Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
This was a interesting year for me as far as making a first flight on different models of airplanes.
The planes include; DHC-8, EMB-145 (seat cushions feel like they are made from cinderblocks), 757-300 (Continental), 767-400 (Delta), 737-700 (got an upgrade to first class for surrendering my seat for a family, Thanks Continental!!), 737-800 (Southwest), 777-200 (United - ORD-KOA round trip - lovely flight), and a Cessna 206 (sight seeing flight around The Big Island).
Anyone else have several new (for them) airplanes that they rode on in 2005?
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
This year I was on the following new a/c:
Lufthansa A340 and A321
Air Wisconsin Bae-146 (I actually have flown on a number of these when I was a kid, but hadn't been on one since I was in 3rd grade, so I thought I would count it!)
Rushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
Hey this may not really be related to this topic, but kinda is so here goes... How do you manage to get seats on an airlines first flight with a new model aircraft.. my partner and i are madly keen to get on the first MEL-LAX flight that QF operate with the A380.. im sure they will just sell the flight to big named people, media etc, and to us plebs at a highly inflated rate... but.. does anyone know how you can get tickets to this flight?? any help would be greatly appreciated..
Howie81 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
The only new A/C that I have flown on this year was American Airlines 777-223ER from HEA-ORD and back again. I flew Business Class on the way over and it was amazing!! I flew coach on the way back and it wasn't bad.
: First for me was Flybe BAE146-300 from BHX to EDI and back for a day trip. Was hoping for a Dash-8 on the way back but changed to BAE146-300 at last m
: This year I flew on my first turboprop, a VLM Fokker 50. Also a United 777, a BMI A321, and an Air Atlanta 747-200 (TF-ABA, which is now out of servic
: Saab 340B (on D5 DTM-THF) in June A318 (on AF DUS-CDG) in July plus lots of new airline/ aircraft combinations.
: Quite a lot of new aircraft for me this year; A330-300. (EI) A340-600. (VS) ATR42-300 (6G) B737-300,400,500,700,800. (KL,LH,EZY,FR,AEX) B747-100,400.