50watt From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
My name is Brett I have just joined this site today. I have been interested in aviation for quite a while but this is the first time on a site like this.
I have had my first ever flight on November 20th 2005 when I travelled from LHR - EWR on the 2030 departure.
My first flight involved a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 and what a nice flight it was too.
We departed 10 minutes early as all the passengers had boarded. As we had taxied we got caught up in a "traffic jam" to join the runway. The pilot was ever so apologetic and explained the reason for the delay in a professional but humours manner.
We had eventually got airborne and the take off was so smooth i didn't even notice it until the climb got a bit steeper.
A couple of hours into the journey the cabin crew came round and started the meals. I had chosen a spinach risotto (?) lovely.... I also had a can of Stella. I will not do that again as throughout out the journey as I had bad pains in my stomach.
The breakfast was excellent, I had a cream cheese sandwich with a cup of coffee, a yogurt and some fresh fruit.
I have to praise the cabin crew further as they kept coming round with their smiles asking if i was ok...... Films weren't that good only because they weren't my choice of genre.
Had some minor turbulecne but that was ok....
I had a surprise on my flight as the boss of Virgin, Sir Richard Branson was on board and had walked to the back of the plane to see if his crew were ok.
We eventually arrived into EWR around 50 minutes late, but i was tired and didnt seem to botherd.
The seats were comfy and the cabin was at a comfortable temperature. I really enjoyed America and the journey with Virgin Atlantic so much that I am going back again this November!
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2415 times:
Welcome to this forum! I wish you a very good time here and nothing better than send a trip report. I just came back from a trip and I also passed by EWR. I was quite impressed with the airport, very buzzy!!! Did you had to wait a long time until you took off? Man I had 1 hour just stop-go-stop-go!!! Finnally we left but that gave me a delay of about 30 minutes when I landed in LIS!
Thanks for sharing your report!