From “The Terminal” and “Saving Mr. Banks” starring Tom Hanks to “Catch Me If You Can” and “Sleepless in Seattle“; airports have often been featured in many Hollywood blockbusters. Playing backdrop to everything from the tear-jerking emotional hello’s and goodbye’s, to the start of a crazy adventure; you could say that airports could be stars in their own right. Hey, even part of Toy Story 2 takes place in airport. Okay, it might be animated – but it is still pretty cool.
Air New Zealand have created a special poster which lists the most-credited airports in movie history; which of course would include Los Angeles International (LAX) and London Heathrow is pretty popular too. The Auckland-based carrier operate a daily service between the two cities in the late afternoon. I may have flown on that route a couple of times.
So, take a look and see just which airports have been lucky enough to make the cut onto the silver screen and also some of AirNZ’s favourite movies which have featured an airport at some point.
And now, let the cameras roll (or the cursor scroll) as I present The Most Popular Airport Movie Locations.
Sorry about that awful remark, I’ll just go back to the drawing board on that one…
Let me know in the comments below.
PS – If you’re looking for info on what is is like to fly with Air New Zealand between London and Los Angeles, you’ll find some of my reviews right here.
That’s a wrap!