thegoldenargosy From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2796 times:
The only weird thing is that the MD-80 has winglets. The cabin has AA coach seats with the older style overhead bins. It seems like a mix of an Alaska 261 with a United 232 or US Airways 1549 outcome. Denzel says "brace for impact" a la Sully.
ghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 758 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 5): Could it be a copyright/trademark issue with Boeing? Remember how the producers of 'Pan Am' had to tweek the CGI generated 707s due to a lack of consent from Boeing and P&W.
Hm. That's actually a possibility.. on the PW note, if you look at the engines of the MD-80 they appear to be over-sized.
DIRECTFLT From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 39 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
Glad to find this thread as I wanted to view the nit-picking of the aircraft in the movie.
The plane pictured in the movie poster appears to have 4 contrails, but that plane appears to have two engines, so I guess that's just the way contrails "move" in the air....
FLIGHT Movie Poster
In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?
Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo