DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3623 posts, RR: 11 Posted (11 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1017 times:
Whenever it's on Discovery Wings, (our cable only carries BBC America & it's not on there) I watch the BBC show "Airport". I love watching this show!!!
I don't really know alot about it though, so if anybody could help me out on things like whether or not they're making new episodes, how long they've been making episodes, or just some general info about it, I'd appreciate it!
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 980 times:
Quite a few episodes have been made actually....rumour has it yet another one is being produced right now...the likelihood is that you might still be shown some newer ones still.
There was also another similar programme aired (but not repeated) a while ago by Britain's Channel 4; this focused on airport ops at Lagos, in Nigeria----boy, was that funny...big punch-up at the BA check-in queues at Lagos seemed to be a daily occurence....
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3219 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 958 times:
The chap called Jeremy Sprake (the Aeroflot agent) is now a real celebrity in the UK and hosts several TV shows. I doubt he still works for Aeroflot. He used to make me laugh the way he dealt with some of the more idiotic customers!
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7791 posts, RR: 23 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 929 times:
I love the airport programme, pity that they don't show enough airside action as we would like but it's still very interesting. I saw the BBC crew filming in T3 when i was at LHR back in 1999, nice moment. They are currently filming a new series which will probably be screened in the late summer or autumn probably. Wonder what characters there will be or what airline they'll focus on. In the previous episodes they focused on Aeroflot, Cyprus airways and Gulf air.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3623 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 920 times:
Thanks to everybody for their help! The BBC website was helpful- I didn't think to look on their site!
I like Jeremy, too. Especially when he was in the BA 747-400 (wasn't it?) sim, and almost had the collision with the other plane. It would not be funny in real life though...
I also like the reporters- don't really have an explanation as to why, I just do.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3623 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 913 times:
I'm not sure which the title is, "Airplane" or "Airline", but I also remember a show where the film crew actually took the flight, on an EasyJet 737, and were flying to the southern part of France, but the pilots had to divert because of weather issues. It wasn't Airport, but it had a similar theme. I only saw it once.
Trident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 904 times:
That would be Airline which is an ITV production in the UK.The real problem with that series is that there is little variation between delayed departure/lost passport/drunk passenger!Btw the first series was about Britania and was filmed in Manchester.
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VapourTrails From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 884 times:
I love that show as well! It hasn't been on here in Australia for a while now though. I think the next episode coming up for us is the Miami one, but I'm not sure when. It would be good if they could re-run the series from the beginning!
I emailed BBC about 18 months ago when I discovered the website to let them know how much I enjoyed the show and to keep filming it! and got a really quick reply - very nice one too. It is much better than Airline [with EasyJet] which has been on here too.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12701 posts, RR: 80 Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 869 times:
They filmed us departing a BA001 in 1998, (not me, and quite a few of us declined to appear on film too).
I asked one of the BBC people if he had any trouble with the BA 'Thought Police', he said no, it was Virgin who restricted access and fretted over content the most.
They also asked if there were any 'characters' they could film, we said no, we get on with our work here, (not pratt around like a certain Aeroflot person).
The departure was uneventful, and to no-ones surprisethe footage wasn't ever used.
Which confirmed our suspicions about the programme, they don't capture real life at LHR, just get some show-offs on screen, probably meaning some other poor sod has to cover for them workwise!
(I know that's probably not true in all cases, but regular viewers of the programme will know who I mean).
That's why some of us didn't want to take part, how many times has this conversation happened to us;
'You work at Heathrow?'
'Yes' we answer
'Do you know that Jeremy from Airport then?'
I do think what I've seen of the last couple of series has really been scraping the barrel, time to axe the show? (Not while the viewing figures hold up!)
VapourTrails From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 853 times:
They also asked if there were any 'characters' they could film, we said no, we get on with our work here, (not pratt around like a certain Aeroflot person). - he is funny on TV, but I don't know that I could work with him!!
The immigration ones with Eric and Caroline are quite interesting. The most recent I have seen are ones that feature Qantas, and there seems to be more airside footage in those episodes too.
JSC_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 845 times:
Man this programme rocks....
it has been shown here for like the past few years and It has been a family favourite.
I Can remember when Jeremy was like first on it...man he's funny!!!!!
Didn't the same makers do one on Miami Airport????
I also like the series called "Airline"...first on britannia and more lately on easyjet.
Although they are repeats I still enjoy watching Airport on Sunday Afternoons.
Man interesting to hear of Jeremy becoming a celebrity.
And I agree they need more airside action..