NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 4593 times:
I have officially given up on AIRLINE. I mean William Hung singing? Then we are back to the old oversold flight and a family that's pissed. 3 passengers that were in the bar and didn't hear the boarding call. Sound familiar? I just switched back to "Catch me if you can" and "Courage under fire" Much more entertaining. This also will conclude my posts on this worthless subject. It's worth my time typing.
My friend was right "Airport" on discovery wings is much better!
Wilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 4366 times:
The storylines do seem to repeat, but I love being at the airport so much that I will continue to watch. The more I watch, the more I think that I would love to work Ticket Lift and tell some stupid drunk that he must love beer more than he loves that flight and he's not getting on. I love to have a drink now and then but dammit put the beer down dumb ass. Drink when you get there. They aren't staisfied with just 1 but they have to drink 7. Is it beer or crack?
OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2966 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
With all of the drunks on the show it makes me wonder when they'll have a beer-drinking contest on "Airline" and get rid of the drunks once and for all! Come on, A&E, William Hung? Drunk, smelly people? Give us more ramp ops, like in that episode where the plane had to be pushed back from a difficult to maneuver gate, just get rid of the drunks! There's got to be more interesting things than this! Maybe do an episode where you get to see a 737 being painted or something else like that. But no drunks!
7e72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3586 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 4273 times:
The one guy that was trying to get to Buffalo with his family was crazy...what kind of father curses and has an outburst like that in front of his kids..that guy is mental and needs a good ass kicking!
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
Gamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 4166 times:
I did not understand why they made that girl run around to security for a lost ticket? Can't they just confirm the ID and print a duplicate ticket? Is it a Southwest policy..if so what is the logic behind it?
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
You know, I have to go along with the consensus, this show is really taking a nose dive, imo.
I remember the very first 'Airline' made in the late 80s or early 90s. Now that is something that most eveyone here would have enjoyed. It has been some 15 or so years since I saw it but if memory serves, there were no drunken obnixious, brain dead, screaming passangers, no body builders, and no oversold flghts. What the original 'Airline' profiled was BA's pilot training, a flight from LHR to BKK, BA's then chief Lord King taking delivery of a new 747-400 in Everett as well as profile of DL in ATL in addition to other interesting subjects. Now that is the way to profile an airline's operations.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1818 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3814 times:
Funny, I had to change planes at MDW yesterday and I didn't see anyone having any problems. Everyone was calm and collected. And I didn't see any of WN's customer service agents running down the concourse. They must tape for weeks to get an hour's worth of complainers.
Allee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 473 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3733 times:
What the original 'Airline' profiled was BA's pilot training, a flight from LHR to BKK, BA's then chief Lord King taking delivery of a new 747-400 in Everett as well as profile of DL in ATL in addition to other interesting subjects
I remember seeing that show. I think it was called Jet Jockeys.
Mike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 4 Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3454 times:
I love "Airline", personally. I am really interested in the customer service aspect of the show. It is fascinating to see how the employees deal with all of the different problems that come up....and it amazes me to see how unprofessional some of WN's employees are! I would be really bored watching scenes of ramp agents and maintanence and cockpits shots, etc. However, I do realize that there are aviation buffs who are a lot more into that aspect of airline ops than the customer service aspect. I think "Airline" should do more of a mixture of the two to appease the variety of viewers out there. By the way, maybe y'all should get TiVO. That way you can skip the stuff that you think is boring - like how I skipped the William Hung stuff and the story about the bodybuilder. I also agree that we see the same things (i.e. drunk passengers, oversold flights) on a frequent basis. However, there are not that many different things that happen. The series can only show what actually happens. "Airline" is doing really well in the ratings, so they must be doing something right. I think the only people who are complaining are the real aviation enthusiasts because they expect more than just the fluffy filler and repetitive stories or angry passengers. I love the show, but I still understand everyone's view points, too.
Jeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
I agree with you, I think one reason why they show a lot of drunk passengers is because there is not much else going on that is better then that. I personally find the drunk passengers to be funny. I also think William Hung must have the very best PR people in the entertainment business.
CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
Yeah Airline was fun for the first four episodes until you saw that they repeat every story line. Also, it's hard to feel sorry for these people when you fly as much as I do. Frankly I don't want MY flight held for some people who didn't realize you show up 2 hours (not 2 minutes) prior to flight time. As a very wise man put it, if you fly a lot you don't enjoy it because you've seen it enough while you're at the airport.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Airbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Airport on Discovery wings is excellent except for the fact that the things that we are seeing happened ages ago. I mean you see Canadian Airlines concierge, BA old livery, old BAA uniforms, old old old old... But it still cointinues to make me want to watch. However, I do enjoy Airline but I get sick and tired of re-runs, same problems, etc. Maybe if A&E switiched to a different airline like UA or AA we could get some diversity and see how their Customer Service adds up to WN.
Nick A I R B U S R U L E S
25 Type-rated: One reason "reality" TV is so popular is cost. Reality is cheap. Here in America, when sitcoms ruled the airwaves if a show was popular the actors/ac
26 Cloudy: Maybe if A&E switiched to a different airline like UA or AA we could get some diversity and see how their Customer Service adds up to WN. ----- They w
27 Solarix: At least we won't have to read the weekly "Airline" thread anymore.
28 NIKV69: The one bad thing about "reality TV" is that is not real. When you see that person holding a camera that it pointing at you your behavior is not what
29 Mike77: NIKV69, actually what Colleen did with kicking that guy off the plane was completely acceptable. The way he behaved with her and the CSA's was appalli
30 NIKV69: Mike, That guy didn't do anything! He was asking why people got on the plane ahead of him. Not once did I see him do anything Colleen said he did. He
31 Stretch 8: My 2 cents: I have ssen the show once or twice. It confirms what I have heard about Southwest, and why I will never fly with them. BTW, the UK "Airpor
32 Type-rated: Remember that the editors and directors of these reality shows can edit the show to get the plot they want. They can make the nicest person seem like
33 NIKV69: Type-rated, Exactly! I am glad someone knows what is going on. These WN agents are funny. They definitely play it up for the camera.
34 Richardw: In the UK at the moment we have Britannia Airline on Sky Travel, easyJet Airline on ITV 2 and WN Airline USA on ITV1, every weekday, that's 15 differe
35 Flairport: Type-Rated and Mike77: welcome to my Respected list! Bottom line, we need to tell A&E what we think. I have been saying this for days, but I've procra
36 Matthewroy: I stopped watching it after I saw a little, old lady in a wheelchair with a big oxygen tank say, "I'm an American citizen. I have a right to be on tha
37 Flyboyaz: I live "Airline" everyday at work, I don't need to watch it on tv!!
38 Av8rPHX: I agree with Flyboyaz. Its more fun to watch it in person anyways.
39 NIKv69: That old lady was great, I loved it when she threatened to sue WN. Real classy!
40 Learjet23: SWAL Can go from sweetheart to ruthless, heartless bitch in less than 60 seconds! I know they are trained to hold firm, and not give ANY ground to rud
41 Type-rated: One thing about that family of six that bothered me... the show never did say when they appeared at the gate? Was it 1 hour before departure? 2 Minute
42 7e72004: I saw Airline for the 1st time in the hotel this week and after watching three episodes it seems to get a little old...don't get me wrong, it is inter
43 Byrdluvs747: What surprises me is that anyone here watches it at all. The show very little about the aircraft(not that WN airplanes are interesting), or any other
44 NIKV69: 7e72004, Your not wrong your right! It got real old, real fast! I was afraid it would happen but after that first episode in the second season they ar
45 Baldguy: I think American reality shows, all of them, love to focus on stress/drama/conflict - maybe Jerry Springer ruined it for everyone. That said, although
46 AA777DFW: When will AIRPORT have new episodes most of them are from 2000 or 01