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 »


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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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 get the "last two seats, one in First Class and one in Coach" but, later on there is an empty First Class seat one row behind Jerry (and the model) which Elaine later tries to occupy but gets sent back to Coach. 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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Not one of the best but still a Seinfeld material.
1 July 2009 | by zfianySee all my reviews

Even if it's not one of the best and the best are many actually but still it is a must see episode as all the episodes of seinfeld. I am a Seinfeld addict. I have like three copies of all the seasons because I am scared one of the copies gets ruined due to my never-ending watching ... so I must have spares. Back to this episode... it is funny and has few master scenes and shows the egocentricity of Jerry and the fact that all the four know very well the shortcomings of each character, they can still be friends and they know that they can't live without each others. In fact what always attracted me to Seinfeld is the very idea of how they accept each others because everyone of us has something of the four and I don't fear admitting it and most probably that's what made people relate that much to the characters even in their worst dehumanized acts and that what made the show number one of all times. I can't believe that some people prefer Fraiser or Cheers! The latter two were the most stupid shows ever... there were even better shows but again nothing is better than Seinfeld and hats off to Costanza lord of all sitcoms.

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25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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