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MichaelBryant

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There is something bugging me about this movie. Were there ever planes as large as the one in this picture? The passenger space is so wide and I have never seen a plane with an upstairs passenger area. Is the model of the plane used just made up?
 

Colin Jacobson

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From a plane-related website:

Boeing even went so far as to build an entirely new factory for 747 production because the new aircraft was so much larger than its predecessors. The fuselage is enormous, with a main deck seating nine abreast plus an upper deck lounge aft of the flight deck.
While I don't know if Airport '77 took liberties with the plane, it sounds like the 747 was as big in real-life...
 

MichaelBryant

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Wow. I guess their are (or were) planes that size. I've never seen one at an airport so I figured the movie just made it up. It would be cool to ride in one of them.
 

Phil Florian

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Wasn't Airport '77 about the Concord? That is one big plane, too.

And George Kennedy in a serious role? Bwahahahaha...


Phil
 

Chuck L

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Airport '79 was the one that took place above the famed Concorde line.

It is also the only one in the series where the plane doesn't crash, it just narrowly avoids things hitting it...


Easily the most boring one out of the series...

While on the subject of airplane movies...have you ever scene the telefilm "Ghost Flight of ____" (I can't recall the number of the flight...sorry...)

Anyway it is a supposed true story of a flight that went down in the Everglades...

In it, most of the people are saved, but they decide to reuse bits and pieces of the plane in other planes and then those planes are haunted by the captain...in the film the captain is played by Ernest Borgnine....


That is the creepiest part!
 

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