- All-Star Cast/Hey, It's That Guy!:
- The original movie starred Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Helen Hayes, Barbara Hale and George Kennedy.
- Aside from George Kennedy's reappearance as Patroni in Airport '75, there's Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Susan Clark, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Sid Caesar... the list just keeps on going.
- Airport '77 had Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Brenda Vaccaro, Lee Grant, Christopher Lee...
- Airport '79 also featured an ensemble cast, though its actors were more famous for their TV work.
- Billing Displacement: For Airport '75, Charlton Heston is billed first, but Karen Black's character gets the most focus, as well as screentime.
- Franchise Killer: Almost everyone agrees that Airport '79 was the end of the line for the series.