* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The landing.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Joe Patroni became a RecurringCharacter in each of the sequels, though not with the same job. He was always played by George Kennedy.
** Helen Hayes' Oscar would also cement this status.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** 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 girlfriend NatalieWood.
** 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.
* ProductPlacement: Despite being over twenty years since its first flight, Boeing couldn't have written a finer commercial for the 707.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Three, in fact.
* TheWoobie: Inez, and arguably Sarah Demerest.