falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6350 posts, RR: 30 Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
My dad has been a frequent traveler since 1969 and has flown on a lot of planes and airlines that I can never fly on, because they no longer exist. For example my dad flew on a few TWA CV-880s back in the day. Well he and I both share the fact that we have flown with TWA, but I can't claim that I ever flew on an 880. I could travel the world over and never get the chance to fly on an 880, because there are no flying examples left.
What are some airlines or planes that your parents have flown on, but you will never will be able to?
My dad has flown on People's Express, United Arab Airlines, Pan Am, Allegeny, Hughes Air West, Braniff, BEA, BAOC, Texas International, and Piedmont. None of those airlines exist anymore and I'll never have the pleasure of flying them. Dad and I share a list of defunct airlines that we both have flown on.
Other than the CV-880 there are not any planes that dad has flown on that I could never fly on. Dad flew on a Frontier CV580 once. I have never flown on a 580, but there some still around so I still may the the opertunity one day. I doubt I ever get a chance to fly on a 747-100, but you never know...
I am happy that I am old enough that I already have planes like the 707, DC-8 and L1011 under my belt. I would like to fly on the A380 or A340 so I can have something on my list that my dad doesn't.
Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4441 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4469 times:
Braathens S.A.F.E B767-200. I got to fly Braathens Safe many times, but never their 767 wich they only had for a couple of years. The B767 has never looked so good as in this livery. Braathens S.A.F.E is no longer operating:
CanadianDC10 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 348 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4414 times:
The only ones I can remember that I know my parents flew are Wardair and Pacific Western and Canadian Pacific. I'd love to fly any of them, especially Wardair after hearing all the stories about how wonderful they were.
Larshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4331 times:
SAS 767, DC-8 and Carevelle
Cimber VFW-Fokker 614
Busy Bee Fokker 50
Star Air Fokker 27
Varig DC-10, I'm not sure it was Varig, but it was an brazilian airliner flying DC-10 to europe, he collected the menu cards which each month change d to a new bird on the front page. It is very beautiful drawings. This was around the mid 80'ies
Including many more I can't remember
I forgot that one. My dad flew on one of those once back in 1970. It overan the runway ORY, It was the only time my in all of the years that my dad has traveled that he was involved in some sort of accident.
113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4269 times:
I have flown on quite a few in my nearly 50 years of flying on airliners. However, my folks did fly on American DC-6 and DC-7s before me as well as Pan American B707s. I also know that they experienced a DH Trident at least on one occasion as well as a BN Orange 747!