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


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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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Kennedy or Laguardia?
2 October 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

After the unmatched boldness of The Contest, it's back to basics for Seinfeld's fifty-first episode, The Airport, which, much like The Subway in the third season, makes good use of locations that stray from the show's traditions (apartments and diner).

The plot involves Jerry and Elaine coming home after a comedy gig in St. Louis, with the unfortunate consequence that their flight is rerouted from JFK to Laguardia. While in the air, Elaine has to suffer the effects of coach, while Jerry gets bumped up to first class and sits next to an attractive model. Back on the ground, George and Kramer have their own problems as they have to go through last-minute airport changes (the flight is rerouted again) to come and pick up their friends.

Reverting to "formula" would be considered a cheap move in the case of most sitcoms, but since this is Seinfeld, where formula is the least formulaic of its elements, the classic structure is a perfect excuse for 20 minutes of sharp jokes: not only do we get some social satire in the form of the contrast between Jerry and Elaine's plane accommodations, there's also one of the best George scenes ever, as the unrivaled lord of the idiots pulls off one of the program's most unexpected and insane movie references. Let's just put it this way: Costanza ain't no Bette Davis...

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