6 of the best mile-high screen moments

From Airplane via Planes Trains and Automobiles to World War Z and Bridesmaids, we enjoy top onscreen moments on planes

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6 of the best mile-high screen moments
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Emma Daly

Tonight British Airways takes us behind-the-scenes of its airline to discover exactly what it's like to fly and to serve air travel folk. 

The BBC ob-doc will take us into the cockpit with pilots, into the boardroom to see how decisions are made and on the ground with staff helping to make sure everything runs just so. There's nothing more important than getting to your holiday destination, after all. 

But before all that, we wanted to celebrate some top high-flying moments from the big and small screens. From an angry Harrison Ford to a drunken bridesmaid, here are some of the best mile-high screen moments...


Relaxed and ready to ppaarrrttyyyy

Coach passengers are not allowed in first class don't ya know? Especially when they've taken tablets to help them stop being nervous on the flight and are now singing show tunes. Take it from Kristen Wiig and the Bridesmaids gang (with a fair bit of swearing)...


Get off my plane!

It's Harrison Ford and Air Force One now, and of all the films he's starred in, Ford admits this is the quote he gets asked to do the most by fans. Well, he's totally kicking butt in his bid to get terrorists of his presidential plane. What's not to love?


Does this plane even have a left phalange?

Friends, and the one where Rachel Green almost left for Paris and destroyed all of our beliefs in love forever and ever... (OK, ten years on it's probably time to get over the whole Ross and Rachel thing, eh?). Phoebe say the plane has no left phalange and, well, no-one's sticking around to find out what that means...


Wild waving

If you're guiding in a plane in a film called Airplane!, best to keep an eye on what you're doing...


Unwelcome arrivals

World War Z sees Brad Pitt attempting to save the world from a zombie invasion. Unfortunately, a bunch of suitcases doesn't quite do the trick when they take over a plane...


He's a talker...

It's what everyone dreads, right? The guy next you who wants to talk. And talk. And talk a bit more. Long flight? You'll be a broken man by the end. Let Steve Martin, John Candy and Planes, Trains and Automobiles be your guide through plane awkwardness 101...

See A Very British Airline tonight at 9:00pm on BBC2

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