Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5179 times:
My first intercontinental flight was back in 1978, when my family flew from Helsinki, Finland to Vancouver, Canada. It was a Finnair's non stop charter flight on DC-8, it took about 10h if I remember right.
Salso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5102 times:
"My" first intercontinental flight was somewhere in early 1982, when my EXPECTING mom made a flight to NYC (not that I remember it though. It's the only flight she made during her pragnancy).
Does that count? No?
Well, presumably my first intercontinental flight was in 1986 (I was four) FRA-JFK. In 1990 I took that flight alone for the first time. Everything went well.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5055 times:
October 1983. JFK-LGW, on a charter airline (Global International Airlines I think) 707 (ex-AA). Terrible flight, fully booked, window seat, seat pitch for midgets, poor food, can't recall of any IFE, didn't sleep at all.
Return flight was much better. Charter space on a TWA 747 LHR-JFK. Not full, much better seat pitch, food & IFE ok, a much better experience than flight over.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5050 times:
1974 with Icelantic/Loftleidir. Luxemburg-Reykjavik-Washington (or NYC?) on B-707. It was the cheapest trans atlantic flight in those days (I am not anymore sure if it was to Washington or New York, was a very young teen and not yet into aviation).
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5045 times:
June 1991, I was 2 and a half. DFW-LGW. AA DC-10-30. The only thing I remember is sitting on the left side of the plane (in a window of course) and being thirsty because I ate fritos. Its funny the stuff you remember.
FRA - BLA (Barcelona/Venezuela) in 1991
On the scheduled return BLA - SDQ - MUC - FRA the a/c went tech on the leg to SDQ and became AOG @ SDQ for 20 hours. A temp sensor for one engine had to be flown in from the U.S. before we could continue our flight. We (370 pax) got accomodated for one night in a number of hastily rented hotels in the area of Boca Chica (of course w/o our luggage). Once the flight resumed, the planned stop at MUC was omitted (favourable for me).
to date: 50 sectors flown intercontinental
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