TWA717_200
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Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sat Mar 04, 2000 11:57 am

This one question is actually two.

First, ever been on a TYPE's maiden flight? Example: BA 777 flight from London to D.C., 6/95.

Second, any single aircraft's first flight after delivery to an airline? Example: Yesterday, first flight of first 717 delivered to TWA, STL-DFW.

Closest I came was a 2 week old MD-83 on TWA in July. Smelled new. Cool.
 
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RE: Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sat Mar 04, 2000 2:03 pm

i flew on two delivery aircraft belonging to Qantas.

both flights operated from Vancouver non-stop to sydney after the aircraft was ferried up to YVR from boeing field.

the seats are sold on a cost recovery basis only.

full service from First through to economy was offered.

my two reg's were VH-OJL and VH-OJO, 744!

this was in the early nineties and i am not sure if this practice continues. it was done to offset the cost of transporting the plane down under.
 
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RE: Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sat Mar 04, 2000 2:12 pm

I was on the 3 revenue flight (1st domestic flight) of N799UA, a United B777-222ER.
 
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RE: Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sat Mar 04, 2000 2:13 pm

I was on the first Delta 777-232 domestic flight from ALT-MCO. N860DA.
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sat Mar 04, 2000 5:02 pm

I flew ORD-SAN on the maiden flight of a 737-800 last semester on American. The captain made a special announcement.
 
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RE: Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sat Mar 04, 2000 5:22 pm

I flew on the first revenue flight of BA 767-300ER G-BNWY on 15 May 1996 from London Heathrow to Stockholm. I flew on a two-week old 777-300 on Cathay Pacfic in 13 Oct 99 from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong. The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
TWA717_200
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RE: Ever Been On An A/C's First Revenue Flight? (more)

Sun Mar 05, 2000 1:29 pm

Must be really cool. Thanks for sharing stories.