I recently saw the new film 'The Holiday' starring Jude Law and Cameron Diaz, where there are two different scenes of the interior of two different BA flights from LHR - LAX and LAX - LHR respectively.
The first scene shows Kate Winslet on her way to LAX, travelling in World Traveller Plus. However, the seats shown are completely different to the current seats today. The material looks more like the 70's material you see on buses, and there are about 10 rows of this shown in the film which makes it look more like World Traveller (economy), instead of the more secluded 4 rows on the real aircraft. They did have the 'World Traveller Plus' head covers though on the seats, which is why I know what class she was travelling in!!
However, in the later scene, which shows Cameron Diaz traveller to Heathrow in First Class, they show the real first class seats at the front of the plane.
Being an aviation AND film enthusiast, I find it fustrating when films do not use real footage of aircraft, airlines, seats, airports etc.
My question is:
Why would they have used real footage of First Class and not World Traveller Plus?
Also, how would they have been able to film with the real First Class seats? Would it have been a mock up set in a studio? Or would they have been allowed to film the First Class on an actual flight?
They also had a scene with Heathrow in it...but it wasn't Heathrow. It was too clean and modern...with high ceilings and lots of glass!
Can anyone help?