EWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7545 times:
Mine was about 15 years ago. I was scheduled to fly NW SFO-MSP-EWR as a Y passenger. The SFO-MSP leg was a continuation of a service from Tokyo. That flight was something like 5 hours late arriving in SFO. I'd miss every remaining flight from MSP to EWR. The CSA put me on an SFO-MEM-EWR routing. SFO-MEM was on a 727S in coach, but the flight was almost empty so I had a full row to myself. The MEM-EWR leg was full in coach so she put me in F on a DC9-15. That was my first experience with F class and I LIKED IT A LOT! The attention we got was stupendous and I didn't mind the free alcohol and snacks compared to the shlubs in Y who had to pay for their booze and got nothing to eat.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10566 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7423 times:
In 1994 I flew SEA-LAX-PHX/PHX-DEN-SEA in first class on United. I remember one of the flights as being on an old 737-200 that was from the first Frontier. That was an OLD and scary plane.
In 1997 I flew SEA-ORD-LHR/LHR-ORD-SEA on United and got to experience brand new 777s. That was when the 777s were brand new and UA was having teething problems with them. On the way to LHR, the reading lights over my seat were not working and would come on and stay on and could not be turned off. On the return trip I was on a 777 with no PTVs and my legrest was broken and would not move. United gave me a $200 coupon to make up for it.
In 2003 I flew SEA-NRT-SIN-BLR-DEL-FRA-PDX-SEA in United, Indian and Lufthansa in First Class. It was an amazing round the world trip. It was my first time in the nose of a 747 and it was just amazing. I've been fortunate enough to travel international first class on a number of other occasions since.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1078 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7422 times:
January 05' from DEN to SEA and then SEA to ANC. I was booked on the direct DEN-ANC flight but it was overweight so I volunteered my seat for a free roundtrip ticket and just thought I'd throw it out there to see if I could get first. To my suprise the guy responded with a yes.
First F on International was this summer from SEA-NRT and then NRT-ORD on UA. All connecting flights were in F as well.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
Kdm From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7421 times:
About 1993. Flying from Auckland to Boston on Continental (when they used to fly to NZ). In those days they had economy, business and first. I was upgraded from business to first from Auckland to Honololu, and again from Honolulu to Denver.
The interbational leg in first class was extremely good. The domestic first class was not nearlty as good.
Avianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5940 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7389 times:
well never first class, but already happy that I had the chance several years ago to fly some long-haul business-class flights..... well these days Avianca`s Business Class was like an first class including caviar dinner....