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The Airport 

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:
George Costanza
Jennifer Campbell ...
Scott Burkholder ...
Attendant #1
Lenny Rose ...
Passenger #1
Karen Denise Williams ...
Passenger #2
Deck McKenzie ...
Security Guard
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 model 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 »


George plans his pickup so he arrives at the airport right as Jerry arrives. Jerry's plane is changed to a flight to LaGuardia and George find this out after being a half hour late to pick up Jerry. The plane then goes back to Kennedy inside of Laguardia. If George arrived a half later than Jerry should have landed that means Jerry's plane was in New York airspace at the time. On the plane during the moment they had meal time and enough time for a nap. There is no way they were in the air that long above New York. See more »


Attendant #2: You're going to have to go back to your seat!
Elaine Benes: Ok, fine. I'll go back... You know, our goal should be a society *without* *classes*!
[She goes through the curtain to,ick, *coach*]
Elaine Benes: Do you realise that the people up here are getting *cookies*!
Jerry Seinfeld: What is all the racket back there? You know, you're trying to relax on the plane and this is what you have to put up with.
Jerry Seinfeld: [to attendant] What is going on?
Attendant #2: Sir, this woman tried to sneak into first class.
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, you see, that's terrible. The problem is, that ...
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »


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The definition of a Seinfeld Classic
6 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I think this is probably one of the five most re-watchable Seinfeld episodes. It's over 9000.

The storyline is pretty similar to "The Dinner Party". A main story pushing the episode forward but our characters divided (curiously enough, partnerships of Kramer-George and Elaine-Jerry). Not only is the script so funny but it is extremely entertaining. When you're not laughing out loud you're with a constant smile on your face.

Julia just knocks this one out of the park. Her body language is beyond believe. Jerry, on the other hand, is the opposite. Extremely funny but incredibly subtle. Kramer's secondary storyline is so freaking Kramer and it's fantastic. God bless Grossbard. George doesn't really have a storyline, he just reacts to the airport reschedules but Alexander is on fire in almost every episode on this fantastic season. And who can forget Tia, a character so shamelessly insulting to the model stereotype that you just come to expect that kind of clever humor on this show.

It's just excellent. Play it on loop.

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