In the cockpit of a commercial airliner about to depart Berlin for Paris,
the plane’s soft-spoken young
American co-pilot, Tobias (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), runs through the
preflight checklist with the German
pilot, Michael (Carlo Kitzlinger). Tobias’ flight-attendant girlfriend,
Gökce (Aylin Tezel), comes in to chat
briefly with him about preschools for their son before preparing the
passengers for takeoff.