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 ... 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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Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This was one of actor Larry Charles's (who had an uncredited role as the stinky man exiting the plane's washroom) 4 appearances on Seinfeld. He is best known as a staff writer for Seinfeld for its first 5 seasons, contributing some of the show's darkest and most absurd story-lines. See more »


Throughout the scene where Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) are racing through the airport to get to their flight, the run past a sign that reads," Gates 24-40". Following that, they can be seen running down the same passageways and past the same sign again. 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
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Have you ever flown first class?
19 August 2014 | by HumanFundRecipientSee all my reviews

The Airport is funny. There's no other way to say 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 they're stuck at the ticket counter, and a choice must be made. Oh, and their plane isn't going to JFK as planned.

Meanwhile, back in NYC, George and Kramer are on their way 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 (being forced into eating someone's pre-ordered 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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