Trivia: Deliberate joke, but not one everyone immediately picks up on: Throughout the entire movie when the outside of the plane is shown the sound heard is one of a propeller driven aircraft, yet the one pictured is a jet.
Trivia: At the end, the plane hits a radio station antenna. The radio station is WZAZ. That's because this was a Zucker Abrams Zucker movie.
Trivia: While the film is a parody of many of the 70's disaster movies, including the Airport film series, it's mainly a parody of the film Zero Hour! In fact, the creators bought the rights to the screenplay Zero Hour! and kept many of the plots and character names, and even dialog. Arthur Hailey who wrote Zero Hour! also wrote the Airport series.
Trivia: Director Jim Abrahams has two roles in this movie. The first role was that of the bicycle rider that yells back at Kramer after Kramer hits him on the road. He also plays a role as a solicitor at the airport. He is the one who pauses after seeing how Kramer is treating the other solictors.
Trivia: David and Jerry Zucker have cameo roles as ground crewmen, who accidentally cause a jumbo jet to crash into an airport terminal.