* 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) was the same one that crashed as Air France Flight 4590 on July 25, 2000 in Paris, taking 109 lives.
* 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.