15 Memorable Movie Airplane Scenes To Get You Flight-Ready

You've just about had it with movies in which children vanish from planes; psycho killers ply women with Sea Breezes at the airport bar; and Liam Neeson, Wesley Snipes, or Kurt Russell so much as go near a 747. You'd rather not think about pilots getting drunk, Air Force One being taken hostage, or snakes somehow making their way onto your flight. Chill out, Hollywood.

Luckily, not every movie scene involving air travel will put the fear of god in you. There's Rick and Elsa parting ways at the Casablanca airport. There's Snoop Dogg playing the world's most stoned pilot (we hope). There's George Clooney racking up miles. That we can live with.

Click through to see some of our favorite flight scenes. Nothing scary, we promise.
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Video: Courtesy of United Artists.
Goldfinger (1964)
Funnily enough, James Bond (Sean Connery) and pilot Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) never quite joined the Mile High Club. Their sexy banter must have at least fogged up the windows, though.
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Video: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Airplane! (1980)
This classic disaster film parody is full of gems, but the female passenger getting shamed for dying single is a favorite (and for some of us, a tad relatable).
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Video: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
If you happen to be squashed next to a chatty salesperson who insists on removing his or her shoes, be patient and have an open mind. You may be inviting them over for Thanksgiving. Or maybe, you'll just submit them to Passenger Shaming. Either way.
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Video: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) met for the second time on a flight — during which Harry ruined taking a lover to the airport for everyone.
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Should you ever find yourself on a Zeppelin with an evil Nazi, pretending to be a ticket-taker is a neat trick.
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Video: Courtesy of New Line Cinema.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
So long as you didn't mind some outrageous sexual harassment, Austin Powers' (Mike Myers) personal jet was pretty groovy, baby.
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Video: Courtesy of New Line Cinema.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
That thing when you're desperate for the bathroom and Adam Sandler and Billy Idol are blocking the aisle for ages. Cute proposal idea, though.
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Rush Hour (1998)
Few things are worse than having your seatmate sing "War" at the top of his lungs.
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Video: Courtesy of United Artists/MGM.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
A seriously bummed Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) is the passenger you do not want to sit next to, at least until she discovers Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) sitting behind her. Apparently, this airline does not frown upon in-flight frolicking.
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Video: Courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Meet the Parents (2000)
Just a friendly reminder not to say the word "bomb" anywhere near the airport.
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Video: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.
Charlie's Angels (2000)
The only time someone has mistaken Drew Barrymore for LL Cool J.
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Video: Courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Meredith Grey and Leonardo DiCaprio on the same flight? We can't handle it.
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Video: Courtesy of Miramax.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
No one has ever been cooler at booking or boarding a flight than Uma Thurman's The Bride. Having a killer soundtrack also helps.
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Sex and the City 2 (2010)
You didn't expect Samantha Jones to fly economy, did you? Carrie Bradshaw and her crew flew to Abu Dhabi on the fictional, totally pimped-out Afdal Air. Of course the tone-deaf film's big drama was whether or not they'd miss their luxe flight back. #Problems.
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Video: Courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Bridesmaids (2011)
Don't mix prescription drugs with booze, don't antagonize the flight attendant, and don't let your seatmate freak you the hell out.
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