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[[caption-width-right:350:With added bonus BigNo.]]

->''"Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane''
->''I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain''
->''Oh and, I can see Daniel waving goodbye''
->''God it looks like Daniel''
->''Must be the clouds in my eyes"''
-->-- '''Music/EltonJohn''', "Daniel"

Characters standing outside an airport always know exactly which plane has their beloved on it, even if they lost a RaceForYourLove. Planes take off from airports every few minutes, but characters psychically know which one is theirs.

If there's a [[POVCam POV shot]] from the ground, you'll see the face through the window, rather than a more accurate view that looks approximately like a small dot in the sky. (FridgeLogic dictates that even if the plane were close enough to see in the window, you'd have to be right under it.)

Bonus points if they wave to each other through the window or something. See also AirplaneOfLove. Could be justified if it's a very small airport, but not likely if it's any kind of large passenger plane.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'', Takemoto pulls off a completely platonic RaceForYourLove toward Morita, but gets there too late. He ends up behind a chain link fence outside the airfield. No idea how he knows which plane it was, but he hurls some choice epithets at it as it goes by.
* Subverted in ''Manga/InazumaEleven'':
-->'''Endou''' ''(gazing at the contrails [[RidingIntoTheSunset in the sunset]])'': Do you think that's his plane?\\
'''Otonashi:''' Yes, probably.\\
'''Endou:''' [[spoiler:Ichinose]]! Let's play together again sometime!\\
'''[[spoiler:Ichinose]]''' ''[[StealthHiBye (right behind them)]]'': Yeah, let's!
* Subverted in ''Manga/LoveHina'', when Naru wakes up to see Keitaro has already left for his flight. She knows it's his plane when she sees it because the airport intercom announces the flight number as it takes off, along with acknowledging it had been delayed (which is the entire reason why Keitaro and Naru could spend time together before the flight).
* The FullyAutomaticClipShow in the third act of ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'' includes a flashback to Takaki leaving the southern islands for good while Kanae watches his plane take off. Justifiable in that it is a small community he's leaving.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan'' #93: Peter Parker wants to head straight to Gwen Stacy and confess his SecretIdentity before she leaves (due to the death of her dad, which was somewhat caused by Spidey.) Unfortunately, a fight delays him and he rushes to the info desk. The receptionist tells him the plane is departing. Peter turns and looks out the window - sure enough, the plane's just left.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Used in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': When Tom Hanks' character (Jim Lovell) takes off for Florida, his wife watches from the yard as his plane flies over the house. Justified by the plane being a white T-38 Talon, and also by the likelihood that Lovell would have set up his flight plan specifically to allow the pass. (NASA has maintained a fleet of T-38s, as chase planes and astronaut trainer/taxis, for a very long time, and the agency's fleet livery is white with sky blue pinstriping which wouldn't have been visible from the ground.)
** Taken UpToEleven in a later scene, where Jim Lovell looks down at the Earth through a window in the lunar module, and his wife ''stares back up at him from her living room''.
* Subverted in ''Film/BitterMoon'', when the evil monster of an AntiHero places his girl in a plane [[spoiler:and then leaves, there's her desperate look out of the plane window,]], but I can't remember his reaction.
* Played with: In ''Film/FinalDestination'', the group of characters who just got kicked off the plane are able to track the ill-fated flight as it takes off, but get distracted with another argument as we continue tracking the plane. They start paying attention again when the shockwave from the otherwise silent explosion takes out the picture window. Justified here because they were right outside the gangway (or whatever that thing is called).
* Played straight in ''{{Film/Miao Miao}}'', after a RaceForYourLove.
* Mr. Snuffleupagus waves his trunk up at Big Bird's airplane in an overhead shot in ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird''--even though later, when Bert points out Big Bird from the vantage of a much lower-flying biplane, he has to use binoculars.
-->'''Bert:''' See that yellow spot down there? It's Big Bird!\\
'''Ernie:''' Oh, yeah! That sure looks like a yellow spot, all right.


[[folder: Music ]]

* As quoted above, Music/EltonJohn's "Daniel" is all about this.
* There's a song from Yello that uses a non-romantic example. It's called La Habanera. It's on "One Second," the same album that made the [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff "Oh Yeah"]] song famous.
-->''Pedro Comacho, The former informer of the secret police is still standing outside the club. Pretending to be blind, he watches the last plane to Miami dsappearing in a flaming purple sky. Now he knows he has been left behind.''
* Averted in Gary Allan's "Watching Airplanes": the narrator has to guess which plane his ex is on, calculating based on the time she left him.


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Aptly harpooned in the Filipino comedy comic ''Beerkada'', where, after seemingly losing a RaceForYourLove, the main character Glenn hangs outside the airport screaming lovelorn confessions '''at every plane that passes for the rest of the entire night.''' Later on, it turns out the girl he was looking for wasn't even leaving for another month. [[IdiotHero He mourns her loss anyway.]]


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' has a non-romantic version, when Gary and Kiley race to the airport to prevent the unstable Yuki from flying home to Japan to confront her father -- but fail, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/seriously_strained invoking the trope,]] with an added BigNo. [[spoiler:This looks like the trope being played straight, but actually it's a {{Parody}} or at least an {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion, as Yuki was never at the airport, her father is in Montreal, and anyway she calms down and has a fairly rational conversation with him rather than assaulting him as Gary and Kiley feared]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* On ''WebVideo/{{TableTop}}'', playing out the Aftermath of a game of ''TabletopGame/{{Fiasco}}'', Wil Wheaton describes his character "looking out the window as the Pan Am flight to Los Angeles goes past", wishing he was on it. Alison Haislip offers a tongue-in-cheek lampshade: "And it says on the side of the plane, "Pan Am Flight To Los Angeles."


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'': In a non-romantic example, the Spider-Friends are hanging out at the airport watching the plane that has Kraven the Hunter being sent back to his home country.