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What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?  
User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Hi everybody, i was watching the film final destination for the eighth time yesterday and I would like to know what model was the plane(s) used in the film and what airline was used?

thanks very much

go air canada!


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4629 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

I believe it was a 747, and a fictional airline (I think, that's what they usually do in movies)

Not positive though, only saw it once when it was in theatres.

Von  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

P.S. Where in Canada are you from?



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33010 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

747. Don't know the series (-200 I think). The airline was a fictional one, obviously (do you really think an airline would want to crash one of their planes in a movie?), called, I think, Ole. It was filmed at JFK in the early, early morning when the terminal was empty.


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User currently offlineCPAir 4 life From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Actually, it was filmed in YVR (Vancouver, Canada)

 Smile


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

I remember the airline was called "Volair", pressumably a fictional french airline as they were flying to Paris.
I quite liked that film!
DEM



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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Volle Air flight 180!
Looked like an ex NW bird to me..



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

I think it was several planes actually. If I remember right, the inside did not match the outside in terms of aircraft type. But, that could have been another movie. I have only seen Final destination (or at least the airplane part) once.

Randy


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

I thought the way the aircraft was shown to be old and knackered was very well done - the chipped paint on the nose cone, corrosion next to the door, streaks of soot on the wing, and of course the infamous broken tray table.

As for the accident (or should I say premonition) itself, I found that to be probably the most terrifying aviation scene ever. The way they showed the city lights rocking up and down through the hole in the side of the plane, the seats ripping out, and worst of all, the chocolates (Maltezers as they are known in the UK) rolling up and down the aisle near the beginning of the sequence. I'm not a big chocoholic but when I used to travel with my sis and folks they'd always hit the gift shop after security and get some chocolates. I though the whole sequence was totally plausible and I couldn't fault it technically at all.

I used to seek out old planes (DC9-30s, 747-100s, of course the 707 on MEA) but the crash in 'Final Destination' has genuinely renewed my enthusiasm for A320s, 737-300s, A340s and 747-400s.



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User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

I could've sworn that the seating config wasn't a 3x4x3 like a 747 but rather a 2x3x2 or a 2x4x2. Far away it in the night sky it looked like a twin engine plane.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

I've never seen it. Sounds like I need to find it and watch it. Thanks all. :O


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

The plane used was a fake! The studio made a mock-up of the plane . I read this while waiting for another movie to start in the theater. I think it said iw weighed 45.000 lbs. I'm not sure of the cabin. I liked that movie.Especially when the bus hits the kid! BAM!!!!!
Scott



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User currently offlineGolfhaus From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

I wonder if any airlines will ever use it as their westbound domestic in-flight movie.  Big grin

Safe money's on "no."


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Golfhaus : I think you have a wry sense of humour. Reminds me of the movie Airplane! where the in-flight movie was the crash testing of a 720 at Deerfield Park AZ (I hope I'm right). I think that would be funny. Of course I have a slightly warped sense of humour.

Steve
 Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2922 times:

I could have sworn it was a 747-200, which was what they showed when the flight took off.

I spotted a little mistake in their seat identification. One of the boys sat in "49I" or something. As far as I remember, Airlines don't use 'I' in seat allocation because it's easily mixed up with '1"

Also, do all airlines have a policy of not showing movies that involve plane crashes? I know someone who works in SIA inflight entertainment and they were wondering whether they should screen Cast Away, since it involved the Fedex plane crashing. And if they showed it on board, they would have had to cut the scene where the plane crashed.

Also, they were wondering whether or not to screen Pearl Harbor as their launch movie for their new inflight entertainment product upgrade, but it had many scenes of Jap planes getting shot down.

Any comments?


User currently offlineDTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2905 times:

That was a good movie! Speaking of showing movies in-flight in which planes crash, I know on Air Force One they had the movie "Air Force One" shown in-flight.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
hehehe. That must've been a little odd to see the exact plane your riding on slowly get over-taken by terrorists, and destroyed.


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Was it a special effects created by computers when the airplane actually exploded or was it real? And how in the world did they get the terminal glass to come crashing down in bits and pieces?

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Not only do airlines not show plane crashes on the coach area, but CNN actually has "Airport Network" so that airports can have an edited version without aviation related news item (like crashes, near misses).

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Actually, I remember hearing from someone here on this site that he saw "Almost Famous" on his flight. He said that the plane crash scene was cut from the airline version.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33010 posts, RR: 71
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

AerLingus, that was me. The airplane scene was cut from Almost Famous while I was flying DL on JFK-MXP last March. I'd never seen the movie before (not that great, IMO), but a friend who had told me the airplane scene was a big part of the plot.

CPAir, I have the movie on DVD and with the directors commentary I could have sworn they said it was filmed at JFK. I'll double check though, your probably right.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Maybe they shot at several locations, inserting JFK backdrops into it with the aircraft being shot elsewhere because JFK is too busy?


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User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

the airplane shown at the gate is 747. the paint scheme is modified Air Force One - nose is blue from the top to the middle, then they modified narrow stripes at the middle of fuselage a little bit. the rest of fuselage is white with blue stripes at the windows level and they added red stripe. but it is definetely modification of AF1 colorscheme. I have a shots to proof it.
the cabin layout was 3-4-3 and ofcourse I have the shots to proof it  Smile


User currently offlineGo canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

thanx people for the comments, i knew that the airline was fictional-what I wanted to know was where did the 747 come from for the shots?

I looked at the livery and thought AA then realised that wasnt possible!doh!

I thought it really was JFK, perhaps I am wrong!

Also i have noticed that airlines get funny about shwoign films with planes in, I have heard the story about cast away!




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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

The aircraft doesn't seem to be real to me. As mentioned above, I also think that this is a (very unrealistic) mockup of a 747.

I mean, just look at the aircraft standing at the gate. If you're an aviation enthousiast like me, the first thing you notice is the fact that there's something wrong with the aircraft (maybe that's why it exploded in the first place). I can't tell you exactly what is wrong with it, but just look at it, and the aircraft just has something 'unreal'. It's like the aircraft is almost trying to say that it will explode.

Anyway, great movie. Too bad the aircraft part is a little bit too short, according to me.

Ivan



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User currently offlineBA FOREVER From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

Picture this:

You are on an Air France flight to Charles De Gaulle from John F Kennedy.... they show you that... what will you be thinking during those scenes of Voleé flight 180?

Did they ever show Titanic on a cruise ship? For some reason I would say... NO!!!!

BA FOREVER


User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

The plane crash in final destination reminds me of TWA800.The leading actor was a member of a high school french club who were going to CDG.In the real crash a high school french club were among the desceased.Also the leading actor finds out 'deaths plan' by watching a news reel.The news reel says that the fuel tank exploded and the FAA say in the case of TWA800 the same thing happened.Do you see the link?

25 Sevenair : YEah, it was a fictional airline Volair, in French meaning 'Flight Air'.
26 MAH4546 : BA FOREVER, they actually do show Titanic on cruise ships. They did on one that I was on two years ago. Though there's a big difference, IMO, between
27 EGGD : btw the aircraft standing at the gate (when you just see the nose) is actually a model, i was listening to the directors commentary and it tells you e
28 DIA : The "inside-the-cabin" sequence of shots were very realistic. It really does make you think twice about taking an older aircraft, but I will still try
29 A380 : Must be a B727, what was its previous registration? Or may be it's just a model?
30 VirginA340 : The scaires for me was not final destination because the interior didn't look like a inside of the 747 and from far away it looked like a twin engine
31 Post contains images Ikarus : What annoyed me a bit is how the inside dream sequence did not match the "real" crash afterwards. In the dream, it takes a few minutes and loads of tu
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