AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5866 times:
Tomorrow the 24th marks the five-year anniversary of my first flight. I'm wondering, what was your first flight? How old were you, and how was the flight (like a mini-trip report)?
Mine: MG420 (Not entirely sure of the number, but it sounds familiar and this is the flight number of that route today), KMSP-MMPR, Boeing 727-200. March 24, 2001. Age 13, almost 14. Seat between 4A and 8A. Departed mid-morning from the old Humphrey Terminal at MSP. That was a bizzarre terminal, and the waiting areas were practically windowless. I was pretty excited but also nervous. Actually, my biggest fear concerned my ears popping! I didn't quite understand how pressurization works, so I thought the problem would be way worse than it was. As we left we taxiied past the new Humphrey terminal which was a couple of weeks from opening. We took off from 12L or 12R. One thing that was kind of uncomfortable was that some sort of strap got sealed in the left front doorway, making some annoying sounds. However, the door sealed around it, or else the strap was only partially through, because the FA decided it wasn't a major issue after looking at it. On board service was beverages and hot sandwiches. We landed in PVR from the Northeast. That approach was very interesting as we passed the mountain range on the outside of Puerto Vallarta. We landed roughly around 1 PM, walked down airstairs to a waiting bus to take us to the terminal. It was around 85 degrees, much warmer than MSP which was below freezing.
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6880 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5858 times:
MAN-JFK in 1972 on a BOAC Super VC10. Can't remember a lot about it apart from the spectacular take off on 06. At that time BOAC had a sky club or something like that for kids and you could get your book signed by the captain along with the details of the flight.
Timology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5842 times:
1990, I was like 6 months old, so I can't remember a thing.
I do know it was on a Garuda flight from AMS to SIN (and to CGK ofcourse).
My parents said I was waving to all the people and didn't suffer of the turbulence like other babies did and that the F/As brought me to the gally to "talk" with me.. what ever haha
KCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5841 times:
Summer of 1988
United Airlines. New York to Frankfurt, thats all of the details i can remember. dont know if it was JFK/EWR or LGA. Im pretty sure JFK though. If theres anyone else who knows the flight number and equiptment on that route it would be appreciated.
FantasticFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5837 times:
I cant remember my first flight because I was only 1 ! lol ! I have however asked my mother about it and she said that we were on the now defunk Eastern Airlines, we were going to Orlando, Florida. She told me I cried basically the whole way there, at the time she didnt know why, however as i've got older, and continued to fly I realize that I have bad ears, and that was probably the reason why I was crying ! Till this day I have to buy "earplanes" to protect my ears
Bobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5831 times:
Idlewild to Miami, 1954, airline name not remembered. I only have one memory of the trip. On the return flight I saw somebody drop a lit cigarette in the aisle and step on it. For the rest of the flight I was in a state of panic because I was sure the heat from the cigarette would ignite the fuel and we would explode. It's a miracle that we survived.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11789 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5809 times:
December of 1987, LHR-MLA with Air Malta. I was 11 months old so don't remember much about the flight; it was a present from my Grandfather who took our entire family over to Malta for Christmas and New Year. I have been told that the aircraft had 4 engines, so can be fairly sure that it was a 707 that I flew on.
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Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5801 times:
My first flight was with my 6th grade, end of the year class trip to the state capitol, Sacramento. We flew from LAX to SMF on a Western 737-200, and back that same evening on a PSA MD-80. That was on May 12, 1983, and was the only time I flew those two, great airlines!
DL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5779 times:
It was either in December, 1988 or January, 1989. I was only a few months old. I know it was on DL and was on a LGA-FLL route and I was seated in Y.
Is there any way that if I called DL they would somehow be able to track down the flight date and number of a flight this long ago?
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5768 times:
I was 6, and we went to my uncle's wedding in 1962 on board Pan Am 707 from Bermuda-New York. After arrival at what was then Idlewild, we took helicopter to top of Pan Am buidling.
Don't remember any of it!!
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Lordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5766 times:
July 1992, Travelling on Qantas for something like 800aus dollar to fly all around Australia. Something like 5 cities according to my father currently. I was three months then so I cant give you a mini trip report. Although the cabin crew did find me disturbing according to my father
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5751 times:
My first flight was some time around the mid 1970s - Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Hannover; I don't remember much about it (must have been somewhere around 3 or 4 years old back then), but my parents still do - because the plane had an engine shut down in flight...