be watching, I'm hooked on AIRLINE! Anita is a hot momma!
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4290 times:
I watched it for the first time on Monday. Yes. I don't care if you cry your tears of pity for me not watching the first season, but I am now officially hooked, and will NOT miss another season! Saw the first episode of the second season on Monday. Loved the part about the old man with his suitcase, when he complained about it being torn and was told the airport/airline or whoever handled the baggage was not liable for the suitcase being torn, and then he starts asking who he can appeal this to. And the tear was so small and insignificant
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4195 times:
I think it should focus more on the operations of different Airports around the U.S. and not just one airport. It should be 1-1hour episode each week detailing different operations of different airports. Like ATL one week, and DFW the next, LAX after that, and MIA after that, and smaller airports could be 2-30minute episodes.
DoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4099 times:
Glad you're all enjoying the US version of airline; wish I could see it too. Here in the UK "Airline" has mainly revolved around our version of SWA (easyJet), although there was a series focusing on Britannia too. However, for airline variety it's hard to beat the BBC's "Airport" which has worked with staff from, among others, Aeroflot (anyone remember Jeremy?), Cyprus Airways, El Al (really loved David & Sarah ), Gulf Air and PIA.
Mexitli From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4014 times:
I have several (almost all) episodes on VHS tape. If you are really dying to get a hold of them, you could send me a blank tape (or two) and a prepaid envelope. I'll be happy to copy them for you. I'll send you a message through a.net.
BTW. Last Sunday, A&E had an "Airline" marathon. It was about three hours of first-season episodes. You all may want to keep an eye on the A&E schedules as they may do this again.
WesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 332 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3917 times:
One of the most interesting episodes involved the "kid" who was learning how to push aircraft from gate 3A at LAX.
It brought back memories of me working for WN at LAX and learning to push back 737's at Terminal One from Gate '3Alpha' and Gate 1. Thanks to the wall and the tight alley-way, it's much harder than it looks! I heard some 'not-so-lucky' ramp agents had made major errors in the past!
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
Why haven't other airlines clamored to be on this show? Why should it only be about one airline? As it is, it's just PR for Southwest...
The other airlines WERE asked. In fact, I think if A&E had their druthers, they would have wanted to cover some international flights. Trouble is, instead of clamoring to say yes, the other airlines clamored for the door.