TODAY | July 24, 2013
>>> we're back with more of "today" on this wines day wednesday. we are ready to play our weekly trivia game we call "who knew." today our topic is aviation. of course, carson is right across the street at the nbc experience store. he's going to hand out $100 to those who get the answer right. to those who don't, you know what they get? kathie lee 's cd. all right. here to help me out is orbits senior traffic editor. hello, are we ready, girl?
>> i'm ready.
>> carson , get the party started.
>> where are you from?
>> neptune, new jersey.
>> what do you know about aviation in general?
>> they go in the air.
>> let's go. this is going to go well. first question, in the movie "up in the air," george clooney 's character is recognized for having accumulated how many frequent flyer miles ? 1 million , 5 million, 10 million , or 20 million?
>> 5 million?
>> the answer is -- c, 10 million . you lose. you get a copy of kathie lee gifford 's cd. congratulations. back to you, hoda.
>> thanks, 10 million .
>> kind of extreme. look, most of us are just looking to get a better seat on the flight, right? so a couple of things to remember when it comes to miles, accumulate every way you can, hotels, restaurants, online shopping and keep track of when miles expire.
>> american express is good for miles, too.
>> i'm with mary beth. are you all right? here's your question, in the movie "airplane," what is the name of the main character who follows his ex-girlfriend on to a flight? clarence oveur, ted striker , recollection kramer, daniel lar larueso.
>> she guessed b and she is correct.
>> it was a total guess. ted striker .
>> this 1980 parody grossed over $83 million in north america alone. as we know, it still remains one of the most loved aviation movies of all time.
>> so funny. back across, carson .
>> thank you, becca from chicago is telling me how much she loves adam levine .
>> he's so cute.
>> like i don't hear that every five seconds. which city's airport three-letter code is f.a.t.? fairmont, minnesota, fort worth , texas, ft. lauderdale, florida, or fresno , california? f.a.t.
>> sorry, answer is, fresno california , d, you get a kathie lee gifford compact disc.
>> kathie lee is going to be so happy. fresno .
>> fresno airport, formerly called the fresno air terminal , f.a.t. it's the air transport , international air transport association that gives them these codes. sometimes you have to go pretty far back in the airport's history to figure out what it means.
>> one last one, carson .
>> melanie is visiting new york. let's get right to it, melanie . in the movie "catch me if you can," leonardo dicaprio plays frank abagnale , who impersonated a pilot working for which airline?
>> a, pan am .
>> that is correct. melanie wins $100 gift card.
>> good girl.
>> that was classic.
>> pan am was founded in 1927 , largest international carrier in the u.s. until 1991 .
>> all right. thank you. thanks, jeanine.