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First And Last Flight In A DC-10  
User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7685 times:
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The DC-10 aircraft deserves a topic of it's own so, to all of you - what was your first and last flight in a DC-10?

I'll go first.

First flight; Northwest Orient, May 1975 PHL-CLE-ORD


Last flight: United Airlines, August 5, 1999; ORD-LAX


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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3205 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7682 times:

First- Summer 1994, American Airlines, LAX-HNL, (unknown tail number)

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Last- 07 November 2006, Northwest Airlines, HNL-MSP, N234NW

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7677 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  Wink


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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7668 times:

I've never been on one...  crying 


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7666 times:

Hi!

Alrighty...here are my flights!!! I'll explain in the end why this curious entry!

FIRST FLIGHT

Date: 1998/08/07
Flight: ORD/DEN
Airline: UA
Airplane: MDDouglas DC-10-10
Registration: N1811U


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LAST FLIGHT

Date: 1998/08/07
Flight: DEN/SEA
Airline: UA
Airplane: MDDouglas DC-10-10
Registration: N1847U


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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!
Regards


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7662 times:

Both AA
Both LAX-ORD

First
Ether 1978 or 1979

My parent told me, while all the other babies was crying on this flight, I was having my self a good time.

Last
July 1991

But there was a lot of LAX-DFW and at least one DFW-LAX between them, also all AA.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

I missed flying on a Lufthansa DC10 because the one we were scheduled to fly from JFK to FRA on in the early 1980s (I think it was in 1983) went tech and was replaced by a B747.

So, unfortunately, I have to say:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 3):
I've never been on one...




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User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7658 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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User currently offlineItsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7647 times:

NW DTW-BOS circa 1994 that was the first and last time I was on a Dc10.

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7632 times:
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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.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7626 times:

First
November 1991
American
DFW-LAS


Last
January 1999
Northwest
SEA-MSP



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User currently offlineCre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7619 times:

First -
UA - ORD-HNL (Jan. 90)

Last -
Omni Air Int. - BWI-Ramstein-Adana-Qatar (Sept. 13, 07)


User currently offlineWaleckdaddy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7619 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".


User currently offlineScouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7615 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.


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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 7613 times:

My first DC-10 flight that I can recall was in 1987, UA ORD-LAX.

My last was also with UA, on one of the rare -30CF's in the fleet in 1995, SEA-ORD.

I tried twice to get on a DC-10 one last time near the very end with UA, ORD-SFO, LAX-ORD. But as luck would have it, both flights were subbed by other aircraft, a 752 and 772 respectively.


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[Edited 2007-11-25 18:36:35]


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7595 times:

First
March 1998, CO DUS-EWR

Last
August 2000, CO EWR-DUS



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 7593 times:

First: UA SFO-ORD in November 1981.
Last KLM SFO-AMS in June 1999.


User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 7577 times:

First Flight: Don't remember

Last Flight: Jan. 1995 BA LHR-ATL.



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7574 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.


Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7572 times:



Quoting DesertAir (Reply 16):
Last KLM SFO-AMS in June 1999.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that probably was an MD-11, since the DC-10 was retired from KL's fleet a few years earlier.



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7571 times:



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 19):
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that probably was an MD-11, since the DC-10 was retired from KL's fleet a few years earlier.

Thanks for the correction. This morning after I posted I had some doubts. The last DC-10 flight I was on was from AMS to Detroit on NW.


User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 754 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7566 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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwe...it_blizzard.2C_stranded_passengers

Here's a picture of the plane waiting to be broken up (N157US):

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N157US is the furthest to the right...

Such a sad sight. When I first saw this photo I felt as if a part of my history was wasting away in front of me. It may sound stupid but that's how I felt.


Mason (RedTailDTW)



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User currently offline747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7528 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.


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7523 times:

12Sep90 AA404 American DC10-10 N145AA SFO DFW (my very first ATB boarding card, I remember)
19Sep04 NW038 Northwest DC10-30 N235NW BOS AMS (saw the Aurora Borealis amazingly clearly)


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7521 times:

First DC-10 Flight on FY AMS-JFK 1979

Last DC-10 Flight on SR ATL-ZRH 1992

regards: DALelite



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25 LXM83 : first: 14Jun90 SR138 Swissair DC-10-30 HB-IHP ZRH-YMX last: 22May95 CP74 Canadian DC-10-30 C-GCPJ YYC-FRA
26 FlyOakland2IAH : First: DC-10-10, World, SFO-BWI, May 21, 1986 (onward connection to LGW) Last: DC-10-30, UA Flt. 192, HNL-LAX Sep 13, 1996 Flt. N1859U (former World,
27 Post contains links and images N231YE : First, Last, and Only Flight in a DC-10, NW DC-10-30 N230NW, MSP-SEA in April, 1998: View Large View MediumPhoto © Giovanni Verbeeck Indeed. Here
28 Maxair : 1st and last! BA JFK-LHR early 90's
29 AADC10137 : 1st flight was NW flight 921 From MSP-HNL Feb 19,1994 Last DC-10 flight was NW flight 920 from HNL-MSP Aug 15,2003..... Too many flights inbetween to
30 AirCop : First was 09/1974 - DEN to SFO on UA Last was 07/1995 - SFO to HNL on UA Other carriers DC-10 flown were: NW, CO, AA, PA, Laker, World
31 Novak500 : First - Iberia: YYZ-MAD, 1992 Last - Laker: St. Pete's - YYZ, 1998ish. Was expecting the return leg home on a Canada3000 757, the DC-10 replacement wa
32 Post contains images LHRBFSTrident : LGW perhaps? - IIRC ex-BCal DC-10s remained at LGW. I was a late starter with the DC-10: 1st: YVR-SEA UA DC-10-10 (less than 1 hour airborne) March 1
33 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : I flew on that exact aircraft too with UA, ORD-SEA in 1995. I remember the lack of individual air conditioning controls, I guess since it was a CF ai
34 Cross757 : First: UA ORD-DEN, June 1997. Last: Omni Air Int'l, FRA-SSC, Dec 2001.
35 Post contains links and images CO7e7 : First and Last: Summer 1988 CPH - JFK View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Chaloner
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