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Airlines Your Parents Flew On, But You Can't  
User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3918 times:
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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.


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2818 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3905 times:

My mam flew on Pan American several times, in the States, and in their European service to Berlin.

EI still exist but their 747s dont, she also got to fly on one of those, quite jealous of that.....



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3845 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3872 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:



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I have flown SAS many times, but never on their SAS DC10 and SAS B747:



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
What are some airlines or planes that your parents have flown on, but you will never will be able to?

NetJets.

Father makes a hell of a lot more money than me.


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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1911 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

My dad remembers flying Eastern and Flying Tigers. He probably flew on an FT DC-8.

User currently offlineCanadianDC10 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 346 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3817 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.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

I know my parents flew on one of these a few months before I was born (so technically I did too!):


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User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3734 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

OTOH I've flown to Tempelhof which he hasn't.

/Lars



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3692 times:
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Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 4):
My dad remembers flying Eastern and Flying Tigers

I should have included World for my dad. He flew on them when he was in the Army. I doubt I'll ever get a chance to fly with them.

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 7):
Carevelle

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.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
NetJets.

Father makes a hell of a lot more money than me.

Maybe one day you will too.



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User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3672 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!

User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Well I think it is inevitable given the generation gap that my father flew on many, many carriers and aircraft types that are no longer in service.

I'm not too sure about defunct carriers my dad must have flown on but here are the ones I can think of...

PanAm
BEA
BOAC
Sabena
Air Anglia
BKS
Dan Air

Aircraft types? Wow this is where I get jealous of my old man...

Viscount
Vanguard
VC10
F27
707
720
Caravelle
DC8
DC7
747-100
Britannia
Constellation
Herald
Ambassador


User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

About the closest I can come up with is my father flying aboard a CO A300 on a business trip. In addition, my grandparents flew aboard a TWA L-1011


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3556 times:

Quoting falstaff (Thread starter):
What are some airlines or planes that your parents have flown on, but you will never will be able to?

My father's side (job-related):
Airlines:
Allegheny
Northeast
Braniff (the original)
There's probably a few others, I will have to ask him in the future.

Planes:
DC-6
707 (not sure from which carrier)
There's probably a few more.

My mother's side:
Airlines:
Piedmont

Planes (most of which were during her years as a stewardess for AA back in a day, years before I was born):

Planes:
DC-6
Convair 240
Convair 880

[Edited 2010-04-27 09:16:09]


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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2093 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Lessee:

As far as airlines go:
Braniff
Allegheny
Eastern
Piedmont
Pan Am
Sabena
BOAC

and airplanes:
707
720
DC-6/7/8
L-1011
747-100/200
Convair 880/990
Caravelle

There's probably others, but I can't remember them now.



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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Now gang.....you are messing with Isitsafenow's age here.
I happen to know he has logged flights in DC 3's,4's, Martins and Convair 340 and 440's, not to exclude a slew of first generation jets.   
safe



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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

My mom flew Pacific Southwest Airlines quite often before I was born. The airline "died" about a month before I came along...


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3483 times:
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None actually, the first time I flew was also the first time my parents flew.


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