Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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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.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Jennifer Campbell Jennifer Campbell ... Tia
Scott Burkholder ... Prisoner
Jim J. Bullock ... Attendant #1
Allan Wasserman ... Grossbard
Lenny Rose Lenny Rose ... Passenger #1
Karen Denise Williams Karen Denise Williams ... Attendant #2
Annie Korzen ... Passenger #2
Deck McKenzie Deck McKenzie ... Security Guard
Maggie Egan Maggie Egan ... Ticket Clerk
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Skycap
Jack Graiman Jack Graiman ... Cop


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) See more »

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Did You Know?


Although Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) 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 »


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 coach, to her dismay]
Elaine Benes: Do you realise that the people up here are getting *cookies*!
[Her ranting rouses Jerry, who had been dozing comfortably in first class]
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 ...
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
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The definition of a Seinfeld Classic
6 May 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee 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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