Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2533 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 546 times:
That reminds me of an old Twilight Zone episode (black and white, of course). The airliner "somehow" got thrown back in time (via some storm or cloud formation, i can't remember) and was trying to hail Idlewild on the radio (of course it didn't exist yet), so the New York City air traffic controllers were going, "Idlewild? Where's that?"
I can't remember if they were speaking to La Guardia Airport controllers or not. Alas, the program ended with them making another attempt at getting back to the "correct" time period, so we don't know if they ever get back or not....!
I remember thinking that it sounded so strange to hear that name, knowing it would unfortunately be named John F. Kennedy Airport in the future.