ksphkca From UK - England, joined Jun 2014, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5586 times:
I know not quite the same but I l flew on an American MD11 JFK-LHR on thanks giving day in 1995
with only 23 people on board which was rather pleasant. In 2006 I took an Alaskan MD80 ANC-FAI with 7 pob
and I also flew a Delta 763 LHR-BOS this year with 40 on.
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5573 times:
I was the only passenger on a Southwest 737-700 flight from BWI-EWR several years ago. The F/A in the aft galley came forward to tell me it was a record for him as well - his previous low was 6 pax! Being Southwest, it was actually kinda awkward deciding where to sit. And you better bet I paid attention to the safety briefing!
Before that, my record low was 2 - myself and another pax - on a USAirways (Piedmont) DHC-8 from LGA-MHT back in 2002.
planeguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1311 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5468 times:
IAD-SYR on USX, 2 pax on B-1900
SYR-PHL on USX, less than 10 pax multiple times on DH-8
ROC-SYR on USX, 2 pax on DH-8
SYR-ROC on DL, 5 pax on 727-200
MCO-BWI on WN, 8 pax on 737
MCO-DEN on UA, less than 30 pax on 727-200
PHL-MUC on US, less than 50 pax on 767-200
That's all I can remember right now. I feel like the PA 747 SYD-LAX was light, but don't remember the details. Same for a couple of ADL-ASP and ASP-DRW and return flights.
N867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5466 times:
A 9W ATR-72 flying BOM-BLR in 2000. Under 8 passengers, and I was related to two of them. They still had a full meal service then, and I remember the F/As coming around for seconds...and thirds...and fourths. So many veggie puffs were had.
Cush From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5455 times:
I flew on a United Airlines 777 from FRA-IAD in March of 2013 with about 40'ish people on board. I was going to ask about the potential for an upgrade, however, having the entire last 4 rows of the plane (both sides) to myself enticed me to stay. It was nice laying out across the rows and doing my own thing for 8+ hours.
Tigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5442 times:
13 of us on an AA MD-82 flying MSP-DFW in January 2012. They seated us all in F and gave us the requisite service, which was only the second-best part. The first was the takeoff--short and very sweet. If you haven't read my trip report, shame on you.
Flying friendly for a while, but is that a widget I see in the rear-view mirror?
MesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3897 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5435 times:
January 3rd, 2014--Delta flight 1925. MD-90 ATL-BWI that departed at 7:25AM. There were about 30 pax on board. On top of getting my own row of three seats to myself, the pilot performed at catapault takeoff!!
June 29th, 2013--US Airways a319 (Star Alliance-702UW) CLT-MYR leaving CLT around 8:30pm. I was one of about 20 people onboard.
My dad was on a US Airways flight a couple of months ago from DCA to CHS. The E-170 had a grand total of 11 passengers onboard!
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dba4u From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 676 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5414 times:
Recently I decided to give Etihad Regional a try. We were 4 Pax on the Saab 2000 ZRH-GVA. They seem to do really well
Back in 2006 I flew Condor DXB-FRA. In DXB an astounding 17 Pax boarded the 767 which took us to SKG where a load of people returning from a cruise stormed the plane, leading to a full house on SKG-FRA. However, with all of the DXB Pax moved to the Premium Cabin the second leg was quiet enjoyable as well
bunumuring From Australia, joined Jan 2014, 1811 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5405 times:
British Airways daytime flight Narita to London on a 747-400... 18 passengers. Why? It was December 25! My connecting flight Sydney to Narita which departed around 10pm on December 24 on a Qantas 747 only had 23 passengers. Pretty wild! Qantas FAs were amazing and let us sit anywhere. They were absolutely charming and very very attentive, addressing us by name. The BA FAs however, disappeared to the upper deck and weren't seen for a majority if the flight. They were slow to respond to calls and were a bit surly when serving the meals. BA did give us special Christmas food however which was nice, and upon arrival at LHR, we were in the car about 25 mins after docking...
LHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 672 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5386 times:
Dec 24th 1988 ski charter MUC-BHX - my family of 4 were the only booked pax - the bus took us out to the a/c and I just about had a Beatlemania moment when I saw we'd be on a Scibe Airlift B707-320 acmi-ed by the tour operator!
Cabin crew of 5 and flight deck of 3 meant we were outnumbered 2 to 1 by the crew - we sat in First class of course (ski charter ?!) and logged my one and only 707
jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 3136 posts, RR: 3
Reply 29, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5421 times:
I flew QF LAX-JFK in 2008 and there were 15 of us on that 744. 8 were in J. It was like flying on a private jet I had so much room around me. Boy that baby took off in no time. I never thought we would get off the ground leaving SYD. Leaving LAX was like they shot us off a catapult.
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spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 11
Reply 35, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5217 times:
When I was a kid, I was flying alone on a DC-10 going EWR-OAK that had an engine problem on takeoff. United put me and the one other kid who was flying alone on the next flight out, in first class. We were the only people in first class. We had the run of the cabin, these two little kids (we were both 8 years old). They had card tables and swivel chairs in those days so it was like our own little playground. I saw the coach cabin too and I remember seeing only about 10 other people on the whole flight - in a DC-10.
That's the lightest load I can remember. Nothing comes close recently.
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readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4271 posts, RR: 2
Reply 38, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5140 times:
Back in the mid 90's I was on Virgin Atlantic MCO-LGW in J, I was the only passenger. Had three cabin crew to my own, who took it in turns to serve drinks and dinner. Wonderful to have the whole nose section of a 747 to yourself.
Big old purple armchair seats in those days.
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DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 23606 posts, RR: 60
Reply 39, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5091 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30): Was on a UA 744 from SFO to ORD with about 15 pax. Was supposed to be my first 744 flight.
Sorry, was supposed to be my first 777 flight, but there was a last minute equipment change. It was the first and only time I was ever disappointed to see a 744 on the stand.
That was also the most memorable takeoff. We were actually using SFO's 19s to take off. We used 19R. For noise reasons, I guess SOP is to climb as fast as possible and then turn hard. Captain warned us we'd be doing a max-blast takeoff and that we'd feel some significant acceleration.
It's truly awesome when a machine the size of a small office building throws you back in your seat that hard. The takeoff roll didn't last 30 seconds and we leapt into the sky like a homesick angel followed by a gut-wrenching right turn (which we'd also been warned about). Usually the 744 has a stately, slow takeoff because it's either heavily loaded or on flex power. But this was one heck of a takeoff!
It would be another two years before I got my first 777 ride. Interestingly, I think I've only racked up five lifetime 777 legs. One UA, four BA.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1332 posts, RR: 1
Reply 40, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5065 times:
If non-commercial flights count, I was on an Intel corporate shuttle flight back in January with I think maybe 5 passengers on it. This was after a lengthy delay, and most people decided to just cancel their trips and go back to the office. As it turns out, those people made the right decision. As this was a Friday morning, most people (myself included) were making a day trip up to Oregon. The flight was supposed to be MHR-HIO, but I never actually made it there. After being delayed due to conditions at HIO, we were finally told that while HIO was still fogged in, they were going to try for PDX and bus us over there. So the few of us who decided to wait it out boarded the ERJ-145. When we got closer to PDX we were told the visibility there was still below their minimums as well (No Cat III approaches for them, apparently). So we were in a holding pattern for a while and then diverted to RDM. After we landed two other Intel shuttle aircraft diverted there as well, one from SJC and one from AZA. The combined passengers from all three flights hung out in the FBO while some of the pilots went over to Subway and bought lunch for everyone, as by then it was around noon. After much discussion and confusion about what was going to happen, it was finally decided that (probably for positioning purposes), one of the planes would return to SJC and one would fly to HIO (by this point it was afternoon and the fog had all burned off) and we were welcome to go with them on either flight. I figured at that point by the time I got to HIO and from there to the office I would barely have time to do anything before it was time to go home, so I called reservations and asked for a seat on the SJC-MHR shuttle and got on the plane headed for SJC. By the time I got back to MHR and from there to the office it was after 5:00, an entire workday gone.
Now for commercial flights, I can't recall any that had an extremely low load. A Qantas redeye from DRW to SYD comes to mind as possibly the lowest, maybe a 50% load factor on a 738. I managed to get a section of 3 seats to myself, curl up with 3 pillows, and actually get some decent sleep on that flight.
PITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1330 posts, RR: 13
Reply 41, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5035 times:
September 22, 2001, JFK-BGI (I think; it might have been PHL-BGI, but I'm pretty sure it was JFK in 2001). There were 4 of us up front (upgraded) and maybe 9 or 10 in back, so let's say 15 total. Aircraft was an A319.
I don't believe I've been on any single-digit flights. Alas.
MesaflyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3897 posts, RR: 8
Reply 42, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5011 times:
Quoting PITingres (Reply 41): September 22, 2001, JFK-BGI (I think; it might have been PHL-BGI, but I'm pretty sure it was JFK in 2001). There were 4 of us up front (upgraded) and maybe 9 or 10 in back, so let's say 15 total. Aircraft was an A319.
If it was an a319 then it was most likely PHL.
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deltaguy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 695 posts, RR: 2
Reply 44, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4902 times:
DL CVG-BDL B752 4F 10Y
Was a Saturday morning flight back in July of 2002/2003. . Bags came out on the carousel at BDL all at once and stopped. Woman in flight (she was in F) exclaimed loudly "That's all?" and I as a snarky teenager replied, "That's all."
DL Connection JFK-YUL E145 8Y
Last year, day before Thanksgiving. Was spending the holiday touring Montreal with family, probably was DL's lightest load flight that day out of JFK as not many are taking trips to Canada for Thanksgiving.
spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 11
Reply 49, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4825 times:
I forgot to mention there was one relatively recent flight - a JAL connecting flight going NRT-ITM on a 777-300ER(!) They used this as basically a positioning flight that carries whatever passengers it can. I saw about 15 people on it. There was only one person in the PE section, and only a few people in our economy cabin. I saw one or two in the economy cabin ahead of us.
This was a surreal flight. I'd just gotten off a 14 hour 747-400 flight sitting just behind the engines, so my head was swimming. This was my first 777 flight and it was an extremely light load in both passengers and fuel as well as a very short flight, so it took off like a rocket and never seemed to stabilize. It felt like being in a car with too much horsepower and not enough weight trying to deal with stop and go traffic.
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LDIkaros From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4725 times:
HA CTS-HNL on April 30, 2014. The aircraft was a B767 and there were about 30 or so people on board, crew included. Most passengers were either HA crew or family members. I estimate no more than about 15 people traveled on revenue or award tickets (I used miles for this flight).
Most passengers were in the front section of the economy cabin. The back section was basically empty save for a few souls.
Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 53, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4654 times:
My lowest ever was 3 other pax on ZL Saab 340 from BNE-LSY. One of the other passengers was another aviation enthusiast going down and back for the day and a couple connecting from an EK flight. Interesting thing was it was weekly positioning flight that was cancelled after 3 weeks. I flew on the second and second last flight at the same time!
About 10 years ago I flew QF on a saturday evening SYD-BNE with around 20 other pax on a Airbus A330-300.
Also done quite a few flights on aircraft up to A320/737 size with loads in the 20's and 30's
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fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3826 posts, RR: 26
Reply 54, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4604 times:
Private: only passenger on King Air 350 about a dozen times. Only passenger on a Lear 60XR twice
-6 passengers on US Express RIC-BOS on July 4
-a United 777 between LHR and IAD where there was probably 30 people onboard. Flight previous day had been cancelled and I had been moved from a 747 to it. Only a few people in the large business class cabin.
Been the only person in the particular first/business cabin many times. Sometimes the service has been amazing, other times you get forgotten.
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2608 posts, RR: 28
Reply 55, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4611 times:
In terms of scheduled flights (i.e. not including positioning flights, etc.), it was yesterday. Myself and a fellow member, GVA-GYD on Azerbaijan Airlines' new twice-weekly First/Business Class-only B727-200 service, operated by Silk Way. Quite an experience.
penguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4577 times:
Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 55): In terms of scheduled flights (i.e. not including positioning flights, etc.), it was yesterday. Myself and a fellow member, GVA-GYD on Azerbaijan Airlines' new twice-weekly First/Business Class-only B727-200 service, operated by Silk Way. Quite an experience.
Oh no. At that load, they won't be flying for long... Will we see a TR? Please.
FrmrKSEngr From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4559 times:
747-2G4 - 12 including the three man flight crew and 1 FA. 6 hour flight from KOFF. FA put on a Great Meal service. Two Tankings and returned to KOFF. E-4B - Nice ride.
Also did a TWA 747 LHR - LAX with about 50, Christmas break 1983. Flew Non-rev, had a middle row to my self. Good thing too, IFE crapped out mid movie about 2 hours into the flight. Batteries in my walk man tape player died over Greenland/northern Canada. Stretched out and read for the last half or the 10 hour flight.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8628 posts, RR: 53
Reply 58, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4511 times:
Yesterday - flew on the inaugural flight of Azerbaijan Airlines from Geneva to Baku using a Silkways VIP 727-251, just me and one other a.netter, UK_Dispatcher, onboard. Magical flying carpet ride to central Asia!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
fwyakcub From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 61, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4422 times:
I know this isn't nearly as light as most of the above, but my wife and I flew from Las Vegas to DFW on National a while back - flight departed LAS at around midnight on a Saturday. There were several people in the first part of the cabin, then there was another entry door or maybe an attendant station in the middle, dividing the cabin. We were the only 2 pax beyond the divide, and had our own FA for the entire flight - she kept us hydrated with water and OJ, and snacks as well. We had a very pleasant 2 hour+ conversation with her.
A333MSPtoAMS From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 63, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4116 times:
I was going through some journals of mine this morning and remembered flying Northwest Airlines from LAX to MSP back in 2006. It was originally scheduled to be a B757-300, but at the last minute a DC-10-30 had been subbed in. So the plane was only about half full.
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8954 posts, RR: 13
Reply 65, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
In 1988 I was one of 6 passengers on a CP Air 737 from SEA to YVR. In early 2009 I was one only two pax upstairs on a QF 744 from. AKL to MEL ( although, to be fair, I think the load downstairs was reasonably respectable).
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einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 4771 posts, RR: 12
Reply 68, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3997 times:
SJU-MAZ, 9K Cessna 402. Only two passengers and the pilot.
As far as mainline goes, DTW-ATL, DL 763. Seeing as how it was an upgauge at the last minute, the entire rear cabin was empty. Most of the passengers opted to remain in the forward economy cabin and even then the 757 that should have flown us to ATL wasn't entirely full.
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Initious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1079 posts, RR: 6
Reply 69, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
KUL-SIN 3K 690 on an Airbus A320 with 180 seats, but less than 30 pax. It helps that there was another flight departing just 30 mins before ours also from Jetstar. Most people opted for that flight (11pm dept) instead of ours (11.30pm). The previous flight was darn full!
jumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 70, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
Some years ago I flew AUH-LHR on a Gulf Air A340 on the first day of Ramadam when very few local people seemed to be travelling - and whilst I didn't count the number of passengers I would be surprised if there were on average more than one person per row in Y which amounts to about 30 people [can't comment on how many in J] and was a very spacious journey with lots of attention from the FAs.
Tugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 6556 posts, RR: 10
Reply 73, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3853 times:
Don't know the numbers but when I was a child we flew Freddie Laker Skytrain DC-10 LAX-LGW, and there was no one in the center section of the aircraft. Everyone moved to window side row (though a few people lay across the center row to sleep there). I was with my mom and sister and I was able to pick many window rows to lay down on and look out the window or sleep. I ran across several center rows before being told to stop. I spent most of my time going around the plane looking out various rows windows and just enjoying myself.
It is part of what made me fall in love with planes and airliners.
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
Aloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2406 posts, RR: 4
Reply 74, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3827 times:
Summer of 1998 my family (mom, dad, 2 sisters and myself) flew on a USAir 737 from SFO to LAS with no other passengers. My grandma and about 100 others were on a delayed UA flight from HNL to SFO and missed the connection to Vegas.
As an F/A for HA I was called in to work a round-trip from HNL to Maui at about 3am. The passengers were a family connecting from a VERY delayed Seattle flight (mom, dad, 2 kids). On Maui we picked up 3 people who had shown up early for the 1st flight to HNL. That was my whole work-day that day....2 pilots, 3 F/As, 1 HNL-OGG round-trip and a total of 7 passengers.
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DexSwart From Australia, joined Aug 2012, 631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 76, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3838 times:
I was with three other passengers (my family) on a Jetstar A321, MEL - SYD with my family. 9/11/12
I was also the only passenger in Y+ to JNB on QF that same day.
Back when I was a 8 months old, my father was working in Ita, Brazil, and we flew over to see him. Mum was taking photos like crazy.
It was my first ever trip. My brother kept a little diary as well. We flew a normal SA CPT-SAO (I believe?) and then Rio Sul on a milk run to Ita.
We were the only people on board for all five legs of that flight.
CairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 77, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
Back in July of 1991...from ZRH to PRG aboard a CSA TU-154M. Myself, my parents, three other passengers, the flight crew, and a whole bunch of empty seats. Not much runway was used on takeoff.
Back in 1985 from BDL to PIT on a USAir BAC-111....myself, my father and three other passengers.
Oct of 1988.....PIT to CKB with a stop in MGW on a USair express Shorts 360. Took off from PIT with myself and 5 other passengers...they all got off in MGW....I flew by myself with the crew on the final leg to CKB.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 78, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3474 times:
Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 65): In 1988 I was one of 6 passengers on a CP Air 737 from SEA to YVR.
CP Air never operated SEA-YVR. It was Pacific Western Airlines prior to their acquisition of CP Air in 1987 which created Canadian Airlines. They kept the CP code however and the ex-Pacific Western flights like SEA-YVR then switched from the PW code to CP, but the airline itself was Canadian Airlines.
jeffh747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 84, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
Me and my mate were the only pax last month on a Winair Twin Otter to SBH. They didn't even have our flight on the screen. We actually asked when we would board and as soon as they found out we were actually booked for the flight, they let us on 40 minutes ahead!
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 88, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
3 on QX SWM BOI-TWF
13 WN 737-500 LBB-ABQ
9 TriStar BAe 146 LAS-LAX. Only 2 were rev pax.
5 OO EM2 LAX-MCE
5 OO EM2 MCE-LAX two days later.
5 XE 145 ONT-BOI
7 RV Electra BET-DLG-ANC, best one of the group. Very relaxing trip!
fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2144 posts, RR: 3
Reply 90, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
For me, it was also my first flight on a Boeing 747. There could not have been more than 30 people aboard the flight, from JFK to AMS, January 1971. Combination of being way off season and bad publicity from the teething troubles of the early P&W JT-9Ds. The emptiness of such a huge plane certainly added to the awe of my first widebody, having grown up flying DC-8s and 707s.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
StlHsvSfoSan From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 91, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
A few years ago, I was on a WN flight BWI-SDF-STL. The BWI-SDF leg was mostly full, but most people got off in Louisville. Five people got on in Louisville, plus 5 people that stayed on the plane from BWI, for a total of 10 people on the SDF-STL leg. It is always having the row in front, your row, and the row behind empty !