The Total Drama Jumbo Jet is one of the three main vehicles of the series, being the plane used by the cast of Total Drama World Tour to fly to different locations around the world. The jet contains two
confessionals: the lavatory (which is a standard on Total Drama) and the cockpit with Chef Hatchet. The plane also contains a first-class area for the winners of each challenge and an economy-class area for the losers. There is also a cafeteria, bathroom, galley, cargo hold, and one lavish compartment specifically reserved for Chris. Like most of the vehicles in Total Drama, the jet is poorly constructed and appears to be old, most likely due to Chris' cheapness and general disregard for the safety of others. The Total Drama Jumbo Jet was first seen in the end of Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, where Chris and Chef announce the singing concept of the new season. Then, the front part of the plane breaks and falls off, displaying the poor quality of the plane.
The Total Drama Jumbo Jet is also seen during the Total Drama World Tour opening sequence, flying over London and Paris. It then soars over Leshawna and Noah, causing them to duck to avoid being hit by it. Throughout Total Drama World Tour, the plane is piloted by Chef. Chef also serves the food on the plane to the contestants between flights, leaving a "co-pilot" blow-up dummy of himself flying the plane.
In Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1, Owen is shown to still be afraid of flying, so he attempts to quit the competition, although Chris hits him over the head with a frying pan, knocking him unconscious, preventing him from having anymore outbursts. After this, everyone enters the plane for the first time. The plane is revealed to have an "economy class" section and a swanky "first class" section for the respective winners and losers of each challenge. The first musical performance that the contestants had to sing also happened inside different locations in the plane. The first location the plane flew to was Egypt. Although it is not seen for the rest of the episode, it is briefly mentioned by Duncan, saying that he'll be in the plane waiting for a ride home because he quit the competition.
In Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2, Duncan is briefly shown sitting in first class section of the jet, waiting to be brought home, drinking lemonade. He is humming the song he had to sing with the others when Chris overhears him, but he is quick to deny that he was humming at all. At the end of the episode, the season's first elimination took place, and Ezekiel and Duncan are thrown out.
The plane continues to show more damage in Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan when part of the hull collapsed and nearly sucks everyone out of the economy-class section, until Owen's large frame blocked it. It is also revealed that the plane has a massive theater-like screen in the first-class section. The cargo hold was once again shown with Ezekiel hiding there after holding onto the jet's tail wing in the previous episode.
In Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better, the plane is shown to have small holes in it, as seen when rats are jumping out of the plane in parachutes as Ezekiel is watching, after Chef is haphazardly steering the plane. During this, the plane catches many air bumps and Chef orders the contestants to buckle up their seatbelts. However, the seat belts of the plane are shown to be in poor condition. After arriving in the Yukon, the plane makes a bad landing, even slipping on the ice. The plane is later seen again at the Barf Bag Ceremony. This is an episode in which the elimination ceremony location is once again shown, before Bridgette is eliminated and takes the Drop of Shame, with her tongue still stuck to a pole.
In Broadway, Baby!, no more problems with the plane are revealed, but Heather is shown throwing one of her team's rewards from the challenge, a meat grinder, out the Drop of Shame. It's also shown that Chef has a special device in the pilot cabin, that pulls open the floor of the luggage compartment. In this episode, the cast is seen in a boat inside of the plane and the boat is dropped until it reached New York City.
In Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water, the plane is shown several times, in never-before-seen clips, such as the Ezekiel sightings. It is revealed that Ezekiel may have been hanging upside down on a wing of the plane, while Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot was in the first-class compartment, which subsequently spooked Owen out. The plane is seen again in the same "Total Drama Fugitives" segment, when Chris' hot-tub inside his private headquarters, in yet another Ezekiel sighting.
In Slap Slap Revolution, Team Victory and Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot are seen in the economy class section of the plane early in the episode. The plane continues to show more problems, after the hole in the plane breaks again, and starts to suck Owen out. The hole is once again covered by Leshawna, who pushes a large crate in front of it. Before that, however, a seagull penetrates the plane. After Noah notices the German Alps are outside the plane window, the contestants are dropped into an avalanche-territory in the German Alps. After the challenge, the plane is once again seen for the Barf Bag Ceremony. At the plane, Leshawna gets voted off. Upon hearing of her elimination, Leshawna attempts to defend herself by saying that she is fabulous and that she 'seized the day'. Subsequently, Chris pushes her off the plane, but Leshawna hangs on to the plane door before being pushed out by Alejandro.
In The Am-AH-Zon Race, the plane is seen at the very beginning of the episode, with Team Chris Is Really Really Really Hot and Team Victory being in the economy class section of the plane once again. The plane then bucks, and sloppily lands in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. Following the hiking challenge, Team Victory is in the first class compartment for the first time, receiving chocolate chip cookies from the airport attendant seen in Mutiny on the Soundstage. The elimination ceremony section of the plane is then seen, where Team Amazon is at after losing the challenge. Chris reveals as a 'surprise' that nobody would really be eliminated that night, before signing off.
In Can't Help Falling in Louvre, Team Amazon and Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot are seen sitting in the economy class section. Team Victory is enjoying their stay in first class, and Chris suddenly drops them into Paris. Izzy is seen in the cockpit confessional, playing with the controls, while Chef Hatchet angrily tries to stop her. The plane ends up crash landing in the Seine River near the Louvre, which annoys Chris.
In Newf Kids on the Rock, Heather uses the airplane's air ducts to spy on the other two teams in the economy class. Meanwhile, Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot is preoccupied with trying to create an alliance with DJ. Heather also manages to pop in during DJ's confessional, trying to swindle him into an alliance with Team Amazon. Later, the plane has a bumpy landing into the waters off Newfoundland, where each contestant is pushed out into the water. Ezekiel is seen behind the crates behind Chef after he pushes Heather out. The plane isn't seen again after the challenge starts.
In Jamaica Me Sweat, Team Amazon is in the economy class, complaining of the conditions they are in at the moment. The plane seems to have many tiny holes, as water is dripping through the plane when it rains outside. Once near Jamaica, the Total Drama Jumbo jet runs out of fuel and crash lands onto the shore of a beach in Jamaica, and on top of Owen and Izzy, who jumped out of the plane. Chris also mentions Chef's poor aviation skills after a rough landing. The plane isn't seen again until DJ is eliminated and takes the Drop of Shame, he jumps and has a short, harmless fall before landing on the ground, due to the non-fueled plane still being stranded on the beach, but this soon changes when he is attacked by a group of ants. Ezekiel was also seen on top of the bleachers at DJ's Barf Bag Ceremony.
In Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon, it is mentioned throughout the episode that they need to raise money to refuel the plane in order to save the show. Also, Ezekiel is seen on the plane in the cargo hold during one of the "Total Drama Fugitives" clips.
In I See London..., both teams are in the economy section, leaving Team Amazon confused since they had won the last challenge. Meanwhile, Chris and Chef hire Jack the Ripper for the show. The Ripper kidnaps Alejandro, who was eavesdropping on them at the time. Once in London, Chris makes everyone jump out of the plane since they don't have permission to land. Throughout the episode, in order, Alejandro, Sierra, Cody, Heather, and Tyler are all kidnapped by the Ripper, and are taken back to the plane, where they all watched the others who hadn't been kidnapped compete. Once arriving back onto the plane, Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot has kidnapped the Ripper, who turns out to be Ezekiel. For a brief moment, Ezekiel was seen on the wheels of the plane, and is continuing to find shelter in the plane.
In The EX-Files, the plane is hit by an unidentified flying object laser above Area 51, causing it to descend to the ground. Ezekiel and Chef's inflatable dummy are seen sitting in the cockpit with the autopilot flying the plane.
Chef Hatchet's second illegal alliance is formed and takes place in the cockpit of the plane during Chinese Fake-Out between him and Blaineley. Also, Ezekiel is seen in the first-class compartment, trying to steal Duncan and Courtney's cake.
In Awwwwww, Drumheller, the Total Drama Jumbo Jet is destroyed when several sparks from the candles on a cake Sierra made for Cody lands on an oil spill, causing a massive explosion. Ezekiel and many other animals are seen escaping from the cargo hold before the plane blows up.
In Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles, the plane was still in ruins, but a few sections of the plane were still somewhat intact, such as the first-class section and the cockpit confessional, where the contestants gave their final thoughts.
Although the Jet itself did not appear in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island or Total Drama All-Stars, the tail wing of the Jet was visible as one of the main parts of the "Chrisiseum" in Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown and Suckers Punched.
While the jet makes no actual appearances, it is worth noting that in Brazilian Pain Forest, military planes with the same design and structure as the Jumbo Jet are used for the teams to get to the next location. The similarities are so strong in fact that Owen has flashbacks to his experience on the plane and is shown to be extremely frightened while riding it.
- This is currently the only main vehicle of Total Drama to have been destroyed.
- The Total Drama Jumbo Jet appears to be based on the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose," except it is constructed out of metal, jet engines replace the original propellers, and there is landing gear instead.
- This is the last vehicle seen in Total Drama Action, as it was shown at the very end of Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special.
- At the beginning of the Total Drama World Tour the right wing of the jet is shown to have three engines, but after a few episodes both wings have four engines.
- The jet is the first set to have two official confessionals instead of just one.
- The Total Drama Jumbo Jet is currently the largest vehicle to appear in the Total Drama series so far.
- This is the first and currently only vehicle in which the entire cast lives in for an entire season, as there were the cabins in season one, season four, and season five (as well as the Spa Hotel), two immobile trailers in season two, and the natural shelters of the cast in season six.
- In the cockpit confessional, two bobbleheads of Chris and Chef are featured. These bobbleheads were featured on the official Total Drama World Tour website as downloadable and were also seen in Flight Simmerator. These bobbleheads make additional cameo appearances in future episodes such as Sundae Muddy Sundae, Scarlett Fever, and Hello and Dubai.
- Despite its official name being the Total Drama Jumbo Jet, it is often called the "Total Drama Plane."
- Despite Chris announcing in the first episode that the Drop of Shame is the only exit, there have been exits shown in first class, economy class, the cargo hold, and the cafeteria.
- The Jumbo Jet is the Total Drama World Tour equivalent of Camp Wawanakwa, the abandoned film lot, and Pahkitew Island.