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** In "Ottery St. Mary", a piano version of "ThoseMagnificentMeninTheirFlyingMachines" is playing as Benedict reads the end credits instead of the usual "Overture to RuslanAndLudmilla." When Benedict/Martin finishes reading, Douglas starts singing the chorus, joined by Arthur and Martin.

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** In "Ottery St. Mary", a piano version of "ThoseMagnificentMeninTheirFlyingMachines" "Film/ThoseMagnificentMeninTheirFlyingMachines" is playing as Benedict reads the end credits instead of the usual "Overture to RuslanAndLudmilla." When Benedict/Martin finishes reading, Douglas starts singing the chorus, joined by Arthur and Martin.
30th Sep '17 12:58:02 PM SilverAnicore
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* AcePilot: Deconstructed. Douglas is an excellent pilot, but a reckless one, his record of stunts resulting in his being knocked down to First Officer. Martin, meanwhile, is a very cautious and safety-conscious pilot, but not good at quick-thinking or improvisation in a tight spot.

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* AcePilot: Deconstructed. Douglas Deconstructed, as neither pilot is an excellent pilot, but a reckless one, his record of stunts resulting in his being knocked down as perfect as they want or seem to First Officer. Martin, meanwhile, is a very cautious and safety-conscious pilot, but not good at quick-thinking or improvisation in a tight spot.be. For specific examples, check the character page.



** For his part, Douglas managed to chase polar bears across Qikiqtarjuaq in a really old commercial charter plane, all the while making taka-taka noises. And as for Martin [[spoiler:he landed that plane on one engine after a bird strike.]]
** Hercules 'Herc' Shipwright, Douglas' old friend, is another one.



* {{Adorkable}}: ''Martin''. It's Benedict Cumberbatch - 'nuff said.
** Just listen to him rattling off the Seven Dwarves in "Gdansk"! You just want to pick him up and hug him!
* AerithAndBob: the Shipwright siblings are named Hercules, Wellington, Harrier... and Sarah.



* AllThereInTheManual: Inversion. According to John Finnemore, the [=ONLY=] canon is what appears in the broadcast episodes. He is happy to answer questions, but on the basis that his WordOfGod is officially unofficial.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Inversion. According to John Finnemore, the [=ONLY=] '''only''' canon is what appears in the broadcast episodes. He is happy to answer questions, but on the basis that his WordOfGod is officially unofficial.



* TheBGrade: When Martin is told that he got 99% on a theory test (in which nobody has ''ever'' scored more than 84, and the testers conclude he must have cheated) he can only ask "...so I got a question ''wrong''?" [[spoiler:Turns out they were just confused by his British 7 (with no crossbar) looking like a European 1, so he was right after all.]]
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: Princess Theresa and Gordon Shappey.]]
* BadLiar: Arthur.
--> '''Douglas''': Answer this question with a lie. What's your name?
--> '''Arthur''': ''[stuttering]'' Arth...nold...man...er...cat...sir...man.
--> '''Douglas''': Arthnoldmanercatsirman... That's an unusual name. Tell me, is it made up?
--> '''Arthur''': Yes, it is. Augh!
** Douglas tries to teach him to lie better by using anecdotes from real life instead of trying to make things up, but this doesn't work since [[LimitedSocialCircle most of his anecdotes include the people he's trying to lie to]] (telling Carolyn he's been at the dentist's when she took him last week, telling Martin he's been having lunch at an Italian restaurant with Douglas and Mar...[[LastSecondWordSwap k Ramprakash]]).



* BecomingTheMask: Douglas reveals to Martin in "Zurich, pt. 2" how he came by his calm and resourceful demeanor: he imitated Rory, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter his first captain]] for "the first couple of years."
--> '''Douglas''': Then it just becomes part of who you are. That's why you have to pick your model carefully. You, of course, have picked ''terribly well.''
* BerserkButton:
** Arthur loves his mother and woe betide anyone who insults her in his presence. Admittedly his idea of going berserk is [[spoiler:putting a cake in someone's face]], but by Arthur's standards the merest hint of hostility is an extreme reaction.
** Arthur is also furious when he's lied to, as shown in [[spoiler: "Zurich" when he shouts at his dad for trying to fool him into returning GERTI to him.]]
** A relatively minor example, but in 'Gdansk', when Martin brings up [[spoiler:Douglas letting his wife believe he's a captain]], Douglas' reaction instantly shifts from his usual playful sarcasm to dead-serious ThisMeansWar



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Arthur.
* CodeEmergency: The paranoid Madame Szyszko-Bohusz overhears Carolyn and Arthur's cryptic conversation about the Seven Dwarfs (regarding the latest cabin game) she assumes it's a case of this, and Carolyn sarcastically claims that they have a Disney character for every emergency.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Arthur.
* CodeEmergency:
CodeEmergency:
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The paranoid Madame Szyszko-Bohusz overhears Carolyn and Arthur's cryptic conversation about the Seven Dwarfs (regarding the latest cabin game) she assumes it's a case of this, and Carolyn sarcastically claims that they have a Disney character for every emergency.



* Caroline does use one CodeEmergency for real - when she says Code Red to Arthur it means, "Go away, go away fast, go away now."

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* ** Caroline does use one CodeEmergency for real - when she says Code Red to Arthur it means, "Go away, go away fast, go away now."



* ComicTrio: Douglas the schemer, Martin the complainer, Arthur the idiot.
** Played with in "Ottery St. Mary", with its very ''Film/TheThreeStooges''-esque premise involving the three being hired to move a piano. Martin is responsible for the "scheme", such as it is (and constantly excuses himself from heavy lifting because of his sprained ankle); meanwhile Arthur and Douglas' usual roles are switched when it's revealed that it was Douglas who lost the van keys and thus derailed ASimplePlan.
* ConstantlyCurious: Arthur's attempts to find out from everyone else why aeroplanes can fly in "Abu Dhabi".
* CoolShades: Martin finds some aviators in 'Johannesburg.' He's reluctant to wear them lest Douglas mock him, but since Douglas isn't around he does (and his confidence improves without the constant snarking as well). Of course by the end of the episode, before Dougie even gets a chance to get any good jabs in, they -- along with his newfound self-esteem -- get broken.

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* ComicTrio: Douglas the schemer, Martin the complainer, Arthur the idiot.
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Played with in "Ottery St. Mary", with its very ''Film/TheThreeStooges''-esque premise involving the three Martin, Douglas and Arthur being hired to move a piano. Martin is responsible for the "scheme", such as it is (and constantly excuses himself from heavy lifting because of his sprained ankle); meanwhile Arthur and Douglas' usual roles are switched when it's revealed that it was Douglas who lost the van keys and thus derailed ASimplePlan.
* ConstantlyCurious: Arthur's attempts to find out from everyone else why aeroplanes can fly in "Abu Dhabi".
* CoolShades: Martin finds some aviators in 'Johannesburg.' He's reluctant to wear them lest Douglas mock him, but since Douglas isn't around he does (and his confidence improves without the constant snarking as well). Of course by the end of the episode, before Dougie even gets a chance to get any good jabs in, they -- along with his newfound self-esteem -- get broken.
ASimplePlan.



* DamnedByFaintPraise: Martin and Douglas know Arthur's dad is going to be awful when Arthur describes him as "not brilliant."
* DeadpanSnarker: Douglas is a master of this. Martin and Carolyn also go in for it fairly often, but Douglas is the fount of eternal snark.
--> '''Carolyn:''' Now Douglas, as soon as we get to the motel, I want you to help me write my little speech for tomorrow.
--> '''Martin:''' What about me?
--> '''Carolyn:''' Well, okay, you too, but I want it to be unbearably snide and superior, so obviously Douglas is my primary resource.



* DelusionsOfEloquence: Arthur has a habit of talking this way, combined with DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, when he goes into flight attendant mode;
-->'''Arthur:''' Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see our onboard transit process today has now reached its ultimate termination.\\
'''Carolyn:''' [[ExpospeakGag He means we've landed.]]\\
'''Arthur:''' Yes. So as yourselves prepare for [[PerfectlyCromulentWord disemboarding]], if I could kindly ask you to kindly ensure you retain all your personal items about your person throughout the duration of the disembarcation.\\
'''Carolyn:''' He means take your stuff with you.\\
'''Arthur:''' In concluding, it's been a privilege for ourselves to conduct yourselves through the in-flight experience today, and I do hope you'll refavor ourselves with the esteem of your forth-looking custom going forward.\\
'''Carolyn:''' ''[wearily]'' No idea.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Carolyn has put (lost) most of her share of her ex-husband's fortune into the airline, which has been running at a deficit for years. She holds on because being the CEO of MJN Air is "a good thing to be. Better than ... a little old lady."
* {{Determinator}}: Martin. It took him seven goes to get his pilot's licence, but he managed it eventually!
** He also managed to read and memorize the entire 600 page flight manual.



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Gordon claims in "Zurich" that the real reason he wants GERTI back is that it's named after his late mother. Subverted in that Arthur immediately realizes he's lying, since of ''course'' he knows his own grandmother's name.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Theresa of Liechtenstein is a match for Carolyn - and as it turns out, in the other sense, for Martin!



* ExpectingSomeoneTaller
** It's a RunningGag that most people meeting Douglas and Martin assume Douglas is the captain.
** More than one person is surprised that the manager of MJN is a woman.
** Martin is surprised to learn that the King of Liechtenstein is a small child.

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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller
** It's a RunningGag that most people meeting Douglas and Martin assume Douglas is the captain.
** More than one person is surprised that the manager of MJN is a woman.
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ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Martin is surprised to learn that the King of Liechtenstein is a small child.



* FireForgedFriends



* GreenEyedMonster: Martin in "Rotterdam", of the actor Carolyn hires to do the safety video also called Martin.
--> '''Martin''': See, you look more like a captain than me, you sound more like a captain than me, you've got a better uniform than me, and even a better name than me, [[SarcasmMode you must be very pleased]].
** And later:
--> '''Martin:''' How tall are you?
--> '''Other Martin:''' Oh, er... 6'2...
--> '''Martin:''' Ha! (to Douglas) Told you so Are you married? Oh, of course you are, kids too, I expect?
--> '''Other Martin:''' Yes, two.
--> '''Martin:''' Boy and a girl?
--> '''Other Martin:''' How did you know...?
--> '''Martin:''' Oh, just a hunch.
** Although eventually the two bond, when Captain Martin realises they are NotSoDifferent.



* GrewASpine: Martin noticeably manages to stand up to bullies in series 4.
* [[GoodLookingPrivates Good Looking Pilots]]: Douglas has, apparently, put his pilot's uniform to ''very'' good use. He advises Martin to do the same, but Martin is [[NoSocialSkills too inept]].
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Martin has devoted his entire life to being a pilot, sacrificing everything and working obsessively towards getting his licence and doing everything by the book (which he has memorised), yet all those years of dedication have made him merely competent, and markedly not as good a pilot as Douglas manages ''effortlessly'' to be - it just comes naturally to him, and absolutely doesn't to Martin. [[{{Determinator}} Not that Martin lets this stop him.]]



* TheILoveYouStigma: Herc and Carolyn in "Vaduz".



* InsistentTerminology: It's ''Captain'' Martin Crieff!
** Most of Martin's interactions with Karl, the Air Traffic Controller, involve Martin berating him for neglecting to use the right terminology.
* InsufferableGenius: Douglas.
** To date, his skills include: aircraft piloting, cooking, piano playing.
--> '''Douglas:''' I'm very good at cooking.
--> '''Martin:''' Is there anything you're not 'very good' at? ''({{beat}})'' Douglas?
--> '''Douglas:''' I'm thinking. There are things I haven't tried yet. I suppose it's ''possible'' I'm not very good at some of those. Theoretically.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: St. Petersburg.

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* InsistentTerminology: It's ''Captain'' Martin Crieff!
ItTastesLikeFeet:
** Most of Martin's interactions with Karl, the Air Traffic Controller, involve Martin berating him for neglecting to use the right terminology.
* InsufferableGenius: Douglas.
** To date, his skills include: aircraft piloting, cooking, piano playing.
--> '''Douglas:''' I'm very good at cooking.
--> '''Martin:''' Is there anything you're not 'very good' at? ''({{beat}})'' Douglas?
--> '''Douglas:''' I'm thinking. There are things I haven't tried yet. I suppose it's ''possible'' I'm not very good at some of those. Theoretically.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: St.
"St. Petersburg."



* JerkassHasAPoint: The MJN staff are doing their best, but nevertheless whenever another character suggests that they're cutting corners or are acting in an unprofessional manner, they've usually got a point.



* KavorkaMan: An InformedAttribute of Arthur's is his "mysterious and unaccountable pull over bossy pony-club types with Alice bands and stupid names".
* KickTheDog: Gordon Shappey. Specifically, his treatment of Arthur.



* LastSecondWordSwap: Arthur tries to lie to Martin by telling him he's been at an Italian restaurant. Thinking that sounds suspiciously like something they'd recently done together, Martin asks who he went with;

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Arthur tries to lie to Martin by telling him he's been at an Italian restaurant. Thinking that sounds suspiciously like something they'd recently done together, Martin asks who he went with; with.



* LethalChef: Arthur, inventor of such dishes as "surprising rice" and "fizzy yoghurt". (The recipe for the latter is "yoghurt plus time.")
-->'''Douglas:''' You're aware the reason for giving us two separate meals is to stop us both getting food poisoning? What's the point if you're just going to poison us both in two separate ways?



* ManChild: Arthur.
* MeaningfulRename: At one point in the finale, as they scheme to win GERTI back from Gordon, Carolyn refers to her as Our Jet Still (rather than My Jet Now). Blink and you'll miss it, but [[spoiler:Douglas' pre-flight announcement at the end of the episode welcomes the passengers to "OJS Airlines".]]
* MistakenForGay: After Martin gets over his animosity for the other Martin, his friendliness is misinterpreted. His frenzied reaction is quite priceless.

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* ManChild: Arthur.
* MeaningfulRename: At one point in the finale, as they scheme to win GERTI back from Gordon, Carolyn refers to her as Our Jet Still (rather than My Jet Now). Blink and you'll miss it, but [[spoiler:Douglas' pre-flight announcement at the end of the episode welcomes the passengers to "OJS Airlines".]]
* MistakenForGay:
MistakenForGay:
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After Martin gets over his animosity for the other Martin, his friendliness is misinterpreted. His frenzied reaction is quite priceless.



* MistakenForPrankCall: Martin and Douglas each assume the other is behind a call from the Princess of Liechtenstein, with Martin asking if she needs [[DragonsPreferPrincesses rescuing from a dragon]]. Apparently it happens to her a lot.
** Later in the episode, Herc hears that the pilots have gotten a booking from the King of Liechtenstein and says "Well, that's clearly just Douglas doing a funny voice."
* MisterMuffykins: Snoopadoop the cockapoo ("noblest of hounds!"), Carolyn's "ridiculous little dog". In Carolyn's defence, Arthur picked the name.
* ModestRoyalty: The Princess of Liechtenstein, who books her own flights and insists everyone call her Theresa. Her younger brother the King [[BrattyHalfPint is not an example]], and apparently neither is [[GrandeDame their mother]], of whom she pulls off a terrifying impression to cow Carolyn.
* MommasBoy: Arthur



* MoodWhiplash: St. Petersburg goes from word games to an impending crash and sirens going off.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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St. Petersburg goes from word games to an impending crash and sirens going off.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:If Gordon Shappey hadn't tried to steal Gerti at St Petersburg, or been so nasty about how he was continually trying to get Carolyn to sell it to him on other occassions, then when they actually needed to sell the plane in the final episode, Carolyn probably would have sold Gerti to Gordon without any fuss]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:If If Gordon Shappey hadn't tried [[spoiler:tried to steal Gerti GERTI at St St. Petersburg, or or]] been so nasty about how he was continually trying to get Carolyn to sell it GERTI to him on other occassions, him, then when [[spoiler:when they actually needed to sell the plane in the final episode, Carolyn probably would have sold Gerti to Gordon without any fuss]]fuss]].



** In 'Timbuktu', they don't go to Timbuktu. They go to Sardinia, and hope Mr. Birling will be drunk enough not to notice.
** 'Kuala Lumpur' is set in Fitton, and gets its name from Arthur [[InherentlyFunnyWords suggesting the destination]] of the flight his ComicRolePlay with Carolyn is set on.

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** In 'Timbuktu', "Timbuktu", they don't go to Timbuktu. They go to Sardinia, and hope Mr. Birling will be drunk enough not to notice.
** 'Kuala Lumpur' "Kuala Lumpur" is set in Fitton, and gets its name from Arthur [[InherentlyFunnyWords suggesting the destination]] of the flight his ComicRolePlay with Carolyn is set on.



* NoodleIncident: In "Gdansk"

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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In "Gdansk"



--> '''Arthur:''' "...Douglas does."

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--> '''Arthur:''' "... Douglas does."



* NoSocialSkills: Martin. Uptight, borderline neurotic, and utterly incapable of being "one of the blokes", even when he desperately tries.
* NotSoAboveItAll: "Limerick" opens with Douglas bemoaning just how phenomenally boring flying from Russia to Limerick is (and inviting the passengers to the flight deck for sex). Martin cuts in to apologise for Douglas, then to agree that it is, in fact, ''unbelievably'' boring. (Fortunately, it's a cargo flight.)
** After witnessing Arthur's way of dealing with the ComicRolePlay intended to improve his stewarding skills (inventing new passengers played by himself who take over most of the requests, then turning on the seatbelt sign), Carolyn admits she might well have done the same thing and lets him borrow her car as agreed.



* NoYou: Arthur responds to a fourteen-year-old saying his job is stupid with "no, ''you've'' got a stupid job!"



* OddCouple: Martin and Douglas.
** NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:In the series finale, Douglas implies that he was like Martin when he was young and states that he got his confidence by impersonating his own captain, whom he admired, and eventually the confidence became real. The same, it seems, will happen to Martin as well.]]
* OddlySmallOrganisation: MJN is an "airdot". Although there is a ground crew, the staff of MJN Air consists of the regular cast of two pilots, one steward and the CEO/stewardess. The problems created by only having the minimum two pilots [[DeconstructedTrope are occasionally acknowledged]], but justified by the company's PerpetualPoverty.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Martin and Theresa; Herc and Carolyn.]]
* OlderSidekick: A humorous variation. Douglas is first officer to Martin, who is younger (and less experienced). Everyone always assumes Douglas must be the captain, which drives Martin crazy.
* OnceASeason: The annual tradition of "Birling Day," when they fly the [[UnclePennybags wealthy Mr Birling]] to wherever the final of the Six Nations is being held, whilst Douglas steals the bottle of very expensive Talisker whisky provided for him. They take him to 'Edinburgh' in series one, 'Paris' in series three, and 'Timbuktu' in series four (it's not really in Timbuktu, but he decides he'd rather go there than Twickenham). Only series two didn't have one (although it gets a nod -- one of the stolen bottles of Talisker is a minor plot point in 'Kuala Lumpur').

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* OddCouple: Martin and Douglas.
OnceASeason:
** NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:In the series finale, Douglas implies that he was like Martin when he was young and states that he got his confidence by impersonating his own captain, whom he admired, and eventually the confidence became real. The same, it seems, will happen to Martin as well.]]
* OddlySmallOrganisation: MJN is an "airdot". Although there is a ground crew, the staff of MJN Air consists of the regular cast of two pilots, one steward and the CEO/stewardess. The problems created by only having the minimum two pilots [[DeconstructedTrope are occasionally acknowledged]], but justified by the company's PerpetualPoverty.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Martin and Theresa; Herc and Carolyn.]]
* OlderSidekick: A humorous variation. Douglas is first officer to Martin, who is younger (and less experienced). Everyone always assumes Douglas must be the captain, which drives Martin crazy.
* OnceASeason:
The annual tradition of "Birling Day," when they fly the [[UnclePennybags wealthy Mr Birling]] to wherever the final of the Six Nations is being held, whilst Douglas steals the bottle of very expensive Talisker whisky provided for him. They take him to 'Edinburgh' in series one, 'Paris' in series three, and 'Timbuktu' in series four (it's not really in Timbuktu, but he decides he'd rather go there than Twickenham). Only series two didn't have one (although it gets a nod -- one of the stolen bottles of Talisker is a minor plot point in 'Kuala Lumpur').



* OneSteveLimit: Subverted in 'Rotterdam', with the two Martins.

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* OneSteveLimit: OneSteveLimit:
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Subverted in 'Rotterdam', with the two Martins.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Arthur's description of his dad;
-->'''Douglas:''' I think what we may be witnessing here, is Arthur trying to describe something with an adjective other than 'brilliant'.\\
'''Arthur:''' No, I wouldn't say he's b... well I mean, everyone's b... No, he's not ''brilliant.'' He's, ah... [[DamnedByFaintPraise he's alright.]]\\
'''Martin:''' God... he must be ''awful!''
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Carolyn speaks with a more-or-less Received Pronunciation accent[[note]]Her vowels are generally a little more flattened than in 'classic' RP; this suggests the upmarket dormitory district of Cheshire, just south of Lancashire[[/note]]. Most of the time. In "Helsinki", when her Lancastrian sister turns up, Carolyn's accent gradually drifts back to her natural Lancastrian as she and Ruth spend more and more time bickering.



* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Carolyn and her sister Ruth.



* PerpetualPoverty:
** Poor Martin. Sometimes, for a treat, he has a baked potato.
** MJN, too. (Otherwise they'd be paying Martin...)
* PlayingHardToGet: Carolyn, with Herc. He [[BelligerentSexualTension gives as good as he gets]], though.
* ThePollyanna: ''Arthur.''
-->'''Arthur:''' Brilliant! I love take-off delays.
-->'''Douglas:''' Oh, Arthur, please. Even ''you'' cannot love take-off delays.
-->'''Carolyn:''' ''(wearily)'' No, he does.
-->'''Arthur:''' Yeah! 'Cause take-off's the best bit of the whole flight, isn't it? And normally it's over before you can enjoy it. Whereas this way, we get to really build up to it!



* RuleOfFunny: Madame Szyszko-Bohusz having her bassoon clearly out of its case and assembled on the seat next to her while in flight [[note]] would be ridiculous, leaving an expensive instrument vulnerable to damage- in fact a bassoon is over 4 feet long it probably wouldn't even fit in the seat![[/note]], seeing as it would be hard for Carolyn to identify it in its case.

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* RuleOfFunny: Madame Szyszko-Bohusz having her bassoon clearly out of its case and assembled on the seat next to her while in flight [[note]] would be ridiculous, leaving an expensive instrument vulnerable to damage- damage - in fact a bassoon is over 4 feet long it probably wouldn't even fit in the seat![[/note]], seeing as it would be hard for Carolyn to identify it in its case.



* SarcasmBlind
-->'''Arthur:''' Mr. Birling said I'll never find another girlfriend.\\
'''Carolyn:''' I see. Well, Mr. Birling, the 70-something-year-old retiree from Sussex, is of course one of the country's leading experts on relationships, bu--\\
'''Arthur:''' Awww, is he? I didn't even ''know'' that!
** He's also terrible at ''imitating'' sarcasm, when he tries to imagine what kind of quip Douglas would make in their situation:
-->'''Arthur:''' I'm ''glad'' we're stuck under this bridge. That's a ''good'' thing.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Martin's initial reaction to Mr. Birling, before he discovers just ''how'' large his tips really are and [[NotSoAboveItAll pulls an abrupt about-face]].



* SexyStewardess: Averted.
--> '''Martin:''' For two very different reasons, neither Arthur nor Carolyn quite float my boat.



* UnclePennybags: Mr. Birling's redeeming trait, at least in the minds of Douglas and Carolyn.
* TheUnfavourite: Martin's brother and sister got five grand each in inheritance. Martin got ... a van. (Subverted in the fact that it was probably thought to be conducive to Martin's long-term happiness to force him to change jobs, but all the same...)



* VitriolicBestBuds: Martin and Douglas certainly seem to qualify for this by the end of season three; Douglas will insult Martin endlessly, as he always does, but Martin is by no means above returning the favor for himself. And, despite the rampant jabs at one another, they do both certainly have each other's backs when the organic matter hits the spinning blades...



* WomanScorned: The tone of the messages Carolyn leaves for her ex-husband definitely ring of this trope. And the airline is called "[[MeaningfulName My Jet Now]]."
30th Sep '17 10:40:59 AM SilverAnicore
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A BBC radio sitcom, written by Creator/JohnFinnemore, about a small charter airline (or, technically, an 'airdot', as you can't put only one aircraft in a line). There are two pilots, a good one (Douglas) and a safe one (Martin), the former played by Creator/RogerAllam, the latter by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. The attendants are Carolyn (Stephanie Cole, ''Series/WaitingForGod''), who owns the airline as part of her last divorce settlement, and Arthur (Creator/JohnFinnemore), her well-meaning, if dim, late-twenties son.

Much of the humour comes from the tension between the two pilots, Martin and Douglas; Carolyn's penny pinching ways; and Arthur's stupidity.

There have so far been four series of six plus one Christmas Special, and a two-part finale recorded in February 2014 was broadcast on December 23 and 24 2014, rounding out the 26 alphabetically-entitled episodes.

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A ''Cabin Pressure'' is a 2008 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC 4]] radio sitcom, written by Creator/JohnFinnemore, [[Creator/JohnFinnemore John Finnemore]], about a small charter airline (or, or, technically, an 'airdot', as you can't put only one aircraft in a line). line.

There are two pilots, a good one (Douglas) (Douglas, played by [[Creator/RogerAllam Roger Allam]]) and a safe one (Martin), the former (Martin, played by Creator/RogerAllam, the latter by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. [[Creator/BenedictCumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch]]). The attendants are Carolyn (Stephanie Cole, ''Series/WaitingForGod''), ([[Series/WaitingForGod Stephanie Cole]]), who owns the airline as part of her last divorce settlement, and Arthur (Creator/JohnFinnemore), her well-meaning, if dim, late-twenties son.

son Arthur (John Finnemore).

Much of the humour comes from the tension between the two pilots, Martin and Douglas; pilots; Carolyn's penny pinching ways; and Arthur's stupidity.

There have so far been four The series of six plus one Christmas Special, and a two-part finale recorded in February 2014 was broadcast on December 23 and 24 2014, rounding out the completed after 26 alphabetically-entitled episodes.
episodes: four series of six, one ChristmasSpecial, and a [[GrandFinale two-part finale]] that was broadcast on Christmas 2014.
24th Sep '17 12:36:23 PM nombretomado
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* CasualDangerDialogue: "Arthur, break the emergency glass. I require my {{Biggles}} hat."

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* CasualDangerDialogue: "Arthur, break the emergency glass. I require my {{Biggles}} Literature/{{Biggles}} hat."
17th Sep '17 6:12:42 PM nombretomado
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* SadlyMythtaken: In-universe, it seems that ''Quest for Camelot'' ([[InNameOnly not]] [[WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot that one]]) takes quite a few liberties with ArthurianLegend, to the confusion of Martin and Douglas. For one thing, Excalibur is a LivingMacGuffin, not a sword. For another, [[spoiler:he turns out to be a vampire]].

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* SadlyMythtaken: In-universe, it seems that ''Quest for Camelot'' ([[InNameOnly not]] [[WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot that one]]) takes quite a few liberties with ArthurianLegend, Myth/ArthurianLegend, to the confusion of Martin and Douglas. For one thing, Excalibur is a LivingMacGuffin, not a sword. For another, [[spoiler:he turns out to be a vampire]].
17th Sep '17 10:09:39 AM nombretomado
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* AVeryBritishChristmas: Done on a plane. In ''seven minutes''. According to Arthur, it consists of: turkey and Christmas pudding and presents and carols and stockings and silly hats and mulled wine. Additionally, Martin is adamant that (for Arthur's sake, of ''course'') that each stocking must have: an orange, a sugar mouse, and chocolate coins.
13th Sep '17 2:03:19 PM WhiteMage1
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* ReversePsychology: When Martin complains that he never wins anything, Douglas bets Martin that next air traffic controller they contact will be female. Martin is suspicious of this, given that almost all ATCs are male, and bets the other way. Predictably, he loses. This makes him incredibly paranoid when it comes to the cheesecake/strudel wager... and he still takes the long shot, [[spoiler:and loses again]].

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* ReversePsychology: When Martin complains that he never wins anything, Douglas bets Martin that next air traffic controller they contact will be female. Martin is suspicious of this, given that almost all ATCs [=ATCs=] are male, and bets the other way. Predictably, he loses. This makes him incredibly paranoid when it comes to the cheesecake/strudel wager... and he still takes the long shot, [[spoiler:and loses again]].
13th Sep '17 1:43:18 PM WhiteMage1
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* JustPlaneWrong: Averted, Finnemore does extensive research. His father was actually an airline pilot.

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* JustPlaneWrong: Averted, Finnemore does extensive research. His father was actually an airline pilot.pilot and was given a credit in the finale as "Aviation Consultant".
5th May '17 3:20:11 PM johnnye
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* BatmanGambit: Douglas' scheme in "Kuala Lumpur" (to make Martin think Carolyn had [[spoiler:shut down his secret bar, when really she'd been a regular patron before he found out about it]]) relied on Arthur being such a BadLiar that Martin would realise [[spoiler:the bar had been set up again, Martin calling Carolyn ''and then immediately regretting doing so'', and Martin picking up on his hint to give her the one bottle filled with apple juice.]] He knows his colleagues inside-out, does Douglas.

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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Douglas' scheme in "Kuala Lumpur" (to make Martin think Carolyn had [[spoiler:shut down his secret bar, when really she'd been a regular patron before he found out about it]]) relied on Arthur being such a BadLiar that Martin would realise [[spoiler:the bar had been set up again, Martin calling Carolyn ''and then immediately regretting doing so'', and Martin picking up on his hint to give her the one bottle filled with apple juice.]] He knows his colleagues inside-out, does Douglas.
5th May '17 5:21:18 AM johnnye
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** In St. Petersburg, [[spoiler:the episode which featured Gordon trying to steal GERTI,]] Carolyn said, "I can see the next three hours are going to fly by on gilded wings." She had no idea how right she was - it was revealed in Zurich, [[spoiler:the episode in which Gordon tried to steal GERTI yet again, that GERTI is literally partly made of gold. (her wiring)]]
** In Zurich, GERTI gets auctioned off as Lot 42. [[spoiler:Also known as [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the answer to life, the universe, and everything.]] She turned out to be the solution to everyone's problems.]]

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** "Johannesburg" [[BookEnds begins]] with the pilots being reprimanded for "dropping a bomb" ([[spoiler:a melted-together mass of party sweets]]) that narrowly missed a BMW. It ends with them [[spoiler:"firing a missile" that does hit one (a bottle of water left inside the jet exhaust)]].
** In St. Petersburg, "St. Petersburg", [[spoiler:the episode which featured Gordon trying to steal GERTI,]] Carolyn said, "I can see the next three hours are going to fly by on gilded wings." She had no idea how right she was - it was revealed in Zurich, [[spoiler:the episode in which Gordon tried to steal GERTI yet again, that GERTI is literally partly made of gold. (her wiring)]]
** In Zurich, "Zurich", GERTI gets auctioned off as Lot 42. [[spoiler:Also known as [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the answer to life, the universe, and everything.]] She turned out to be the solution to everyone's problems.]]
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