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Where Can I Get On A B707 For A Ride?  
User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5784 times:
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Sorry this probably had discussed before.

I heard there is a dedicated 707 fans site, tell you which airline still fly 707 frequently.

I am thinking to try Saha Air of Iran, as many told me they are still flying, a flight cost as low as 15 USD, incredible!

If any of you know any other operator still reliably fly 707 day in and out, please let me know. I missed all my chances so I am getting little desperate.

I am not so interested in those airline have 707 stored, I am interested in current schedule any airline fly PAX 707. Saha Air seems very tempting but I am lookking at all options.

thanks!

Sam

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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5684 times:
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Count me in for the ride  Big grin

Konstantin



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

I'd recommend using the chance to fly Saha Air as fast as possible - I guess there are probably just a few others flying around africa, but I don't know how many of those are pax configs, and I really don't know how many of those I'd fly in...

... having said that, I'm just glad I used my chance on Air Zimbabwe in 1998, when they were still flying the 707 on regional and domestic routes - I got one between VFA and HRE, which took about an hour, but it certainly was something special... just a few months later they, unfortunately, took the two aircraft out of service...



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2503 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

Bum a ride with John Travolta......


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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

Glad I fixed that problem in 1979 on a PanAm 707, flying FRA-JFK-FRA, I can even remember it Big grin Big grin Big grin (and have pics)


I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

Hehe, my very 1st flight was with a 707 from Lufthansa in 1973 from FRA to LPA (plane continued trip to CCS).
Was great!


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5296 times:

Boohoo.  Crying  Crying  Crying I hate you all.

(  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Just kidding of course, but I feel tremendous envy for those who had the chance to fly the 707 in their time. Gnade der spaeten Geburt, my ass  Wink/being sarcastic )

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

My first memory of flying was in a 707. I was about 4 years old, on my second trans-Atlantic trip. I remember walking down the narrow aisle and peaking through the curtains dividing first class from economy. Then I remember a stern-looking steward shaking his finger at me to leave. Hey, I was just curious.

This was a Lufthansa 707 from YYZ-FRA.



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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5031 times:
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So no one knows who still operate PAX 707...this thread somewhat turned into a "Me and you all flown on a B707 in 1979"...yet I haven't!

Sam


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

I agree with the John Travolta idea. He should hold a contest.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4978 times:


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Man I'd join you if I could, that's for sure. I'm still trying to find a 737-100 (Aero Continente it looks like....but it's parked last time I heard  Sad ) and a 721 which I still have an OK chance of riding.

SkyMaster has 707's, but I'm not sure if they are cargo or pax.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3836 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

Join the US Air Force! Big grin They still have them as re-fuelers.....for now.

DeltaRules



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User currently onlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

I think SkyMaster's are cargo-configured... but count me in too (and maybe find a DC-8 I can ride in as well  Big grin )


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4801 times:

Airsicknessbag - no need to cry, and no need to be angry about your birthdate... after all, according to your profile, you've flown on Concorde: I've managed to catch the 707 and 727-, 737- and 747-100 while they were still regularly used - but I'll never get to fly on Concorde...

And, by the way: if you guys find a DC8 - drop me an eMail... I'll come with you!!!



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Just forgot this: the ones that Skymaster operates are Cargo.


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4755 times:

707's are keeooowwll ! I flew Air Zim in 89 on a free ticket (non-rev - the lady in the Joburg office would give out ID00 to anybody and his dog just about !) - the whole trip was on B707s. The ticket was JNB-HRE-LGW-HRE-JNB, but the HRE-LGW flight was full so they put me on the HRE-FRA flight instead, upgraded to Executive Class (which was old LH Business Class, pretty good for an old banger). Front row too.

The poor old 707 was a Super-Q hushkit job, to be able to land in FRA/LGW, one engine blew a valve on take off (quite late in the roll, there was much screeching of brakes as we slammed to a halt on the runway) - taxied back to the terminal and waited a couple of hours while Men With Spanners tutted and frowned at it. They rewound the elastic and off we went. Great trip, all the better for being FREEEEE !

I flew GFY-Waterkloof in a Safair 707 too, during National Service (in 87 - God I'm old !) - they used it for troop transports (a MAJOR improvement over flying in a L100), although of course for sanctions reasons they only ever flew "civilians" ja whatEVer ! It was a very old and very noisy 707 (ZS-LSF), used to fly for SA way back when. That was a good flight too, always good to be leaving Namibia ! And in a 707, it was so much faster hehe.


User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

Was a FA on 707 for nearly 6 years with Luxair
Loved the aircraft.We had a 177 all Y class configuration
Also flew the old A model 707s with South African Airways
Flew to Sydney/New York and Las Palmas on 707 as crew
Cheers
Tony


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4622 times:

Tony(LXLGU) - was that with Luxavia/Trek ? I thought that was the only 707 operated by LG (enlighten me if otherwise...). I wonder if the 707's that Safair had came from LG - they were ex-SAA I know.

BTW, I alway wanted to take that Luxavia flight from JNB, it was the backpacker special, always seemed like fun. As I recall the routing was via NBO, but did it stop anywhere else, someone told me it stopped in ATH too...


User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Hi!
Yes that was the Luxavia 707s
We had 3 LX-LGS/LGT/LGU

LGS and LGT were usually dryleased to other carriers
Alia had two of them at one time
The flights were usually via NBO but southbound we often flew via
ATH and then flew nonstop to JNB.Occasionally we had to refuel in Harare.

It was a great fun flight.We had coaches in Luxembourg transfer paxs on to
Germany/Belgium and Netherlands free of charge

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

Any chance of us mere mortals having a chance to fly on this beauty?

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User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4380 times:
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Just memories! In 1969 I took a BWIA 707 from JFK to AUA an then to BGI! We got to go into the cockpit, and the service was spendid A long flight, but with the "classic boeing cabin" {the large overhead lights) kept awake until arrival at BGI

User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4324 times:
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707 Memories! YUL _ATH 10 hours! 1969 JFK-AUA_BGI Long flights! The flight from YUL-Ath in 1972 was Y class in a "combi" 707 and it was 10 hours!

User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

At this point, only a few 707's are in operation. You can still try to get into a cargo flight (SkyMaster comes to mind), or talk to Mr. Travolta. Also, a few air forces still use the military or VIP versions. Try the Spanish, Chilean, Brazilian or Lebanese Air Force. The Brazilian KC-137, that used to be the presidential transport for long-haul flights was used at least as recently as last August to fly back the body of ambassador Sergio Vieira de Melo, killed by the explosion in Baghdad.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
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The US Navy has some former American Airlines 707-323C's, (now called the E-6A Mercury), that were converted to airborne command posts. If work hard enough, you might be able to be an IFT on one.


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User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

I remember an Airline called 'African International' from not so recent years ago, which was mainly doing ops in flying guest workers from Africa to arabian countries. What about JNB-based InterAir? They flew 707. Are they still alive?
I think you could be fortunate in fiding a pax 707 somewhere in africa...hell you could even fly a Caravelle there. No Risk, No Fun!



"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."� Alfred Kahn, 1977
25 N178UA : Obviously this thread had some how twisted and now it is showing off my 707 glory ride, why don't post them in trip report forum, sure you get lot of
26 Post contains images Aa777flyer : sorry no 707's on this route.... 14NOV FRI THR/Z‡3.5 MHD/‡0 1EP 789 Y THRMHD 600A 730A 72S 0 MTF 2B9 966 Y THRMHD 1210P 135P TU5 0 3IR 466
27 Jetguy : There's still a way to do it, but you're going to have to want to do it very badly. If you join the USAF Reserves and get a job as a refueling guy you
28 Jeffrey1970 : I use to fly 707's all the time from Washington D.C. to Phoenix. when I was a small child. Now that I look back on them I realize they were great plan
29 N178UA : Aa777flyer thanks for looking up for me. Saha Air seems is not in any CRS system, JP2003 revealed that they received few 707 during 2002 for operation
30 Post contains images Lt-AWACS : "There's still a way to do it, but you're going to have to want to do it very badly. If you join the USAF Reserves and get a job as a refueling guy yo
31 Post contains images JMChladek : In the case of the E-6, the planes use CFM hi-bypass turbofans rather then the TF-33s, so it is a little different. E-8 JSTARS would be a little close
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