Maggie Ryan: [enters the cockpit] Can we roll out, gentlemen? I'm getting tired of waiting.
Dean Lowrey: Maggie!
Maggie Ryan: [in amazement] Dean? You're a captain now?
Ted Vanderway: Did you just fly in on a helicopter?
Maggie Ryan: Oh, well, I like to make an entrance.
Dean Lowrey: Uh, where's - where's Bridget?
Maggie Ryan: I don't know. They just called me to fill in.
Ted Vanderway: Yeah? Who's filling in the rest of her?
Maggie Ryan: [gestures at Ted] He won't be doing any actual flying, will he?
Dean Lowrey: Well, welcome aboard, Maggie.
Maggie Ryan: Thanks.
[leaves the cockpit and closes the door behind her]
Laura Cameron: [admiring the plane's interior while Kate and Colette are busy straightening things up] Wow... It's beautiful.
Colette Valois: Brand new - never been flown.
Ted Vanderway: [enters the plane] What do you think, ladies? Can we make this work?
Laura Cameron: Are you our pilot?
Ted Vanderway: One of them.
Kate Cameron: No, he's our co-pilot.
Ted Vanderway: Oh, eh, First Officer. First Officer.
Maggie Ryan: So - who else do we have?
Colette Valois: [shows the flight crew manifest to Maggie, who takes it] A new hire - she's in the back.
Maggie Ryan: [reading from the manifest] Laura... Cameron?
Kate Cameron: My sister. I can't seem to escape her.
Maggie Ryan: They put you two on the same flight?
Kate Cameron: [holds up a copy of Life Magazine with Laura's photo on the cover] Hmmmmm.
Maggie Ryan: Wasn't that something?
Maggie Ryan: [reacting to the news that Bridget has resigned from Pan Am] Bridget loves Pan Am. She wouldn't quit.
Ted Vanderway: Never trust a radio. They once lost track of me for three weeks in Brazil.
Ted Vanderway: Unless...
Maggie Ryan: What?
Ted Vanderway: She'd have to quit if she got married!
Dean Lowrey: Uh, who? What, Bridget?
Ted Vanderway: Oh Dean, the whole company knows about you two.
Sanjeev: I didn't know.
Ted Vanderway: Everybody but Sanjeev knows about you two. Did you get engaged?
[Dean smiles and raises his eyebrows. Ted punches him playfully on the shoulder]
Ted Vanderway: Aw, you son of a bitch!
Maggie Ryan: Congratulations.
[leaves the cockpit]
Sanjeev: If you're engaged, why is she in London?
Ted Vanderway: Oh, who knows where that woman ever is? She barely made it on the plane in Cuba.
Sanjeev: She was in Cuba?
Ted Vanderway: We all were. Flew out the last DC-6 full of released Bay of Pigs prisoners for Uncle Sam.
Sanjeev: Plane with a mutiny?
Ted Vanderway: Heh-heh-heh.
Dean Lowrey: [dreamily] That wasn't a mutiny.
Ted Vanderway: You see that table over there? That is natural selection at work, my friend. They don't know that they're a new breed of woman. They just had an impulse. To take flight.
Colette Valois: Tomorrow another plane takes off to someplace new. Vanished, today's mistakes. Their only trace: a touch more wisdom.
Maggie Ryan: I think I understand you better in French.
[peals of laughter]
Maggie Ryan: [watches Colette take a swig from a champagne bottle in the galley] Thirsty?
Colette Valois: An American man would say something, no?
Maggie Ryan: Depends on the subject.
Colette Valois: Family in Row 5 and 6... he's married.
Maggie Ryan: Oh. Well, did you ask?
Colette Valois: No, I don't care. I was only surprised.
Maggie Ryan: Oh. Well, good. OK. That's very French of you.
Maggie Ryan: Should we spike his food or his drink?
Colette Valois: Both.
Sanjeev: Fuel quantity checked.
Ted Vanderway: [maneuvers the yoke in front of him] Flight controls free and correct.
Dean Lowrey: [enters the cockpit] You ready, boys?
Ted Vanderway: Hey-hey-hey, you nervous? 'Cause I can take that seat if you're nervous.
Dean Lowrey: Thanks, Ted, but Pan Am wants actual pilots in the left seat.
[grins broadly as he takes the coveted left seat for the first time as a captain, savoring the moment]