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Airport 1975, just started watching it. I remember watching it when it first came out. Mind you, it was with my dad on TV..
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071110/

And, how things have changed..
Fashions for one..
Rampant drinking before and on board. And that seems to be OK / the norm.
Smoking, the pilot has a big stogie in his mouth!
Little not apparent airport security.
The flight engineer is a womanizer, and it seem 'normal' fro him to be making lewd comments at teh stewardesses..
The flight cabin doesn't seem to have a door..
Spacious seating, even in coach..

It's hard not to make side-cracks as 'Stanley Roper' (Three's company) is one of the three main drunks. Linda Blair is the 'sick girl' (hard not to make 'The Excorsists' jabs & jokes). Charleston Heston is a chief instructor, hard not to make Ben Hur slurs.. This is one movie the modern 'MST3K' could make hilarious.. I can see where they got the idea for "Airplane"!! and, with that, it's hard not to make "Airplane" jabs & jokes & quotes!

Continuity is off too. They're at 12000 feet, yet in one seen you can see land & mountains, the next they seem to be above the cloud layer.. The stewardess is trying to fly the plane, yet the instructions given seem a little off, and a little vague at some points..


All too funny, actually.. Compared to how movies are done today, how planes are flown / piloted, and how airports work today..
 
I loved all the Airport movies, as well as the Airplane movies.
 

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