Well, I have a few...
First one that comes to mind was my first ever commercial flight. I was travelling with my father to go to North Carolina to visit family. We left SEA
on a United DC-10. While I don't remember so much of it, I do remember that my neck was sore from staring out the window so much! We connected with a Boeing 737-200 from ORD
, and we were the last people to leave the plane. My father asked the pilots if we could see the cockpit, and they let me sit in the captain's chair while one of the pilots (I can't remember which) pushed the yoke vibrator and said "It's just like a fighter jet, we've even got guns!" I bet if he said that now...well...nevermind... That made the trip!
Now, fast forward into the present...
My "best" overall flight to date has to be one of these two:
Alaska Airlines MD
on June 20th 2003. They gave me an exit row, the flight crew were very nice, and it was my first MD
-80 ride. I was very impressed, with both the aircraft and the professionalism.
That flight brought me to LAX
to meet up with my Singapore Airlines flight from LAX
. Now...while I was waiting for the flight to board, the stewardesses (in their awesome uniforms) set off the gate alarms by opening the door without putting the code in. That was kind of funny. Once I got on board, even though I was in Economy, it was like being in First! Nonstop beverages, great food, the smiles, IFE, the works! Ah, what I ride. I kept my blanket...
That flight connected with a JAL flight from NRT
(the daily evening 772 run) to get me to my summer job and to my lady. Because they overbooked the flight, they somehow put me into first/business on a coach fare. I slept like a baby on that flight...my first time "turning left" while boarding. And to think, I thought it was in an all-coach configuration and was really worried! Man, it's so different to sit in the front of a 777 than in the back. The pilot sure loved to run over the taxiway lights! IFE was an "airshow" consisting of the pilot's view of the taxi/takeoff/landing. 200 times better than Flight Simulator 2004!!!