Your Flight is Cancelled

1988, 45 mins


Robert Drew

Producer- Photographer

Anne Drew


Marc Curtis


James Jernigan



"One strength of the documentary is that it shows us this and doesn't just tell us"

John Corry, The New York Times

"A lot of the program looks as good as any feature film"

John Corry, The New York Times

"The documentary is imaginatively and intelligently done "

John Corry, The New York Times

The atmosphere is tense in the air traffic control tower at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, when a thunderstorm strikes.

Since deregulation, American’s airline industry has become a nightmare of delays, cancellations, and near-collisions. The program probes the air traffic dilemma inside America’s busiest airport’s control tower and behind the ticket counter.

Broadcast by Frontline on February 16, 1988.

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