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Airline (American TV series)

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Airline is an American reality television series that showcases the daily happenings of passengers, ground workers and on-board staff members of Southwest Airlines. The series debuted on January 5, 2004 on A&E and ran for three seasons.[1] It was narrated by Tim Flavin.[2]

Airline
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GenreDocumentary
Created byGold Star Television
StarringSouthwest Airlines
Narrated byTim Flavin
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes70
Production
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)Acorn Media
Gold Star
A&E
DistributorGold Star Enterprises
Release
Original networkA&E
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 5, 2004 (2004-01-05) –
December 19, 2005 (2005-12-19)
Chronology
Preceded byAirlines
Followed byAirport 24/7: Miami
Related shows

On December 15, 2005, it was cancelled after three seasons.[3]

PremiseEdit

The series is focused on the passengers and flights originating out of Southwest Airlines focus cities at Baltimore-Washington International, Chicago Midway, Houston's Hobby Airport and Los Angeles International. The series also follows customers in all types of moods and situations, and also takes a look at employees both on and off the job.[4][5][6]

The series is based on a British series of the same name. The British series followed the employees of Britannia Airways in its first season and EasyJet airlines in subsequent seasons.[7]

CastEdit

Baltimore/Washington (BWI)Edit

  • Eric DeCosmo — Provising Agent
  • Christy Goad-DeCosmo — Customer Service Agent
  • Nicholas Hadeed — Customer Service Agent/Flight Attendant
  • Carole Jennings - Customer Service Supervisor
  • Sue Lee — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Chris Marr — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Gina Terrano — Customer Service Agent/Flight Attendant

Chicago-Midway (MDW)Edit

  • Jesse Atkinson — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Colleen Bragiel — Customer Service Manager
  • Val Brown — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Denise Brown-Bess — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Anita Herbert — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Veolia Hewitt-Norris — Customer Service Manager

Houston-Hobby (HOU)Edit

  • Holly Bradford — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Kelley Casterjana — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Cindy Treyes — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Brian "Chance" Willams — Customer Service Supervisor

Los Angeles (LAX)Edit

  • Susie Boersma — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Mike Carr — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Yolanda Martin — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Steve Ramirez — Customer Service Supervisor
  • Gustavo Yanez — Customer Service Supervisor — AirTran Airways

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2004)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1"The Delicate Art Of Saying No"January 5, 2004 (2004-01-05)
2"Consider Yourself One Of The Family"January 5, 2004 (2004-01-05)
3"Kids ... Who'd Have Them?"January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12)
4"Beyond Their Control"January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12)
5"Times Change"January 19, 2004 (2004-01-19)
6"Winners & Losers"January 19, 2004 (2004-01-19)
7"Terminal Beauty"January 26, 2004 (2004-01-26)
8"High Spirits"February 2, 2004 (2004-02-02)
9"Team Effort"February 9, 2004 (2004-02-09)
10"You Must Be Kidding?"February 16, 2004 (2004-02-16)
11"Luv Is In The Air"February 16, 2004 (2004-02-16)
12"Relative Values"February 23, 2004 (2004-02-23)
13"For Better For Worse"March 1, 2004 (2004-03-01)
14"It Ain't Over Til It's Over"March 8, 2004 (2004-03-08)
15"Don't Take No For An Answer"March 15, 2004 (2004-03-15)
16"All Creatures Great & Small"March 22, 2004 (2004-03-22)
17"There's Real Time...Then There's Airline Time"March 29, 2004 (2004-03-29)
18"Oh What A Performance!"April 5, 2004 (2004-04-05)

Season 2 (2004-2005)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1"Judgment Day"July 5, 2004 (2004-07-05)
2"The Big Squeeze"July 5, 2004 (2004-07-05)
3"Family Business"July 12, 2004 (2004-07-12)
4"Unfit for Travel"July 19, 2004 (2004-07-19)
5"That's Entertainment!"July 26, 2004 (2004-07-26)
6"High And Mighty"August 2, 2004 (2004-08-02)
7"Down To The Wire"August 9, 2004 (2004-08-09)
8"Fly Babies"August 16, 2004 (2004-08-16)
9"Expect The Unexpected"August 23, 2004 (2004-08-23)
10"All Shapes And Sizes"August 30, 2004 (2004-08-30)
11"Lost In Translation"September 13, 2004 (2004-09-13)
12"No Laughing Matter"September 20, 2004 (2004-09-20)
13"Emotional Baggage"September 27, 2004 (2004-09-27)
14"The Stress Test"October 4, 2004 (2004-10-04)
15"In Sickness And In Health"October 11, 2004 (2004-10-11)
16"Rules Are Rules"October 18, 2004 (2004-10-18)
17"Battle Of Wills"November 1, 2004 (2004-11-01)
18"Let There Be Love"November 8, 2004 (2004-11-08)
19"Precious Cargo"November 29, 2004 (2004-11-29)
20"Dazed And Confused"December 6, 2004 (2004-12-06)
21"You Can't Win Them All"December 20, 2004 (2004-12-20)
22"Fun And Games"December 20, 2004 (2004-12-20)
23"Live and Let Fly"January 10, 2005 (2005-01-10)
24"So Near Yet So Far"January 17, 2005 (2005-01-17)
25"Shaken & Stirred"January 31, 2005 (2005-01-31)
26"No Going Back"February 14, 2005 (2005-02-14)

Season 3 (2005)Edit

No. Title Original air date
1"Takes Two To Tango"May 2, 2005 (2005-05-02)
2"The Sky's The Limit"May 2, 2005 (2005-05-02)
3"Things That Go Bump At The Airport"May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)
4"Mardi Gras"May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)
5"A Hard Day's Flight"May 16, 2005 (2005-05-16)
6"April Fool"May 23, 2005 (2005-05-23)
7"Life Swap"June 6, 2005 (2005-06-06)
8"Risky Business"June 20, 2005 (2005-06-20)
9"Mind Over Matter"June 27, 2005 (2005-06-27)
10"Cabin Fever"July 11, 2005 (2005-07-11)
11"Stormy Weather"July 18, 2005 (2005-07-18)
12"When The Going Gets Tough"July 25, 2005 (2005-07-25)
13"South Of The Border"August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)
14"You Can't Take It With You"August 15, 2005 (2005-08-15)
15"It Takes All Sorts"August 26, 2005 (2005-08-26)
16"Timing Is Everything"August 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)
17"Let's Face The Music And Dance"August 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)
18"Love At First Flight"September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)
19"Taking Care Of Business"September 19, 2005 (2005-09-19)
20"Cruise Control"October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10)
21"Going Places"October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17)
22"Turbulence Everywhere"October 24, 2005 (2005-10-24)
23"Decision Time"November 28, 2005 (2005-11-28)
24"The Waiting Game"December 12, 2005 (2005-12-12)
25"Crying For Help"December 12, 2005 (2005-12-12)
26"Pushing The Limits"December 19, 2005 (2005-12-19)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Development Update: December 15–16". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Volume 1 A-E). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3305-6.
  3. ^ Denhart, Andy (December 15, 2005). "Airline, Growing up Gotti cancelled, but Dog the Bounty Hunter, Inked renewed". Reality Blurred. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Abbey, Klaasen (April 6, 2005). "INSIDE THE A&E 'AIRLINE' REALITY SHOW DEAL". AdAge. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Stevens, Dana (January 13, 2004). "Terminal Boredom". Slate. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (January 5, 2004). "TELEVISION REVIEW; Your Flight Is Ready for Boarding (if You Are Sober, Slim and Smell Nice)". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.

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