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Oceanic Airlines is the fictional airline that operated Flight 815 which crashed on the Island. The Oceanic Airlines logo has 18 dots spread around concentric circles, creating a total of 4 circles. Also, when the letters of the name are counted they add up to 15 and when the logo is used as an "O" in the Oceanic Airlines heading, it has 16 dots spread around it. The logo incorporates a motif that is reminiscent of Australian Aboriginal glyphs.
According to Oceanic Airlines' website, it was founded in 1974, and served other destinations such as Costa Rica, London, and Seoul. Also according to the website, it ceased operations as a result of financial difficulties due to the crash of Flight 815, however this information isn't canon and in "" we learn that the airline is still operational. Possibly to remedy this contradiction, on December 28th 2007 a press release appeared on ABC Medianet announcing the Oceanic's return to the airways. It also revealed a new website: Flyoceanicair.com. It seems the case that Oceanic Airlines had canceled all flights whilst conducting an investigation into Flight 815's disappearance. However, after failing to find anything, the company was pushed to close the case so that they could resume flights and recover from loss of business. This decision to conclude all passengers dead with no solid proof has resulted in opposition from individuals such as Sam Thomas, the main protagonist in the second Lost alternate reality game, Find 815. Ironically, Thomas was eventually directly involved in the find of the wreckage deep withing the Sunda Trench.
Oceanic in flashbacks and flashforwards
Oceanic Airlines is also seen in several character flashbacks. It is unknown if this connection points to a real tangible clue about an Oceanic conspiracy, or if these appearances are just meant as fun Easter eggs to reward the observant viewer.
- Oceanic logos appear on the plane mobile from the Staff that Claire remembers in the nursery. Template:Crossref
- As Locke is leaving the Flightdown motel to find Anthony Cooper, an Oceanic plane flies overhead. Cooper's bag also has a logo on it that is very similar to the Oceanic logo. Template:Crossref
- The plane tickets to Costa Rica that Kevin Callis surprises Kate with as a belated honeymoon are clearly from Oceanic. Template:Crossref
- An Oceanic plane flies by the window in Miami in Juliet's flashback. Template:Crossref.
- Was one of the advertisements on the soccer field in the TV game Desmond was watching. image Template:Crossref
- In "", Jack says he's been flying Oceanic Airlines using the "Golden Pass" they gave him hoping the plane would crash, returning him to the Island.
- The group of survivors who leave the Island are known as the Oceanic 6. Template:Crossref
Oceanic in the expanded Lost universe
- Oceanic Airlines is the plane flown by Paul Artisan and Pru. Template:Crossref
- On the back of "Captured!", Issue 14 of Lost: The Official Magazine, there was an advertisement for Oceanic Airlines. The Oceanic logo in the add is changed; the new logo has a white center, instead of red. The stewardess is wearing a poppy, such as is worn on Remembrance Day in some English-speaking countries. It is speculated that this is in remembrance of the casualties of Flight 815. The skyline in the background is of Hong Kong, although Oceanic Airlines does not travel there.
- As a promotion for the alternate reality game Find 815, an Oceanic Airlines TV ad was shown following the January 31, 2008 U.S. broadcast of "第4季 第1集". It announced a chance to get a golden pass, an offer which allows people to fly anywhere in the world, anytime they want, and as many times as they want. Viewers were also directed to Flyoceanicair.com to find out more. The commercial was intermittently interrupted by Sam Thomas saying, "We can't trust these people", "Oceanic Flight 815", and "We found it". A quick shot of the underwater wreckage that Sam discovered was also shown. Template:Crossref
- For the video, see: YouTube_videos/Find_815#Oceanic_television_ad
- In a cross-promotion between ABC and Xbox, it was announced on February 1, 2008 that Oceanic is teaming up with Xbox to give away Xbox 360 consoles and other prizes.  Those who wish to participate are directed to Xbox LIVE Marketplace to download a free Oceanic Airlines theme pack. The prize details are listed on Xbox.com as follows:
On or about February 24, nine lucky winners will be chosen from all entries to receive the following prizes:
Six (6) First Prizes: Six winners will score a prize package consisting of the following items:
Three (3) Second Prizes: Three second place prize winners will also receive a special surprise package from ABC and Oceanic Airlines.
Xbox Live began offering standard and high definition downloads of Lost episodes at the start of Season 4.
- Cindy Chandler
- Hunter (possibly)
- Male Flight Attendant
- Flight Attendant (Through the Looking Glass)
According to Damon Lindelof in an interview , although the creators of Lost intended the name "Oceanic Airlines" to be original, they later discovered that this fictional airline had already been used in previous works.
- Oceanic Airlines Flight 816 appeared in the 2003 thriller Code 11-14, which featured a terrorist and serial killer onboard, almost causing a crash of the plane by reprogramming the autopilot.
- Oceanic Airlines Flight 343, a Boeing 747-200, appeared in another thriller from 1996: Executive Decision
- Oceanic Airlines Flight 760, a Boeing 747-47 features in the drama series "Category 6 - Day of Destruction". The plane is struck by lightning and forced to take emergency procedures.
- In the episode "A Clean Conscience" of Template:It, J.J. Abrams' other ABC show, when Nadia and Sydney are waiting for Sophia's plane to land in Los Angeles, a boarding call can be heard for Oceanic Airlines non-stop flight to Sydney at Gate 17. (The episode aired April 27, 2005.)
- Oceanic Airlines also appeared in an episode of JAG.
- In the episode "Inferno" from the cartoon series Transformers: Cybertron, the Decepticon Thundercracker is shown scanning a fighter jet which subsequently calls ground control for help, identifying itself as "Oceanic Flight 815".
- In the episode "Chuck Versus the Helicopter" of the NBC Series Chuck, the title character includes a reference to Oceanic Flight 815 after his memories (which are entwined with government secrets) are triggered. In his rambling, he says "Oceanic Flight 815 was shot down by surface to air..."
- Oceanic Airlines was the airline used in an episode of 'Diagnosis Murder', Titled, "Murder In The Air".
- The "White Star Line", famous for its ship the RMS Titanic, was also called the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company
- The logo for Oceanic Bank in San Francisco has a striking resemblance to the Hanso Foundation's logo when rotated. Coincidence?
In Chapter I of his book, Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud discusses a letter he recieved from his friend, the French novelist and mystic Romain Rolland. In this letter, Rolland describes what he calls the "Oceanic" feeling - that is, a feeling of eternity, a deep and innate connection with all things, a "oneness" with the world. Rolland, a "man of faith," sees this "Oceanic" feeling as being the primal source of all religion, but itself independent of any particular religion. Freud, an atheist and avowed "man of science" disagrees. While he admits that many people may experience this "Oceanic" feeling, he locates its source not in some mystical feeling of connection, but in an infantile helplessness experienced when confronted with a hostile world and the subsequent longing for the protection and guidance of the father. For Freud, this "Oceanic" feeling is "sustained by fear of the superior power of Fate."
- Lost-related mock-"official" site - run by ABC; incorporates a few Easter eggs.
- Oceanic Airlines mock site; same site as above with a different URL.
- Another 'unofficial official' Oceanic site
- Oceanic Flight 815 - Official LOST Website
- the second Lost-related mock-"official" site - run by ABC
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