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MIPTV Picks: Air Ways

With new security measures and increased restrictions added to the air travel experience seemingly on a weekly basis, the concept of 'flying the friendly skies' is fading further and further away from reality.
March 31, 2010


With new security measures and increased restrictions added to the air travel experience seemingly on a weekly basis, the concept of ‘flying the friendly skies’ is fading further and further away from reality. Still, if the hullabaloo surrounding flying is a series of inconveniences for the passenger, it stands to reason that dealing with disgruntled travelers is no Sunday in the park either. This series from Australia’s Seven Network chronicles the launch of the budget airline Tiger Airways, capturing customer meltdowns, stressed staff and the odd bit of airborne unpredictability, such as an in-flight wedding. You’ve heard of ‘fly on the wall’ entertainment – consider this ‘fly on the wing’ factual.

Partners: Produced by Seven Network (Australia), distributed by Cineflix International

Length: 16 x 30 minutes

Airing: 2009/2010

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding Australia and New Zealand

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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