It pains me to say that it took me 35 years to realize the lyric is Big Ol’ Jet Airliner and not, as I have been singing since I was 10 years old, Big Hotel Carolina.
The song makes a lot more sense to me now.
Fortunately, I’m not the only one to have misheard it this way. Apparently there’s quite a few wildly different interpretations of that lyric:
Big old Jeb at the lineup or Bacon cheddar lighthouse and Be gone, Chet Ahlinah. Don’t carry me over the bay.