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Your First Widebody Flight?  
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

For me, it was DL973 ATL-TPA, A 767-300! What about you?


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

For me it was a DL 763 (I think, I can't remember)BOS-LAX, which was my also my first flight ever. I flew in first class.

Ren41


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

My first widebidy flight was in 1992 on an AA DC10 KORD-EGLL. Nice flight. I fell in love with the DC10 at that time.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1513 times:



My first widebody flight was with Scanair (now Premiair).

ARN - PMI in a DC10-30


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Guys, you make me feel so old here!  Wink/being sarcastic My first flight on a wide-body was in the early 70s. American 747-123 from LAX to ORD. I was maybe 10 at the time. I think I'll take my Geritol now. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 952 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

You're not alone FlagshipAZ, we're into the retros here.. my first widebody was in 1976 on a then brand new weeks old MAS DC10-30 flying KUL-HKG

User currently offlineCatfan From United States of America, joined May 2000, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

1991- Delta L-1011 Atlanta-Bermuda --loved the flight

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

1997 - British Airways 747-400 JFK-LHR.

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

It was an Alitalia 747-100 back in the spring of 1972 from JFK to FCO. 29 years later, this coming Wednesday, I return to Rome via an Alitalia 747-200. Ahhhh- the progress we've made in 29 years!

User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Back in 1987, a DL 762

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

When I was young kid I flew the very first wide body is L-1011 on Delta ATL-ORD. I liked it a lot. I flew 5 times so far on Delta. I'm glad I got booked flight last week. I'm going to last ride L-1011 next weekend 20th May ATL-ORD. I'm flying on DL B767-300 ER or 300 from ORD-ATL on 19th May. This will be my first time series 300 type. I have flown 767-200 several times. I will be exciting ride L-1011 haven't flying since 10 years on L-1011! I will tell you my trip report coming up.

Regards,

Big777jet


User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1476 times:

My first widebody flight is also my first jet flight.

It was on Garuda Indonesia's DC10-30, on CGK-DPS.



User currently offlineSfo From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1479 times:

In 1975, Philippine Airlines DC10-30 MNL-HNL-SFO. Spanking brand new plane back then... and a wonderful ride even if the aircraft was crowded.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1475 times:

1994 UA DC-10 PHL-SFO
1996 US 762 PHL-CLT

To date those are the only widebody flights I have ever had...

Greg



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1469 times:

In 1988, I flew IAH-CDG on an Air France 747-200. I was only 3 at the time. My second widebody flight occured 3 hours after my first one ended. I flew ORY-MPL. Was in a high-density 3-3-3 configuration.

User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1469 times:

Mine was Olympic Airways A300-600R, in Aug. 1992. The aircraft was brand new: had only been flying several ATH-BCN for the Olympic Games (25th July-12th August) and was her first commercial flight.
This was a "regional" flight, though. (2 1/2 hours). After some other several flights, always BCN-ATH-BCN, OAL A300B4s (never flown the -600R again...), my first widebody LONG HAUL was BCN-ATL on Delta L-1011. In the way back to BCN, Aug 1st 1995, we were... 39 pax!!!!

Best turbulences


User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1464 times:


LHR-MIA on a BA 747-136 in 1993.
Landing in MIA was pretty bumpy.



User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1455 times:

An AA DC-10-10 from LAX to IAD in 1978. It was my first flight ever. Second widebody was on an AA 747-100 from JFK to LAX, about two weeks later.

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1454 times:

MY first widebody flight and also my first flight ever was on a DC10-30 on JAT-Yugoslav Airlines back in 1987 going from New York-JFK to Zagreb-ZAG.


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User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1453 times:

1985- El-Al 767-200 from TLV to FRA. It really sucked as I had to sit in the middle seat of the middle section Angry I was five years old at the time and was (still am) a window-seat freak, so needless to say it was one of the worst flights of my life. Most of the other widebody flights to date were really good though  Smile

User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1456 times:

My 1st widebody flight:

Back in 1972, BOAC 747-136 G-AWNI LHR-NBO-JNB, I too was 10 years old, and I got a trip to the flight deck whilst at FL 370 over Africa. I flew the return trip on the same a/c a couple of weeks later, and again on the same a/c some years later with TWA as N17125 LAX-LHR.

"WNI" was never painted in full BAW c/s before being sold to TWA back in 1981, only in a hybrid BOAC/BAW c/s, still some 7 years after the BEA/BOAC merger !!
I believe Tower Air damaged this a/c beyond repair at JFK a few more years later.

Ned..


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

My first was 21st (I think) of October 1999 with SAS from ARN to ORD. Nice trip and I was really glad of flying a widebody  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Air Ops Europe L1011 Tristar MAN-TFS-MAN


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUA865 From El Salvador, joined May 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

L1011 Tristar Eastern Airlines MIA-MCO 1977


User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

My first wide body flight was a British Airways 747-100 or 200, I forget, back in the mid 80's. I was going from London Gatwick nonstop to PIT. It was excellent. I wish some carrier would bring the 747 back to PIT!

25 BA319-131 : Its was in 1987,Northwest Orient(at that time),747-100 on the DUB-BOS route(with a stop in Shannon). BA319-131
26 AA 737-800 : In March of 2000, I flew Continental 777-200 from IAH-LGW. It was very cool.
27 AF777 : When I was 4 I apparently flew on a TWA 767 from LGA to STL. However, the first flight I remember was on a TWA L1011 from JFK to STL in 1991. -wes
28 Post contains links and images Dfleet7 : I believe it was a DC-10 from LAX-HNL when I was two years old. It looked just like this... Click for large versionPhoto © David Rubenstein
29 Post contains images Srbmod : My first widebody flight was also my first airplane flight. In November of 1990 I flew from ATL to SLC on an L-1011. Sat in coach, and had the entire
30 Post contains images Baec777 : My Vacation .... British Airways BA192 Sept 9 - 96 DFW-LGW DC10-30 British Airways BA193 Oct 6 - 96 LGW-DFW DC10-30 Royal Jordanian RJ262 Mar 31 - 98
31 PolAir : My first one was LOT 763 from WAW to YYZ in July 1996. It was OK.
32 Jean leloup : Only widebody flights i've had were on my school europe trip, march 2000, YYZ-FCO then back LHR-YYZ. Canadi>n Airlines both trips, 762 I THINK. (didn'
33 Post contains links and images AerLingus : My first widebody flight will be this June! It will be a Hawaiian Air DC-10-30! Click for large versionPhoto © Christopher Smay Click for large v
34 Delta15 : Delta L10-250 Atl-Lax
35 Niko378 : For me, it was, TE19, B 747-200 (ZK-NZX), May '88, LAX-AKL
36 Afitch7881 : My first was a little strange being a Delta 763 charter flight from BDL-LEX (Lexington, Kentucky) for a NCAA basketball tournament game for University
37 Chepos : My first widebody flight was back in 1984 when I was just 1 and I suppose we flew on a widebody because the flight was a ATL-LAX run so Im pretty sure
38 Conair : Can't remember the flight no, but first widebody flight was on N802PA a Pan Am A310 on LHR-FRA 08/08/86 Conair
39 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I see I'm not the only member of the "over-the-hill gang" in this forum. Having traveled on DC-8s, 707s, and a CV990 for 7 years, my first widebody fl
40 CXA330-342 : My first widebody flight was on a QANTAS 747, but I don't know what series. It was from Bombay to Sydney with a stopover in Singapore. This was in 198
41 L1011 : Mine was on 10/17/72, from TPA-MIA to connect with an Eastern Electra to Nassau. It was NA 44, a National Airlines DC-10-10, N63NA. It had eight-abrea
42 AC330 : My first widebody flight was when I was 8 years old, in March 1990 from Montreal to Tampa on an Air Canada 767-200, but since I was only 8, I am not t
43 Expratt : My first widebody flight was on an American Airlines 747 from PHX to ORD in December 1973. Flight was 4 hours late departing because of a snowstorm in
44 Post contains images JU101 : My first flights was when i was an infant, but i remember the second, I just turn four. I can distincly remember traveling during the night with my mo
45 Kevin : If A300-600 is considered to be a wide body , so my first flight was on an A300-600 of Egypt Air on BEY-CAI route. But the real widebody was an Olympi
46 Vctony : Mine was in 1989, a NW DC-10 from DTW-MSP.
47 Lukino99 : My first widebody flight was in an Alitalia 747-200 from Rome to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
48 Dragon-wings : My first widebody flight was in 1991 on a American Airlines DC10-30 from MCO to JFK. my flight ended at JFK but that paticular DC-10 was going to Lond
49 TeXstud323 : mid-70s between Atlanta and D/FW on a Delta 747-100. Sat in seat 19A which was the first row of coach if I remember correctly.
50 Astrojet : My first widebody flight was in 1991 on a Delta L1011-500 from FRA to ATL
51 Post contains links and images United_Fan : July,1995 Delta L1011 (sorry no reg) CVG-ZRH. Click for large versionPhoto © Justin Cederholm - Orlando/Tampa Aviation Photography
52 Post contains links and images ILOVEA340 : Click for large versionPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt Swissair 747-300 JFK-ZRH first was actually a Balair DC-10 (SFO-ZRH) but I don't rememb
53 Indianguy : My first widebody: BLR-BOM domestic on an A300-B4 operating flight IC110. (REg VT-EHC). last row, window seat, Y-Class. Unforgettable!
54 Post contains images JacobCAL : My first widebody flight was on an AA DC-10-10. Flight 1010 from DFW to PHL seat 14D! Am I a GEEK for knowing that or what??? I have actually saved EV
55 Post contains images RayChuang : My first widebody jet flight: September 1970, HKG-TYO-SFO on a PA 747-100. I was ten at the time. (Yes, I'm an oldtimer by Internet standards and I wi
56 Post contains images Chadshill : Way, way back it was.... August 1971, LHR/TLV on an EL-AL B747, 4X-AXA. One of the first airlines to use widebodies out of LHR I seem to remember. The
57 United LHR : Mine was back in June 1980 to and from Malta from London Gatwick on a Laker Airways DC10.
58 N757AT : Delta Air Lines L-1011 8:30pm departure from Miami to Atlanta on Friday, November 11, 1983.
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