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User currently offlineZChannel From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 188 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

Hello all -

While I can say that I am lucky to have flown on some aircraft that no longer grace the skies, I lament over the types that I was not able to ever fly on and experience. For some of these types, the window of opportunity to do so has either closed or is closing fast. Being born in the mid seventies, I missed out on the bulk of the first generation of jet aircraft (707, DC-8 and some others), but there are some whose number just never came up when playing airliner roulette.

I do travel frequently with my current line of work but it's pretty much all A320s and 737s nowadays. Since I rarely travel internationally, however, I have never set foot on a 747, and it looks like I may never get to as they are slowly being phased out. And even with all the family vacations that I was a part of as a kid, I never got to fly on a DC-10, as prevalent as they were in the states.

While the majority of the A-Net community appears to be very well travelled, was curious to see if there were any of you that missed the boat in regards to a certain type.

[Edited 2012-05-25 09:33:26]


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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5518 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

I have been flying overseas for years and years and years, and somehow have never taken any of the right airlines to make it on an A330 or A340. It's a real statistical oddity.

I've flown TATL or TPAC on 747s (1 through 4), DC-10s, L-1011s, MD-11s, 757s, 767s (2 and 3), and 777-200ERs... but never on a big Airbus. The closest I ever came was domestic US and European flights on A300s and A310s.

[Edited 2012-05-25 10:03:35]

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6248 times:
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Quoting ZChannel (Thread starter):
was curious to see if there were any of you that missed the boat in regards to a certain type.

I missed the boat on the DC-10 and probably the MD-11. I just missed the CV-880 era at TWA, only if I was born a couple of year earlier.

You could say I missed all the cool propliners, but they were before my time (in passenger service anyway).

I haven't flown on an A380, yet.... They will be around for a while so I am sure I'll get a chance.



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6330 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6185 times:

I've been on so much with my travel. 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777...not 787 yet. A310, A318, A319, A320, A320, A330, A340, A380. I'm just missing the A300. DC-10, MD-11, L1011.

I've been lucky.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20671 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6143 times:

In the jet era, I've only missed out on the Convair jets, Caravelle, MD-11, A380 and A330/340 series. With the bulk of my international travel having been done in the 80s/90s, I still have probably have flown more miles internationally on the L-1011 than any other type.


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User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1438 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6109 times:

I missed the boat on Concorde.
I had an opportunity to fly on her in 1996 and didn't take it. Very SAD indeed, from many different angles.



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User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6077 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 2):
I just missed the CV-880 era

Not me. I had 3 CV-880 flights on Delta. My Dad, who flew B-29's in WW2, loved the 880. I'd say I have to agree with him.
I also flew Delta's DC-9-14. I remember boarding from the rear air stair at the old ATL and always thought that was a great experience too. I flew 727QC's with BN and EA, DC-8-61's and 63's with DL, UA, ONA , and Capitol,747-100's with DL and AA, DC-8-52's DL. I really miss the old days of flying, the assortment of planes you could fly on back in the early 60's thru the early 70's can never be matched today


User currently offlinejporterfi From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

I've been on the 717, 737, 757, 767, 777, A310, A319, A320, A330, MD-80 series, as well as a lot of RJs. I',m too young to have been on the 707 and 727, but I do hope to get a ride on the 747 before it is phased out and the A380. Whenever I've flown internationally, it seems to have been on the 767 and 777 instead of the 747. Airlines tend to favor using those aircraft for international flights out of ATL rather than the 747 (except for KE). I wish DL would bring some 747s to ATL, and envy the days where you could fly a 747 on a domestic route.

User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 578 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

I've flown the A320-100 and 767-400 but always wanted to catch a ride on the Mercure and of course Concorde... my most wanted ride is an A340-200 primarily because there are not many of them left... ultimate would be the VC-10... chances of that being pretty much zilch.


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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9054 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5916 times:
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I missed my opportunity on the 707 (even when I had the chance, I was sick and had to cancel)... 737-100 I missed.

DC-10 never flown on...

Concorde, never flown with her   

747SP not flown with...

Most of the flights these days are Boeing or Airbus, I am thankful for 300+ flights on the MD11 though, great experience.

Looking forward to the 747-8 intercontinental   

And when Air Greenland changes their schedule, I have chances to fly on their Dash 7's   

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 9):
Looking forward to the 747-8 intercontinental   

I booked my first 748 flight just today. FRA-IAD on 07. August.

That trip also involves IAH-FRA on the A380 which I am really excited about.

I really hated the 732s but now I appreciate them.


User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3024 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5874 times:
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I haven't been on a DC-9 yet (unless the MD-80 counts). It looks like Delta is drastically reducing its DC-9 flying over the summer, and I hope to catch one soon. ATL-SAV and DTW-ORD seem like good choices.

I'm glad I was able to fly on a 747 classic with KLM before they retired.



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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1039 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5871 times:

I was born in 1980, so I pretty much missed all the first generation jets, but we also never flew anywhere when I was a kid, so I didn't actually fly for the first time until I was 23. That means I also missed out on planes were still in service during my life but were mostly gone by 2003, like the 727, L1011, and 732.

I've also never gotten to fly on a DC9, and it's not likely I will before DL retires the last of them. It's just never come up that I've needed to travel to the places they fly to.

I very rarely travel overseas, so I've flown on very few widebodies. So no DC10s and not much chance of an MD11. I've never actually flown on any Airbus widebody yet. I'll probably never fly on an A300 or A310, but there's still a chance of flying on an A330 or A340 someday, and I'm already booked on an A380 flight to Sydney this October.

I never got to fly on any Fokker aircraft. I lived in Raleigh during the last years of Midway Airlines, who flew F100s there, but they went under about 2 years before I took my first flight.

Getting into regional airliners, I've flown numerous CRJs and ERJs and a few turboprops, but there are lots of turboprops I've never flown on -- I've never been on any Dash-8, ATR, Do-328, B1900, SAAB 2000, and probably others that I didn't think of. Of those the one I'm most likely to fly on at some point is the Dash 8-Q400 since Horizon flies them out of SMF, my current home airport. While there are still some ATRs and B1900s flying in the US I'm not likely to need to go to the places they fly to.

[Edited 2012-05-25 13:40:30]

User currently offlineyeogeo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 882 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5856 times:

As a kid I flew on the Caravelle from Switzerland to Barcelona and back   
but was never on the Concorde... but my Dad was and I have the Concorde-shaped bottle opener and Concorde Matches (Air France) to prove it!
Never a Russian make or the 747SP but there's still time  

yeo



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5790 times:

Have been lucky to fly on many types incl L1011, DC10 & 742. One big miss for me is the MD11. KL used to fly to YVR every summer, but I could never justify the prices vs direct to the UK - now it seems they are not coming back, that is a big regret, particularly as I could probably combine it with a ARJ (to LCY) or F70 (to LBA) which are both outstanding on my log.

Another is the Shorts 360, always meant to fly the 8P one - and tried - but always got the B1900. They are now retired but there is a hope one will be back for the peak summer schedule. Will try very hard to make it, but after paying $350 for a short HS748 pleasure flight, not sure if my accounting dept (wife) will allow it...

A strange one I have not yet flown is the 77W - done the 77L, but not the 77W. Sadly I guess there will be many opportunities as 747's disappear.

Another odd one as a YVR local and YVR now being my top airport is never flying on a "classic" Dash 8 (done the Q400) as it is the #1 type at YVR and also the Beaver floatplane, dozens of departures a day - need to do that one day.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9054 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5786 times:
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Quoting ZChannel (Thread starter):
I have never set foot on a 747, and it looks like I may never get to as they are slowly being phased out.

Well, if you mean 747-100 to 747-400. They are getting smaller chances, but LH and KE ordered the 747-8 intercontinental, so maybe another 20 years of chance to fly a 747. Not the classic ones, but still a 747.

Quoting LOWS (Reply 10):
I booked my first 748 flight just today. FRA-IAD on 07. August.

Congrats. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Quoting LOWS (Reply 10):
That trip also involves IAH-FRA on the A380 which I am really excited about.

Well, enjoy     

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

Since I was born in 1991, and I've only recently started flying frequently, I've missed out on quite a bit   However, I have been on some rarities:

Quoting LOWS (Reply 10):
I really hated the 732s but now I appreciate them.

DL in and out of CVG. Those things screamed, and I always enjoyed the ride.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 3):
...not 787 yet.

God willing, if the stars are aligned, and if the Kami grace me, I'll fly it from HND to ITM this year!

I've been on all of the CRJ models except for the new 1000, the MD88, MD90, 732, 737, 738, most likely the 739 when DL gets a hold of them next year, the 744 last year to Japan, both models of the 757, the 762, 63, and 64, the A318, A319, A320, and A330. I'll hop on the A321 out of PHX sometime on US.

I missed by 6 months DL flight 44 CVG-CDG on the 772.    that is when DL began scaling down at CVG and I was pissed when I found out it wasn't on a 777. I'll probably be on the 777 to Japan this year though.



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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5625 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5773 times:

Just going off what relatively accessible during my lifetime (born in 91) I've been lucky to get the 731, 732, 722, 742, M8S (couldn't say the type) and the DC-10-30. In fact, the DC-10 might well be the type I've flown the most long-haul, although the 777 is probably snapping on its heels.

So what have I missed? 721 (were there any of these left in the 90s?), 741, 743, M11, anything by Fokker and (very sadly) the L1011  

I honestly can't remember if I've ever been on a DC-9 or not.

Do the 736 and 318 count as endangered aircraft?   



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User currently offlineSIA747Megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5744 times:

I've been on the MD-80, 732, 733, 734, 735, 737, 738, 739, 743, 744, 763, 772, 773, 77W, A300B, A310-200, A310-300, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 345, 346, ATR72.

Having being born in '95, I feel that this list is pretty comprehensive, I just need to get on a 757 and DC-9! Living in Singapore, this is no ordinary task. Last summer I attempted to log the 757 twice. The first flight was LAX-SFO on UA which got swapped to a 320, the same happened to my latter flight between SFO and ORD. Hope they're around for a few years to come so I can have another stab at them. Unfortunately, even during my bi-annual visits to the States, I never get the opportunity to try out the DC-9.

I also wish I hadn't missed the boat on TG's MD-11's. Doesn't help seeing those cargo DC-10's and 72's still buzzing around SIN from time to time.

 

[Edited 2012-05-26 04:00:35]


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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5719 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 15):

Quoting LOWS (Reply 10):
That trip also involves IAH-FRA on the A380 which I am really excited about.

Well, enjoy

I'll always be a 747 man, Wilco ;D

As for the others:

732, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9ER (WN, CO, LH)
744, 8 (August) (LH, VS)
752, 3 (DL, UA, CO)
763, 4 (OS, CO, UA)
772 (CO, UA)

A319, 20, 21 (OS, LH, UA, US)
A332, 3 (LH, US)
A346 (LH)
A380 (August on LH)

F70 F100 (VO/OS)
MD-80, 2,3,7 (AA, DL)
MD90 (DL)
DC9 (DL)

Q400/DHC8 (VO, 9L)

ERJ35/40/45/70/75
CRJ 1,2,7,9

I would love to try a 717, but Volotea doesn't really fly anywhere I want to go and I try to keep within Star when I am abroad, so no DL either.


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3954 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 5716 times:

Always wanted to fly the Concorde, but never came around to it. Not the cheapest thing you could fly either .... Nor have I ever flown any old Soviet aircraft. I have however flown quit alot:


1. Airbus 300 – 600
2. Airbus 310
3. Airbus 318
4. Airbus 319 – 100
5. Airbus 320 – 200
6. Airbus 321 – 200
7. Airbus 330 – 200
8. Airbus 330 – 300
9. Airbus 340 – 313X (E)
10. Airbus 380 – 800
11. Boeing 707
12. Boeing 727 – 100
13. Boeing 727 – 200
14. Boeing 737 – 200
15. Boeing 737 – 300
16. Boeing 737 – 400
17. Boeing 737 – 500
18. Boeing 737 – 600
19. Boeing 737 – 700
20. Boeing 737 – 800
21. Boeing 737 – 900
22. Boeing 747 – 100
23. Boeing 747 – 200
24. Boeing 747 – 300
25. Boeing 747 – 400
26. Boeing 757 – 200
27. Boeing 767 – 200
28. Boeing 767 – 300
29. Boeing 767 – 300 ER
30. Boeing 777 – 200
31. Boeing 777 – 300 ER
32. Douglas DC 8
33. Douglas DC 9 – 10
34. Douglas DC 9 – 20
35. Douglas DC 9 – 30
36. Douglas DC 9 – 40
37. Douglas DC 9 – 50
38. Douglas DC 10
39. McDonald Douglas MD 81
40. McDonald Douglas MD 82
41. McDonald Douglas MD 83
42. McDonald Douglas MD 87
43. McDonald Douglas MD 88
44. McDonald Douglas MD 90-30
45. McDonald Douglas MD 11
46. Fokker 27 Friendship
47. Fokker 28 Fellowship
48. Fokker 50
49. Fokker 70
50. Fokker 100
51. Lockheed L1011 Tristrar
52. Canadair CRJ 700
53. Canadair CRJ 900
54. Sud est Caravelle
55. Dash 8 – 300
56. Dash 8 q 400
57. Saab 340
58. ATR 72 – 212
59. ATR 72 - 500
60. Bae 146 – 300
61. Embraer EMB110P1 Bandeirante


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5703 times:

Quoting LOWS (Reply 19):
I would love to try a 717, but Volotea doesn't really fly anywhere I want to go and I try to keep within Star when I am abroad, so no DL either.

You can always try to fly on Blue1 out of HEL. KF is an all 717 operator.



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User currently offlineazoreslover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5641 times:
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I have flown on 57 different types/models, including the BAC-111...a personal favorite, and the BOAC VC-10. My first flight ever was on a DC-3, and my first jet flight was the 707.

But the question is what plane do I regret not having gotten to fly. That is easy for me...the Caravelle!!!!

United flew the Caravelle through Columbus when I was a student at Ohio State, but it was strictly a first class fare plane, and I could not afford to buy a first class ticket, so I never got to fly on one. My biggest regret!! That would have been so great to fly on one of those!



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User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5625 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 17):

I completely forgot about the BAC-111! Flew one once TLS-LGW in April 1996



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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 21):
You can always try to fly on Blue1 out of HEL. KF is an all 717 operator.

They don't really fly near me either. MUC-HEL looks like it's all codeshare.

Oh! I forgot that one time I did BRU-ZRH on an LX Avro RJ.


25 Post contains images CPHFF : As far as jet aircraft goes, I've been very fortunate to fly most. A couple of types have illuded me. Boeing: 753, 747SP I have over 700 flights as pa
26 CXfirst : Flown on (airlines are known, but I might have experienced the planes with other airlines as well) A319 (BA) A320 (BA, JQ, NZ, TT) A321 (LH) A330-200
27 Post contains links and images Scooter01 : I might as well add my contrbution: http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?album=12978 Scooter01
28 RussianJet : Big gap for me is no experience of any MD/DC type. Only flown on one type of prop too, a JS-41. Lucky enough to have flown L1011 and IL-86, and A346,
29 baje427 : I have manages to fly A300-600 A319 A320 B717 B737-400 B737-800 B757-200 B767-300 MD83 L1011 Tristar Dash8 Q300 So I have lots of aircraft to catch up
30 threeifbyair : Come to SEA! DL has several 753s scheduled this summer. I'm missing a lot of modern types, mainly because my travel is mostly domestic. 737-500 737-6
31 Post contains links Loran : Types I missed to fly and which are gone for good: - 720 - 737-100 - A320-100 - Concorde - Caravelle - Convair Jets Endangered types I am missing but
32 Post contains images UltimateDelta : As with some of you who have previously posted, I think I'll just post the list of what I've actually been on. It's shorter and easier. Airbus A320-20
33 gemuser : Major types I am missing: Douglas DC-1, DC-5 & DC-7, have the rest Boeing 707 (weirdly), 737 before the 700 and the B787 so far Airbus A300/310, A
34 n92r03 : I'm happy that I flew on a DL L-1011 between SAN and LAX back in the mid 90's and then a DL 727 from SLC to MSY around 2000 or 2001. Biggest miss was
35 Megatop : I have been most on western planes (Even Concorde) and on one russian plane. Here is my list. Airbus A300-600 Airbus A300-B4 Airbus A310-200 Airbus A3
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