AA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
Is there an aircraft (past or present) that you've wished you could go on, but have never gotten the chance?
Well, I have a lot. My two would have to be the A340 (I want to feel that "slow" takeoff for myself) and the A330. Being from the United States, the closest airline A340s are operated on are Air Canada. But, I don't have the time nor the money to make a long-haul flight. Can't wait for an opportunity to travel USAirways A330's somewhere. (Hoping desperately for a trip to Europe)
Well, that was like a doctoral dissertation! So, your turn.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2953 times:
I've never had the chance to go on a 767. - it was the equipment listed to used on an Air Canada flight from YYZ to YUL last year, but there was a last minute equipment change to a CRJ! (The CRJ was a pretty nice plane and it was my first time on one, so I'm not complaining.) The YVR-HNL route also tended to get stuck with those DC-10s until recently, so I never did have the chance to fly on a CP 767, either. Others include the A330 and the A340, both of which are operated by AC.
Mish1234 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
I would like to fly on a Dc-8
and it would also be cool to fly on a 727 and 757
but I really wanted to try that Airbus 340 and 330 aircraft. And yes I live in Canada so it would be easy to get a Air Canada flight.. only problem they over charge.
A300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 177 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
DC-9s, Dc-10-30 (a lot of fun), MD-80s, MD-90s, Boeing 727-200s, 737-200s and 300s, 757-200, 767-200 and 300ERs, Airbus A300B4s and 600Rs (my favorite), and TriStar L-1011 (too bad they are a dying breed, fleet rather)
Would love to fly on:
Airbus A330/340, Boeing 747s, 777s and OF COURSE, the Concorde. Don't have the smoke to travel on one.
Pbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
I'd also like the chance to fly on a DL L1011 before they are retired. I've never flown on an L1011, and it looks like I probably will never have the chance.
I'd also love to fly on a 777 and an A330. I'd like to compare the two and see how alike or different they really are in terms of comfort, noise, etc. I did get the chance to fly on a 737-800 for the first time this morning (CO). It was a bit uncomfortable in coach, as the seat pitch was a bit tight. I'm 6'1", and when the guy in front of me reclined, my knees were jabbed into the back of the seat. Maybe AA is onto something taking seats out of their planes. And remember, I'm a die-hard CO fan. Anyway, the service was great, the plane was clean, and the Wheaties were tasty, haha!
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2879 times:
I am very fortunate to have flown on most of the first-generation jets, including 707 (all variants), DC-8 (all variants), CV-990, Caravelle, Trident, Comet, DC-9 (early models), Fokker F-27. But I would love to experience both ends of the speed spectrum, namely:
Fast and high: Concorde
Slow and easy: Any propliner, esp. DC-3, Lockheed 1049 Constellation, DC-6, Boeing B377 Stratocruiser, Boeing 317 Clipper. Anything with big round engines.
I have never flown on any of the Russian aircraft; I would love to fly on any of these! The Tu-114 long-range turboprop is particularly appealing. Flying on that massive plane, with its on-board dining area, must have been quite an experience.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery