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If such a situation were to actually arrive, SWAT would immediatly lose jurisdiction as the FBI is in charge in such a situaion. This is true for all siruations with the exception of a bomb threat as the FBI has no bomb task force.
The airplane arriving from Shangai is identified as a "Jumbo." The airplane on the tarmac is clearly not a widebody let alone a 747.
US Customs in LAX have a web cam on their LCD monitor to take a headshot and a fingerprint scanner to process foreign nationals. They were not present in the scene where the guy shouted for asylum.
On the Boeing 727, the FE (Flight Engineer) panel is on the right, not the left side of the cockpit. Also, even on the 727-232ADV, there is no computer monitor on the FE panel or on the main instrument panel, let alone a touch screen. It is all analog guages, switches, and knobs.
The distance between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is about 250 miles, which is less than a hour's flight. The plane could have landed back in sunny Las Vegas with McCarran Intl. Airport's help, instead of doing a risky smog landing at a busy LAX. Or they could have tried the four other large airports around LA - John Wayne, Burbank, Long Beach, and Ontario.
When Roger is checking the diagnostics in the cockpit, the moniter shows the 3-way diagram of a Boeing 727. But in the landing shot near the end of the episode, it shows a Boeing 737 instead.
When Tony is talking to the Coach he is interrupted by a woman who says that the South African Consulate has arrived. A consulate is a building, the head of the consulate is called a consul-general.
The pilot was filmed in Texas...which becomes very obvious when we first see Roger coming up the escalator. The big tower with the metal lattice-work ball on top (seen at screen right and reflected at screen left) is world-famous Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas. The broadcast tower right next to it says (in big red letters) "WFAA" which is the *ABC* affiliate in Dallas.