History YMMV / Airport

13th Jul '17 11:06:44 PM atyxyt
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** The Concorde that was used for that film (and is seen exploding in the end) crashed as Air France Flight 4590 on July 25, 2000 in Paris, killing 113 people.

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*** If that wasn't enough, the small plane used in the film later had ''an actual mid air collision.'' The occupants of both planes did not survive.
** The Concorde that was used for that film Airport '79 (and is seen exploding in the end) crashed as Air France Flight 4590 on July 25, 2000 in Paris, killing 113 people.
24th Apr '17 6:33:31 AM HudsonHawk
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* JerkassWoobie: Karen Wallace in ''Airport '75'', who is emotionally abusive towards her dedicated marine biologist husband, yet is clearly lonely and miserable.

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* JerkassWoobie: Karen Wallace in ''Airport '75'', '77'', who is emotionally abusive towards her dedicated marine biologist husband, yet is clearly lonely and miserable.
26th Mar '17 1:11:05 PM Madrugada
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** In ''Concorde: Airport '79'', Robert Wagner is trying to murder his girlfriend. Some might see this as a cruel irony to the dispute over his real-life drowning of spouse Creator/NatalieWood.
20th Dec '16 12:55:16 PM ADrago
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* DeaderThanDisco: At the time of its release, the first film was a box office hit, making 10 times its $10 million budget, and was critically acclaimed, getting nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture (losing to ''Film/{{Patton}}''). But since then, it has fallen from grace considerably, having a score of 6.6/10 on [=IMDb=] and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, the good reviews praising the film because it's ''[[SoBadItsGood so enjoyably crappy]]''. Burt Lancaster even went on to describe it as "the biggest piece of junk ever made." Between that, the later emergence of more widely praised disaster movies like ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and, of course, the fact that ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' pretty much took the piss out of the airplane disaster movie genre, ''Airport'' is today mostly enjoyed for its campy, old-fashioned charm and its impact on the disaster movie genre.
27th Jul '16 2:54:28 AM najhoant
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* JerkassWoobie: Karen Wallace, who is emotionally abusive towards her dedicated marine biologist husband, yet is clearly lonely and miserable.

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* JerkassWoobie: Karen Wallace, Wallace in ''Airport '75'', who is emotionally abusive towards her dedicated marine biologist husband, yet is clearly lonely and miserable.
9th May '16 1:20:31 PM BoostPressure
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** In ''Airport '79'' again, the corrupt mechanic who sabotages the Concorde's cargo door opines that "bombs are unreliable". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103 Nine years later came Lockerbie....]]
4th May '16 9:57:59 AM najhoant
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* DeaderThanDisco: At the time of its release, the first film was a box office hit, making 10 times its $10 million budget, and was critically acclaimed, getting nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture (losing to ''Film/{{Patton}}''). But since then, it has fallen from grace considerably, having a score of 6.6/10 on [=IMDb=] and getting lukewarm or even negative reviews from modern critics. Burt Lancaster even went on to describe it as "the biggest piece of junk ever made." Between that, the later emergence of more widely praised disaster movies like ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and, of course, the fact that ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' pretty much took the piss out of the airplane disaster movie genre, ''Airport'' is today mostly enjoyed for its campy, old-fashioned charm and its impact on the disaster movie genre.

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* DeaderThanDisco: At the time of its release, the first film was a box office hit, making 10 times its $10 million budget, and was critically acclaimed, getting nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture (losing to ''Film/{{Patton}}''). But since then, it has fallen from grace considerably, having a score of 6.6/10 on [=IMDb=] and getting lukewarm or even negative 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, the good reviews from modern critics.praising the film because it's ''[[SoBadItsGood so enjoyably crappy]]''. Burt Lancaster even went on to describe it as "the biggest piece of junk ever made." Between that, the later emergence of more widely praised disaster movies like ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and, of course, the fact that ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' pretty much took the piss out of the airplane disaster movie genre, ''Airport'' is today mostly enjoyed for its campy, old-fashioned charm and its impact on the disaster movie genre.



* {{Sequelitis}}: Three, in fact.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Three, in fact.While the first film was critically praised at the time of its release and can still be enjoyed by some people today, the three airplane disaster films released under the ''Airport'' banner that followed are pretty unanimously considered bad.
30th Apr '16 4:16:57 PM DavidDelony
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** In ''Airport '75'', there is a collision between a Boeing 747 and a private propeller plane after the pilot of the latter plane has a heart attack while both are on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport. Just 3 years later in September 1978 a PSA Boeing 727 on final approach collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. Both aircraft crashed into a suburb, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and 7 people on the ground in houses. Despite the resultant tightened ATC clearance and separation rules, a similar accident happened in 1986 when Aeromexico Flight 498 crashed into Cerritos while on approach to LAX after colliding with a Piper Cherokee, killing all 67 people on both aircraft and 15 people on the ground. In another similarity with the film, it was also suspected that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee had a heart attack while flying after an autopsy revealed that some of the arteries in his heart were blocked, but this was later ruled out. Fortunately, after the Cerritos crash, the FAA required all airliners entering U.S. airspace to be fitted with Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Another accident like this has never happened in the U.S. since.

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** In ''Airport '75'', there is a collision between a Boeing 747 and a private propeller plane after the pilot of the latter plane has a heart attack while both are on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport. Just 3 years later in September 1978 a PSA Boeing 727 on final approach collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. Both aircraft crashed into a suburb, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and 7 people on the ground in houses. Despite the resultant tightened ATC clearance and separation rules, a similar accident happened in 1986 when Aeromexico Flight 498 crashed into Cerritos while on approach to LAX after colliding with a Piper Cherokee, killing all 67 people on both aircraft and 15 people on the ground. In another similarity with to the film, it was also suspected that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee had a heart attack while flying after an autopsy revealed that some of the arteries in his heart were blocked, but this was later ruled out. Fortunately, after the Cerritos crash, the FAA required all airliners entering U.S. airspace to be fitted with Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Another accident like this has never happened in the U.S. since.
25th Jan '16 5:16:34 PM DavidDelony
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** In ''Airport '75'', there is a collision between a Boeing 747 and a private propeller plane after the pilot of the latter plane has a heart attack while both are on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport. Just 3 years later in September 1978 a PSA Boeing 727 on final approach collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. Both aircraft crashed into a suburb, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and 7 people on the ground in houses. Despite the resultant tightened ATC clearance and separation rules, a similar accident happened in 1986 when Aeromexico Flight 498 crashed into Cerritos while on approach to LAX after colliding with a Piper Cherokee, killing all 67 people on both aircraft and 15 people on the ground. In another similarity with the film, it was also suspected that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee had a heart attack while flying after an autopsy revealed that some of the arteries in his heart were blocked, but this was later ruled out. Fortunately, after the Cerritos crash, the FAA required all aircraft entering U.S. airspace to be fitted with Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Another accident like this has never happened in the U.S. since.

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** In ''Airport '75'', there is a collision between a Boeing 747 and a private propeller plane after the pilot of the latter plane has a heart attack while both are on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport. Just 3 years later in September 1978 a PSA Boeing 727 on final approach collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. Both aircraft crashed into a suburb, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and 7 people on the ground in houses. Despite the resultant tightened ATC clearance and separation rules, a similar accident happened in 1986 when Aeromexico Flight 498 crashed into Cerritos while on approach to LAX after colliding with a Piper Cherokee, killing all 67 people on both aircraft and 15 people on the ground. In another similarity with the film, it was also suspected that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee had a heart attack while flying after an autopsy revealed that some of the arteries in his heart were blocked, but this was later ruled out. Fortunately, after the Cerritos crash, the FAA required all aircraft airliners entering U.S. airspace to be fitted with Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Another accident like this has never happened in the U.S. since.
25th Jan '16 5:15:18 PM DavidDelony
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** In ''Airport '75'', there is a collision between a Boeing 747 and a private propeller plane after the pilot of the latter plane has a heart attack while both are on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport. Just 3 years later in September 1978 a PSA Boeing 727 on final approach collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. Both aircraft crashed into a suburb, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and 7 people on the ground in houses. Despite the resultant tightened ATC clearance and separation rules, a similar accident happened in 1986 when Aeromexico Flight 498 crashed into Cerritos while on approach to LAX after colliding with a Piper Cherokee, killing all 67 people on both aircraft and 15 people on the ground. In another similarity with the film, it was also suspected that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee had a heart attack while flying after an autopsy revealed that some of the arteries in his heart were blocked, but this was later ruled out.

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** In ''Airport '75'', there is a collision between a Boeing 747 and a private propeller plane after the pilot of the latter plane has a heart attack while both are on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport. Just 3 years later in September 1978 a PSA Boeing 727 on final approach collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego. Both aircraft crashed into a suburb, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and 7 people on the ground in houses. Despite the resultant tightened ATC clearance and separation rules, a similar accident happened in 1986 when Aeromexico Flight 498 crashed into Cerritos while on approach to LAX after colliding with a Piper Cherokee, killing all 67 people on both aircraft and 15 people on the ground. In another similarity with the film, it was also suspected that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee had a heart attack while flying after an autopsy revealed that some of the arteries in his heart were blocked, but this was later ruled out. Fortunately, after the Cerritos crash, the FAA required all aircraft entering U.S. airspace to be fitted with Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Another accident like this has never happened in the U.S. since.
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