Final appearance of Blitzwing.
The helmets given to the Liar Starscream and the Sycophant Starscream by Swindle give them an even greater resemblence to the original series' Ramjet and Sunstorm.
Swindle mentions Quintessa, the Quintessons and Nebulos, all from the original Transformers series. Similarly, he mentions the planet Pz-Zazz, which was featured in Issue #62 of the Marvel Comics Transformers series.
Lugnut: (To the Autobots) You shall all pay, pay with your sparks!
Swindle: I also accept all major credit downloads.
Jazz: We need backup, call Cybertron!
Sentinel Prime: (Referring to the Decepticons' escape) And let them know this happened on my watch? I'd rather go offline.
Lugnut: That can be arranged!
Sentinel Prime: (To the captive Decepticons) It's a very simple question. Something even your limited circuits should be able to compute: Where are the Decepticon cells that attacked the Space Bridges? I want names, I want locations! Got something to say, Lug-head? (Opens Lugnut's mouth clamp)
Lugnut: Tell these Autobot scums nothing! Megatron cannot be stopped. Megatron is everywhere!
Sentinel Prime: (Closes Lugnut's mouth clamp) You don't know how true that is.
Swindle: The Sonic Jammer 3000, don't leave Cybertron without it!
This is a reference to the American Express credit card slogan: "Don't leave home without it!"
The scene where Optimus Prime is crawling through the Elite Guard ship's air ducts, and the scene where he blows up an elevator shaft, are both references to the film Die Hard.
This episode's title is a reference to the 1997 film Con Air, which involved a group of prisoners, transported by airplane, escaping and taking over the craft.