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Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Flight?  
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

I flew AMS-IAD with PH-AOD on saturday, KLM's newest A332. It was delivered just a few days before, and we as a crew had the honour to work
on this bird's very first commercial flight!
I was wondering if any of you ever got to be on a first commercial flight?

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5176 times:
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Not the frist revenue flight, but I did just do the delivery flight tof FL's newewst 717 N938AT from LGB to ATL.


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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

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Airbus A340-500 HS-TLA



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5120 times:
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Not first flight but first day in service, I flew DUS-LHR some years ago with LH and the announcement included "this is this aircraft's fifth commercial flight on its first day in service with Lufthansa." It had that new car smell too!


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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

I was on Jazeera Airways´ first flight from Kuwait to Dubai last year, 30 October, which was operated by 9K-CAA, an Airbus A320 also performing its first commercial flight.


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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4923 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

When I was 13, I used a non-rev pass and flew on AC's first L1011 service, YYZ-YVR-YYZ, March 1973. Funny thing, the flight numbers still exist, AC105 and AC148.


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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4917 times:

26 March 1995 FDH-TXL
First Commercial flight of Deutsche BA's (DI) new Saab 2000 D-ADSA. Great flight with a special touch.

Two other flights, even though not the first commercial service, were quite special as well, as they took place 3 weeks before the official first operation:
05 March 1993 FRA-AMS LH4262 and
07 March 1993 AMS-FRA LH4263

Both operated by the very first A340, D-AIBA. LH used it on European routes before officially starting the FRA-JFK flights with it at the end of March 1993.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

I was on Aer Lingus EI-DES first flight a few months ago. The crew just made a little announcement about the first flight. Just think, in a few months some people might be lucky enough to be able to say "I was on the first SQ A380 flight" Big grin

[Edited 2006-05-01 17:18:18]

User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8216 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Too many years ago to even remember the year - my first flight on a jet was a Braniff 707 making its maiden flight. I was interested in the fact that it was on its maiden flight until they started the engines. Then the world changed for me - especially when I was pushed back in the seat for the first time on take off. Like other "first times" in life I can still remember that feeling rather well.

User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Close...I flew on a three day old WN 737-700. The flight attendants confirmed some of the passengers' remarks on the new "car" smell.


Every flight counts.
User currently offlineAviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

I was on SWA first B737NG commercial flight from FLL-MCO on the jumpseat.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

I spent $25 (plus taxes) to be on the first revenue JetBlue E190 flight. Not only was this the first revenue flight for this aircraft, it was also the first revenue flight for this aircraft type!

(I flew BOS-JFK - there was an almost simultaneous flight going JFK-BOS but we were considered "first" due to being scheduled first.)

Unlike several subsequent E190 flights, this one went off without a hitch! The array of tv stations and XM radio is overwhelming on a 45 minute flight!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

I've been on a Fokker 100 flight before the aircraft was delivered to the customer. Don't know if that counts but at least the aircraft was brand-new and, for the occasion, "operated" by Fokker when they were still around. This was in the Summer of 1992.
The aircraft hadn't even had it's final paintjob; it was in ugly Euro-white with "promotie-vlucht" (promotional flight) painted on the fuselage...



User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

Many many years ago I was on on Alaska 737-400's 2nd or 3rd flight (I can't remember what the pilot told us) flying ANC-SEA..

I was also on one of the first flights of the first 737-900..... PHX-SEA...

Can't beat that new airplane smell  Smile



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

I flew on the revenue passenger flight for the first Continental 757-300 back in January 2002 from EWR to FLL. I don't remember the reg. of the plane but the pilot announced that it was the first flight for the aircraft and the first 757-300 flight for Continental.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
I did just do the delivery flight tof FL's newewst 717 N938AT from LGB to ATL.

Are you talking about the last 717, or the second-to-last?


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