The airbags going off does not in anyway affect the running of the vehicle as they are separate systems. The key has got a resistor in it and does not need to be programmed just the proper resistance key to be cut.
When you boost the car let the other vehicle run with the booster cables attached to put a bit of a charge into the battery (5-10 minutes) before boosting, that way you don't have so much current running through the cables and the system (seen a few pair of cheap booster cables melt before).
When you tried to start it before did the SECURITY light stay on in the dash? Could be a problem with the PATS (passive auto theft system). I usually wait about 3-4 minutes then try it again and it works (times out).
Let us know about the boost...
1992 Bonneville SSEi
White, grey Leather interior.
Tinted windows and blackouts on headlights.
Custom high flow exhaust, Everything replaceable - DONE
300 000 kms original engine, tranny 2 rebuilds.
Playboy Bunnies Embossed in Tint. Oh Yah!
Ever Seen a Polar Bear in a Snow Storm?