Jerry and Elaine fly back to New York. Jerry travels on first class while Elaine on coach. George and Kramer run into trouble while trying to arrive on time to pick up Jerry and Elaine at the airport.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Campbell ...
Scott Burkholder ...
Lenny Rose ...
Passenger #1
Karen Denise Williams ...
Passenger #2
Deck McKenzie ...
Security Guard
Maggie Egan ...
Ticket Clerk
Jack Graiman ...


Jerry and Elaine are on their way back to New York but learn their original flight has been canceled. As a result, Jerry ends up in first class and Elaine in coach. While Jerry has a wonderful flight with food, champagne and a beautiful blond models as a seat mate, Elaine suffers through the flight from hell. Back in New York, George and Kramer are supposed to meet Jerry and Elaine but the change in flight - and then a change in airport - has them running all over the place. More mayhem ensues when Kramer thinks he recognizes someone from his past. Written by garykmcd

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25 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Although Jerry and Elaine are flying a fictional airline, the plane exteriors shown in the episode belong to Southwest Airlines' planes. See more »


Jerry and Elaine have to take a different flight back to NY. Jerry takes the first class seat while Elaine gets stuck in coach. However, in all exterior shots of the airplane, it's obvious it is a Southwest Airlines plane. Southwest does not have a first class. See more »


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Out in the wilderness (outside of Apartment 5A)
19 August 2014 | by (columbus, ohio) – See all my reviews

The Airport is funny. There's no way around it.

Starting off with Jerry and Elaine in St. Louis- he's done his comedy gigs, she's visited her sister- they're heading home. But a selfish parking lot attendant driver hinders their chance to go straight to the plane from their rental car. Instead their stuck at the ticket counter, and a choice must be made. Oh, and their plane isn't going to JFK anymore.

Meanwhile, back in NYC, George and Kramer are on their to JFK airport, mostly due to George losing a bet. Picking up Jerry and Elaine absolves George of any financial obligation. But instead of going the way George has planned, George and Kramer are stuck in a traffic jam. Upon arriving at the airport, they learn things have changed and soon are back on the road. But not before George taunts a wanted criminal on a magazine cover, and Kramer thinks he recognizes someone from his past.

Thanks to the choice Jerry chooses, The Airport highlights the world of haves- with Jerry in first class (meeting the model Tia, eating hot fudge sundaes), and Elaine in coach (highlight- eating someone's preordered kosher meal). We're in delight with Jerry, but we're also feeling Elaine's pain. Add to that a sudden decision with the purchase of airline tickets, you've got an instant classic in it's own right.

Even if this is the first episode after The Contest.


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