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New Travel Channel Show 'Airport 24/7'   
User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15049 times:

Set your DVR for Travel Channel's new series 'Airport 24/7" series @ 9pm eastern. Features an in depth look behind the scenes at MIA , mostly from an operations point of view.

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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7185 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15041 times:

DVR set  Knew about this for a while now. They are showing two episodes tonight. I think it is only six episodes though. Not sure if they will go to another airport or see how it does. I would prefer staying at MIA for more episodes but it would be interesting to see other airports. LAX or JFK would be great too.


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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14923 times:

I hope it becomes a regular thing too and they cover other major airports   If they can make something like Man v. Food work (I went to college with Adam..watching him snarf a 10lb cheeseburger is just painful) then I think they can find a niche for 'Airport'. It looks promising....like a below-the-wing version of A&E's "Airline".

User currently offlinespeedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14885 times:

Excited. Perhaps not so. It's still not the same as London Heathrow's 'Airport'. That was THE best show. Now we get to see how we American's run an airport, if you can call it 'running' an airport. Another reality show (basically) to show how inept we American's are. This should be fun...

User currently onlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3965 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14872 times:

Damn, and my local provider stopped carrying TTC (along with NGC) a few months back. Hopefully it will migrate to one of their sister networks.


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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2453 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14673 times:

DVR set. Could have potential- hopefully not another airport reality show highlighting nut-job attention seeking passengers. We shall see.

Some video snippets:

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/airport-24-7-miami/video

Nice ramp clip here:
http://www.travelchannel.com/video/tarmac-dos-and-donts

[Edited 2012-10-02 11:59:41]


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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14630 times:

Watching the initial promos I'm concerned the producers are going to over dramatize everything and make it real old real quick. "Documentary" shows on American networks have a tendency to do that (i.e. American Chopper). The two best aviation shows I have seen I had to go find on the internet to see them.... Ice Pilots (they have an Americanized version on the Weather Channel but I went on line to find the original Canadian version) and Inside Gatwick (some dramatization but not much). Still, I will keep an open mind going into it.

User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14614 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 6):
Watching the initial promos I'm concerned the producers are going to over dramatize everything and make it real old real quick.

Having watched the entire first and second episodes, I can say that this isn't the case. Yes, there is a little dramatization because they still need to make it palatable for non-avgeeks, but it's not too bad, and I was fascinated by the first two episodes.

The producer, Chris Sloan, is an avgeek himself, so hopefully Airport: 24/7 will stay away from over-dramatization.

http://blog.racingwinds.com/2012/09/...rfect-show-for-avgeeks-and-beyond/



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14585 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 1):
I think it is only six episodes though.

For now. I guess they're going to see how they do ratings-wise before ordering a full season. I'm hoping it does well because I'd personally like to appear in an episode, despite my history with one of the present stars!

Quoting speedbrds (Reply 3):
Now we get to see how we American's run an airport, if you can call it 'running' an airport. Another reality show (basically) to show how inept we American's are.

   I can assure you that the Miami-Dade Aviation Department does an excellent job of running MIA, despite constant interference from the county itself.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 7):
The producer, Chris Sloan, is an avgeek himself, so hopefully Airport: 24/7 will stay away from over-dramatization.

   He also runs the Airchive.com website.


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14564 times:

From what has been said in this thread so far this show sounds promising.... DVR set.

I wonder if this is going to be a long advert for AA like the show they did at ORD covering AA's operations some years back.


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14546 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 9):
I wonder if this is going to be a long advert for AA like the show they did at ORD covering AA's operations some years back.

Considering their present state, it may have just the opposite effect, though I believe the episodes were filmed prior to the current labor strife. I think it's supposed to be an advert for Miami-Dade County as a whole, otherwise they wouldn't have approved the filming.


User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 14493 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 4):
Damn, and my local provider stopped carrying TTC (along with NGC) a few months back. Hopefully it will migrate to one of their sister networks.

Unlikely since Travel Channel is no longer owned by Discovery Networks and none of the other Scripps Interactive networks is a likely fit (Food Network, Cooking Channel, Great American Country, HGTV, DIY,).

Quoting type-rated (Reply 9):
I wonder if this is going to be a long advert for AA like the show they did at ORD covering AA's operations some years back.

This show appears to not focus on a particular airline and seems to go into multiple areas within the airport and that is where a lot of stories can be found.

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 2):
I hope it becomes a regular thing too and they cover other major airports

Similar to how Airline focused on multiple WN cities. The question is will other airports be willing to give film crews this sort of access? I remember about 12 years ago the Discovery Channel had a crew at ATL filming a special on the airport (I never got a chance to see it, as they only showed it a handful of times and I missed it. I may have actually been in some of the footage as they were filming around the gates I worked at ASA that particular day.).


User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 14361 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 11):
This show appears to not focus on a particular airline and seems to go into multiple areas within the airport and that is where a lot of stories can be found.

Correct. The show focuses on general airline ops at the airport, as well as TSA ops, baggage ops, CBP ops, and other areas related to the overall running of the airport. It doesn't focus on one specific airline.



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14239 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 11):
The question is will other airports be willing to give film crews this sort of access?

If they use it to promote the city/airport, as MIA seems to be doing, other airports could be more likely to cooperate, especially if the series does well.


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5486 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14240 times:

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Thread starter):


Looking forward to it. I hope they also include the history of MIA. A very rich aviation heritage indeed. Regrettably, MIA website omits any history section.



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14131 times:

Each episode only a half hour long? Bummer!


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User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14012 times:

Quoting speedbrds (Reply 3):
Excited. Perhaps not so. It's still not the same as London Heathrow's 'Airport'. That was THE best show. Now we get to see how we American's run an airport, if you can call it 'running' an airport. Another reality show (basically) to show how inept we American's are. This should be fun...

I'm intrigued as to how you arrived at this conclusion ...



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User currently offlinecrapper1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13375 times:

It's a niche show. What they need to do is continue production. Then make it available online for streaming with ads so they get the revenue from it and they can fill the empty slot on the network for something more kardashean how ever u spell that. When airport ops get stale to the public but is still having good viewership to turn a profit online.Sadly no network execs are that smart

User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13286 times:

they already did airport 24/7 in GRU and MEX is this new season?

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12962 times:

Looking forward to this. Airport was excellent, so hopefully this is as good.

Quoting LV (Reply 6):
Ice Pilots (they have an Americanized version on the Weather Channel but I went on line to find the original Canadian version)

I saw the same episode of Ice Pilots (the one where they prep the water bombers to go Trans-Atlantic) in Toronto and again on NatGeo in the US and didn't see any differences between the two episodes.



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User currently offlinespeedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12847 times:

Quoting AA94 (Reply 16):

In regards to what? My opinion of how Heathrow's 'Airport' is THE best show or how inept our airports are ran. Clarification is key.

Have you travelled lately? The infrastructure of US airports is hilarious. Everything from TSA to food/beverage sites is sad. As an American, I cannot say I am proud of our air transport infrastructure.

[Edited 2012-10-02 18:09:11]

User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12796 times:

Quoting speedbrds (Reply 20):
In regards to what? My opinion of how Heathrow's 'Airport' is THE best show or how inept our airports are ran. Clarification is key.

My apologies. I reread your previous comment and realize that you yourself are American. I thought you were British, and calling out Americans for being "inept" at running airports.

Pardon me for the oversight. As you were ...



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User currently offlinen797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12592 times:

Watching it now, not really impressed. On a side note, anyone see what looked like a SR tractor sill in MIA?  


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User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12551 times:

Couldn't finish it. Typical reality show "setups". I turned it off when the TSA discovered the inevitable "potential terrorist".


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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12175 times:

Quoting n797mx (Reply 22):
On a side note, anyone see what looked like a SR tractor sill in MIA?

Swissport, actually. They run a very good operation at MIA and provide ground handling to a number of international and domestic carriers.

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 23):
Couldn't finish it. Typical reality show "setups". I turned it off when the TSA discovered the inevitable "potential terrorist".

The second episode was better in this regard. I guess the first episode of anything set at an airport always has to revolve around security.

At least it's not LAX!


25 Post contains images flymia : That should change. MIA and the city in general is filled with aviation history. One of the most rich aviation history cities in the world honestly.
26 CaliAtenza : hey i kinda liked that show lol.
27 zippyjet : Your mouth to God's ears! It's been at least five years since MIA omitted their rich aviation history in their web site.
28 ckfred : I thought the show was interesting. But I was struck by one thing, the lack of any activitiy at AA. You saw some quick footage of Concourse D, but I a
29 flymia : Most of the outdoor scenes and shots were in or around the South concourse where DL is. DL usually uses the southern runway too while AA uses the two
30 kpitrrat : While I honestly liked episode one I will say that it appears that this (episode 1 at least is) attempting to show TSA in a more "Important" light. I
31 N62NA : Same here. Kind of odd. Maybe AA didn't give the producers permission.
32 dlramp4life : I found the show interesting as well and saw more action from DL, international airlines and even ground handlers then AA. You would think they would
33 rotating14 : Not impressed, good job finding the narcotics but car accidents happen everyday, kinda had to turn it when they stretched so much time covering the A3
34 bhmdiversion : I thought the show would be a little more about the odds and ends of the airport, but the Security Director of MIA seemed to be very dramatic, and als
35 tp1040 : Face it, if you are not really interested in all things aviation, the show needs drama to bring in regular viewers. Everything was over dramatized. My
36 flymia : LH gave them permission. What's so hard to believe? As for the airport employee caring who knows. Maybe it was more because of the cameras or maybe s
37 type-rated : By showing all the details of the car accident it serves as a reminder that people should always carry some kind of "In Case Of Emergency" number in t
38 Post contains links Viscount724 : Another clip showing a security sweep of a LH A380 and dumping the lavatories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X55YpK-u9Gw
39 GSPSPOT : I don't have a DVR - still have flashbacks of trying to program VCR's to record the programs I wanted to see later! If I can't catch it while it's on,
40 wn676 : Lauren Stover is obnoxious. Other than that, I think it's a great show.
41 spacecadet : Why, just because it's set at an airport? It had all the typical crap "reality" show hallmarks, like for example cameras just happening to be filming
42 gothamspotter : So will I, and so would the producers of "Airport 24/7", but TV execs and advertisers know that most people won't. This show is more like "Cops" than
43 OB1504 : Lauren is like that in real life. From my experiences at MIA, using the golf carts to get passengers to their flights on time is a routine occurrence
44 LHCVG : Flymia is right...Someone at the station manager level would certainly know the LH rules on that and not be willing to risk it over getting on TV wit
45 something : One of the most ridiculous shows ever. Maybe I am just used to European documentaries as opposed to dramatized, mindless entertainment, but this show
46 707lvr : These women-in-charge types, racing around constantly on the cellphone with an entourage of baby chicks trailing .. tiresome real fast.
47 something : The show focuses entirely on the people at the airport. They show/say virtually nothing about the airport operation itself. The only thing I learned
48 mayor : Well, apparently, the courts don't agree with you, as it was stated, at the last of the show, that the "suspected" terrorist was indicted on the char
49 mayor : What did you expect?? This program isn't aimed at us aviation geeks.....it's aimed at the general public and if they can learn anything from it other
50 something : Iran is Persia and not Arabia and there is no Al Qaida in Iran. They said he was indicted, which you do get if you try to bring a concealed knife abo
51 type-rated : Do you know why reality shows are so common these days? Because they are cheap to produce and can bring in a good amount of revenue. Low cost/high rev
52 Post contains images mayor : Like I said, it's not aimed specifically at aviation geeks, but the general public. Believe it or not, but aviation geeks ARE outnumbered by the gene
53 nema : I love this type of show, just cant get enough of them but i tend to record them so i can skip the blumming never ending ad breaks. I hope this one so
54 glbltrvlr : I really miss that show. Stuart with the budgies, the Aer Lingus woman (Shauna?), the two photographers - even Jeremy.
55 type-rated : Totally agree with you.
56 OB1504 : This is extremely offensive to the hard working men and women of the Airport District of the Miami-Dade Police Department. Maybe he's as much in shoc
57 flymia : The men and women of Customs and Border Protection are some of the finest out there. Especially working at an airport like MIA. As the show showed th
58 Post contains images Plane Holland : Now watching the 2nd episode, really nice how us customs attacks the flower boxes with sticks... Is that normal? I wouldn't be too happy as a client w
59 flymia : Yea this is fairly normal it's a good way to look for drugs. If the stick comes back white there is something in there. I am guessing it doesn't hurt
60 AviRaider : I truly think Wings didn't last because there wasn't enough new content. A new show here and there but it was primarly endless reruns. I loved the ch
61 KaiGywer : The poster never says anything worthwhile about anything American, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
62 mcogator : What was the airline in the all blue livery from Paris?
63 geardown : Corsair?
64 KaiGywer : That was my guess too, especially since they made the comment that they didn't have any ticketing agreements with other airlines.
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