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Your First Commercial Flight  
User currently offlineFloorrunner From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 259 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

What was your first commercial flight ever and what do you remember about it?

Even though this topic has been discussed before, it has already been archived so I thought I'd like to hear it again especially sicne there are probably a lot of new members since it was archved.

Mine was EWR BOS.

it was in 1984 on People Express. 727. Do not remember the variation of the 727. I took it non-rev when I was doing customer service for them. I never flew before so I was very nervous, but I loved after it was all over. I love the feeling of being pushed back in your seat while taking off and liked it to the same thing as climbin up a long hill on a roller coaster.

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4820 times:

747 QF to SIN and on to BNE, i started out big lol, this was in 1987 ish, even have a pic somehwhere of the plane in SIN as we had to board by stairs if i recall, will try to fish it out

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Aviogenex 737-200 from Manchester (Uk) to Pula (Croatia) in 1985ish.
I remember the airport at Pula being an old shack and snakes slivering across the apron (strange thing to remember I know)

James.



Phoning it in from a place with no phones.
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4804 times:
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A 737-300 from Transbrasil (TR) on shuttle service Rio-São Paulo but thru GIG International due to the complete rebuilt of SDU after it burns on late 90's.

Felipe



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User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

June 1984 BOS-ORD-HNL UA DC10/747
I was ten years old and I remember hanging around in the aft galley annoying a F/A named Carol (One of only a handful of F/As I ever remember the name of). I though the stairs which lead down to the ramp at ORD were strange since BOS had nothing like them.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3609 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

Early 1990's on Piedmont from TRI-CLT on a 737.

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

I don't remember, I was less than 1. I know I was on a DC-8 when I was very young, but that probably wasn't it. I can guarantee it was on UA though lol.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3766 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

Mine was LGW-HKG on a 747!

Rob!


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

Mine was AMS-YYZ on a KLM 747-300

KAL744


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

TWA 707 from DAY-LGA (or JFK) , but I was under 2 years old so I don't remember it  Sad

User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4769 times:

1979. Pan Am B707 JFK-IAH. I was 3 years old at the time. That flight got me forever hooked on aviation. And yes I actually remember it. However I was too young to pay any attention to names or registration so I will never know which 707 I was on.


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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

4 months of age on a 747-200 JNB-LHR SA234.

-SA006  wave 



Proudly South African
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

93/94/95-ish, uncertain of the date-- TWA MD-80 DSM - STL, final destination unknown- most likely MCI (at the time it was KCI).

Oh how I miss the days of TWA.. such wonderful service.  Sad

 white 


User currently offlineN867BX From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

Columbia Airlines IAD-LAX, 1975

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1684 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

July 1970:

AMS-BRU on KLM DC9-30 PH-DNL "city of london"; still had First-Class in those days...23 minutes airtime

NEVER FORGET THIS 1ST TIMER  Wow!



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11612 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

In December of 1987; LHR-MLA with Air Malta. I was 10 months old, so all I know is that it could have been a B737-200, B707 or B727-200.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4726 times:

It was in 1976, KIN-YYZ-YUL on an Air Canada DC8 to YYZ and either a 747 or L1011 to YUL. I was eight years old. The oly things i remember were: being in seat 6F from KIN, doing a lot of walking in YYZ to catch the next plane, and being so disoriented by the size of the plane, the time of night and my centre row seat that I did not realize the plane had taken off.


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User currently offlineBNAflyer78 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4725 times:

Quoting N867BX (Reply 13):
Columbia Airlines IAD-LAX, 1975

LOL - you ended up in SLC though, right?



Long live the Widget!
User currently offlineTobi3334 From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

FRA-Djerba with DE B757-200.

I guess it was around 1993.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

My first commercial flight was in summer of 1974 from DUS-YYZ in one of these...

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I didn't remember much because I was too young.

The first commerical flight I remember was in 1977 from YYZ-FRA in one of these...

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User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

My first flight was in July 1991 with Lufthansa, back in the days where a direct link still existed between LHR and BRE. The aircraft was a B737-500, D-ABID. LH gave me a "Lufthansa Junior" logbook which the captain filled in for me (that's how I know the reg). I still have it somewhere, not quite sure where at the moment though.

User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

July 1974 :

Cyprus Airways. London Heathrow - Nicosia Int,

I was about 6 years old and am guessing it was a Trident or 707.

First flight I can really remember was

Summer 1978

Olympic Airways. London Heathrow - Athens. B-707.


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

that must have been in 1974 in a Sud Caravelle of Sabena: Brussels to Malaga.

Regards
SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

My first commercial flight was DFW-ATL on DL. I think it was a 737 of some sort. My interests have changed since then, so now I pay a little closer attention to what I am in!

---Skywatch



------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

mine was

29 JUN 1983 FRA-YYC LH B747-200
28 JUL 1983 YVR-FRA LH B747-200

Cheers
micha


25 Jetter2 : DFW-MCO on a GORGEOUS AA B722 =] I can't wait to ride her again in 3 wks!!
26 Post contains images ANCFlyer : My first commercial flight was on a Grumman G-21 Goose from JNU to SGY when I was way young. . . been fascinated with flying ever since. The carrier w
27 Post contains links and images RODOL : I was a late starter, I was 20 when I first flew, July 1994 on KLM F100 PH-KLC MAN-AMS for a spotting trip. View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C
28 MattRB : More than likely, it was YYZ-YYB to visit my mom's family. I was too young (maybe a month or two old at the time), most likely an AC DC-9 of one varia
29 Post contains images TR763 : Hey Lipe! Nice to see that your first flight was on Transbrasil too! My favorite airline of all time! My first flight was aboard a Transbrasil 767-20
30 RichM : Was on a Britannia 757-200. Horrible flickery aisle tv's. Cabin crew were friendly though.
31 Post contains links and images AsstChiefMark : I remember it well...because I majorly screwed up! In 1983, my company flew me from MSP to PWM to fix an alternator problem on an ambulance. I was exc
32 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : Must've been in 1986, I was 3 years old, either on a Caravelle of CTA, GVA - ETH or GVA - LIS on Swissair MD-81, I don't really remember actually View
33 Post contains links and images Wassch71 : Tarom Tu 154, Beirut International -Bucharest Otopeni, July 1981. Nice airliner, great flight, only good memories. View Large View MediumPhoto ©
34 Afterburner : Around 1975 or 1976, GA (or MZ ?) Fokker F-27 JKT-TKG. I didn't remember much because I was only about 5 years old.
35 777ER : Didn't even know this was my first flight till 3 weeks ago. WLG-AKL on Ansett New Zealand on a B737-100. The flight was when I was a few months old
36 R311music : Mine was RIC-IAD in 1987. I think it was a BAe Jetstream 31. It was small enough that you could basically touch the pilot from where I was. My mother
37 Squirrel83 : Mine was GEG-PDX on WN not sure the exact plane make other than it was a 737. It was the last day of school and we got out early so we could catch the
38 Speedbirdcrew : Mine was in 1997 on BA LGW-FRA, no idea what type it was though. I was going to Germany to take part in my school exchange. After the return flight I
39 Espion007 : 1993 SVO-IAD on one of aeroflot's a310s- I think. I was so young I dont quite remember. Interesting thing was I remember looking at an aircraft nearby
40 DENplanenut : Feb. 17, 1991 SAP-IAH Continetal B-737-3TO IAH-EWR Continental DC-10 I still remember the excitement of the my first flight... I was 12. At the time,
41 Backfire103 : KALB-KDTW-KDFW was my first flight i was only 1 year old at the time so i dont remember much all i know is it was on northwest airlines. the first fli
42 Post contains links Tano : SABE (AEP) - SUMU (MVD) in this actual planesaurius: http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=71388 BIG oval windows, and cabin signs in italian!
43 Roadrunner165 : Sun Country Airlines--1997ish MSP-ANC on a old DC-10 Adam
44 HighFlyer9790 : I wasn't even a year old when I went for the first time on a plane....a 742 olympic from BOS to ATH.
45 Vatveng : United RIC-ORD-DEN in the late '70s Actually, Byrd-O'Hare-Stapleton This was before the current DIA and before the 2-story terminal in RIC. I remember
46 AzoresLover : Sep 1966 - Lake Central Airlines DC-3, Wheeling WV to DCA with an enroute stop in Morgantown WV. I was going round trip to Norfolk VA, and the trip al
47 BSBIsland : The first one that I can remember was around 1991, GIG-BSB, with a Varig 767 (just knew it was a 767 years later). I still remember the yellow/green/o
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