Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Your First Transpacific Flight  
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

Since we had the Transatlantic thread I thought we might have on one Transpacific flights and some of your experiences.
When was your first Transpacific flight, which route did you fly and what airline was it on. Feel free to add more info  Smile

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEK77W From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

My First transpacific flight was on QF, LAX-MEL via AKL in 1997 on Wunala Dreaming! Big grin


A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, 727, 733, 734, 738, 744, 752, 763ER, 772, 773, 77W, RJ100, ERJ145, Q400, Do328
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

1st MH KUL-TPE-LAX on a 744 back in 2002
2nd SQ SIN-EWR on 345 in Feb 2006
3rd tba (might be on NZ)



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 2):
2nd SQ SIN-EWR on 345 in Feb 2006

You too? Nice!  bigthumbsup 

First one was a KE 12 (a 744) from LAX-ICN. 14 hours and the middle seat!  Sad

Second one was SQ EWR-SIN on A345. Best flight ever!



From YVR
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

My first transpacific flight was on a China Eastern MD-11 on January 1st 2002. LAX-PEK-PVG. Best flight of my life!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

My first transpacific flight was AKL to LAX via NAN back in the 90's on the 767 of Air NZ  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

Nov 29, 2004 LAX-TPE-KUL MH 095 B744, seat 60K
Dec 1, 2004 KUL-BNE MH 135. B744, seat 60K
Dec 16, 2004 BNE-KUL MH 134 B772, seat 14k
Dec 16, 2004 KUL-TPE-LAX HM 094, B744, seat 60K (had the whole row to myself for the TPE-LAX leg)

They were flights to remember, from a vacation to remember. Had been my dream from grade 1 to visit Australia, but alas, my wife made that dream impossible.



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1691 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

in 1976:

LAX-PPT on UTA DC10-30
PPT-AKL-SYD on UTA DC8-62

Great memories, especially the transit at PPT !



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

Seoul to an AFB outside of Fort Lewis, Washington with a refueling stop in
Tokyo. Aug 1967 aboard a chartered NW 707.
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineSafs From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

1st - Back in 1992 on Continental Airlines from BNE - AKL - HNL - LAX on a DC 10. Took us a while to get there but I enjoyed it.

2nd - 2003 on QF BNE - AKL - LAX and back

3rd - 2005 on QF BNE - MEL - LAX (on Wunala Dreaming) then back Via AKL

4th - BNE - LAX QF direct and back in 5 weeks time!


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7189 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

either
AKL-EZE on AR
or AKL-LAX on NZ
It depends on your take on what constitutes as transpacific.
I go with AKL-EZE


User currently offlineVHOJC From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

My first transpac flight was MEL-SYD-HNL-YVR return on QF & CP back in September 91

Subsequent crossings include MEL-LAX return on QF June 2005 and just last week SFO-AKL on a new NZ 772er

[Edited 2006-08-20 18:27:57]


When there is nothing left to burn...set yourself on fire!!!
User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

1969: UA dc8-63: Travis-HNL-Midway-Clark AFB (Military Charter)
LPLAspotter

[Edited 2006-08-24 11:41:07]


Nuke the Gay Wales for Christ
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Quoting LPLAspotter (Reply 12):
1969: UA dc8-63: Travis-HNL-Midway-Clark AFB (Military Charter)

As I remember the flights going to Vietnam, they wouldn't let the soliders off at HNL, was that the policy also for going to Clark?

First flight across the Pacific, not on Uncle Sam's dollar was"
1982 -With QF the routing was SFO-HNL-BNE-SYD. Arrive in BNE before the curfew lifted so we just flew around for half an hour.


User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 13):
As I remember the flights going to Vietnam, they wouldn't let the soliders off at HNL, was that the policy also for going to Clark?

No, we got to get off but I don't remember for how long. I just remember having enough time to eat at a restaurant. We also got to stretch our legs at Wake. I guess not too many people can say they've been there  Smile . Too bad I don't remember anything. I also did a flight from Clark back to Travis but we stopped in Guam instead of Wake.

LPLAspotter



Nuke the Gay Wales for Christ
User currently offlineTuffGong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

July 2 2001 LAX-AKL on NZ 747-400


Meet you at the Ol' Yacht club for a pint.
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5025 times:

First passenger Pac flight was on Airlift International to Hickam from Travis and as crew from HNL-SYD.


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5016 times:

Thursday, May 25, 2006
UA831
SFO-HKG
747-400
N199UA



/// U N I T E D
User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

Dec 1996. BOS > JFK > NRT on, I think, NW

I was used to doing BOS > ZRH which was half the time, so the flight seemed to last forever. Now I only fly transpacific, so it's nothing big anymore.


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

June 27th, 2001 - EZE-AKL on a QF 747-400
July 2nd, 2001 - AKL-BNE on a QF 747-400 Big grin

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineCOEWRPVG From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

EWR-PEK on a CO 772ER
July 10, 2006

For more details, feel free to browse my trip report:

CO EWR-PEK-EWR (Long) (by COEWRPVG Aug 15 2006 in Trip Reports)

COEWRPVG (Please visit continental.com to petition the approval of EWR-PVG)  Wink


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

I was 17 years old.

ORD-NRT-HKG (Kai Tak)
747-200
SHA (Old Shanghai)-NRT-ORD
747-400 and 747-200
NWA
Summer of 1994

Crossed the pacific 22 times after that all but three times on NW. (once on JL and twice on UA) All 747s.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4896 times:

October 1982 - Los Angeles to Aukland - Pan Am 747SP

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

March 2004--AA JFK-NRT 777

Not the ideal glamorous first Transpac, but it wasn't bad considering it was a free ticket.  Wink

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2613 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

May 11, 2002 YYZ-NRT with AC, flight AC 001, A343

25 Jeremy : LAX-NRT on a JL 747-200 back in September 1996.
26 Kingsford : 1988 : LAX-HNL with TWA + HNL-CNS-BNE with AirPacific B747 (QF Flight)
27 Bushpilot : 1st:LAX-MEL UA in 2000 and back 744 2nd:YVR-SYD CA via HNL 2001 A340 3rd:LAX-SYD Air Pacific via NAN 744
28 BananaBoY : My first and only transpac flights to date were: NZ 767-300 AKL-HNL then a week later UA 777-200 HNL-SFO Mark
29 ZKEOJ : my first flight "half way" across the Pacific was with UA: 4 MAR 92 SFO-KOA DC10-10 (connected from HAM and LHR) 13 MAR 92 KOA-HNL-LAX DC10-10 (connec
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Your First Ryanair Flight. posted Sat Sep 30 2006 22:32:51 by AerLingus747
Your First Transatlantic Flight? posted Tue Jul 18 2006 08:12:11 by Flinhion757
Your First 737 Flight posted Wed May 17 2006 18:37:53 by PennPal
Your First Intercontinental Flight? posted Wed Oct 5 2005 01:10:31 by Andaman
Your First Commercial Flight posted Fri Jul 8 2005 23:03:18 by Floorrunner
What Was Your First International Flight? posted Tue May 17 2005 19:18:18 by Icarus75
Do You Remember Your First RJ Flight? posted Mon Feb 7 2005 07:02:05 by UnitedStarGold
Your First International Flight posted Thu Sep 23 2004 23:19:37 by Ual747
Your First, First Class Flight? posted Thu Oct 5 2006 05:48:12 by BoeingFever777
Your First Flight? posted Thu Mar 23 2006 08:47:11 by AlexPorter