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INT. TERMINAL 3, CONCOURSE K - DAY Last edited by FeedMeWhoopi, on 12/01/2013. 0 comments. More scene info.

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INT. TERMINAL 3, CONCOURSE K - DAY

FeedMeWhoopi - on 11/28/2013

It's a typical day at O'Hare International Airport. Throngs of people crowd around loading gates, cinnamon-based confectionery manufacturing plants, and incredibly uncharitable currency exchanges. A PIANO-PLAYING GENTLEMAN in a classy wine bar is playing Marvin Gaye's "Flyin' High in the Friendly Skies" as suit-clad businessmen drop coins in his tip jar. After a pilot sticks a large glob of change in there, he interrupts his singing to thank him.

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PIANO-PLAYING GENTLEMAN

Hey, thank you so much.

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As he lifts his hand to give the generous man a wave, the notes to the song still play, making it obvious that he's been using a player piano the whole time. A GATE ATTENDANT's voice rings out from the distance.

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gate attendant

Alright, Friendly Skies Airlines emergency meeting. Gate K19 people, over here.

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Roughly two dozen people crowd around the gate, a man in a cheap tuxedo and clip-on tie preparing a stack of papers in front of a notice board--the 11:10 flight to Rockford has just been canceled.

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CHEAP TUXEDO MAN

For the third time this year, we get to talk about reorganization. Now, I know, I know--

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The groaning commences, with Cheap Tuxedo Man being subject to a torrent of verbal abuse and crumpled up paper thrown at him. At the front of the crowd is BOYD THREATS, 47, the same pilot who threw the piano-playing gentleman all that cash.

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CHEAP TUXEDO MAN (CONT'D

Whoa! Hey don't shoot the messenger here! We have been set into Chapter 11 for the third time in the last twelve months. Now, this is what this means for us as a company. We will be making some--

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He is suddenly interrupted by the sound of a gunshot that takes out the exit sign directly above him. From the distance, a STARTER PISTOL HOLDER apologizes.

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starter pistol holder

Whoops! Sorry, my bad. Just had a starting pistol in my carry-on. Uh, here we--

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It goes off again. Cheap Tuxedo man ducks and carries a decidedly unamused expression after the dust settles, but is ultimately unfazed.

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CHEAP TUXEDO MAN

Anyway, as a result of our tenuous financial situation, we will be making some temporary cutbacks until we can get back on the runway, so to speak.

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Cheap Tuxedo Man chuckles lightly to himself. Absolutely no else does. Almost immediately, his demeanor flips from amicable to stern.

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CHEAP TUXEDO MAN (CONT'D)

No one? Fair enough, then. The cutbacks are as follows: we are consolidating coffee distribution to the break room adjacent to gate L11. Anyone who regularly convenes near gates G6, H1, or K10A will need to go over to Concourse L. In addition, we will be mandating the return of all pilot's uniforms in favor of a plainclothes dress code, and as of today, all flights previously routed through Rockford will now be routed through Peotone.

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The three changes draw groans, an equal mix of groans and pumped-fist yesses, and confusing mumblings and rhetorical questions of "Does Peotone even have an airport?" respectively.

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CHEAP TUXEDO MAN (CONT'D)

Come on, now, these aren't so bad! You'll get some healthy exercise during morning coffee runs, and at least you won't have to worry about keeping your uniforms clean. Now, does anyone have any questions?

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Amid the quiet chatter of the concerned flight staff, Boyd's hand slowly goes up as he looks around. Cheap Tuxedo Man points to him almost immediately.

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cheap tuxedo man (CONT'D)

You there, up front. What's your question?

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boyd

Um, yeah, I remember that we all got a fifty page collated packet last month detailing our company's annual finances, and I couldn't help but notice--is our CEO still going to be making nineteen million dollars a year?

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In complete silence, all eyes snap toward him and his inquisitive look gradually becomes more sheepish as he realizes the gravity of his question.

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INT. THE EMPIRE STATE - DAY Last edited by FeedMeWhoopi, on 12/01/2013. 0 comments. More scene info.

INT. THE EMPIRE STATE - DAY

FeedMeWhoopi - on 12/02/2013