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Your First Flight?  
User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6796 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.

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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7154 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6788 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.

wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6773 times:

Back in 1989, after having a summer job while I was still living in Poland, I saved months for this specila flight.

It was LOT4s Antonov-24 flying from WAW to GDN. As soon as i've seen TU5 appearing on the route in LOT's timetable, two months later a flight WAW-GDN followad making it my first JET flight.


Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6772 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

"Arm in arm we are the harmless sociopaths"
User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6771 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.


Cleared for the option...
User currently offlineFantasticFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6767 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

User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6761 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. Big grin

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4559 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6757 times:

That would be LHR-AGP in the summer of 1966 (I think) in a BEA Vanguard. I was about four years old.

Regards, Robert  bouncy 

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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6743 times:
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Late 60's, Lake Central Airlines, my first ever flight was on the venerable DC-3, from Wheeling WV to DCA, with a stop in Morgantown WV along the way.

The trip also included a National Electra from DCA to ORF, then a United Viscount up to PIT with a stop in Baltimore along the way, and another DC-3 for the short hop down to Wheeling.

Two days, 4 flights, for my first time flying!

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12169 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6739 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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User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1024 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6732 times:

It was on a Sun Country 727 KCVG-KLAS in July of 95'.

Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6731 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!

ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6709 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?

We Love To Fly And It Shows.
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2723 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

At the age of five months from EZE to ZRH onboard Swissair DC-8
First flight Swissair EZE-ZRH

Greetings from RIO

[Edited 2006-03-25 03:02:37]

Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !Jeg har en lidenskap for luftfart!j'ai
User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6698 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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User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6696 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


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

1979 NordAir 737-200 from YQT to YWG, RCAF 707 from YWG to YVR, AC DC8 from YVR to YYJ

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlinePositiveETCO2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6687 times:

Summer of 1981.

OAK to LAX then on to HNL on a World Airways 747. I was nine years old.

User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 769 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6687 times:

My first flight was when I was 8 months old on an AA 727 from ISP-RDU-RSW in 1989. I wish I was old enough to remember it.  sorry 

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6681 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...


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

July 1985, East-West Airlines flight 551 SYD-MCY, VH-EWD, Fokker F28-4000, seat 13A.

I was 9 and massively into planes! One of the most exciting days of my life!

I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6673 times:

My first flight was in december 1972 MAD-FCO with IB. I have vague memories of that trip that continued on to ADL with stops in several countries includin the Phillipines.

These are my principles but if you don't like them I have others
User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6673 times:

My first flight was in 1995 with SR from ZRH to LHR.
It was a school trip to London and the plane which operate the flight was a MD-11.
It was a great flight and a great trip.

User currently offlineBmi332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

My first flight was on a Airtours DC10 flying MAN-KIN-GCM

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Photo © Derek Ferguson

It was in 1995 I was only 3 years old

[Edited 2006-03-25 14:17:55]

[Edited 2006-03-25 14:18:29]

User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

11 yrs old, LGW-DPS-MEL on Garuda. Refueled at BKK. 747-200. Those were the days, Garuda in London, or even in Europe!!

I came. I saw. I conquered
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26 FutureUALpilot : I think I was about 6 weeks old and my family flew from SAN-SLC. I do not remember the airline, aircraft or exact route, obviously, and neither does m
27 Chrisjake : mine was late winter, 1977. United DC-10 in Friendship colors CLE-TPA. chris
28 Jetflyer : Air France A320 from LHR - CDG when I was 5 and my sister vomited all over me. This was back in about 1992.[Edited 2006-03-25 21:30:42]
29 YYZflyer : Mine was when I was 4 months old in May of 1991. It was an Air Canada A320 from YYZ to YQR. I wish I could remember it.
30 DesertAir : August 1971 TWA transcon 747 SFO-JFK; then a 707 to Milan.
31 LTBEWR : I assume we are talking commercial flights. At age 26 in 1980. UA 747 or DC-10 EWR-LAX. Left in early evening, landed in the evening at LAX. My first
32 AirCop : June 1970 - Air West F-27 from SFO to LMT with stops in CIC and RDD. I was just amazed at the wonder of flight.
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38 Eurohub : Spring 1990 (I was 11) with BD, BHX-CPH-BHX on, I think, a 737. I remember we sat near the back of the a/c on both sectors and the look of absolute fe
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43 MerC : July 1992 - GOT-PMI on a Scanair DC-10-10. I was 6 years old.
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45 Ar1300 : EZE-MIA PanAm 747. 4 years old... Mike
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47 IFEMaster : 1997, LHR to YYZ on an AC 767. Great experience and one of the best flights I ever had.
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52 SDLSimme : Probably SDL-ARN on a SK F28 at the age of 1.
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61 Floorrunner : Mine was in 1985 EWR-BOS on PeopleExpress on a 737-100
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