9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 9 Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2882 times:
My most enjoyable flight has to be my first ride on Boeing 777. Last year , I decide to fly to Jakarta because I always wanted to fly a Boeing 777 and besides the air ticket was cheap from Singapore . I was flying on AF256 (Singapore-Jakarta ) .The moment Istepped onto the plane , I was full of praised with the interior of Air France's B777 . The flight itself was very smooth and the power of the 2 GE90 engines impressed me greatly . Even through the service has a lot to be desired, i enjoyed my B777 ride .
Cathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
My most enjoyable flights got to be:
CX's J Class HKG-JNB-HKG (B744)(although the seat of my HKG-JNB flight would not recline but the f/a and senior purser as well as the flight manager kept apologising for the inconvenience...furthermore, after writing an e-mail to CX's customer relation telling them about the seat's problem, they gave me US$150 gift certificate!!!That was pretty nice huh!!!! ) ;and
SQ's Raffle Class SYD-SIN-HKG-SIN-SYD (B744 and B772).
Their service, food, entertainment...everything were perfect!!!! If their J class product has such high standard, I can't imagine what their F class would be like!!!!
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6307 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
I've had 2 very enjoyable flights- one with Delta on an L-1011, the flight was so smooth and so relaxing . Another very nice flight would have been on a TWA MD-80 between SJU-MCO (my first flight in first class). Both of these planes were just amazing, interior wise I must say the most comfortable must have been the AA 737-800 I just flew on this past Sat. the interiors are just amazing, that MRTC makes the plane look so spacious that you don't even feel you're on a narrow body.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4778 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
Malaysia Airlines MH 134 Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur. I posted a trip report on it. I was the only passenger in Golden Club Class. Lunch and dinner was excellent for the 7.5hr flight. I had three flight attendants serving me. I had CDs on demand on the my PTV as well. Seats were very comfortable though not as sophisticated as SQ or CX. Simply wonderful. At the end of the flight, the in-flt supervisor came up and shook my hand, thanked me for flying with them.
Since I was the only one on the cabin, one particular FA spent a substantial amount of time chatting with me. I had a good time on that flight. Would love to do it again!
Looking forward to my J Class trip to BKK next week, with who else but Malaysia Airlines.
Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2750 times:
ATL-ZRH; June 15, 2001; Swissair A330-200; economy class
First of all, flying gets me more excited than anything else just about, except trips to faraway places. This had both of those things. I was on the way to a trip in Greece and Turkey with my family.
I had never flown the A330 or Swissair, and had never set foot in Switzerland, so I was really excited at just the thought of knowing I would get to experience that all in the next 8 hours. As soon as I got into the seat, I was in heaven. I had never had a PTV before, which I did then, the seat was more comfortable than any other economy one I have ever been in, and I had a window seat. The service was absolutely amazing, even in economy, which was where I was. And of course, I was flying, which is enough to give me a GREAT day.
I had just spent reading week (also known as spring break at American colleges) visiting my aunt on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia and was making a one-stop return to Edmonton where I was living at the time. It was a Friday night and I was going to stop in Calgary for the weekend for a PC Policy Conference with a couple of MPs and our leader Joe Clark. I was on an open points ticket so I could pretty much standby for whichever flight I wanted. I checked in at 6:15pm and asked what had room to Calgary that night. She said the 7:30pm run was half-empty so I said i'd take it. I checked my boarding pass and knew something was up when I saw Seat 34A on CP94. Most YVR-YYC flights were either 600 or 1300 series flight numbers and none of them had 34 rows! I arrived at the gate and found myself on a London-bound DC-10 that was stopping in Calgary... which apparently only happens on Friday nights... just my luck to be travelling on Friday night! The seat was naturally way more comfortable than the usual domestic coach seat and the back half of the plane was virtually empty. The flight attendants serving the back section were very attentive and provided the fantastic CP service that I so dearly miss now... The best part was that because this was considered an international flight, the booze was free!
May 2000 Edmonton (AB)-Toronto (ON)
AIR CANADA A320 Seat 1A
I was enroute to Quebec City for the Federal PC National General Meeting, where I was running for a position on the PC Youth executive. I had flown down from Fort McMurray 4 hours earlier and because I was heading east on the red-eye, it was the best connection I could get. I had my luggage checked only as far as Edmonton so I could head over to the condo where I was living during the school year to pick up some files to take to Quebec. I arrived at YEG about 1 hour before departure of the red-eye run to Toronto and I had to check my luggage again. When I initially checked in at Fort McMurray I was assigned 22B on my Edmonton-Toronto flight. I wasn't too thrilled with this because I needed some sleep on this flight and it wouldn't be happening in a middle seat. When I re-checked my luggage at Edmonton, I asked the agent if she had any windows or aisles left on the flight because I had some meetings to go into upon arrival at Quebec. She took a quick look at me and then her screen and said "You bet, i've got just one left and its all yours". I was naturally impressed. She handed me a boarding pass that said 1A... the first row of Executive Class! This was a surprise! She looked back at me and said "We've got a bunch of rowdy high schoolers on the flight tonight and its full... you look like you could use the break...". I thouroughly enjoyed the sleep I got in that seat... and was astonished when I awoke to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)! Probably the best AC experience i've ever had!
July 2001 Fort McMurray (AB)-Calgary (AB)
WESTJET B737-200 Seat 15A
I was heading to Calgary for a connection to Saskatoon for a Saskatchewan Party (Political) Youth Conference. It was my first trip on WestJet from McMurray and I was thouroughly impressed with everything. There were towering culumlus clouds all over the sky so I was expecting a particularily rough trip. We left the gate precisely ontime at 3:50pm. As we were taxiing to the runway, the Captain came on to welcome us aboard. His last sentence was "We hope you enjoy today's service, if you do please tell your friends about us so we can fill some of those empty seats next to you". The afternoon flight is always the least busy, but I thought this was such a great way to promote their service. Anyway, we took off and made a prompt climb to 28000 feet... dodging every cloud around us... not a bump on the way up. Service came through was was quick and friendly as usual. The captain came on about 20 minutes in and said we might be encountering some rough air in about 5 minutes so if we needed to get up we should do it now... warning people about rough air, what a concept! Turns out, we didn't get any and he apologized for the error 10 minutes later when he told us we were commencing decent. We were on the ground 42 minutes after take off... it sure beat the usual 1h10m on the Dash 8! The leg to Calgary was also great with more storm dodging skill from our new Captain (crew change in Edmonton).
SEPTEMBER 2001 Toronto (ON)-Edmonton (AB)
AIR CANADA A320 Seat 17A
I was on my way back from Toronto at Federal PC National Council... my first flights since 9/11. The crew on the longer leg of my return trip were supurb. The aircraft we were on was in AC colours, but the interior was still entirely old CP with the Blue and Red seats which are waaaay more comfortable than AC's. Even though the plane was full, I wasn't uncomfortable at all. The captain came on and said he anticipated a few bumps for the first 45 minutes and then smooth sailing the rest of the way to Alberta. Well sure enough, at 45 minutes after takeoff we got the last of the light intermittent chop we'd been going through. Service was done by an entirely ex-CP crew and the meal was delicious. We landed in Edmonton early to a beautiful late summer evening. I was also impressed that before landing, AC was taking donations on behalf of the Red Cross for the victims of WTC and the Pentagon. Classy move.
Pll-lot From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2747 times:
My most enjoyable flight was on a nearly empty TAM F100 from GRU to NVT and on to POA. Even though each leg of the flight only lasted about 45 minutes, we were served food and chocolates, and pax were all very well attended to. Announcements were given in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. And at one point, a very beautiful (they were all gorgeous) FA came up to me and said with a huge smile, "I speak English, so I can help you." It was great. Another nice thing about the flight was the scenery. The flight took us south of São Paulo, over the forests that hug the Atlantic coastline, and the mountains, over the state of Paraná, then out over the Atlantic for a St-Maarten type landing over the beach at Navegantes. We turned around quickly, picked up a couple of passengers and headed for Porto Alegre. TAM has always been a great airline for me.