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Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:03 am

I'm sick and tired of all the negative posts on this board, be them about Flight Attendents or about Flights, so I'm starting two new ones. I would really appreciate it if everyone who flew this year could post at least one really great flight you were on last year. This way, we can keep to the true mission of this website, true enjoyment of the Avation world and all that it has to offer!

I'll start!!! My best flight this year was MRY-LAX-MRY on the first leg, I got to the airport in MRY early enough to catch the earlier flight, and even got a better seat than I had requested. On the return leg, even though it was delayed over an hour, I had excellent service by a flight attendent who offered to give a gentleman a ride home after negatively complaining to her that he may have missed his rental car due to the late arrival. She also got me all the soda I wanted (I was in the very last row) and also extra snacks. She was truely one of the nicest Flight Attendents I've encountered.

Please, please post only your best expierence flying in 2003!
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:37 am

My best flight this year was a CO flight from PHX-EWR on the Wed before Thanksgiving. Everything about the flight was great. From the check in personnel and gate staff in PHX to the in flight crew. First of all I was scheduled to be on CO134 at 4:05PM and got to PHX at 6AM and they put me on the 9:05AM flight to EWR. Major plus since I had not been home in a while and had been up all night to get to the airport. Then at the gate I asked for an emergency exit row and the guy at the gate started making jokes and telling me he would have to charge me extra or I would need to give him a Starbucks gift card. I thought that was pretty cool especially being the Wed before Thanksgiving. Once on the plane the flight crew were extremely nice. They had extra meals and were just walking up and down the aisles to see if anyone wanted them. They did about five beverage runs and made the flight great. The pilots were also joking around and had a great sense of humor. Then to top it all off the flight got into EWR about 45 minutes early. That's why I swear by CO. Not all flights are as great as this one but for the most part you are guaranteed a crew with a good attitude.

Dave
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:50 am

My best flight this year was on July 4, 2003 flying LAX-CUN on Alaska Airlines. I was in First Class, seated in 1C. Comfy seat, plenty of legroom, lots of complimentary wine, and a three course meal.
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:57 am

I had a few, but all of them were on Southwest Airlines. Big grin

I'd say the WN leg SLC-LAS, plus the LAS-SNA flight. SNA-LAS was fantastic as well because the captain, after the flight, invited me to come up and sit in the F/O seat. He took my digital camera and took a shot of me sitting there.

It was all good up until I camera bag fell over in that cockpit and I accidentally left some items behind....which caused me to worry about those items all during my next flight on WN LAS-SLC....making that flight much less enjoyable! Fortunately WN recovered most of what I had lost (very valuable to me), I still have all praises for WN for how much they helped me that day.

But still that was the first time I got to sit in a real 737-700 cockpit. Fantastic. Our captain was either british or australian too....accent.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:59 am

AF002, CDG-JFK, May 8, 2003. 'Nuff said.  Smile
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:04 am

LHR-JFK aboard an AA Boeing 777. I got to watch "Blue Crush," another movie which I forget about, I enjoyed a good meal, and I also loved checking out the maps of where we were on the TV's. The most awesome part of the flight was getting to look out of the window of the emergency exit door, and see the mountains of Iceland or Greenland....I'm not sure if it was either of these, but still, the view was awesome. Getting to look into the huge Rolls Royce Trent 892-17 engines was also cool. The Boeing 777 is a superb aircraft both on the exterior and interior, and I would give anything to fly it a third time (I flew BOS-LHR before returning on this flight).
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:32 am

Definitely SQ23 Sep 22/03 EWR-AMS-SIN followed by SQ62 Sep 24/03 SIN-BKK. From the check-in experience at Newark, the in-flight service, the ground staff in Amsterdam then again at Singapore, this was not only the longest flight of my life (literally, until the westbound leg a week later) but it was the best experience in many ways, all made possible by the excellent staff at SQ!

Meals were great and the IFE "Kris World" is as good as any (Have yet to experience the new "ICE" system on Emirates.) Props to the crew(s) on these flights and the staff at SQ! See you again in the Spring.
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:37 am

On a F9 flight from DEN to LAX, as we were lifting off of runway 25, a little girl across the isle piped up that she wanted to do that again. It made the whole flight to see a young child experience the wonders of flight.

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:48 am

March 10th I left Kunsan, South Korea on a World Airways MD-11. That was a very happy day and a great flight. We flew Kunsan to Seattle, Washington. It was a long flight, but World provided great service. The plane was only about 60% full so we had room to stretch out and the World flight attendants offered us extra meals. It was a nice and relaxing trip.

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:24 am

My best flight last year was on board PP-VBN, a vintage DC-3 that performs scenic flights over POA. Check-in was completely hassle-free and ever smiling stewardesses (not FAs) served champagne.


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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:51 am

8 September 2003.
BA 001 London Heathrow - New York Kennedy
BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde G-BOAG.


Like a previous poster, 'nuff said.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:59 am

10 June 2003.

BA 001 London Heathrow - JFK
BAC/Aerospatiate (formerly Sud-Aviation?) Concorde G-BOAG.
PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:17 am

October 2, 2003.

BA097 Toronto Pearson Intl. - New York JFK
BAC/ Aerospatiale Concorde G-BOAG
Seat 26B

The cabin crew were some of the friendliest, most professional, yet most fun that I have ever met! This last Concorde flight to leave Canada is one that I will never forget.

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:22 pm


US Airways flight from CLT-NAS. We were bumped from a PHL-NAS flight
and given first class from CLT-NAS if we gave up our seats and flew PHL-CLT.
And, it was my first flight on an A321..loved it.



Jim
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:24 pm

CO 71 AMS-EWR. Best flight I was on by far in 2003.
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:48 pm

CDG-PHL on AF A330-200, upgrade to Business Class.
Thank you Air France!
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:05 am

SQ 326 SIN-FRA on Boeing 777 9V-SVK. Great plane, great F/A´s, good food, nice wine and a great IFE system made this flight really worth while. Even though I flew business from FRA to SIN on LH 778 I think the flight back on SQ was much better !
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:21 am

Tie between CO DCA-IAH-Honolulu on 767-400ER (currently my favorite aircraft) and UA IAD-LHR-IAD on United 767-300ER
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:23 am

LYS to CDG on F-GPMI, the crew not only gave me the jumpseat but evn allowed me to use the flash while taking pictures, shoot in video mode, get up during the flight to get a better shot, etc :

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:28 am

my best flight was the Amsterdam - Barcelona flight on Iberia A320

good airplane, good service and a smooth flight to a great destination  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:30 am

Mine was my jumpseat flight in a Tu134 (Domodedovo-Kurumoch)
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:48 am

My best flight of '03 Air Tran #11 from ATL to SFO, operated by a Ryan International A320. The service in Buisness Class was not overly impressive (not too bad though), but the seats were huge and comfortable, and the view was stunning. It was the most relaxing, scenic flight i've been on in a long time.

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:57 am

Out of all my favourite flight in 2003 was:
LGW to CLT and back on US AIRWAYS Airbus A330

Envoy Class ! One word: Excellent !



Greets Patrick
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:07 am

Long haul, it was a return trip CDG-DXB-CDG in C with Emirates in FEB. Great food as usual, fantastic choice of video tapes (You have a menu with 50 movies, and the FA gives you the tape) and it was my first flight in a 777 !

Short haul: CDG-DUB-CDG with AF subsidiary Cityjet in Spt/Oct. Leather seats + hot meal on such a short flight. And I love the BAE family

LCC: My last flight with BUZZ: a BAE146 + the real coffee for a decent price

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:15 am

NWA 107
MSP-PHX, Nice F/As and it was a night flight so all the cabin lights were turned off and it was very dark and peaceful.
USAF
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:34 am

I flew quite a bit in 2003, and while the Air France flights I flew were excellent and are quite deserving of an honourable mention, the nicest flight that stands out in my mind was aboard an Air Canada A340 from YVR to YYZ last spring. My work colleague and I were upgraded to Executive Class, and the cabin crew, the cuisine, wine selection and the overall comfort were absolutely fantastic and memorable. We also got bombed on wine and Bloody Caesars. Delicious. There were only about 10 pax in the Exec cabin on that flight, which made it all the more cozy and private. Absolutely great flight.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:36 am

Jet blue from OAK to JFK

Everything you need to have a good time..

Jack and Coke, Wonderful Crew and Pink Floy Concert on PTV...

 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:41 am

The best flight I recall having this year was probably DL15 from FRA to ATL. Got a free upgrade and was looking forward to a relaxed and comfy flight but when the pilots offered me a jumpseat ride I just couldn't decline that. What a blast especially after 9/11 and heightened security threats.
Thanks again to Capt S. and FO P. for the great flight.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:01 am

Best international flight was Hong Kong to Chicago on United business class. I've done many flights to Asia in the past, but for some reason, this one gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling. After lunch with excellent wine served by senior and extremely professional FAs, I fully reclined my seat, rolled over on my side facing towards the window. Minor turbulence...which rocked me to sleep. I remember waking occasionally, looking out, scattered clouds, over Japan, Korea, Russia, Alaska, Canada...whatever the route was. Believe me, I've flown these routes before, but this one felt good.

Best domestic was also a United flight to San Diego. I was in First and ended up talking/flirting with one of the FAs. Well, we met later that evening in San Diego and well, you know.....
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:34 am

Hmm im not too sure on this one... all of my flights were pretty well average, but ill pick a weird little one that I particularly enjoyed. Horizon Air June 5 YVR-SEA- Short little hop but I adore those Dash-8s and it was a super comfy ride leaving YVR where I had my first professional conference and presentation, not to mention the social hobnobbing with my colleagues, for 5 days (and another 3 days of sightseeing and a weird trip to some outer island for sea kayaking). It was a very intense trip, and I could actually feel my stomach unwind (finally!) the further that little Dash-8 flew away from YVR haha. It definitely beat the VS, WN, BD, HP, and Buzz flights of later in the year!
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:41 am

Best flight I have been on the past year has been EWR-AMS CO70 B764. Great service, friendly FA's, good price (€278,- excl. tax round trip), excellent entertainment system, on-time. The flight from EWR to AMS was slightly better than the trip to EWR, because there were better movies on the flight back home and the seat next to me was empty.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:45 am

Best flights 03 were SQ318 SIN/LHR I bought Raffles Class space bed and was upgraded to First private suite - it was amazing. SIA is TRUELY SENSATIONAL and they deserve the fantastic reputation they have. It was a 747-400. I also thoroughly enjoyed AA248 LAX/MIA on a 777 in Business Class - also got bumped to the first suite - it was just great ! Cabin Crew service was really professional and nothing was a problem ......

Happy flying in 2004
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:50 am

For me, it was my LHR-ORD trip on BA World Traveller Plus.

This was at the end of two weeks of backpacking in Central / Eastern Europe. I was able to do this, courtesy of the famous $20 fares on BA. I flew ORD-LHR-VIE-LHR-ORD. On this flight, I had a great meal, great conversation.

Most importantly, how could I complain? I spent $5 / leg!!!

Eric
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:53 am

well... i can't pick and choose:
9/11/03... FLL-ATL on DL... my first flight since pre 9/11/01!
Also, my only flight of 2003

good pretzels (eating the same kind right now) and great service, nice and friendly! No radio, but the airmap was super!
NEXT FLIGHT: FLL-ATL-HPN on FL
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:54 am

Happy new year! For me, the flight between Amsterdam and Toronto on KLM was my best flight in 2003.
 
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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:02 am

In march last year! It was a flight from Frankfurt to Phoenix, AZ, on a Lufthansa A340-200 (Reg. D-AIBE).

Reasons:

- Got an upgrade to First Class, which was about half empty and service was really excellent
- My last flight on Lufthansa's A340-200 (and probably my last A342 flight ever, as there are not many of them around)
- My last non-stop flight to PHX at least for a while as LH dropped the route for 2004
- I liked sightseeing over PHX, Scottsdale and the superstition mountains during the A340's gentle climb through the Arizona heat
- Plane was named after my then new home town "Stuttgart"
- I had a great vacation  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Best Flight You Were On In 2003

Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:18 am

Well, difficult to tell! I had 2OUTSTANDING flights in 2003.

1. BELAVIA AN24 charter-flight with 2fly-by's; one in Berlin-Tempelhof & one in Berlin-Schönefeld for the ILA and lots of vodka  Nuts

2. ORIENT THAI B747-100 from Bangkok to Phuket with only 14Pax and 15 Crew! One of the nicest crew I have ever met!! An outstanding Aircraft and Airline...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy