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Commercial Inaugurals Flown On?  
User currently offlineSIN747 From Singapore, joined Aug 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Over the years I've managed to fly on a couple of aircraft into service firsts, or near firsts. Anyone else?

767 commercial inaugural : UA 767 ORD-DEN N606UA
M80 US commercial inaugural: PS M80 SFO-LAX N924PS
744 non-US commercial inaugural: SQ SIN-HKG 9V-SMB

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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I was on the last revenue service for one of Delta's 727s...if that counts.  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

I was on the CO Inaugural flight to GVA from EWR. Of course, my connection from DFW was delayed, and I arrived at EWR with 15 minutes to connect. And, just my luck, DFW is one of the few flights that CO flies into terminal A instead of C....needless to say, I missed the flight. (It was still at the gate, but they wouldn't open the door for me.) Thus began the trip from hell, and I was routed through MAN and BSL, before arriving in Geneva 13 hours behind schedule. That's it...my only inaugural story.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

I was on an inagural route not on an aircraft. ZW from DEN-YWG 8 Oct 2002.


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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Flew the inaugural Ansett international flight, which was to Bali, and also flew the commemorative 50th anniversary service for the first Sydney-Melbourne flight.
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineSIN747 From Singapore, joined Aug 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

All great stuff, especially the last DL 72S service (I flew an awful lot of them over the years, and would love to have flown on that last flight!).

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Oh yeah, also flew TAA's last DC3 passenger flight in Australia. That was a great flight.
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

On Dec 1, 1984 ATL-BHM-ATL B757-232 first Delta's 757 revenue service on N602DL. I had a wonderful trip!

Big777jet



User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Flew on Singapore Airlines first B777 commercial flight in Oct 1997 . . . to Jakarta, and as a bonus, the aircraft 9V-SQA was in the 50th Anniversary livery.

Also flew SAS' first A340-300 flight out of Singapore on 10 Dec 2001 . . . only to Bangkok while the plane continued to Copenhagen.

Flew Air Mandalay's inaugural flights from Yangon to Chiang Mai in 1995 and to Phuket in 1996.

The fun part about flying inaugural flights is the jubilant mood that goes with it . . . and the mementos that is sometimes given out.

KC Sim
Bangkok


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

I was on the world's first revenue 757 flight; Eastern Airlines, January 1, 1983 from Atlanta to Tampa.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

By the way, I forgot to mentioned. I was on the world's first powered engine by Pratt-Whitney for Delta's 757.


Big777jet



User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:

-- Nov. 4, 1990, ORY-GRO on EAS. Recently inaugurated route... on a Caravelle!!!

-- Apr. 14, 2000, DTW-MXP, on Northwest. Very recent route for the season.

-- Feb. 15, 2002, IAD-DUS on United. I think it was the second or third day in service for this flight.

-- May. 9, 2003, PHL-DUB, on USAirways. Second day.

Maybe a couple more, but not quite really sure...



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Don't know if that counts...

But if all goes well and AF doesn't change their plans at the last minute, fellow a.net-member Sabena332 and I will be onboard of the first commercial Airbus A318 landing in DUS. It is going to be on January 10, so if anybody wants to join, feel free to do so!  Smile

Reading my own post, I can see how us aviation enthusiats get the nerd reputation. Big grin




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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4296 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

I was on the first JetBlue flight to Syracuse, New York (SYR) in May 2001. It was a very short flight and I do not even remember the tail number of the aircraft (gasp! shock!).
There was a nice water cannon salute upon landing, however. Very nice touch.



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