PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11875 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8200 times:
First was a DC-10-15 of SkyJet on a LGW-MAH charter in the mid 90's. Most recent was on the 29th October last year, MAS-MSP on a Northwest DC10-30. If you want a long read I've recently done a trip report for the latter
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Has you can see, I've flown two different DC-10's on the same day, but this was not supposed to happen. When I booked my flights I had the option to fly direct from ORD to SEA with UA 777, or fly ORD/DEN/SEA with UA DC-10, well I've never been in a DC-10 before so I opted for the DC-10 flight ( I never told my wife and kids about this, otherwise they would "crucify" me for sure!!! ). When we were arriving at DEN, maybe 5/10 minutes before the F/A told us that we should leave the plane to be clean but we should stay in our gate area so board again our DC-10. Maybe 2 or 3 minutes latter the same F/A said that we should take all our stuff out and head to another gate. At that point I was quite surprised but I couldn't realize that we were going in a different DC-10. So when we landed and moved to our new assigned gate I realized that we were going in ANOTHER DC-10 all way to SEA and that's why I got 2 DC-10 flights instead of one. Until today I NEVER regretted taking the DC-10 option instead of the 777 one! I finally got my chance to fly UA 777 last year from AMS to IAD and LAX!
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 506 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8181 times:
First flight: Turkish Airlines in around 1973 from AMS (SPL) to FRA. The aircraft continued on to IST, but I wanted to take the flight to FRA just to go on a DC10. There were about 5 passengers.
Last flight: I believe in the early 80s, from HNL to YVR just before Western Airlines suspended YVR-HNL service. After that, Western and Delta merged (Delta acquired Western), and the DC10s were gradually phased out.
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RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8155 times:
My first flight on a DC-10 was when I was two years old in a flight from Barcelona to New York in an Iberia direct flight (very sad to depend now of US airlines to have direct links with the United States).
The last, if I don't remember bad, was in 1993, when my parents, my sister and I took an AOM flight from HAV to MAD with equipment change at ORY. The flight was on behalf Cubana de Aviacion.
El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
Waleckdaddy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8142 times:
Tried to fly on a UA DC10 once in 1992 (I believe)
Flight was suppossed to be from ORD-IAD. I was about seven or eight years old, and I was so excited about being able to fly on the big DC-10 "with the engine in the back". We borded, waited on the plane over two hours, and then the flight was cancelled on mechanical. Instead, the entire planefull of passengers had to be rebooked, and we went on a UA 727 about six or seven hours later. Horibble experience, but at least I can say I have "Been on a DC-10".
Scouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8138 times:
My first DC10 was on a NWA -30 in summer of 2000 from MSP to AMS. Since then I have been on NWA DC 10-30 about 40 times. The last time was in Oct 2006 on N225's last flight from AMS to MSP. Later that day it flew MSP to LGW and return and then sold to ATA.
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3511 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 8097 times:
My first was aboard an HA DC-10 on SEA-HNL back in February of 2001--what was likely my last was about a week later on the return leg. What will likely be my only DC-9 flights were also part of this trip on the HNL-OGG/OGG-HNL sectors.
RedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 758 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 8089 times:
My first and last was on Northwest Airlines flight 101 from Detroit Metro to Minneapolis, it was a DC-10-40. Interestingly enough, I took this plane on January 2, 1999 when the blizzard hit DTW and delayed/cancelled massive amounts of flights. Here is a link to the article about that day:
747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8051 times:
My first flight on a DC-10 takes me back 31 years ago September on a Western Airlines flight from HNL to LAX. I recall their inflight service as being exceptional and the food delicious.
I can't recall the exact date of my final DC-10 flight. I know it was in 02 on Hawaiian Airlines flight from LAX to HNL. Their F/C service was excellent but I do recall being bounced around due to turbulance for most of the flight. It would have probably being more comfortable riding in the "Coach" cabin over the wings with more money in my wallet.