JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1440 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6514 times:
An international flight is usually more exciting than a regular domestic flight, chances are you're going to fly on a wide body A/C (A300,A310,A330,A340,A380,B747,B767,B777,DC-10,MD-11 and etc)
So What was your first international flight?
Mine was on December 22, 2007 when I was still 12.
EY 421 : MNL-AUH
A/C Type: Boeing 777-300ER
Seat No: 24A
It was one of the most memorable flights I've ever taken, it was my first time on a wide body jet and it was on the 77W and my seat was next to the GE-90 engines, when our flight took off, it was really really awesome!
Transpac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3155 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6507 times:
My very first was some time in November 2001, right after 9/11. Loads were just dead across the entire country so my family and myself nonrev'd to Germany. AA 763 both ways, ORD-FRA and FRA-ORD. I don't really remember much about the flights, though.
My first transoceanic that I remember like yesterday...
20 May 2007
I was on my way to NRT and then onward to GUM. Took one of the last 747-200's in NWA scheduled service on GUM-NRT.
aerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2622 posts, RR: 15 Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6475 times:
ZB A300 DUB - HER
Sept 2003 My first foreign holiday with friends after finishing school I was impressed by the space but I thought it looked very dated in & out. They still had the crappy old livery on it, & I didn't like it & thought I was getting on some ancient thing!
BA EI FH FR LX RE SK TS VY ZB 3K 5G A300 A310 A319 A320 A321 A333 ATR72 B735 B738 B744 B772 MD82 BCN BOH BRU CPH CRL DUB
AndyinPIT From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6416 times:
First widebody was a DL L1011 on MCO-ATL when I was a sophmore in High School so 2001. First international flight I've ever been on was UA 747 IAD-FRA in 2006. That was back when I was working for UA so it was First In fact, all the international flying I've ever done has been in First or Buisness. Man I miss working for the airlines!
Well, to answer this question, my first international flight was EWR-HAM on a CO 757-200 in October 2006. But that of course wasn't a widebody.
To answer the question in the thread title, my first widebody international flight was two weeks later, FRA-EWR on a CO 767-200. It was originally scheduled as a 767-400, but was later downgraded for some reason.
My first ever widebody flight was a domestic one, the same day as the above flight to HAM. It was IAH-EWR, also a CO 767-200. I found it a little ironic that a domestic leg of that trip was on a widebody while the transatlantic leg was on a narrowbody.
Herc4ever From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 50 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6305 times:
Aircraft: WOA MD-11
Year: Oct 2001
Complete route was PDX-ORD-ATL on UA, then ATL-FRA on WOA for military PCS. The whole trip was madness with delays resulting from post-9/11. Many thanks to the amazing UA check-in agent that wrote something on my boarding pass that helped get me through security easier.
GTF PDX EUG DEN SLC SFO SEA SAT DFW ORD MSP ATL PHL JFK CLT BWI ADD CGN FRA HHN PMI GSE RMS FRF AVB IUD KIK KWI BGW HBE
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2440 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6303 times:
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My first widebody international flight is my very first flight:
1 December 1990
I was 9 years old at the time, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I have flown widebodies far more often than narrowbodies - if I had the choice I'd choose to fly a widebody over a narrowbody any day. For me, narrowbody flights are an exception.
bananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1565 posts, RR: 24 Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6305 times:
Aircraft: L1011 Tristar
It was with British Airtours and, being only 5, I remember totally being in awe of how big it was and that we were posh because we were flying with British Airways - kind of!! I even remember the flight numbers - KT506/KT507.