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Red carpet time! Here’s a nod to our 12 favorite movie airport scenes.

When harry met sally movie scene in an airport

The Terminal

Hate getting stuck in the airport? Imagine being stuck there for years. At least at CMH you could enjoy our artwork and plentiful outlets and seating.

Home Alone

The quintessential “I feel like I’m forgetting something” travel movie. Be Beyond Ready for your next trip with these tips. Macaulay Culkin isn’t on the list but lots of other important items are!

  • Oscar nod: John Williams and Leslie Bricusse, Best Original Song
  • Oscar nod: John Williams, Best Original Score

When Harry Met Sally

If you’re sending a loved one off at the airport, keep Harry’s timeless comment in mind: “You take someone to the airport, its clearly the beginning of the relationship. That’s why I have never taken anyone to the airport at the beginning of a relationship. Because eventually things move on and you don’t take someone to the airport and I never wanted anyone to say to me, ‘How come you never take me to the airport anymore?’”

  • Oscar nod: Nora Ephron, Best Screenplay

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The funniest and simultaneously saddest Thanksgiving movie known to humankind. Avoid travel mishaps at CMH, where you’ll have no trouble getting an automobile at one of our many rental car companies.

Up in the Air

A surprisingly charming movie about getting fired starring George Clooney. Before you go up in the air, grab a to-go cocktail post-security to enjoy while you wait.

  • Oscar nod: Best Picture
  • Oscar nod: George Clooney, Best Actor
  • Oscar nod: Vera Farmiga, Best Supporting Actress
  • Oscar nod: Anna Kendrick, Best Supporting Actress
  • Oscar nod: Jason Reitman, Best Director
  • Oscar nod: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Best Adapted Screenplay

Catch Me if You Can

This movie is about as long as a flight from CMH to Cancun (which flies direct from Columbus!).

  • Oscar nod: Christopher Walken, Best Supporting Actor
  • Oscar nod: John Williams, Best Original Score

Take This Waltz

The airport scene in this sweet, under-the-radar movie is brief but pivotal, taking the characters back to their home city of Toronto… which looks like a really fun place and CMH has direct flights there (currently on hold due to COVID-19 – prepare for an upcoming Toronto trip by watching this movie while you wait for the route to resume!).

Love Actually

The film begins with Hugh Grant talking about witnessing the uncomplicated joy between loved ones when they reunite at an airport – a refreshing and unique perspective that airports offer. Visit CMH to actually see for yourself!

Four Christmases

Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn pretend to do charity work over the holidays so they can avoid family get-togethers, but are busted when their families see them on the news that’s covering airport delays. This star-studded cast includes Columbus’ own Dwight Yoakum!

Baby Boom

Diane Keaton inherits a family heirloom that she has to pick up at the airport. Spoiler alert: the inheritance is adorable and wears diapers. If you ever find yourself in this situation, remember CMH has many family restrooms with baby changing stations.

Honeymoon in Vegas

With skydiving Elvises (or it is Elvi?) and Ohio’s Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicolas Cage is hilarious as a guy who’s losing his patience. And the scene with Ben Stern trying to buy a ticket to Milwaukee will make you happy that you can easily compare flights at

I Am Wrath

The best Travolta movie filmed in John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The only Travolta movie filmed in John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The movie might not have taken off, but CMH has flights taking off all day, every day!

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