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Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)  
User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

This one question is actually two.

First, ever been on a TYPE's maiden flight? Example: BA 777 flight from London to D.C., 6/95.

Second, any single aircraft's first flight after delivery to an airline? Example: Yesterday, first flight of first 717 delivered to TWA, STL-DFW.

Closest I came was a 2 week old MD-83 on TWA in July. Smelled new. Cool.

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User currently offlineSeat 1a From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

i flew on two delivery aircraft belonging to Qantas.

both flights operated from Vancouver non-stop to sydney after the aircraft was ferried up to YVR from boeing field.

the seats are sold on a cost recovery basis only.

full service from First through to economy was offered.

my two reg's were VH-OJL and VH-OJO, 744!

this was in the early nineties and i am not sure if this practice continues. it was done to offset the cost of transporting the plane down under.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

I was on the 3 revenue flight (1st domestic flight) of N799UA, a United B777-222ER.

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

I was on the first Delta 777-232 domestic flight from ALT-MCO. N860DA.

User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

I flew ORD-SAN on the maiden flight of a 737-800 last semester on American. The captain made a special announcement.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I flew on the first revenue flight of BA 767-300ER G-BNWY on 15 May 1996 from London Heathrow to Stockholm. I flew on a two-week old 777-300 on Cathay Pacfic in 13 Oct 99 from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Must be really cool. Thanks for sharing stories.


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