DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
Riding the cockpit jumpseat from SFB to LGW on Air2000.
My friend and I were airport employees this past summer and we got to fly stand-by to LGW and stay for free with his cousin, London was great, but I'd be lying if I said being in that 763 for takeoff wasn't the highlight of my trip.
SUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
When me and a former girlfriend took of from Gran Canaria. We slowely taxied out on the runway and he throttled up just a little, and then the pilot really went for it. I have flewn alot, but this was really fun! It was raw power that came out of thoose 2 RR engines.
This is one of the reasons why I like the 757 so much.
And also why I feel.....you know the rest.
Delta_fan From Mexico, joined Jul 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
Flyng out of JFK to MTY onboard AM-MD88 i know thats not the greatest airliner there is bu my first international trip ever so for that reason i will always tresure it , as well as the skyline of NYC at takeoff..............
Dens From Switzerland, joined Sep 2001, 309 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
Take off from Sion, Switzerland on a Crossair flight.
There are mountains all around the airport. Take off on a sunny day with snow is magestic.
Pilots must be really good and a have special licence for this airport!
Teej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
My best airline experience is on a flight returning from Agadir, Morocco to Dublin, Ireland on Aer Lingus. After a really dodgy week in Morocco, where I got really sick from ice cubes used in orange juice, Aer Lingus offered a tasty Irish breakfast at 3am, an hour into the flight. Fantastic...
Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
The best experiences would have to be the jumpseat landings:
F100 G-BYDN CDG-HEL Air France operated by Gill Airways
MD82 LN-ROU HEL-ARN Scandinavian Airlines
A320 C-FKPT ORD-YYZ Air Canada
DHC8 C-FHRC YQB-YUL Air Nova
Ansett Australia flight 888 from Hong Kong to Sydney was fantastic too, I was on the upper deck with 7 fellow passengers and two flight attendants.
Sadly, cockpit visits are likely impossible from now on and my beloved Ansett Australia is gone Aviation won't be the same.
Teej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
Yeah, that's definitely too bad about the flight deck visits. Fully understandable, but it's a shame that aviation fans like us, who wouldn't dare do anything to our beloved airplanes, crew and fellow citizens, are completely harmless in the cockpit.. but alas, ruined by those awful terrorists...
Nicolasrolland From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
my best experience where on theses airlines :
My first experience :
NWA(dc9-30-40-50) between YUL-MSP
I loved the way the pilot was keeping his cool
with the turbulence... very calm...
he said : "well guys seem to be a bit shaky.. we'll climb a bit
to see if it's better...."...then down.. a bit...
SQ(747-400) between EWR-AMS-SIN
SQ(747-400) between SIN-CDG
AF(777-??) between SIN-CDG
SQ(747-400) between JFK-FRA-SIN
best flight, best food, best services, good champagne
good beer and atmosphere in frankfurt
but nicest airport = singapore
SQ stewardess... always so kind... SQ invest in
little things that make that difference...
AA (777-??) between NRT-DFW
best phone services, good flight, good food
All the domestic AA flight =
lots of delays
loved the experience of
Canadian 767 between YVR-YUL
super stable, nice service... vancouver new terminal
== superbe... nice mountain view...
UA(747-400) between NRT-SIN
worst flight I ever flown (not the company but the flight
worst turbulence I ever experience
hearing over the intercom the captain feeling lots of
stress...telling in a very stressfull voice
"control.. here NRT flight#...."
Korean airline between LAX and Seoul
fastest flight I experience.. could feel he was pushing
the plane the whole time... arrived 2h+ earlier than due time.
a bit scary for the turbulence... food... heu... no comment :_0
Well that's some of my experience...
All the others are im sure quite good too...
but theses last one are some that touched me
and that I will always remember...
well I send my condoleances to all the victims families
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
Standing in the back of a very very lightly-loaded Delta flight from SLC-SAT one time, chatting with the flight attendants and laughing for the flight, and then we all sat in the back and watched a thunderstorm that we were diverting around in the sky -- it was so very, very beautiful... it looked alive.