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Whats The Best Flight You Have Ever Been On?  
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8356 times:

Hello, My best flight was on a PIA 747-367 from JFK to Lahore. I got a really good seat, upper deck, window seat. No delay, good weather, and good views.


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User currently offlineAlonk From Israel, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8322 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.  Smile

User currently offlineRoyal330 From Austria, joined Nov 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8303 times:

My was last year on an A319 of British Airways.
The food was very good, very good weather, nice flight attendants and very comfortable seats.
Very nice!

“I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.”
User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8286 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, ....

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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8265 times:

I have been on many "best flights".
But these must be my top three:
- US Airways FRA-PIT A330-300
- Lufthansa FRA-MEX B747-400
- Scandinavian ARN-CPH A321-200


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8249 times:

I think this was the A/c that i went on.

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User currently offlineBfr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8203 times:

My best flight ever involved my first ever 744 expierience... Qantas 108 from LAX-SYD... you can't beat a 14 hour flight in a plane you've wanted to be in your whole life...

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2767 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

CO GRU-EWR on a B762.

I got to sit in their outstanding BusinessFirst cabin as a free upgrade due to overbooking.

Lucky Me. CO rocks.

B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8110 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! Big grin ".
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.

Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8091 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.

ahhh the good old days...

User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8041 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!
User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8015 times:

NW DC-10 from SEA to HNL. Great views of downtown SEA and great veiws of Oahu when we arrived.

"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7967 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! =)


Altitude is Insurance - Get Insured
User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7926 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.

Flying Colors Forever!
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7894 times:

British Airways BA097

October 2nd, 2003.



Supersonic Class

59 minutes

EmiratesA345 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7886 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.

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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.

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And even that is tied with a perfect jetBlue JFK-BTV. It's hard to pick a favorite flight probably
1. B6
2. SU
3. KL
but not sure, so I'm going to have them all as my favorites.

What now?
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7837 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...

Frontier 383
November 16, 2003
A319 (N923FR)

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...


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User currently offlineJeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7808 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
User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7786 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.

User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7727 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.

Hang on tightly, Let go lightly
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7697 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.


Up, up and away!
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7682 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).


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7630 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.

User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7609 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.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7596 times:

a flight from DEN to LGA when i got invited to fly jumpseat. we got the river visual approach that day too! it was perfect!

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
25 BH346 : Northwest Airlines flight 95 from Seattle to Osaka back in the summer of '98. The flight was delayed for five hours or so but it didn't turn out to be
26 Post contains links and images Shamrock_747 : No comment needed. View Large View MediumPhoto © Yevgeny Pashnin
27 Tony Lu : UA 1116 august 13, 2003. ORD-CLE Boeing 737-5.. N954UA Tony
28 B2707SST : British Airways 049, LHR to SEA on July 8, 2003. World Traveller Plus from SEA-LHR was good, but on the return leg I was unexpectedly bumped to Club W
29 Sturdy : Best flights: Co 767-400 Dublin to Newark-spaceous, sturdy plane, lovely. Cathay Pacific 747-400 UAE to Hongkong AA 767 BA 777 Co 757 AA 757 Emirates
30 SHUPirate1 : Have to admit, the best flight I ever had was one I wasn't on...back in April of this year, was supposed to fly US Airways PHF-CLT-LGA...PHF-CLT was s
31 Post contains links and images Westjet_8 : Canadian Airlines B737-200 Flew YVR-SAN Jumpseat, great flight, great sevice, man do I miss Canadain. View Large View MediumPhoto © Joe Pries - A
32 Flairport : best overall flight: when I was 7 or 8-1994 or 95: DFW-FLL on DL, New Years eve; crew was late due to fog and so we left late. They brought champagin
33 High_flyr69 : My first landing that i piloted, C-152 VH-SPG
34 Post contains links Sushka : This is my best Jumpseat Samara Tu134 here is my trip report: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/37644/ I also really liked:
35 DL328 : DL JFK-CDG in business class. Great seats, service, entertainment, etc.
36 Post contains images 9V-SVC : EK 411 from Singapore to Dubai Not only it's my first ride on the 777-300 but I got a cockpit visit after the flight . This happened last year and I d
37 Skymileman : In 1995, I was on a Delta 727 from SLC to BIL. It was snowing outside, and still to this day, I think the look of the snowflakes flying by the windows
38 Flymia : They all happened in the same weeks LAX-AKL was great slept like 8 hours. Then SYD-LAX was great too. Great inflight entertainment. I got to stand in
39 IMissPiedmont : A Hughes AirWest F-27 flight From Klamath Falls to Portland Oregon via Bend/Redmond has to be it. Reasons not relevant, it's just one of my fonder mem
40 FlyingBanker : I have to say the best flight for me would be LAX-LHR-LAX in August of 2000, Premium Economy on the upper deck of a 744. It was amazing how much more
41 Chgoflyer : ORD BKK via NRT spring 2003 on United in First class. 747-400 to Tokyo and 777 to Bangkok. Delta Lax HKG was excellent as well on MD 11.. so sad to he
42 Post contains links and images Brianhames : For me it was June 2 and 13, 2002 ANA 777-200/ER SFO-NRT-SFO First Class Great everything. View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Hames Brian
43 JGPH1A : BA004 21JUL97 JFK-LHR - 3hrs 5mins of uninterupted self-indulgence. Marvellous.
44 COAB767 : My best trip was on Continental Micronesia Flight 1 from Honolulu-Guam it was on a Boeing 767-400 and the Flight Attendants were nice, nice seats, cle
45 Krisair747 : I have two that stick out in my mind. Singapore Airlines SIN-BKK. It was our first flight on SQ and got upgraded to Raffles due to economy being overb
46 JT8D : 1984, Wardair Canada 747 from Calgary YYC to Prestwick Scotland PIK. The cabin service was excellent, and I got to visit the flight deck as the sun ca
47 Dtwclipper : I have three favs: PA JFK-FCO, PA JFK-GIG, and PA GIG-EZE. PA did a great F/C service in those days, and the food between GIG and EZE was great with a
48 Bwc1976 : In no particular order (except maybe the first one): 1. The co-pilot's seat on my uncle's Beech Duke, from Holdrege, NE to Granbury, TX. This was in 1
49 Cessna172RG : Well, I have a few... First one that comes to mind was my first ever commercial flight. I was travelling with my father to go to North Carolina to vis
50 PIA777 : Nice stories guys, keep them coming.
51 Tolosy : From OAK to JFK First: whatever the airline, it was a trip to NYC. My first one! Second: Great airline, with perfect service: JetBlue Finally a flight
52 Carduelis : Any flight that I operated with BOAC in First Class in the 60s. There was something very special with all of my pax, and I always made out it was my b
53 AA61hvy : CX KIX-HKG A330. I was up in first, and I got to ride in the cockpit for the last 2 hours of the flight including landing and taxi. It was so sweet.
54 PIA777 : AA61hvy, What aircraft was it? what airline was it?
55 PIA777 : Hello, i remember another flight, its was from Lahore to JFK, back in 1997. I went on a Kuwait Airways Airbus, i don't remember which one, i was very
56 Post contains links and images NWA330Tony : my favorite flight was about 2yrs ago KPHL-TJSJ on US Airways A330 great smooth flight, no delay, great food (the wendy's burger i brought with me ),
57 AirJamPanAm : My first European flight on Pan Am from JFK to Frankfurt on a B747. My first 747 flight, still love that ac series The return leg was on the fabled Cl
58 Pouyazad : I have tow best experiences. JFK-Paris with Delta in business class Zurich-Tehran with Swiss
59 Leviticus : LGW-JFK with a BA 747-400 back in December 1992 first time on a jumbo jet, first time to the US, great food, pleasant flight
60 PIA777 : Anyone here get to sit in the flight deck??
61 Airplanetire : Two really stand out to me. 1) It was Delta flight 29 from CDG to ATL on Delta's newest 777. I was flying in economy on an aisle of the middle of a th
62 Poh2 : SWISS flight LX 065 from Miami to Zurich. The flight was in January and I used my miles for an upgrade from coach to business class. The route was sti
63 PIA777 : Very good stories guys. Keep them coming!!
64 Post contains images Mandala499 : Well, a few flight I took with SAS in the early 90s... SIN-BKK-CPH and back a few times... they really stood out. The cabin crew went around the cabin
65 Cs03 : I have two! In 1978, Rutland, Vermont-New York-LGA in a Twin Otter, and as the ONLY PAX, the crew gave me headphones for the entire flight! Landing o
66 LImamura : My best flight experience: ANA 007 & 008 SFO-NRT-SFO B777-200 Great service, nothing is taken for chance. Very enjoyable throughout the flight. I gues
67 ProSimTec : Although this was a private flight. I had the wonderful opportunity to fly from PTK to Toluca, Mexico (don't know the airport code) aboard a Pentastar
68 PIA777 : Ummm......ProSimTec, are you even allowed to drink bear in the plane? Were you flying the plane??? PIA777
69 ProSimTec : No, I wasn't flying....I do have my private pilot license, so they the crew let me sit up front. It was a pretty jovial flight home, after a successfu
70 PIA777 : ohhhh, ok...just wanted to make sure.
71 Killerbabe : My flight to LAX with KLM was great. Window seat on the upper deck with a great view over the USA was great and the flight-attendants where kind and b
72 Socrates17 : Air North (Australian regional covering the Northern Territories and East Timor, of all places) from Ayers Rock to Alice Springs. Taking off from the
73 LanAlemania : I had my best flight on LanChile, LA 705 from FRA to MAD. First row in economy, PTV with Audio/Video-on-demand, a nice and tasty meal, friendly servic
74 SingaporeFA : It would be my first ever flight that i flew on.Cant remember the flight number..but it was on MSA 707 from Singapore/HKG/TPE/TYO(HND).I was only 9 ye
75 PIA777 : Why did the steward yell at you?? Didn't your parents yell back the the steward? -PIA777
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