Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4821 times:
Just wondered if you remember the very first flight when you flew alone?
I was 24 and it was from LGW-TFS. Felt kind of wierd. It was Easter and we weren't able to get four seats on the same plane. I flew down in the morning and my friends were flying down on various later flights.
It was a charter so no inflight movie and four hours of just looking around and feeling a bit awkward on a family filled plane.
LHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4814 times:
Was in 1998 i think, was 18, from Heathrow to Melbourne on BA with a stop in Singapore i think, My Dad has worked for BA for 30+ years so i was allowed to fly on his 1st class seating entitlement, was a great experience!
IH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1143 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4801 times:
I flew alone for the first time on Ryanair when I was 14 (what a baptism of fire!). I hadn't flown at all since I was 8, and I didn't remember any of that flight (asleep most of it, drowsy the rest), so I had no idea what to expect. I was flying Stansted to Hahn, and it was a 737-200; takeoff was a bit scary as I didn't have a clue what was coming! Flight was pretty uneventful, as were the airports: Stansted at that time (2000) was still pretty quiet compared to nowadays, and was easy enough to navigate, and Hahn... well, Hahn was tiny!
For me it was really exciting; first time travelling alone, and the first time I really remember flying.
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27245 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4791 times:
7 years old , OA 260 LHR-ATH as a UM. Had to wear a plastic wallet with ''Olympic Airways UM'' on it. Checked in parents had to sign forms then a BA ground staff agent took me to the A/C. Got seated in last row of C class in the orange seats. Was a cool experience . I landed and was met by OA ground staff who took me to my family who had to sign more papers. Whilst I was waiting in the baggage reclaim my Aunt saw me through the doors and walked right passed security LOL.....
StefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4788 times:
On my very first commercial flight I was travelling alone to Florida. It was in 1998 when I was 23 years young. My route was AMS - MIA - AMS on MP with a B767.
Before I have been on a four seater with a neighbor (he is a sport pilot) when I was about 8 years old. I think it was a Piper or a Cessna. But I didn't like it very much, because he made some jokes like climbing and dropping very suddnely.
9VSWA From Singapore, joined Dec 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4782 times:
Flown alone twice already. First time was in 2004 when I was only 14, SQ SIN-SYD. SQ and the travel agent really took care of me, escorted all the way through from check-in to boarding and again from plane to landside in SYD. The crew even helped me fill in the immigration card and stuff. Second time was in Nov last year, SQ SIN-HKG and back in J (I did a report on this trip). This time I insisted on handling things myself, as it turned out it was no sweat at all, except when I dropped my boarding pass just before boarding on the return trip.
Sbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4730 times:
My first was last Friday! On FR BHX - DUB return the same day.
Have always been quite a nervous flyer and am off to the states later this year on my own (LHR-SFO-LAX-LHR - First flights on a 747 and A346!!!) so thought I would have short hop somewhere to see how i got on on my own! Was just fine and FR were really quite good! (The only slight concern at first was the speed at which we taxied!!)
A380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4730 times:
about 7-8 jfk-san
The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
AirAotearoa From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4715 times:
I was 13 and flew AKL to SYD on UA in May 1986 in order to join my old school for a trip up to DPS. I was actually booked on Pan Am but they had transferred their Australasian/Asian flights to UA earlier that year, which was a shame. UA were great though. They put me into their business class section and the extremely friendly FA's constantly stopped by to make sure I was OK. The return flight back a couple of weeks later was equally impressive.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4714 times:
I was 10 with my sister doing DFW-ORD-ISP-ORD-DFW... To visit my Grandmother at her beach house in Montaulk. We were obviously UM and did some program where we were ushered onto the plane (this was when people could go through security without a ticket). Then they ushered us off the plane then into some Kid's Club type place that was dedicated to UM's at ORD. Then they moved us to the next plane and got off at ISP without a hitch. AA did a nice job with me and my sister as UM's.