(sometimes called Oceanic
) is a fictional airline
used in several films
and television programs
Its most famous appearance is in Lost
, where Oceanic Airlines is
highly-stylized logo depicting an Aboriginal
that resembles a bullseye
, an island
or an "O
" (for Oceanic). The show's storyline
begins with the crash
of Oceanic Flight 815
on a mysterious island.
The airline has also been featured in many other media. The
original occurrence of Oceanic Airways was in the 1996
film Executive Decision
. The film's
shot extensive footage
of an actual Boeing
but with a different logo
to that used on the later Lost
Oceanic flight. This stock footage
been reused in several films and television programs, spreading the
Oceanic Airlines brand across various and unrelated fictional universes
Occurrences of Oceanic Airlines
The following sources feature Oceanic Airlines:
Decision: Oceanic Flight 343 from Athens to Washington, DC was skyjacked by
- For Love Of The
Game: An Oceanic flight is announced over the PA system in
the airport lounge near the end of the movie.
- Nowhere to Land: A
Boeing 747-200 from Sydney to LAX flying with a bomb programmed to
detonate one hour prior to landing at LAX.
11-14: an FBI agent searches for a murderer aboard Oceanic Flight 816, a Boeing 747SP, bound for Los
Angeles from Sydney.
- Lost: The show explores the aftermath of the crash of Oceanic
Flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles. The producers of Lost also created
for the fictional airline, including clues and references to the
show's plot. In flashforwards, a group
of the characters that survive the crash are nicknamed the
(Hurley, Kate, Jack, Sayid, Sun, and Aaron).
- Alias: Oceanic's flight to Sydney is
briefly mentioned in an announcement when the show's lead character
Sydney Bristow is at Los Angeles
International Airport. Alias and Lost were both
created by J. J. Abrams.
01.13 "Senator's Daughter" (first aired
16 April 2006):
Advertisements and computers in airport
terminals in LAX read "Oceanic Airlines".
- Pushing Daisies: 01.01
October 2007): An Oceanic Airlines
advertisement is displayed in the travel
- Chuck: 01.02 "Chuck versus the
Helicopter" (01 October 2007): Chuck is viewing a series of photographs when one prompts him to recall the
secret information to which he had been exposed by Bryce Larkin. He begins revealing apparently
unconnected secrets, including, "Oceanic Flight 815 was shot down
by a surface-to-air..."
- Fringe: 01.09 "The Dreamscape" (25 November 2008): When the
FBI was checking
the apartment of a murdered Massive
Dynamic employee, Special Agent
Dunham found an airline ticket
from Oceanic Airlines. The flight destination printed on the ticket
was Omaha, Nebraska, and the
date of the flight, 22
- Alex: Bankers Alex Masterley and
Clive Reed appear as the only survivors of an Oceanic Airlines
aircrash in the
Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
- FlashForward: When the
two policemen are staking out taking photos of a woman, a billboard
with the Oceanic Airlines logo can be seen. The tagline states
"Perfect Safety Record."
was also reused in the following:
- After the
Sunset: In the trailer, Max and Lola fly on Oceanic Airlines to their
retreat in The Bahamas. The footage does not appear in the film's
- Category 6: Day of
Destruction: Oceanic Flight 762 was forced to make an
emergency landing at O'Hare
International Airport after being struck by lightning. During
landing, the hole in the aircraft's fuselage from Executive Decision is
Murder: 04.23 "Murder
in The Air" (24 April 1997): Flying between Los Angeles
International Airport and Switzerland on Oceanic Flight 456, Dr Mark Sloan and Amanda Bentley carry out an airborne
investigation after the first officer
is murdered and several aircrew personnel are incapacitated by a mysterious
- JAG: 03.06
(28 October 1997): an
Oceanic Airlines flight to Washington, D.C. carrying a delegation from the Palestine Liberation
Organization is the target of a terrorist plot involving a missing United States Navy F-14 Tomcat.
- JAG: 05.18 "The Bridge at Kang So
Ri" (29 February 2000): Oceanic Flight 343 is skyjacked by North Korean extremists who accuse a
passenger of ordering a massacre
during the Korean War.
- Nowhere to
Land (2000 television movie): A man suffering from
mental illness brings a deadly
nerve agent on board Oceanic Flight 762,
also from Sydney to Los
Angeles, in the run-up to the
2000 Summer Olympics. At
takeoff, the hole in the aircraft's fuselage from Executive Decision is
- Panic in the Skies!
(1996): A Royce Air International Boeing 747 is struck by lightning shortly after
takeoff in America, en route for Europe.
In some scenes, the Royce Air International logo is not visible, with Oceanic Airline markings in their place.
- The War at
Home: 01.20 "The West Palm Beach Story" (16 April 2006), which featured
a gag about a Middle
Eastern man and the threat of airborne terrorism on board an Oceanic
List of fictional Oceanic Airlines flights
- Murder in the Air at TV.com. Retrieved 01 May 2008.
- Vanished at TV.com. Retrieved 01 May 2008.
- The Bridge at Kang So Ri at
01 May 2008.
- Nowhere to Land at the Internet
Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 01 May 2008.
- Panic in the Skies! at the
Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Retrieved 01 May
- The West Palm Beach Story at
01 May 2008.
- Out to Sea at the Internet
Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 06 June 2008.