pilotdudeaz
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Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:20 pm

A reminder to all that AIRLINE debuts on A&E tv this Monday night. The program features Southwest Airlines at LAX and MDW. I watched the first episode at work tonight and thought it was pretty cool. Anybody else plan to watch?
 
JBLUA320
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:27 pm

This was posted twice yesterday.. perhaps check the 'search' feature before you post  Big grin

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behramjee
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:26 pm

Pilotdudeaz...how did you watch the first episode before the whole of North America has on Mon Jan 5th 10pm Eastern Time!!!

 
pilotdudeaz
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:45 am

I work at a local TV station and watched the promo feed that was offered to all CNN affiliates. Sorry for not checking the 'search' feature before posting.
 
SWAFA30
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:19 am

I work at a local TV station and watched the promo feed that was offered to all CNN affiliates. Sorry for not checking the 'search' feature before posting.

I wouldn't worry about it too much. You may have already noticed that
'Airline' has been kind of a touchy subject on this board. Some of the more strident aviation purists are disappointed that a "real" airline will not be featured in the show. There has been lots of excitement around the "office" over 'Airline' which frankly, I don't get. Why do we need to watch it? We live it everyday
 
goboeing
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:22 am

How could anyone call Southwest Airlines not real? They're making a "real" profit. They fly 350+ "real" jets. They fly to 59 "real" cities. What more do they need to do to qualify?

Nick
 
SWAFA30
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:43 am

How could anyone call Southwest Airlines not real? They're making a "real" profit. They fly 350+ "real" jets. They fly to 59 "real" cities. What more do they need to do to qualify?

To some as long as WN has no fleet diversity(widebodies) or international routes, it does not matter how many 737s they amass or cash they stockpile they will still be a mere poser.
 
EMBQA
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:43 am

How could anyone call Southwest Airlines not real? They're making a "real" profit. They fly 350+ "real" jets. They fly to 59 "real" cities. What more do they need to do to qualify?

If they are 'so real'....maybe they could share a little more then .004 cents per share with their stockholders...? SW was the little darling of the '80 and early '90's but times have changed and companys like JetBlue and AirTran have come roaring up. Most of the people that I have talked with that have flown SW in the last 2 years where not impressed with the service .
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
FLAIRPORT
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:48 am

jw... since you got to watch it, can you give us 1 hint:

is it all "bad" stuff like in the promos:
"I come from the streets"
"She doesn't need a wheelchair...get the [obsenity] out of that wheelchair"

i like the 2nd one the best!

but back to the point, is it all negative like that?
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Continental
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:44 am

Honestly, the show looks boring. It seems as if some of those passengers are paid to say some of those things. If all they're gonna do is walk around ticket counters and hear customers complain, then I'm afraid their first show may very well be their last......

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aa757first
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:59 am

I think passengers will be given the chance to opt out of being put on TV. I know you have to give permission to be on TV. Does anyone know the answer to this?

AAndrew
 
canuckpaxguy
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:17 am

I'm disappointed to hear the show will focus entirely on American domestic travel. Half the fun of the BBC's documentary "Airport" was watching the customs agents and the different cultures at Heathrow.

By the way --- Does anyone know how I can get a copy of the BBC program?

G
 
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:23 am

I just read that 18 "episodes" of this show have been filmed. Looking through my TV book, it looks like each episode is 30 minutes long, and 2 episodes will be shown every Monday night....can someone confirm this?

Saw a preview for one of the shows...don't know if it will be on tomorrow or a later date....a great big guy is denied boarding because he smells too bad.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
 
SWAFA30
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:15 am

I think passengers will be given the chance to opt out of being put on TV. I know you have to give permission to be on TV. Does anyone know the answer to this?

There were large signs on the doors from curbside to the Southwest ticket counter at Chicago, Midway. The signs essentially said that by entering the premisis you had the potential to be filmed. If you were filmed and did not wish to be included in the program, the sign instructed you to speak with a member of the production staff who would take the necessary steps to insure that your wishes were respected. As flight attendants we were told that the company would make a reasonable effort to inform us when a camera crew would be onboard our aircraft to give us the opportunity to either trade away the trip or opt out of the filming process.
 
AA737-823
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RE: Airline On A&E Monday 1/5

Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:37 am

EMBQA- consider yourself corrected- you have now talked with a person that was thrilled with WN's service.

Gee, last I checked, AA wasn't sending us anything for stock dividends.


They're a real airline, allright. And I think this TV show will be interesting. We'll see... hopefully it will give some good stuff, and not just the scum that the airline must turn away. I was at an AA ticket counter once, and a passenger was wearing a t-shirt that was so obscene... the agent informed him that he must change shirts or find a different method of travel. He started cussing (gee, how predictable) and his dad told him to change... the guy was a good 20 yrs old.

SO- we shall see how interesting htis show is, and then I am sure there will be 500 critique posts, most of which say that there is already a critique post on the board.

R