Alonk From Israel, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7632 times:
I flew in 1995 from KMIA(miami int'l) to LLBG (tel aviv) on a direct flight that El Al Israel Airlines offered during the summer period of 1995.the flight took 14 hours,nonstop.I sat in the 3rd row of the upper deck(744/4X-ELA).the service was great and they flight passed by pretty quickly considering i was 11 and i flew by myself at the time.
KAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7596 times:
All my flights with Korean Air were very very good. So finally it became my favorite airline at all. Service is very good, specially the traditional Korean food, crew is very nice and kind, Seats very comfortable, even in economy, ....
StarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7420 times:
My best flight was this one...
Well, it really begins in central London. My gf and I caught the bus out to Stansted airport for our LH flight to Hamburg about 2,5 hours ahead of departure. Scheduled time for the bus ride: 1h15m. Well, you can guess it, we got really stuck in the rush hour out of London. About 20minutes before departure we finally arrived at the airport. Made a run to the check in counters with the sign "Hamburg LH4697". No queue there, just a couple of attendants chatting. We run up to them and they are like "oh those must be the two". Next thing she does is say "I'll put you two in Business, alright?" and we're like "OK! ".
Got a fast lane sticker, bypass the long security line, arrive at the gate where they are already boarding settle into our seat for a great 1h20m flight on this BAe146 with an excellent crew. Smooth ride, good food. My best flight. Absolutely.
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4520 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7401 times:
i have had a couple too.
BA 001 June 10th 2003 LHR-JFK on Concorde
TWA IAD-CDG on a L1011
Middle East Airlines 214 GVA-BEY Cedar Class on F-ORME new A321
best kinafeh in the skies by far.
i miss those golden days of aviation where TWA and Pan Am and others were still around. L1011s were gracing the skies and 747 classics were abundant, concorde was still in service and 707s and 727s were not extinct.
Aviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7351 times:
My best flight was with SAS ARN-AMS on a MD-80.
Good Scandinavian food, very friendly and helpful F/A`s. I was flying economy but it felt like business class.
This was also my first flight with a MD-80. From AMS to ARN was a 737. Also a good flight but I was a little disappointed cause the a/c was a 737. The chance is very big it`s a 737 when you catch a 'European' flight from AMS. That`s why I was so happy with my return flight.
I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
BMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7277 times:
Kalispell - Minneapolis in business on a Northwest A320. This was my first business on an American carrier and I must say it was great! Really comfy and great weather.
I'm assuming this topic pertains to commercial traffic, as a passenger. My most satisfactory (not comfortable...!) flights were during PPL-training, such as the first solo and the first solo x-country. I'm sure everyone out there with a pilot's license agree! =)
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7236 times:
It was a long time ago, in early December. I had been to St. Pete Beach in Florida, and it was time to head back to TUL. I got on a TWA 727 at TPA, and headed up to STL for my connection. The night was clear and the air was smooth. I had a good meal (they were better back then), and I was relaxed and happy.
It had been my first real vacation since becoming old enough to travel by myself, and I loved every minute of it.
I remember listening to, and really enjoying, "Fame" by David Bowie, which was popular at the time. It seems like it was only yesterday.
I've had a lot of good trips since then, but it's never gotten any better than that one.
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7196 times:
nwa. Impressing Everyone with their domestic service, not their rap music.
My best flight was probably SU 315 SVO-JFK on the 767-300/ER.
Aeroflot Must not be overlooked, they are very hit or miss. They can be excellent, they can be absolute jerks.
This trusty aircraft took me across the pond.
A really friend steward, good seats, good IFE, generally a very good flight. Not sure if it really was -BAY or another tail. I think I remember it as -BAY.
But, that is probably tied with KL 642 from JFK-AMS which was just a perfect flight in all respects. From the Ground Staff to Amsterdam, it was justperfect (Y). This for sure was on PH-BUT equipped with the new cabin.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7147 times:
I have two flights that standout...
Ansett Australia 910
June 29, 2001
This flight demonstrated to me exactly how cruddy American carriers are compared to other countries...on a sub 3 hour flight, we got a full meal (including the famous Tim-Tam which I rave about often, it all got started in seat 7A of this Ansett 767 for me), a movie, preflight entertainment (music videos), and a very friendly crew...I was awestruck...it was very sad to see Ansett's demise...
November 16, 2003
Yes...only yesterday...this flight was the best domestic flight Ive ever taken in the US far and away...F9 is the best airline I've ever had the privilege of taking and I look forward to taking them in the future...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
JeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7118 times:
The best flight I've ever been on came after the worst. On my 16th birthday, I was schedeuled in first class from BWI-ATL-PDX. Due to intense thunderstorm activity, my flight was cancelled along with any others flying south. After they had announced that any passengers going to PDX had been rebooked on a NW flight thru MSP. Anyway, after much trouble, I missed the flght and ended up sleeping on a bench at BWI with nothing since i was an unaccompanied minor. No hotel, food etc. Just booke on a 6am flight thru CYG. Upon arrival at the gate at CVG, i was upgraded to business first (DL) since the MD11 was going CVG-PDX-NRT. Great seat, great PTV's excellent food and service made this a floight I'll never forget. Even though we were delayed for a hour and a half on the ground waiting for the equivalent of the ABS to be repaired.
"Beer is proof that God Loves us and wanted People to be Happy" - Ben Franklin
America West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7096 times:
The best flight that I've ever been on was ATL-SFO on Delta flight 305. It was on a 757-200 (my favorite plane). The flight was about 4 hours long and I had a nice comfortable window seat in the exit row. I'm 6'3 and I had plenty of room to cross my legs and slouch down in my seat.
There was a meal (not the best, but at least we got something), a movie and some Delta Horizons programs. The flight attendants were very nice and professional. The flight was smoooth and also departed and arrived on time.
Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7037 times:
VS Upper Class LHR-LAX in 1999
Lauda Air (code share with Austrian) VIE-VNO in August 2001
The latter was my first trip out that far east in Europe, to visit a close friend in Vilnius. I think we were on some sort of prop driven plane, given that VNO only has two airbridge thingys. Anyway, got a whole meal that was very edible, the flight wasnt that loud, and there werent that many people on it either. The steward was a doll and I was sitting next to some East European babe covered head to toe in labelled Italian designer wear. The decent into VNO was great though, the sun was shining and the hills around the city were all green- the light was just right in the late afternoon.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7007 times:
It's a tie between:
1-- USAirways First Class (Seat 1C) PIT-TPA in 1997. I was orginally booked CLE-CLT-TPA but the CLE-CLT flight was cancelled due to white-out conditions at CLE. I was put on a Dash-8 flight, CLE-PIT, and the only seat they had left PIT-TPA was first class. Too bad for me. Pre-flight drinks, china and crystal, a nice wide seat and pillows and blankets... I'll never forget it!
2-- Southwest Airlines LAS-ABQ at Thanksgiving 1994. My flight was delayed because the plane was tied up out of BUR. But it was a wonderful delay because we took off with the sun setting, and the shadowed relief of the mountains and mesas was absolutely spectacular. I took instant camera photos out the window of the plane and they were beautiful. The landing at ABQ was wonderful, too. We came in over the west mesa after dark (this was before the west mesa was developed) and rode the thermals in so smoothly that I barely felt us touch down. This was when I was still a fearful flier, and I believe that my round-trip ABQ-LAS-ABQ on Southwest was the turning point in my recovery from that condition. I had never walked off a plane laughing prior to that flight.
PIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6992 times:
This is my first day on A.net, I just remembered another of my best flights. It was on a PIA Fokker 50, after arivving from MAN. I stayed over at a hotel for the night and the flight was in the morning. It was a very scary take off. The plane was shaking very much. But the good part of it was very good views. Right over the mountians(we were at ISB).
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6940 times:
This is a no-brainer.
It was August 2000. I had returned to AMS after a professional conference at Utrecht University, and except at YVR, I had never seen an airport so crowded with tourists. Our AMS-DTW-IAD flight was scheduled for departure around 16:25, but it was held up so passengers from another, overbooked flight could be placed in available seats. A few of us traveling on ff miles were told that our accommodations would be altered as a result of the aircraft being so tightly booked. I took that to mean no aisle or window seats would be available to those of us on 'award' travel.
Finally, they were ready at the gate for the handful of ff folks. My new boarding pass was marked "row 87".
I was unfamiliar with the 747, but I assumed that row was at the very back of Y class, probably leaning up against the lavatories. The last row was numbered '80', so we asked one of the flight attendants standing in the rear of coach where our seats were. "You all are on the wrong deck. These seats are upstairs."
So my travel companions and I took our seats in the last row of First Class on the upper deck of the 747. Life is sweet on the upper deck, especially when the person sitting next to you spent $USD 2500 more than you did for his ticket.
PIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6919 times:
Life is sweet on the upper deck
Very true, I went on PIA's 747-367. The Upper Deck is separated from the rest of the plane. Its very quiet there, you have your separate bathrooms, NO LONG LINES BEFORE LANDING!!. Also IF you want to see the flight deck its no problem, just go knock on the door and ask if you could come in. Hopefully the would let you in.