sv7887
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"Airport" 747

Fri May 30, 2003 11:54 am

Hello all,
I was wondering whether anyone knew which 747 was used in the "Airport" series movies? I gather it is a 747-100 of some sort. In the movie it has an American Airlines color scheme. Any ideas as to which one? I just noticed the movie on cable tv, and it piqued my curiosity. Many thanks for help. BTW I find it terrible to disparage such a majestic aircraft! Even in a movie!

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RE: "Airport" 747

Fri May 30, 2003 11:56 am

It was an American Airlines Aircraft.
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RE: "Airport" 747

Fri May 30, 2003 1:06 pm

My sadly negelected records show that it was N9667. A 747-123 with msn 20106 and line number 79.
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sv7887
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RE: "Airport" 747

Fri May 30, 2003 10:08 pm

Thanks for all the information! Everyone on these boards are really knowledgeable!
 
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RE: "Airport" 747

Fri May 30, 2003 10:22 pm

Airport '75's plane was 747-100 N9675, an AA 747 that became a freighter & is currently with UPS as N675UP.

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Airport '77's was also in AA colors & if you look closely at the start of the movie
when they first arrive at IAD, you can see an American logo on the boarding ramp. I didn't catch the tail number, though.

Off topic a little, but in the Concorde movie, does Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) die at the end?

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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 12:31 am

No, Joe Patroni doesn't die at the end of Airport 79.

By the way, the Concorde that was used in that movie, was F-BTSC, the same one that crashed in Paris in July 2000.
 
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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 1:23 am

I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey"... Good movie though. If that type of accident had actually happened where a small aircraft hits the cockpit of a 747, wouldn't the entire front end of the 747 broken off?
 
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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 3:19 am


Ah..that was Airport 75! For some reason, I thought Airport 75 was the
one where the plane ditched in the ocean and sunk..was that an Airport
movie?



Jim
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JPZ1991
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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 3:54 am

The one were the 747 went into the ocean and was underwater and watertight for a period was Airport 77, followed of course by Airport 79, with the genius of JJ Walker. . . DYNOMITE
 
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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 4:02 am


Thank you very much.



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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 7:19 am

Jpz1991
"I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey."

Yes and also I seem to recall in "Airport '79" an early scene where a female flight attendant made a remark about the male-dominated environment of the flight stations and Joe Petroni replied with something like; "That's why they call it the COCKPIT, honey" an obvious play on words now considered to be in REALLY bad taste. Yes, not ALL movies are timeless in all respects.

"If that type of accident had actually happened where a small aircraft hits the cockpit of a 747, wouldn't the entire front end of the 747 broken off?"

I'm not sure but I'd say yes, in the real world. In Hollywood, however, ANYTHING is possible. What was most obvious to me about the Airport movie series was that each one was more preposterous than the one before it. The first was undeniably the best although the notion of having celebrated 'bottle-tipper' Dean Martin as an airline pilot would rattle the nerves of even the most fearless passenger alive! I can just picture him with one hand on the yolk and a double vodka-martini in the other! LOL!  Wow!


 
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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 1:56 pm

Dean Martin drinking in the cockpit...what about lead flight attendant, the cross-eyed Karen Black, from Airport 75 FLYING a Boeing 747.

I don't know which is the lesser of two evils.

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RE: "Airport" 747

Sat May 31, 2003 3:02 pm

But, I think we can say (this goes for the original airport) that
they did do some research, unlike the low-budget airline disaster movies
of now days.. Do you remember when they set the sqk code to 7700, or made other remarks which are quite to the point? --sure, many things don't look real, but when you compare it to what we have in today's airline disaster movies - they did do there research..
(not to mention, a disaster movie without plugging old "tower air"..  Smile )

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cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
 
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RE: "Airport" 747

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:32 am

I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey"...

The reason he kept referring to her as "honey" was because they were dating. If you remember from the beginning of the movie, she's been on that paticular "kick" for 6 years now. Maybe she's tired of one-night-stands.

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