That poor Northeast bird has been around! This ex-TWA bird was stored in Tucson since 1998 when TWA retired their L10s! In 2003 it was brought back to life and that sharp livery was expensively painted for a new Northeast airline to serve Africa (never happened), then they painted "Bolivian Airlines" for new service in that country. That didn't pan out either, so now it gets to be a hollywood prop!
Hoping we get some cool shots of this jet along with its interior.
Blackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
How many times will we see that restaurant that has nothing to do with running the airport? Maybe it will be depicted as her living quarters.
Okay. The first episode. She is sound asleep and is awakened by the thunder of Air Force One's engines breaking every window in her pad. She grounds the plane until the bill is paid for the replacement windows. The delay creates an international crisis and we almost wind up in WWIII. She saves the day when she shows up in one of those short skirts, but forgets to wear underwear. The bill gets paid and everyone leaves smiling. The jet takes off and the thunder of the engines break all the replacement windows. Everybody wants to go back and apologise. She says, "No thanks, I"m a Democrat. Contact departuer on 28.7. Have a good day".
Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
AGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3445 times:
Lets just hope that this has some actually basis in aviation. She is not famous for serious intellectual and informative TV shows. The sights won't be too bad though, Airplanes... Heather Locklear... Airplanes...
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3434 times:
This should be a fun TV show - kind of a cross between Dallas, Knots Landing and Airline....I am sure it will be worth watching just to note the mistakes that are made with details and information regarding aircraft......I can already see MD80s departing LAX on nonstop flights to Europe! By the way, the original name of this show was HUB, but that was dropped since the average televison view did not associate the word HUB with a show about airlines, no, I am not kidding.
I am sure the cast of characters will involve a sexy airport manager, a drunk pilot, flight attendants in disfunctional relationships, the token gay ticket agent, the macho baggage handler who is having an affair with the airport manager and meet at a nearby airport hotel, and probably the singing nun left over from Airport 75, with a shot of an airplane every few minutes just to remind us that we are watching LAX. Tune in next week for another episode of "As the Airport Turns"....
IslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3039 times:
>Anyone know the story behind the co-opted livery?
Supposedly, the man who set up the new African carrier who originally revived two or three long-stored TWA L1011s was an aviation enthusiast who loved that livery (I agree, it's sharp!)
But he's a lousy businessman, and he pulled out of the deal after the flights had started, leaving a crew completely stranded in Burkina Faso! One of these sharp planes is still there being held for landing fees, etc. I doubt anyone will ever rescue it.
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
"Airline" is a surprise success. Because of this. . .any show being produced now will be trying to ride that wave. Finally. . .airlines/airports/airliners are HOT and interesting. Maybe this wave from Hollywood will be more realistic than decades past. . .
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
Well, I think that this show will be a total failure...but it still will be fun while its on. I just cannot see a made up show about an airport...a REAL airport, might I add, working. Hollywood is not known for making the most serious scripts, and when it comes to airplanes (something Hollywood people travel on VERY often), its is considered just a means of transportation. When is the last time you've seen the TV show "Bus"....just can't work. In my opinion, the hot actresses is all that will keep this show afloat.
Altohugh, whoever said Airline is doing well makes a valid point. We all thought it would die in a few episodes...woh would have known that we'd have Airline UK, Airline Excess Baggage, and Airline 2...so, who knows.