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What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 4:46 am

When you think about the flight you wish you would make tomorrow: were would you go, which airline and which aircraft would you choose ?
Mine would be a Lufthansa A340 flight to Hong-Kong, to escape the cold and grey weather here in Germany for a while and enjoy some fine asian cuisine....
 
Matt D
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 5:15 am

My tastes are a little more simple. I'd like to be on a Continental 757 going to New York (via Newark) to visit my friends back there, do photo shoots at LGA, EWR, and PHL, eat some Genarros pizza on Staten Island, and go to the clubs at night and admire the beautiful women of New York.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 5:59 am

Mine is rather luxurious, that is why it is called dream...
1. SQ 747-400 on First Class from JFK to SIN via FRA (just a layover nothing more!) and than travel through out Asia using SQ and CX
2. AF B747-400 on "Espace 180" from GDG-PPT (via LAX) for an amaizing week in Bora Bora, French Polynasia

How about that????
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:05 am

1st class all the way:

ROC (Rochester, NY) - EWR (US Airways F-100)
EWR - FRA (Lufthansa A340)
FRA - Berlin-Tegel (CRJ)

And I'd never, EVER come back!
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:27 am

I would like to fly on UAL 747-400 Service from ORD to Hong Kong first class. It would be cool.
"Bangkok Tower, United 890 Heavy. Bangkok Tower, United 890 Heavy.....Okay, fine, we'll just turn 190 and Visual Our Way
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:49 am

Hmmm...hands down I'd be off to Paris. Nothing can really compare to Ville Lumiere. Of course, United's 777 SFO-CDG service wouldn't be a bad way to start the trip. The missus and I would stay in a beautiful apartment in the St. Germain area, hit the food markets in the morning, the art museums in the afternoon, linger over coffee in the evening and do the after hours clubs in the wee hours. Plus, CDG is such a cool airport. The escalators you take to the gates are quite bizarre, something straight out of Logan's Run. This dream will likely come true in the fall.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:51 am

I would like to fly to Windhoek on Air Namibia´s 747SP, and further on some turboprops around Namibia and Botswana.
Lenni
 
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RE: OnTheFly

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:55 am

You're comment about the CDG escalators brought back memories. I remember travelling up the blender to my gat in '87. I learned that you shouldn't ascend a level too far, as the only apparent way down is to exit to the parking garage and wander around the giant donut a couple of times before you can re-enter on your floor. The flight I was boarding was strange, too- an Air Canada 747 from Paris to Munich. It was a weird summer.  
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 7:00 am

Cgn, you are playing dirty! It´s unfair to pick just one dream flight....  
Let me see...
I am not considering if certain airline operates with a certain aircraft (e.g.: varig doesn´t have L-1011s), range and flight autonomy.
Since I live in Porto Alegre (POA), I will start my flights with my home airport:

1st: POA-GRU-MUC (Munich) to visit a guy I met on Internet. He lives in Munich and his name is Kai... i love him very much   I would fly with Varig´s 747-400 all the way!

2nd: POA-GRU-LAX to visit my cousin and I would extend this trip to SAN to spot on a friend´s roof (I did that before and it was amazing) United Airlines 747-400

3rd: POA-GRU-LAX-KIX-HKG
Kansai Airport must be huge! I would love to see it someday... Kai Tak (if it was still alive) would be a must-stop airport to take LOTS of pictures and enjoy some of the cool asian culture...  
between KIX and HKG I would love to fly on a L-1011

4th: POA-GIG-LHR-CDG-BCN
I would love to visit London, Paris and make a stop in Barcelona, the city of my dreams... flights between LHR-CDG and BCN would be made with... Connie  

5th: POA-EZE-SCL-JFK-BOS-ORD-LAX-SAN-SFO
Buenos Aires because it´s one of the coolest cities in South America. Santiago de Chile with a stop in Valle Nevado to SNOWBOARDING!!! Varig 737-700
New York, Chicago and Boston: do I need to say?  
LAX and SAN: to spot  
SFO: I always wanted to see San Francisco, but when I was in LA, we couldn´t go to SF cuz my parents wanted to see the San Diego Zoo... go figure...

6th- POA-GIG-LHR-MUC-KEF (Reykjavik)-LPA (Las Palmas)
This one I would go with Kai... He loves Iceland   Then we would go to Canary Islands because it´s a beautiful place  

If I ever come with more dream trips, I´ll post them  
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 8:44 am

Somewhere in southern Africa or either Australia would be nice, I don´t care too much about the airline but I´d like to make my first experience with a B777.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 8:57 am

YVR-HNL-SYD. That's where I'd want to go. First, a Canadian Airlines 767-300ER, then change to a Qantas 747-400 in HNL and then it's off to SYD! I have relatives in SYD, and I can't seem to get ENOUGH of Australia. I'd like to see Melbourne and Tasmania this time. Last time I went downunder, my brother and I flew to Cairns from YQU via YYC,YVR,HNL and SYD. Rainforests meets the Great Barrier Reef - wonderful! That was in 1993.

I'd also like to go on a CX A340-300 from YVR to CLK and experience Hong Kong!
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 9:21 am

Pushing back on a British Midland A321 at LHR on Monday last I saw Concorde taking off.This to me would be my dream flight over to JFK.I saw Concorde at Dublin in 1983 when it came on its first visit.Failing that I would fly first class to Australia with Singapore.Failing that the chance to fly on either a 707 or BAC111 having never flown on either.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 10:53 am

Mine would be an All Nippon Airways 777 flight to Seattle in first class. I 'd like to see the sights there, Space Needle, Mt. Rainer, the city, the mountains...
(There's really NO All Nippon Airways flight from Wichita to Seattle, but I put ANA because I can say any airline. In fact ANA does NOT serve Wichita, Kansas. And Wichita doesn't have scheduled 777 service to and from it. But, I can choose any plane and airline, right? 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 12:39 pm

CONCORDE ROUND TRIP TO BARBADOS!!!! YEAH!!! All the champagne, caviar, lobster and rich desserts I can handle cruising at 60,000 feet...and the amazing tropical beauty of Barbados for a couple weeks or so.  
 
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My Flight Plan :)

Thu Feb 03, 2000 12:57 pm

I would like to start my Dream flight from DCA going to JFK on Pan Am Express DHC-7 then after few drinks at JFK I would hit the road to WAW on Pan Am Boeing 707  
After nice long vacations in Poland I would go back to Washington DC from WAW to LHR on BOAC Bristol Britannia 312, then at LHR I would catch flight on British Airways Boeing 707 back to JFK. From JFK I wouldnt go straight to DCA, first I would take Eastern L-1011 to MIA   and then jump on Air Florida's B727-200 and fly to DCA.

Well it supposed to be a dream flight hehehe

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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 2:41 pm

SFO-JFK-LHR-HKG-SYD-HNL-LAX-SJC

A trip around the world! First off starting at SFO, I would fly a United 777 to JFK. I would have some New York style pizza there. Then a British Airways 747-400 from JFK to LHR on the upper deck. I would like to visit the Eiffel tower. Then from LHR to HKG on a Cathay Pacific A330. There I would take a tour of the city and visit the hills for a great view of Kowloon. Then I would fly from HKG to SYD on an Air New Zealand 747-400 upper deck. There I would visit the beautiful city and go scuba diving. Then I would fly from SYD to HNL on a Continental 777 (Preferabally "The Max"). There I would lay down on the beaches and relax. Then I would fly onward to LAX on a Virgin Atlantic A340. At LAX I would take some photos. After that, I would fly back home to SJC on a Southwest 737-700.
That would be my dream flight(s).
All of the flights would be first class of course. I would spend have of the flight in my first class seat and then the other half in the best seat on the plane, the jumpseat, where I would have conversations with the pilots.

-WiL SW737
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 4:55 pm

It would have to be Christchurch NZ to LAX to catch up with friends, on to London then to Paris and back to NZ via Hong Kong. All on my very own (private) Boeing 747-400!
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:42 pm

On a large scale :
AF 744 LAX-CDG

On a small scale:
DL 722 LAX-SLC

The 727 is my favorite aircraft. It gives me the most impressive "feel" during flight.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Thu Feb 03, 2000 6:57 pm

here are some pictures to go with my post:


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two 727's in this picture  
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Fri Feb 04, 2000 5:07 am

Why not jump on Thais amasing 747-300 for a flight from cph-bkk in Tahiland.

Or what about a ba 741 flight.

Give me an old aircraft and I'll be very happy

Ps: I has always been dreaming ona flight with alaska airlines

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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Fri Feb 04, 2000 5:37 am

I would fly to Atlanta on a 738 from Richmond then spend the night there to rest cause a week ago I flew to Munich from cvg-jfk on Deltas business elite and just came back. Then I would fly to Lax on a Delta L1011, then off to Sydney on a Quantas 747-400 spend some time there snorkeling etc. and come back.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Sat Feb 05, 2000 3:37 am

Concorde baby!

JFK to CDG or LHR, then take the tunnel train across the English Channel to see the other side.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Sat Feb 05, 2000 4:50 am

Oh man... Right now I'd fly just about anywhere to get away from the cold, yet damp Helsinki, THE worst place on earth during most of winter (raw wind straight from the baltic sea, where the peninsula that is downtown Helsinki protrudes, making it slush-one-day-icy-streets-the-other-running-noses-all-the-time hell until the damn sea freezes up, after which it's just plain cold until March)

But, given any choice, I'd probably get a Concorde across the pond. A long-haul on an SQ, CX, NZ, EK or even UA first class or upper deck 747 would be more than welcome as well. Or, if the grand olds, the 707 or DC8, is still used in passenger service somewhere, ANYWHERE, I'd go for one of those.

- Hagi / EFHK, unpleasant at the moment
 
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Hagi & Helsinki

Sat Feb 05, 2000 7:23 am

I disagree... a bit. While this year hasn't been that great, last year kicked ass (even in Helsinki). Haven't seen that much snow for ages. And besides, I'm in Sipoo right now, where it's NOT above zero C, so the snow is nice and frozen :-)

And to stay on topic, the flight I would choose is AY005 HEL-JFK (Finnair MD-11). Just have to get on that one some day...
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Sat Feb 05, 2000 9:07 am

Well, I have three nominations. First, BA's Concorde from JFK to LHR. Just to experience that. Second, flying the Lockheed L188 Electra on Reeve Aleutian. I say that because my father used to fly as flight engineer on those aircraft, but I have never been on one. My third, and probably my favourite would be to fly on Air Canada's Lockheed L10A Electra, CF-TCC. This is the 1937 vintage aircraft AC started out with, which is still flying for promotional purposes, and for charity work.
 
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RE: What Would Be Your Dream-flight For Tomorrow?

Sat Feb 05, 2000 9:34 am

good choice CGN....

i would take either:

1) Qantas day flight to SYD ex. LAX

2) SQ from LAX to SIN

3) and LH from YVR to FRA (i will add to the wet by drowning in german beer when i get there)

All flights will be in F-Class only!