727Tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6295 times:
Summer 1971 - MKC-DAL on a Braniff 727, then DAL-ABI on a Texas International Convair. Flew the return a week later. I was 7 1/2 at the time. I remember the takeoff out of MKC flying South out over the Missouri River, with downtown right there. Then, as my dad walked us through DAL to our TI gate, I thought it was the most incredible place I had ever seen.
BNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6268 times:
BNA-OWB (hence my name on this forum) on an Air Kentucky Beechcraft 99 in January, 1976. I was 15 months old. Upon landing, my mom was horrified to discover that my diaper had leaked - resulting in a very large wet area on the seat!
Rsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6255 times:
I was all of 24 years when I stepped into my first flight
It was an SQ 747 "Megatop", from MAA --> SIN --> LAX in 1998.
I am glad that my first flight was on a classy airline (albeit in economy), and made me the aviation enthusiast that I now am. Had it been on AI or something, I might have sworn off flying for good
Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6204 times:
My first flight(s) were both on the same day with two different airlines, both of which are not around any longer. It was May 12, 1983, and I was in 6th grade. Our class flew to Sacramento for the day to visit the state capitol and see the state government. The flights were:
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6187 times:
Quoting Mfricke (Reply 19): Our class flew to Sacramento for the day to visit the state capitol and see the state government.
Wow! You got to fly for a class field trip? Where I grew up the "rich schools" were the ones that got nice chartered buses for their field trips, as opposed to the regular school buses we had to ride in.
Tootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6180 times:
My first flight was to see my sister in San Francisco. We flew from San Diego to SFO on PSA. I think the trip was summer of 1966. We took the Coastal Starlight -- still a pre-Amtrak overnight sleeper service -- to Los Angeles. We changed to Oceanside and took a city bus to our house in Vista.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13882 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6177 times:
Mine was flying SJO-PTY back in September 1987, in the middle of the Noriega dictatorship. I was barely 4 years old. What I'm yet to figure out is whether it was on a CM 737, or on an LR 727, I'm just not sure about that.