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User currently offlinePennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2331 times:

I was wondering if everyone in this forum can remember the airline, equipment and route of their first commercial flight.

Mine was: Eastern Airlines
Boeing 727-200
FMY-ATL

Connection: Eastern Airlines
Lockheed L-1011
ATL-BUF

August, 1977

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User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2299 times:

United Airlines
DC10-10
ORD-LAX


User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2274 times:

TAP Air Portugal
A310-304
BOS-LIS



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User currently offlineColemanville From United States of America, joined May 2004, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

US Air Express f-27 LNS-PIT. I dont know if the carrier was Allegheny or Empire who flew the f-27. supposed to return on a Shorts 330, but ened up going to MDT on a BAC1-11. I still have to coloring book the flight attendant gave me on the F-27. Of course my less than perfect coloring skills ruined it.

User currently offlineFallout01 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

United DC8 from IAD to SFO, then a United DC8 from SFO to HNL. My mom and I were flying to Honolulu to see my dad on R&R from Vietnam in 1968.

I remember that I was initially more impressed with the mobile lounges at IAD than the DC8. I think I still have the wings the FA gave me somewhere, and I got to go to the flight deck on both legs.

Those flight deck visits changed everything!  Smile

Regards.


User currently offlineAnair From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

I was 15 days old, so I can´t remember it, but I know it was a flight between Lanzarote (ACE-GCRR) y Las Palmas (LPA-GCLP) operated 28 years ago by Fokker 27 and DC-9


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User currently offlinePeteinmiami From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

I was 11 y/o it was a 1 hour flight from Camaguey(CMW) to Havana(HAV) in Cuba, the company "Cubana de Aviacion" (CU) and the equipment an old Ilushin IL-18, I loved it!!!!!

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Singapore Airlines B737-112. Which rego ? I definately cannot remembered.


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

I was only 3 or 4 but it was either a AC DC-9 or a CP 737 from YHZ-YYZ.


The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
User currently offlineAVPOH77 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

My first flight:

PHL-DEN
United Airlines DC-10
July-1990

Flown numerous times before that but thats one that sticks out.



Fly Delta Jets
User currently offlinePennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Thanks for your responses! This was my second attempt at this post...guess I placed the first one in the wrong forum...my bad!!! When it disappeared I created it again, and now it looks like I'm a total jerk because I'm asking the same question twice!!

My humble apologies...

PennPal


User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Mine was a long time ago (1976):

AC KIN-YYZ either a 707 or dc8
connecting to either a L1011 or 747 from YYZ-YUL



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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

PennPal,

I wouldn't worry too much about it. After all, we all make mistakes!  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2451 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

I thought this topic looked familiar... I was going through both of them trying to find the differences... lol


You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineXaphan From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 129 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

My first flight was as a baby on an AA DC 3 SDF ELP with many stops (don't remember any of it).

First flight I remember was on an EA DC 4 nightcoach SDF-ATL-PIE-MIA in mid fifties.

Much later I did get to fly on AA Ford trimotor on way to Smithsonian.


User currently offlineLacsaA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

33 years ago. Between SJO - MIA with Lacsa in a BAC 1-11.

User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

My first commercial flight was on an Eastern L-188A Electra from DCA-LGA on Thanksgiving Day in 1959. N525EA
It had the original Golden Falcon paint job and, to me, it was beautiful.
Later in time, I became the powerplant engineer, responsible for the engines and propellers on the Electra. I got my F/E on the Electra and even got to fly it a few times.
I've been on them from Hudson's Bay to Colombia.
If you can't guess, the L-188 is one of my all time favorites.
I even have a prop blade from an Electra (ex-Nordair) in my den.


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

TOL-DAY-TPA. I believe I was 1 and a half (not that I am remembering this)...but I have the original paper tickets from 1984. Really, really faded but sitting in my filing cabinet. Pretty damn cool seeing it.

XJR



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User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

June 1984
United Airlines
BOS-ORD
DC-10

Connected to:
United Airlines
ORD-HNL
747


User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

My first commercial flight(s) were:

May 12, 1983
LAX-SMF
Western Airlines 737

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May 12,1983
SMF-LAX
PSA MD-80

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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

My first flight was a Dubrovnik-Istambul, with an Aviogenex TU134.
At that time, I was young and impressed by the size of the plane. Today, I realize how small it is.
This flt was really nice. (it was a day flt)
But the return was a nightmare: night flt, with a lot of turbulences, lightening, etc. You are happy only once you are on the ground...
teva



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User currently offlinePbiflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

My first commercial flight was in March 1956 on an Eastern Airlines Super C Constellation. The routing was supposed to be MIA-PHL-EWR-BOS, but because of a blizzard in the Northeast it wound up being MIA-PHL-JFK (Idewild Airport at that time). Had to wait for them to unfreeze some steps so we could get off the airplane. Remainder of the trip was by train.


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User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

I was about 3, went on a Monarch Airlines 757 (what an experience, but to me back then it just was a simple plane!) from LTN to Palma Majorca.

Mike.


User currently offlineN754AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

DATE: Saturday 1 February 2003
AIRLINE: American Airlines
FLIGHT: 131
FROM: London Heathrow
TO: New York JFK
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 777-223ER
REGISTRATION: N754AN
DEPARTED: 16:44 GMT (Runway 27R)
LANDED: 19:14 EST (Runway ???)
JOURNEY TIME: 7 hours, 30 minutes

then returned..
DATE: Friday 7 February 2003
AIRLINE: American Airlines
FLIGHT: 100
FROM: New York JFK
TO: London Heathrow
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 777-223ER
REGISTRATION: N754AN
DEPARTED: 19:52 EST (Runway 31L)
LANDED: 06:48 GMT (Saturday 8 February 2003) (Runway 27L)
JOURNEY TIME: 5 hours, 56 minutes




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