BOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3610 times:
Which aircraft registration number gave you the most memorable flight you've ever experienced in your life?
Mine was on Korean Air HL7534 which was a Boeing 773 because I remember how powerful her engines were when taking off from Seoul Incheon Airport on a nice cool evening. The 98,000 lbs. thrust take off power was really impressive as I could see the engines revving so powerfully from the window near my seat. This aircraft effortlessly cruised at 570 mph groundspeed (against the headwind traveling in the westward direction) which is a little higher than the 0.84 Mach given for most B777s. I hope to be able to try the Boeing 773LR as the GE90-115B may give even a more awesome performance than the PW4098 that I've already seen. Also, I'd love to try the Boeing 744QXLR in the near future because hopefully it'll be a quieter and smoother flight than the older generation Boeing 744s I've taken in the past (my favorite ones are those with GE B1F or B5F engines).
I flew aboard this aircraft last October (when no one was flying, practically) on a run from Amsterdam to Chicago. The above picture, interestingly, was taken by someone on October 5; I flew on -SVC the day before.
I was seated in the back, and the plane was barely a third full. I even won one of the in-flight trivia contests on the interactive system. One of the crew members even walked to my seat and presented me with a nice gift for winning! The seat-back video screens had all sorts of entertainment on them, and of course I had three of those screens to myself. One was always tuned to the inflight map, while the others were tuned to movies.
BOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
I forgot to add that the Korean Air HL 7534 took approximately 4.5 hours from Incheon to Bangkok which was extremely quick compared to an average of 5.0 to 5.5 hours for most other aircraft traveling this route.
Only one drawback - this aircraft didn't have PTVs installed in the Economy Class yet at that time but I hope they'll put them on soon. Despite lacking the PTVs, I must admit that HL 7534 was definitely a pure pleasure to fly on.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3404 times:
I'm not one to try and make an effort to see and remember plane regs whenever I fly (not even for trip reports) but for some reason the reg N751PR flown by Philippine Airlines sticks out. It was a flight from CEB-MNL. There was nothing especially particular about that flight other than going back home after a great time with family and friends but somehow it sticks out as being memorable. And it's weird how somehow I remembered the rego.
Asgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3388 times:
My favorite aircraft is/was TF-ABQ, a Boeing 747-246B of Air Atlanta Icelandic. This aircraft which began it's life with Japan Airlines in 1972 has now been taken out of service. When I last heard, it was stored in Chateauroux, France.
On December 2nd, 2001 I went on a memorable cruise on this jet. This was a special Christmas charter flight which Air Atlanta Icelandic operated in cooperation with The First Flight Society in Iceland. The aircraft flew from Keflavik and up north to Akureyri and further up to Grimsey where the Arctic circle passes through. Passengers were served cookies and sodas while Santa Clauses played the accordion and sang chrismas songs. Those who wanted got their noses painted blue (because of the cold up north by the arctic circle ). The aircraft landed again in Keflavik about two hours after takeoff.
Reykjavik Aviation Photography - Just bring the aircraft to us and we'll photograph them! :-)
A7-ABN a Qatar Airways A300-622R is probably my second favourite aircraft that I have flown on. I have flown this aircraft most in QR's fleet, it is the first AB6 to join QR and all my most memorable flights with QR have been on this bird.