Today is a selection of a few different videos, but first, a special mention for all the Air Traffic Control staff who read the blog. I worked in Air Traffic Control for 23 years, and it is challenging as an Air Traffic Controller or Air Traffic Control Assistant or Engineer having to work at Christmas when you want to be with your family.
Here is a video from NATS who provide most of the air traffic services in the UK:
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NATS – Air Traffic Control
ATC is often depicted in a very unrealistic way in films and TV, but Die Hard 2 has some fairly realistic scenes as well as being Christmas-themed. In this video for NATS, Steven De Souza, the film’s writer, talks about the ATC and airport elements of Die Hard 2.
The Heathrow bears seem to have disappeared for good sadly.
Last year in 2021, Heathrow Airport recreated the famous monologue of one of my favourite Christmas films, Love Actually.
The new words reflected the challenges caused by the pandemic and the emotion of reuniting with friends and family as the world slowly opens back up. The scene was eshot at Heathrow Terminal 3, the exact location it was filmed almost two decades ago. It featured footage of real-life passengers emerging in Arrivals and reuniting with loved ones in time for Christmas, after months and even years of being apart.
I’m off to fetch a tissue…
For 2022, Heathrow released a new video which also tugs at the heart strings.
Air Canada – new video
I loved this very sweet video…especially with the weary journeys a lot of us are facing this year to see family amongst all the various strikes.
Not a Christmas one but one of my favourite airline videos in 2020 which maybe reminds us that while travel has always been fun in 2022, we’ve still come a long way since 2020. This advert from Emirates is called “Do you remember”. It almost feels surreal now watching this.