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What Was Your First International Flight?  
User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 811 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7989 times:

For me : CDG to ATH
Date : August 1984
Airplane : DC9
Airline : Minerve (french charter company not existing anymore)


Flying is amazing!
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User currently offlineIADBGO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7987 times:

For me it was CLE-ORD-AMS-BGO-AMS-IAD

Date December 27th 2003-Jan 17th 2004
All sorts of planes, ERJ-145, 744, 737 and 767
Airline: CO, KL

And in about six weeks I'll be going IAD-AMS-BGO-AMS-IAD for my wedding.

IADBGO


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7987 times:

ORF-PHL-MAD-XRY
USAirways the first two legs, and Iberia the last... back in 1999 I think.
The USAirways ENVOY lounge in PHL is terrific!!

Chip


User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7985 times:

DUB- JFK- Orlando Intl
Aer Lingus and Song.
24th May 2001.

Quoting IADBGO (Reply 1):
And in about six weeks I'll be going IAD-AMS-BGO-AMS-IAD for my wedding.

Congratulations

AerLingus330



Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7981 times:

MCO - LGW
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Flight #28
July 21st, 2005

(yet it's in the future =p )


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7981 times:

Mine was from FRA to JFK sometime in February/March 1982, on one of Lufthansa's B747s in First Class - my father's company paid the flight, because we were moving to the US after his transfer there for just under 3 years.

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineOzvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7976 times:

Mine was BNE-SYD-CAN-PEK and return in September 1994. It was a school trip, and as it was my first time on a plane, I will remember it forever.

Airline - Air China (CA)
Equipment - 747-400
Class - Y

Oz


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

july 1970 with KLM DC-9-30 PH-DNL between AMS-BRU (23 minutes airtime !); returned BRU-AMS on TunisAir Caravelle TS-TAR (25 minutes airtime)  cool 


don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

First international was also my very first flight, from LHR to MLA with Air Malta in 1987 when I was only a few months old. It was a family holiday with about 20 people, but nobody remembers which model of aircraft we flew on.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7969 times:

London - Hong Kong!

Rob!


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7965 times:

Mine was LGW-RTM on 12th March 1971, 2 days before my 18th birthday. I spent the weekend in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and flew home on Sunday evening RTM-LGW. Both flights were on BUA, BAC 1-11's, G-ASJC out and G-ASJH back.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineFlymusic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7960 times:

For me it was SAL-MIA-JFK coming to the U.S.
First on Taca from SAL To MIA and than from MIA to JFK on Pan Am  tombstone 
Back in 1983. Now what I don't remember is the type of ac that I flew on, the only thing I remember is that from MIA to JFK it was a widebody. But which one? a 747 perhaps?  scratchchin 


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7957 times:

Pan Am, B747 First Class. DTW-BOS-LHR way back in the early 1970's.

User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8974 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7955 times:

Varig 743 GRU-FRA in 1989.

PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7953 times:

1973: HAJ - PMI - HAJ
Convair Coronado 990 by (in-)famous SPANTAX
Age: almost 6
Had to wait 4h on the apron in PMI due to a strike of air controllers in Germany.



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7954 times:

LGW - ARN June 1989
BA 737-200
I was a student, but had arranged a summer job in Stockholm. I bought a model 747-200 on board (they had run out of Concordes!)



it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7946 times:
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London-Nairobi-Lusaka July 1971 on one of these....

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7944 times:

My first international flight was also my very first flight. DUS-YYZ in the summer of 1974 with an AC DC8 (hence my username...  Wink )

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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

Back in 1989. CPH-MAN-DUB in an old DC-9 as far as I recall. Four years old, glued to the window I'm told... Was a spotter ever since...  

Cheers
Mats

[Edited 2005-05-18 00:22:17]


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7937 times:

April 1988
LGW-MIA on CO (if that makes sense)

I know we were going to Florida but was only four at the time, my parents as haters of babies on aircraft thought it was rude to take babies onboard and since my brother wasn't much younger than me I had a long wait! They just went on holiday alone...nice! Thankfully they have made up for those four years of missed holidays in the previous 17



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7937 times:

I could say that my first ever flight to GCI in 1979 was international as the Channel Islands are not part of the UK, but instead I'll say:

LGW-AGP
June 1983
Britannia Airways
B737 (200 I think)



Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7936 times:

PRG-AMS on an OK Tu-134!!!!!!!!


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7931 times:

DEN-PVR on a Mexicana 727-200 - late 80's

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineMuddydwagon From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7928 times:

My first international flight also my first commercial airline flight

June 1998
British Airways 777
CLT-LGW-ARN


User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 7924 times:

My first international flight (and also my first flight on any aircraft):

July 1976

Air Canada DC8
KIN-YYZ



"It's okay to cheat, if you just really don't like to lose."
25 Burnsie28 : TWA STL-LGW Nov. 1987 767-200
26 Post contains images MD11junkie : EZE-MIA-PAP PA B741 Hatian Airlines DC-9. Well.. my first flight was actually AEP-MVD in a 732 but we don't consider that an Intl flight since both co
27 Post contains links and images Crox1 : My 1st flight was in Mid 1980 on an Air Malta, Boeing 720b, flying from LGW - MLA on 9H-AAN (I think,it was a long time ago) View Large View MediumPho
28 OzLAME : 3-8-90, the day after Iraq invaded Kuwait. SYD-SIN with QANTAS (QF31) then SIN-CPH with SAS (SK970); both a/c were B767s. I still have the tickets, bo
29 777ER : October 1991, Air NZ, AKL-NAN on a B742. When I was 5
30 Post contains links and images ANCFlyer : SEA-ANC . . . until 1970s Alaska was considered international . . . View Large View MediumPhoto © Mel Lawrence SEA-YXY would be the first one out
31 Senorcarnival : February 1990 GRU - GIG - MIA - MCO - MIA - GIG - GRU Pan Am got us (me and the family) there and back in one piece on a 747 of sorts. IIRC, we all fl
32 AR1300 : EZE-MIA if I'm not mistaking on Pan Am.Back to 1986. Mike
33 ValkyrieRamp : An Air Force C-141 to Germany in 1976. Stewardess was uglier than I was but I couldn't argue with his sidearm.
34 CanadianDC10 : DTW-CDG Northwest flight #50, on an awesome A330-300 March 9th, 2005
35 AzoresLover : Very first was AC DC-9 JFK-YUL (Montreal), then BOAC VC-10 to ORD First across the pond was PA 707 JFK-Shannon, Ireland
36 NZ747 : Jan? 1987 AKL-NAN B747-200 Air NZ at age 0.08
37 DENplanenut : 2/17/91 Continental, SAP-IAH-EWR B737-300 ///was also my very first flight.
38 57AZ : Mine was in Feb. 1978-also my first flight. Probably Pan Am but I was too young to remember. From what I'm told, the flight was SEL-HNL-LAX-ORD. The f
39 Gemuser : Dec 1968 SYD-POM-LAE-MAG-MAS Ansett B727-100 SYD-POM Ansett Mandated Airlines F27 POM-LAE-MAG Ansett Mandated Airlines DC-3 MAG-MAS Return Trip: Anset
40 Alespesl : For me it was Futura Airlines from PRG to Las Palmas in 1994.
41 Bridogger6 : My first international flight was in March 2004. It was the Delta flight from New York to Moscow (JFK-SVO). I loved every minute of it and was too exc
42 WA727 : 1975 PHX-MZT on a long gone Hughes Air West DC9. Or maybe NW still has it from the Republic aquisition?
43 OzarkD9S : 1969, Braniff International, DAL-MEX. I was 4 and don't remember it at all.
44 Post contains images MANTEC : RAF Lyneham to Gibraltar on a C130K Hercules. 1973......Five and a half hours!! 1st "proper" flight was BA169 Heathrow to Caracas January 1975 on a Bo
45 VS747SPUR : Mine was London Heathrow to Washington, about 12 ish years ago on UA ! VS747SPUR
46 Post contains images TACAA320 : Back in 1968. SJO/MIA in a Bac 1-11 of Lacsa. The aircraft dropped suddenly somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico. One passenger died and some others were
47 Flyboy36y : JFK-TLV on a TowerAir 747
48 BCNGRO : AF BCN-CDG-HAM-CDG-BCN with a go around at CDG included! It was 4 years ago.
49 Airlinerfreak : I would have to say LAX-MEX September 2001, I am not sure.
50 SLC1 : 1986-ish DL SLC-YYC, I have a photo somewhere but still have not figured out what a/c it is. My first overseas flight was more than a few years ago on
51 Post contains links and images Thom@s : On one of these... View Large View MediumPhoto © Christian Hauser From BGO via SVG to NCL in the summer of 1984, a few months after I was born. H
52 Jamesbuk : still waiting for mine but hopefully its next year heathrow - orlando or somewere around there im quite usre it would be british airways but i would l
53 ACdreamliner : Air 2000 EDI-KOS in like 1988
54 EurofleetLHR : 23rd June, 1969 Luton - Gerona (as it was spelt then!), in Spain. Dan Air Comet 4 I was only 8 at the time - but I was hooked straight away ! So much
55 Post contains links and images Trekster : LHR SIN in a BA 747 is the first one i can recall in 2001 but we did do it in the the late 80s' Here is the bird we flew on View Large View MediumPhot
56 EK156 : Beirut(Lebanon) to Abu Dhabi (UAE) ... in 1975... I was 2 months old and my parents don't remember what the plane was but it was MEA for sure!!! Waow!
57 VirginAbby : Virgin Atlantic LGW-MCO July 1996
58 SN-A330 : Brussels to Malaga 1971 (I was 3 at that time) Sud Caravelle Sabena
59 Post contains links and images ZRH : I t was 1972 on a Swissair Convair 990 "Coronado" from Zurich to Athens. View Large View MediumPhoto © Kjell nilsson
60 Shamrock_747 : I did things in style! LHR-LOS Nigeria Airways 747-200 when I was a baby in 1986.
61 Post contains images TGBoi : Got a Smooth as Silk flight when I was a baby. HKG-BKK B747-200 From the faded boarding pass in the album, it read sth. like TG603 Anyways, who would
62 BoeingATL : How's this for a routing? CHS-ATL-MIA-BEL-REC-NAT. MIA to BEL was on Varig, a classic 707. All the other flights were 727's. The TransBrasil BEL-REC s
63 Post contains links and images Msl747 : November 1989, I was seven months old. SFO-LHR on BA. It was a 747.... I'm pretty sure it was a 742... View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Dua
64 Post contains images Planecrazy2 : April 2001 LAX-Los Cabos on AA (economy) with a super 80. I remember the flight being good as we were served a meal, and I was happy to be on anything
65 Post contains links and images Lan_Fanatic : June 1992...Alitalia MD-11 I-DUPE(Giuseppe Verdi) SCL-EZE-FCO (since then I love that plane) View Large View MediumPhoto © Snorre - VIP Vienna In
66 Post contains links and images JetBlueAtJFK : My first International Flight was July 18-26 2003 from JFK-LHR-JFK on UA Flight 904 there and 979 back. Both were on a 767-300. I will never forget it
67 AirWest : TPA-MBJ on a NW 727. I don't remember the year exactly.
68 Post contains links and images Omoo : DAR-LUN Date: June 1980 Equipment: Boeing 707 Airline: Zambia Airways View Large View MediumPhoto © Gerhard Plomitzer[Edited 2005-06-09 03:39:48]
69 ZKEOJ : The first ones were as a baby on the Transall of the German Airforce, between Lisbon and Germany. The first one I remember was FRA-YYC/YVR-FRA on a B7
70 Atco2b : First flight when i was about 5... Airworld (UK Charter) LGW-IBZ A320-200 Thats about all i remember...!
71 Post contains links and images 9V-SPF : My first international flight was also my first flight ever! FRA-TFS in 1984, on D-ABUL, a LH B707 operating for Condor (I found out the reg many year
72 Post contains links and images Skywatch : In September of 2000 I flew on an AA A300 MIA-PAP. Not a very long flight, but it was a good plane. View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael F. McLa
73 BigGSFO : Mid 1970's: HNL-NAN-SYD on BOAC. Not sure of the aircraft...narrow body though. I remember the f/a's spraying for bugs in NAN over our heads during th
74 767-332ER : Summer 1983, TWA 741 JFK-MAD-JFK. Regards
75 Jeremy : June 1994 SABENA Airlines A-310 BOS-BRU-BOS
76 Palladium : I couldn't remember the exact date and year but it's somewhere around the year of 1990 from Surabaya to Singapore
77 Post contains links and images SA7700 : It was June 1995, flying on AZ MD11's all the way JNB-FCO-LHR-FCO-JNB. View Large View MediumPhoto © Carlos Borda Rgds SA7700
78 707lvr : My first int'l flight was also the first one I remember. It was an Overseas National DC-6 from Idlewild->Gander->Shannon->Frankfurt (Rhein-Main AB,) i
79 IslipWN : JFK-ZRH on SR Joe
80 PDXtriple7 : Sometime in the later days of March in 2000 on AS from PDX-LAX (?)-MZT (Mazatlan, Mexico). My first Atlantic crossing was two years ago on July 3rd on
81 SlamClick : As a Passenger KSUU (Travis AFB, California) to VVTS (Tan Son Nhut Airport) Saigon, Vietnam July 1967 Braniff International DC-8-6X (Chicken yellow, w
82 Iolar2 : June 29, 1987 LH 438 Boeing 747-200 ATL-FRA
83 DeltaRules : Overall: AA ORD-PVR, 1989. Trans-Atlantic: July 27, 1999...NW 68 DTW-AMS. My first & only 747 flight so far (-400). DeltaRules
84 Post contains images UAalltheway : First overseas flight: Date:TOMORROW, June 21st Aircraft:Boeing 747-400 Airline: VS Virgin Atlantic! Class: Economy Standby for trip report!
85 SQuared : June 1994 CX, Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 YYZ-ANC-HKG A really long flight, and they wouldn't stop feeding us! The descent into Kai Tak was amazing
86 Floorrunner : My first international flight was JFK-CDG It was on a Pan Am 747.
87 Post contains links and images RCS763AV : BOG-MIA-MCO-MIA-BOG on AA in the summer of 1993, i was 3 years old. For the BOG-MIA portion it was a 757. For the MCO portion it could have been an AT
88 Avianca : fra-bog on Avianca B747-200 1984 I was 16 months old.
89 SQA340 : First international flight was over 4 years ago in April of 2001: Routing: IND-ORD-LHR Aircraft: B727, B767-300ER Airline: UA
90 Floorrunner : I forgot to add that this was in 1985 at the time of the French open Tennis tournament and the Paris Air Show. Did not get the chance to go to it whi
91 Post contains links and images Kilavoud : GVA-MUC on a Swissair CV-440 in 1966 View Large View MediumPhoto © Bill Armstrong Hi! Kilavoud.
92 FOMEA : CDG-BEY MEA 707 August 17th 1985, I was 10 years old, was traveling all by my self. Still remember every second detail of that flight.
93 Vivek0072 : Last weekend of october 2004, BOM-SIN on SQ 777.
94 Post contains images ZRHnerd : ZRH - Las Palmas (canary Islands) on an CTA MD-81 back in 1988. I'm not completely sure though neither can i remember it since i was 2 years old back
95 Aerorobnz : AKL-SYD QF40 28SEP98 VH-OGT 767-338ER STD0645 ATD0700 Seat 26A
96 Newkai : I'd have to ask my parents... there might have been a fight to Scandinavia from Germany before this, but I'm pretty sure it was PA FRA-JFK in 1987.
97 Airbus3801 : PHX-Cancun on Trans Meridian Charter.
98 HKGKaiTak : Mine was a CI flight HKG-KHH, probably a 737, I was only 3 at the time!!!
99 LipeGIG : Date: September, 2001 (!) Aircraft: MD11 Airline: Varig (RG) Route: GIG-JFK Just two weeks after Sept 11 Felipe
100 OzGuy : 2 weeks ago, QF5 SYD-SIN, 747-400
101 TK001 : Back in 1984, IST-FCO on AZ.
102 380ORD : Travis AFB to Alaska to Japan to Osan on a flying tiger military charter DC-8 in 1979. Don't remember exact airports--all military I believe(maybe not
103 Post contains images UAalltheway : Actually.. my first international flight: Taca Airlines: MIA - SJO - MGN (got upgraded to business!! ) & MGN - MIA ..... Than my first OVERSEAS flight
104 MADtoCAE : MAD-Where ever UA flew from MAD It was also my first flight.
105 BHMBAGLOCK : JFK-CDG in '79 for a school trip. To this day I still think JFK is the most disfunctional horrible airport on earth and CDG was its polar opposite. Ha
106 BSBIsland : December 1995 VASP MD-11 GRU-LAX on the way to SMF
107 Wrighbrothers : October 1992 LHR-MIA i was about one yrs old so i don't remember much but i think it was a 744 or mabey a 742 , not 100% sure.
108 Wrighbrothers : P.S It was on BA , sorry
109 Alfa75 : Does USA to Canada count? BDL-MSP-YYC On NW August 2004
110 Bushpilot : UA 744 LAX-MEL June 2000 A nice flight, about half Aussies, the cabin crew pretty much opened up the galleys to us and it turned into a nice little pa
111 Post contains links and images NYCFlyer : My first was in March 1990, JFK-ZRH-JFK on an AA 762. I was 11 years old and afraid of the thought of flying over the ocean back then, so a family fri
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