Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7219 times:
I had my first international flight in 1996. It was on a NW DC-10-40 from DTW-CDG. What a great experience. Great aircraft, and great flight attendants. We were going to Lorient, France for a student exchange, and the flight attendants kept testing us on our fluency. The entire time I was on the plane, I listened to the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 C-min, and the Rachmaninoff "Rhapsody on a them of Paganini." Still to this day, when I listen to those pieces, I think of that big, red, number 2 engine on the DC-10 making it's way across the Atlantic. Oh, did I ever love it.
Now, having said that, I had previously been on a DC-10-30 from DFW-HNL-DFW which was pretty long, but not really international, though it felt like it.
ACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7132 times:
First mine was BOG - LHR. It was an overnight flight with a superb sunrise over the Atlantic as we changed time zone. It's the flight I'll never forget.
CitationJet, did not you have a childhood? I think a lot of us still remember their first international flight.
LHR, BHX, EDI, BKK, USM, CNX, PHU, GRU,PEI, BOG, CTG, CPH, AMS, DOH, DXB, FRA, MAD and always PEI
Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2577 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7120 times:
CCS-IAH or CCS-MIA-IAH on Pan Am. I was too little to remember if it was direct to IAH or via MIA. I do remember it was a widebody. Either a A300, DC-10 or a 747. I was stuck in the middle row with my parents on each side. That was back in 1991
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7081 times:
Mine was an early morning departure from LHR-DUB in a BEA Trident. I was going to Ireland for a funeral so I don't list it as one of my favourite flights. I was 7 years old at the time. I can still remember the flight now. It was very exciting.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7062 times:
July 1983, Britannia Airways 737-200, LGW-AGP. Up until that flight I had only flown backwards and forwards between LHR and GCI or JER (plus a few inter-island flights in the Channel Islands), so the flight down to Malaga seemed to take forever!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
TACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7045 times:
Back in 1968, when I was 7, with Lacsa. From SJO to MIA in a BAC 1-11. The a/c felled (don't know how many feets) until get stability again. One prominent CostaRican citizen died (he was not wearing the seat belt) and injured some other bumping from floor to ceiling.
I will never forget.
: My first internation was on Japan Airlines 747 from Anchorage to Tokyo back in 1990. I don't remember the flight number......
: MIR - ORY on a Tunisair B737-2H3Adv.This was in spring 1983.
: Mine was on a C-5 Galaxy on the way to Kuwait before Operation Iraqi Freedom...it was, undoubtedly, the worst flight ever...the C-5's have a troop com
: In 1983, I flew to Montreal aboard an Air Canada DC-9. jeremy
: My First International Flight was: United Airlines UA816 from SYD-LAX on the 27th September, 1997. Great flight aboard the beautiful Boeing 747-400. q