AApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
Do you remember your first flight on an airliner? Technically, I do not. My first flight was on a PANAM 707 frrom New York to Dakar, Senegal (to date, I believe PANAM was the only U.S. major to ever have scheduled service to Africa). I was only two years old at the time, so I don't remember it at all. My first memorable flight was four years later when we flew back to the States (Dakar to New York). By then, PANAM had transfered the service to a 747-100. I remember walking out to the aircraft. It was night time and as we walked around the nose of that giant and then up the steps to the door, I was totally amazed. That first experience made such an impression on me that I can remember that flight as if it were yesterday.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
Summer of 1971, Stuttgart-Bruxelles-New York, on Sabena 747-100, as a very little kid, but remember it well, the visitor's area in Stuttgart was full of people who wanted to see that strange aircraft, that looked so different.
btw: Though I don't remember if the experience was a "bloody" one, I never flew Sabena again!
I was 5 1/2 years old at that time and surprisingly enough I can still remember the huge red-white plane, the yellow/green/light brown seats and that we landed northbound (over the Mediterranean) and took off southbound (again, over the sea). I had a window seat on the left side on the DUS-AGP leg and an aisle seat (20C or so) on the return.
Supposedly I was a little frightened at first (according to my parents), but became comfortable very soon and totally enjoyed the rest of the trip.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16564 posts, RR: 52 Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
My first flight was Winter '77-'78, I was 2 or 3 and my parents were taking me and my brother to Disney World. We lived on Staten Island NY at the time and the day we left was during one of the biggest snowstorms NYC had seen.
We flew from Newark to Orlando on Eastern via a stop in Atlanta, we didn't have to get off though because it was a direct flight. Almost positive it was either a L-1011 or A-300.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2336 posts, RR: 29 Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Swissair MD-81 from Zurich to Madrid in 1992. Funny day, first the engine of our train to the airport broke down and we arrived at the airport at the last moment. Then, the radar system of the airport broke down and we had to wait for almost two hours in the plane before it could finally take off.
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Cre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
August, 1980. UA 727 ORD-ONT-ORD. I was nine years old, had the window seat on the right side of the plane on both legs. I distinctly remember the gate we left from at ORD. Although I don't know the gate number, when I pass through ORD I know exactly where it is. Think it's part of AA now. It's the terminal shaped like a "Y."