srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 10305 times:
Delta ATL-SLC L-1011 November 8, 1990. I don't remember the flight number, the a/c registration or my seat number (I did have the entire middle section to myself and my mom and stepdad were in the row in front of me.
SRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 691 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 10301 times:
As I was only 4 months old, I don't remember it well... Luckily for my statistics, my dad kept a flight log at the time and I could just import these flights into mine when I started my own log. Since my first flight I've flown nearly 250 flights.
Here is it:
FI 643 KEFLAVIK - BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON
STD 17:30 STA 19:35
Connected to a MetroJet by USAir 737-200 (N277AU) the next day, my one and only flight on that airline. I've flown TF-FIN over 30 times after this, last time was exactly 2 years ago (2/6/2010, FI 631 KEF-BOS). Since my first flight on it FIN has been painted into the new livery, got winglets and more. Fun fact: TF-FIN was delivered the very same day as I was born! Appropriate it was my first a/c too.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11113 posts, RR: 63 Reply 4, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 10295 times:
I was around 10 months old and don't remember it at all, I have just the memories of family and a few pictures to recall it by. The background is that my grandfather sold one of his businesses and took the entire family to Malta for Christmas to celebrate.
Akiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 599 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10260 times:
I'm not sure if this is it, but the earliest flight that I do remember was MRQ (Marinduque)-MNL on a PR Fokker 50. I believe I was 5, and I still remember how at that time, flying PR meant being served orange juice and ensaymada (Filipino brioche) on such a short flight. Now I'll be lucky to even be served the same way when flying longer flights such as MNL-CEB!
CoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 356 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10250 times:
DC-7 from PHL to SFO via ORD in 1955 (about 7 years old). At Chicago we disembarked while the plane was serviced and we got box lunches; I don't know if we bought them or the airline gave them to us but I remember that there was an apple in it. At the time I felt disappointed taking United because the United airplane only had one tail and TWA's (Constellation) had 3. I still remember the very bumpy ride over the Rockies and my mom crying. We took the train back to Philly!
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2084 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10237 times:
October 1987 to the resort of Sorrento - I was 6 so I barely remember the flight, other than the very nice cabin grew who gave us coloring books and wax crayons and the massive storms there were in London which delayed our return.
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
LGW - NAP
Sadly I doubt I will ever find out the registration and therefore marque of TriStar (as they had a couple).
yapple From Singapore, joined Apr 2011, 63 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10208 times:
Mine should be when I was 2 years old.
From various 'cross-referencing',
5 Dec 1993, QF 52 SIN-BNE B747SP.
Someone mentioned to me on this forum that it should be operated by VH-EAA since it was based in BNE. And the sad/unfortunate thing is that I have absolutely no memories about this flight. All my parents remembered was that I was irritating all the economy passengers on board .
Dublinspotter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 106 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10147 times:
My first flight would probably be on my first birthday (21/03/98) when I was on a flight to Australia from London Heathow which was a BA B744, and then a couple days later i was on a QF B762 and went from SYD to PER and then back again. It was a BA B744 and apparently I hated all the flights! We went there to see family down there, but I wish I could remember it.
Sorry to go off topic but would anyone know where i could obtain the reg of the flights i was on?? I have searched the internet but no records go back that far.
Coal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1625 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10110 times:
5 months old in late 1984. IB 747-200 MAD-BOG, but obviously don't remember a thing.
After that, I flew LH 747-200 BOG-CCS-FRA in Dec 1989. My best flight so far! I remember it vividly. I got a few toys from the crew, I spent about 4 hours in the cockpit (my mom thought I was lost!). I visited all of the plane! I even remember the smoking section at the back!
My first solo flight was in 1991, I was 7yo, and I flew from LHR (or perhaps LGW?) to FLR on my own on an AirUK prop.
Nxt Flts: QR SIN-DPS | SQ DPS-SIN | 3K SIN-SGN-SIN | SQ SIN-PEK | CA PEK-FNJ-PEK | CX PEK-HKG-CGK
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 837 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10054 times:
My first flight was in October 2003. I was 23 years old. It was RDU-ORD on an Air Wisconsin / United Express BAe 146.
If you want to make it the first trip by plane rather than just the first flight (which seems more meaningful to me since I was only connecting in ORD), that would be RDU-ORD-SEA on United / United Express. The first leg was of course already mentioned above, the second was a B757-200.
The thing I remember most was being completely confused about the consept of codesharing and "express" partners, and not being sure whether I was supposed to check in with United or Air Wisconsin. After all, the itinerary I got from Orbitz said something like "United flight XXXX is operated by AWAC dba United Express -- check in with operating carrier."
iahworldflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 99 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10040 times:
My first commercial flight by myself was on 2/26/1983 on an American Airlines 72S from MEM to DCA. I remember sitting in probably 7A (it was the third row of coach at the time). Seated ahead of me in 5 ABC ( the bulkhead row) were Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with their then young daughter Chelsea. This flight had originated in LIT, as at the time there were no nonstop flights to DCA from west of the Mississippi River. I recognized the then Governor Clinton as I boarded, so sometime mid-flight I walked up and spoke to him. He was extremely nice, and when he found out I was going to Washington on my own to attend a student leadership seminar, he told me how he had been on the same program in the 1960's and had met President Kennedy. The very graciously signed my notebook for me, which I have to this day, and therefore know the date. A very exciting trip for me!
PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 599 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10017 times:
Summer, 1953. Age 7. Capital Airlines DC-3 from Norfolk VA to RDU, via ECG and RMT. A birthday surprise from an uncle who had visited my military parents in ORF and he took me back with him to stay in our hometown for summer vacation. My ticket cost was $4 and change, and he reported back to my parents I seemed to enjoy the flight but that I vomited buckets, and that I got moved to a back row seat so the hostess could keep an eye on me. It was apparently too turbulent to serve, so she babysat me. I on the other hand was hooked on flying, barf bags and all. I begged my parents to let me fly back home, but alas I ended up in the family sedan.....a 1949 Hudson.
An auspicious start to a later-in-life career in aviation...........
watch what you want. you may get it.
25 MSNfan: Through a lot of BTS research and detective work, I think it was: March 30, 1996 DL 321 MKE-CVG N951DL There is a slim chance it was MKE-ATL on N913DL
26 RIXrat: My first flight was aboard a TWA Super Connie from Idlewild (JFK) to SFO as an unaccompanied minor. The scary part was that it was a night flight and
27 EL-AL: January 1991, Arkia Dash 7, SDV-ETH. Interesting story really: During the Gulf war, my city, Ramat Gan, was bombarded by Scad missiles from Iraq. Duri
28 Megatop: My first Flight was back in 1966. I was flying with my mon, dad and brothers back from Copenhagen to Aalborg on a beauty like this View Large View Med
29 readytotaxi: 1966 I flew to the Channel Island of Guernsey aged 12, WOW. We walked out on the tarmac at Heathrow to the plane and it looked huge. Always remember
30 UltimateDelta: My first was, according to all the information I've found, this: July 14, 1995- YX 58, OMA-DCA on N209ME (I was fortunate enough to find a picture my
31 woady: In 1993 I flew from MAN to PMI on A300, G-MONS. Was meant to be a Britannia but was swapped for a MON instead.
32 B777LRF: 3 months old, CPH-INN, Conair DC-7C. Don't remember much ... 1 year old, and from then on for many years, CPH-Somewhere warm and sunny, Conair B720B.
33 Tigerguy: My first was more recent, but I've certainly made up for lost time. The particulars: June 3, 2005 (aged 16) American Airlines 300 OKC-DFW MD-82 N7537A
34 larshjort: 6½ years old in December 1994 going on a weekend trip to Copenhagen with my parents and little sister. It was a Maersk Air Fokker 50 ODE-CPH. On the
35 jumpjets: Reading this thread doesn't half make me feel old! My first flight was in Feb1971 at the age of 14 - my first time out of the UK; first time on a plan
36 spokemd: My first flight was non-stop Chicago to Paris on Air France in the spring of 1978; I was in high school. We had dinner on the flight and as we were cr
37 byronicle6: I believe my first flight was a domestic ROT-WLG flight on an NZ Saab340 sometime in 1996, with my first international being HLZ-BNE on SJ (Freedom Ai
38 jumpjets: By coincidence I did exactly that route on a British Airtours Tristar in Sept 1987. I was sitting near the back and I remember thinking the plane was
39 RussianJet: My first flight was LHR-MAD on BA, I believe it was a 757, in 1989.
40 RodRB: April 1993 - GRU-MCO on Transbrasil. I was 5 years old!
41 stratosphere: Nov 1975 flew EWR-DCA ...Eastern 727-100 was 11 yrs old
42 sweair: Must have been in the 1970´s for me DC8 maybe to the canary islands. Cant remember that flight though.
43 redzeppelin: I was 19 years old. Flight was SLC-JFK, Delta 767, in August 1997. I got a late start flying, but I'm trying to make up for it. My current flight log
44 aloges: Mine was FRA-MAD-GRU on a Lan Chile 767. The departure was late on the 20th July 2000 and we arrived in MAD at about midnight. My seats were 28B for F
45 CPHFF: 1974. GOT (old Torslanda, closed in 1977) - STN. It was on a SK DC-9 (don't remember variant).
46 trentside: I believe my first flight was with Air Malta in 1993, from the UK to Malta - as I was only 3 I can't remember anything about it or the airport we depa
47 AmericanB763ER: I was about the same age as PlymSpotter when I took my first flight (with my parents and my older brother) on an Air Congo DC-8-33 from Brussels to Ki
48 carbon787: October 1960, I was 2.5 years old, on our way to live in Japan for the next 14 years. First flight, Munich to Frankfurt, on LH, then on KLM over the p
49 CairnterriAIR: August 15th, 1978 when I was 8 years old. From BDL to DEN with a connection in ORD. The first leg, BDL to ORD was aboard a TWA Boeing 707. I would lov