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What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 3:26 am

Hi everybody, i was watching the film final destination for the eighth time yesterday and I would like to know what model was the plane(s) used in the film and what airline was used?

thanks very much

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 5:04 am

I believe it was a 747, and a fictional airline (I think, that's what they usually do in movies)

Not positive though, only saw it once when it was in theatres.

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 5:07 am

747. Don't know the series (-200 I think). The airline was a fictional one, obviously (do you really think an airline would want to crash one of their planes in a movie?), called, I think, Ole. It was filmed at JFK in the early, early morning when the terminal was empty.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 5:16 am

Actually, it was filmed in YVR (Vancouver, Canada)

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:42 am

I remember the airline was called "Volair", pressumably a fictional french airline as they were flying to Paris.
I quite liked that film!
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:42 am

Volle Air flight 180!
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:48 am

I think it was several planes actually. If I remember right, the inside did not match the outside in terms of aircraft type. But, that could have been another movie. I have only seen Final destination (or at least the airplane part) once.

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:07 am

I thought the way the aircraft was shown to be old and knackered was very well done - the chipped paint on the nose cone, corrosion next to the door, streaks of soot on the wing, and of course the infamous broken tray table.

As for the accident (or should I say premonition) itself, I found that to be probably the most terrifying aviation scene ever. The way they showed the city lights rocking up and down through the hole in the side of the plane, the seats ripping out, and worst of all, the chocolates (Maltezers as they are known in the UK) rolling up and down the aisle near the beginning of the sequence. I'm not a big chocoholic but when I used to travel with my sis and folks they'd always hit the gift shop after security and get some chocolates. I though the whole sequence was totally plausible and I couldn't fault it technically at all.

I used to seek out old planes (DC9-30s, 747-100s, of course the 707 on MEA) but the crash in 'Final Destination' has genuinely renewed my enthusiasm for A320s, 737-300s, A340s and 747-400s.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:09 am

I could've sworn that the seating config wasn't a 3x4x3 like a 747 but rather a 2x3x2 or a 2x4x2. Far away it in the night sky it looked like a twin engine plane.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:19 am

I've never seen it. Sounds like I need to find it and watch it. Thanks all. :O
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:32 am

The plane used was a fake! The studio made a mock-up of the plane . I read this while waiting for another movie to start in the theater. I think it said iw weighed 45.000 lbs. I'm not sure of the cabin. I liked that movie.Especially when the bus hits the kid! BAM!!!!!
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:27 am

I wonder if any airlines will ever use it as their westbound domestic in-flight movie.  Big grin

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 10:13 am

Golfhaus : I think you have a wry sense of humour. Reminds me of the movie Airplane! where the in-flight movie was the crash testing of a 720 at Deerfield Park AZ (I hope I'm right). I think that would be funny. Of course I have a slightly warped sense of humour.

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 10:37 am

I could have sworn it was a 747-200, which was what they showed when the flight took off.

I spotted a little mistake in their seat identification. One of the boys sat in "49I" or something. As far as I remember, Airlines don't use 'I' in seat allocation because it's easily mixed up with '1"

Also, do all airlines have a policy of not showing movies that involve plane crashes? I know someone who works in SIA inflight entertainment and they were wondering whether they should screen Cast Away, since it involved the Fedex plane crashing. And if they showed it on board, they would have had to cut the scene where the plane crashed.

Also, they were wondering whether or not to screen Pearl Harbor as their launch movie for their new inflight entertainment product upgrade, but it had many scenes of Jap planes getting shot down.

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:15 am

That was a good movie! Speaking of showing movies in-flight in which planes crash, I know on Air Force One they had the movie "Air Force One" shown in-flight.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:44 pm

Was it a special effects created by computers when the airplane actually exploded or was it real? And how in the world did they get the terminal glass to come crashing down in bits and pieces?
 
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:57 pm

Not only do airlines not show plane crashes on the coach area, but CNN actually has "Airport Network" so that airports can have an edited version without aviation related news item (like crashes, near misses).
 
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 1:21 pm

Actually, I remember hearing from someone here on this site that he saw "Almost Famous" on his flight. He said that the plane crash scene was cut from the airline version.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 1:36 pm

AerLingus, that was me. The airplane scene was cut from Almost Famous while I was flying DL on JFK-MXP last March. I'd never seen the movie before (not that great, IMO), but a friend who had told me the airplane scene was a big part of the plot.

CPAir, I have the movie on DVD and with the directors commentary I could have sworn they said it was filmed at JFK. I'll double check though, your probably right.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:16 pm

Maybe they shot at several locations, inserting JFK backdrops into it with the aircraft being shot elsewhere because JFK is too busy?
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:49 pm

the airplane shown at the gate is 747. the paint scheme is modified Air Force One - nose is blue from the top to the middle, then they modified narrow stripes at the middle of fuselage a little bit. the rest of fuselage is white with blue stripes at the windows level and they added red stripe. but it is definetely modification of AF1 colorscheme. I have a shots to proof it.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:56 pm

thanx people for the comments, i knew that the airline was fictional-what I wanted to know was where did the 747 come from for the shots?

I looked at the livery and thought AA then realised that wasnt possible!doh!

I thought it really was JFK, perhaps I am wrong!

Also i have noticed that airlines get funny about shwoign films with planes in, I have heard the story about cast away!

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 1:00 am

The aircraft doesn't seem to be real to me. As mentioned above, I also think that this is a (very unrealistic) mockup of a 747.

I mean, just look at the aircraft standing at the gate. If you're an aviation enthousiast like me, the first thing you notice is the fact that there's something wrong with the aircraft (maybe that's why it exploded in the first place). I can't tell you exactly what is wrong with it, but just look at it, and the aircraft just has something 'unreal'. It's like the aircraft is almost trying to say that it will explode.

Anyway, great movie. Too bad the aircraft part is a little bit too short, according to me.

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 1:09 am

Picture this:

You are on an Air France flight to Charles De Gaulle from John F Kennedy.... they show you that... what will you be thinking during those scenes of Voleé flight 180?

Did they ever show Titanic on a cruise ship? For some reason I would say... NO!!!!

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 1:28 am

The plane crash in final destination reminds me of TWA800.The leading actor was a member of a high school french club who were going to CDG.In the real crash a high school french club were among the desceased.Also the leading actor finds out 'deaths plan' by watching a news reel.The news reel says that the fuel tank exploded and the FAA say in the case of TWA800 the same thing happened.Do you see the link?
 
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:20 am

YEah, it was a fictional airline Volair, in French meaning 'Flight Air'.
 
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:43 am

BA FOREVER, they actually do show Titanic on cruise ships. They did on one that I was on two years ago. Though there's a big difference, IMO, between a plane crash and a sinking boat.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:45 am

btw the aircraft standing at the gate (when you just see the nose) is actually a model, i was listening to the directors commentary and it tells you everything.

Also the hardest part of the movie is the bit where it shows his clock in his room and then changes it to the Board where all the flights are shown in th airport.

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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:59 am

The "inside-the-cabin" sequence of shots were very realistic. It really does make you think twice about taking an older aircraft, but I will still try to get on the classics anyhow!

When the 747 was sitting there at the gate, those shots from the front of the aircraft were very spooky. I certainly would have thought twice about boarding if I had a gut feeling.

Another well-done aircraft scene was in Fight Club. The mid-air collision was done very well.
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What Was The Plane Used "US Marshals"?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 4:27 am

Must be a B727, what was its previous registration?
Or may be it's just a model?
 
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 7:05 am

The scaires for me was not final destination because the interior didn't look like a inside of the 747 and from far away it looked like a twin engine plane with no hump at front but fight club now that midair was scary as hell

The plane used in US Marshals was a 727-200. The plane is from a leasing company.
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RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 7:59 am

What annoyed me a bit is how the inside dream sequence did not match the "real" crash afterwards. In the dream, it takes a few minutes and loads of turbulence and manoeuvreing - in real, it just explodes a few metres after the end of the runway. Also, the shockwave would not have been that strong at that distance...

Anyway: Nice movie. A few nice surprise moments... Just in bad taste (using the TWA 800 crash as inspiration)

About showing plane crash movies in mid-air: I know that most airlines show only special airliner version of movies, with all sex and some violence cut out, so the kids can't see it and parents can't sue. For example, watching The World is not Enough in Air France was rather disappointing - I barely realized there was a helicopter attached above the big sawblades - and of course none of the helicopter and paraglider crashes were ever shown (neither was much of Sophie Marceau  Big grin )
VS does not follow this practice. I was pleasantly surprised to find the full jumping-out-of-a-plane beginning of Charlie's angels, and the helicopter explosion and everything else....

I suppose they would have shown Final Destination, or Air Force One, or Executive Decision etc. in full - if they had chosen it for their programme, which I do not know.

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