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Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:43 am

Congratulations on 26 years from the 757. The plane today celebrates its 25th year in the sky. Its first flight was September 26th 1981 and entered service exactly one year later with United Airlines. The 767 which was developed alongside the 757 was the first to fly. The two were launched in 1978.

The 767 was conceived as a replacement for Boeing's commercial first jet. The 707 pioneered the jet age, but it needed replacement after over 20 years in service. The 767 had an increased range and slight increase in capacity. It was initially offered as a lower capacity 767-100 and the 767-200. The 767-200 was the only one developed as first as it was better received by the airlines. The 767 offered roughly 20% increase in effeciency over the airplane it replaced. It pioneered many new technologies and proved to be successful. It was a smaller generation of widebodies compared to the larger trijets and the 747. However it soon became the most common aircraft used on the busy Transatlantic sector and was especially popular with passengers since it features a very comfortable seven abreast layout (although on occasions it has been configured at 8 abreast), which minimizes middle seats. The biggest development of the plane was its use of ETOPS. Previously twin jets had been restricted on overwater operations, but the 767 changed that.

The 767 has had a long successful lifespan. The 767-300 was announced during the testing phase of the 767-200. The 767-300ER, which became the best selling type first flew in 1986 and became even more popular. The 767-300ER is still in production today. Late in the production cycle came the 767-400ER for the specific needs of Delta and Continental.

The 787 is currently being developed as a replacement. But the 767 has enjoyed years of successful service and is one of the safest jets ever to fly. Congratulations to all of the engineers that designed such a successful plane, and further contratulations to everyone who has worked on operating them safely.


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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:57 am

It's an inanimate object but happy birthday 767, what did you get? How does it feel to be 26?
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:03 am

Wow...already 25 years and still looks like a new bird!

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:30 am

I never really put much thought into how old the 767s are. BUt wow.. they are old. Good see that it is still in production and flying elagantly with numerous carriers Big grin

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:38 am

question
Who has the first 767 ?
my favorite new colors AV 767
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:44 am

25 years and still going strong, congratulations Boeing and the 767

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my favorite new colors AV 767

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:46 am

Still a favorite of mine to fly. Will be on one in November coming home from IAD.
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:51 am

It will be a long time before any twin engine aircraft can even come close to the reputation of the 767, for it has forever changed transatlantic travel.

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:00 am

Congratulations to Boeing on this fine achievement. Hopefully the B767 will manage to break the 1,000 frames mark.



For the best looking B767 around my vote goes to LAN.

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 4):
question
Who has the first 767 ?

First one was delivered to United Airlines in August 1982 at the United Airlines maintenance base in San Francisco. I first flew on one in November 1982, ORD-SFO. Remember the flight to this day, and that "new plane smell" LOL.

All of UA's 767-200s have now left the fleet, sadly.  Sad
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:49 am

I love flying on those 767s. I think they are a sweet ride.

Quoting WINGS (Reply 8):
For the best looking B767 around my vote goes to LAN.

Totally agreed.
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:04 am

Happy Birthday indeed. I've always liked the cabin layout, 2-3-2 is about ideal. The 787 is a step backwards in that regard.
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:41 am

I believe I've flown on a 767 once when I was a kid. I just can't remember where to, but it had to be CO. All I can remember was that we were flying domestic and I was in the center seat of the center group of seats. So that would have to make it a 767-200. (I don't there are many -400s on domestic routes)
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:37 am

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 12):
I believe I've flown on a 767 once when I was a kid. I just can't remember where to, but it had to be CO. All I can remember was that we were flying domestic and I was in the center seat of the center group of seats. So that would have to make it a 767-200. (I don't there are many -400s on domestic routes)

Continental has pretty much the newest 767 fleet. The plane was a late entry in to their fleet. They first ordered them in 1998 if I remember correctly, so if you were just a kid, you might have flown some other airline. Delta has flown 767s domestically for many years. The have a huge 767 fleet.
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:00 am

20.03.89 LGW CLT Piedmont PI1161 767-200ER GE N650US
17.04.89 CLT LGW Piedmont PI1160 767-200ER GE N646US
12.02.95 ATL MIA Delta DL373 767-300 GE N139DL
08.08.95 KIX AKL Air New Zealand NZ032 767-300ER GE ZK-NCH
26.03.97 BOS CLT USAir US817 767-200ER GE N654US
01.08.97 ATL ZRH Delta DL66 767-300ER PW N183DN
20.12.98 MUC ATL Delta DL131 767-300ER PW N188DN
02.08.99 ZRH ATL Delta DL67 767-300ER PW N175DN
04.12.00 MEL SYD Ansett AN18 767-200 GE VH-RMG
01.02.02 DAR AMS KLM KL571 767-300ER GE PH-BZE
26.02.02 AMS DAR KLM KL571 767-300ER GE PH-BZM
28.09.03 DAR LHR British Airways BA046 767-300ER RR G-BNWV
06.10.03 LHR DAR British Airways BA047 767-300ER RR G-BNWN
04.03.05 NBO BOM Kenya Airways KQ200 767-300ER GE 5Y-KQW
10.03.05 BOM NBO Kenya Airways KQ201 767-300ER GE 5Y-KQV

I just checked. Fifteen 767 flights in 17 years. It has never been my favourite plane from the outside (it's bland, anonymous) but I've always enjoyed my flights on 767s (except for a very disappointing experience in KLM Business Class) and Munich-Atlanta on Delta (also in C) was one of my best flights ever.

With all due respect to the even older A300, it was really the 767 that brought in the age of long-haul flights on twins. Quite a classic, I'd say.
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:13 am

Happy birthday, 767! Millions of passengers have flown on your wings.  Smile Oh, the stories you could tell!

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting PM (Reply 14):
With all due respect to the even older A300, it was really the 767 that brought in the age of long-haul flights on twins. Quite a classic, I'd say.

I take it the A300, first flown in 1972, was not as popular as the 767 has become? Was that bird more successful as a freighter? I see more A300s used by cargo airlines, i.e: UPS. AA has some pax A300s tho...
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:21 am

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 16):
I take it the A300, first flown in 1972, was not as popular as the 767 has become?

They weren't really designed to do the same job. The original A300 was a short to medium-range airliner. The 767, from the start, was designed to include long-range models and that is where it has really succeeded. Airbus attempted to catch up with the A310 and the A300-600 but they were never really in the same league. On the other hand, outside the USA, the A300 was the more popular short-haul people mover.

Overall, the 767 has outsold the combined A300/A310 total but not by a huge amount. Honours are pretty evem I'd say. Especially considering that the A300 was Airbus's first model and they had to create a market presence that Boeing already had.
 
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:40 am

Quoting PM (Reply 17):
They weren't really designed to do the same job. The original A300 was a short to medium-range airliner.

Not to mention, high-density short-to-medium range routes. Wasn't the plane designed to carry 220-260 pax some 2,000 miles or so?

Quoting PM (Reply 17):
The 767, from the start, was designed to include long-range models and that is where it has really succeeded. Airbus attempted to catch up with the A310 and the A300-600 but they were never really in the same league.

Yeah, I never even heard of the A310 program until I read about it in an aviation book I received when I was about 10 or 11.

Quoting PM (Reply 17):
Overall, the 767 has outsold the combined A300/A310 total but not by a huge amount. Honours are pretty evem I'd say. Especially considering that the A300 was Airbus's first model and they had to create a market presence that Boeing already had.

So I take it Airbus came about in the late 1960s (at least in the commercial aviation sector) with the launch of their A300 program - ballpark year 1968 or so? Boeing had already become well-established at that point with their successful 707 and 727 programs. The 737 was just getting started after first delivery to Lufthansa, and the 747 was about to have its first flight, before delivery to PanAm in 1970 I believe.

The way it appears, Airbus really hit the jackpot with the A320 program in the 1980s, while its widebodies didn't sell as well as the Boeing widebodies. Am I logical in this assumption, or is this a bunch of rubbish?
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:57 am

Happy Birthday 767! Just last week I unearthed a few pictures I'd taken on the flight deck of a CP 763 in the early 90's. Mind you, this was back in the day when you could actually visit the cockpit inflight.

I must say, I never found the 767 all that spectacular until I looked back on the impact it had during the past 25 years. Along with the 757, it was nothing short of revolutionary. It's had a good history, and will have a good future. Rest assured, this bird will continue to serve well into the 21st century.  Smile
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:08 pm

I rode on TW 762ER to MCO via STL from PIT. It was a good flight. I believe i've been on US 762ER from MCO-PHL. What a wonderful plane. Happy Birthday 767. Whats the oldest one flying?

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:30 pm

The 767-400ER is my second favorite plane to the L-1011. hence it literally replaced the Tristars with Delta.

I flew First class on 767-432ERs several times, to places such as ATL, LAS,
LAX, HNL etc.

I have flown on the following 767s in the past years, I may be on a JL 767-300
next week depending if I have to be bumped and end up going home via NRT.

BR 767-200, -300
DL 767-200, -300, 300ER, -400ER
TW 767-200ER, -300ER
OZ 767-300
AA 767-200

I almost lost my mind forgetting the AA one, I may have missed
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:42 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 13):
Continental has pretty much the newest 767 fleet. The plane was a late entry in to their fleet. They first ordered them in 1998 if I remember correctly, so if you were just a kid, you might have flown some other airline. Delta has flown 767s domestically for many years. The have a huge 767 fleet.

In '98 I was 10, so I guess it could be possible. I'm only 18, so I guess you could say I'm still a kid.  Smile I'm pretty sure it was CO, as the only time I flew Delta was to Florida (Delta Shuttle)

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:46 pm

Here's to the only widebody twin I've ever flown in my life. Happy 25th, Boeing 767!

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Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:52 pm

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 18):
So I take it Airbus came about in the late 1960s (at least in the commercial aviation sector) with the launch of their A300 program - ballpark year 1968 or so?

The origins of Airbus (and the A300) certainly go back to the '60s but the plane first flew in 1972 and wasn't really in service much before the middle of the '70s. In fact it sold only very slowly at first.

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 18):
The way it appears, Airbus really hit the jackpot with the A320 program in the 1980s, while its widebodies didn't sell as well as the Boeing widebodies. Am I logical in this assumption, or is this a bunch of rubbish?

There's a lot of truth in that though neither the A300 nor the A330 can be considered "failures". In fact, along the A310/A300/767/A330/777 continuum, it's a little hard to know which models to compare with which to find 'winners' and 'losers'.
 
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:28 pm

I remember when the project was launched, My friend gave
me a poster of the planes which he received from his uncle who
worked for Boeing at the time.

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:14 pm

Def a good track record.Congrats.
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:06 pm

Interesting topic!
The Boeing 767 may not be the first widebody twinjet, first was the Airbus A300, but it was the first US built widebody twinjet and the first twinjet that was approved for overwater operations ETOPS (Extended Twin engine range OPerationS). Since the early 90's, the majority of transatlantic flights are flown with the 767, a fuel efficient aicraft compared to the larger 747, DC-10 and L-1011 which were flown across the pond until the late 90's. It is Boeing's answer to the Airbus A300/A310.
When the A330 came out in the mid 90's, sales of the B767 began to go down because the A330 has the advantage of a greater cargo capacity, but the 767 still remained the aircraft utilized the most on transatlantic travel. Folks, this is not a A vs B argument, I like both the A and the B products for what they are, this thead is an anniversary celebration.
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:41 pm

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to the 767  birthday ! The best 767 combination IMHO is QANTAS's VH-ZX- series (The Falcons), which are 763 airframes powered by RR RB211-524H's. There is just something about the short, chunky shape of the RR that perfectly matches the 763 airframe. The 767 is a nice aircraft to work on, even if things can become a little cramped  boxedin . You gotta be real careful to twist the fuel pumps properly on removal, otherwise you get a nice Jet A1 shower!

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Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:48 pm

Just look at my user name!

Have flown on:

Air New Zealand: 762 & 763

Qantas: ditto

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:22 pm

I still remember, that February day '98, when I made my first 767 flight. It was in Business with SK, from ORD to ARN. Back in those days it was still great service. Ohyeah, I'll never forget.


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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:22 am

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Happy Birthday 767. Whats the oldest one flying?

An interesting question MCOflyer. The oldest one flying at AC is C-GAUN Fin# 604.


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We keep saying year after year that she will be retired, but she's still scooting around domestics! It is one of only two non-ER 767's still flying at our airline, the other being C-GPWB/672, delivered new to Pacific Western in '83, just 5 numbers down the assembly line from ol' GAUN up above.


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Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting PM (Reply 24):
There's a lot of truth in that though neither the A300 nor the A330 can be considered "failures". In fact, along the A310/A300/767/A330/777 continuum, it's a little hard to know which models to compare with which to find 'winners' and 'losers'.

Oh, no... I wasn't implying that the A300/A310 and other Airbus Widebodies were failures... They did sell widebody aircraft and well, but not as well as say the Boeing 767 or 777. Weren't the 777 and the A340 to compete against one another, IIRC? The A330 is quite successful. Airbus continues to see orders for that bird, particularly from NW and I think US (for an A332 a few months back as they try to expand their transatlantic service from PHL), and NW is looking to improve its longhaul product as well, especially since I believe that NW is retiring their DC10/MD11 after this year or early next year.

I think Air Canada is ordering more A330 aircraft for their longhaul services if I am not mistaken. I don't think I can name all the airlines who are going with A330 aircraft... OHH, Lufthansa I believe is going to place an order for them if they haven't already...
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 33):
I think Air Canada is ordering more A330 aircraft for their longhaul services if I am not mistaken.

The 330's we have will remain for a while in the fleet, but are already slated for replacement by the 777's and 787's that are on order, with no new orders forthcoming. That won't be for a while though, proof of that being that we are retrofitting the 330's with the new seats and IFE. The 330 interior conversion will be completed by the end of 2007. It is possible that the 330's will stay well into 787 introduction.
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:48 am

Quoting Cessnapimp (Reply 34):
The 330's we have will remain for a while in the fleet, but are already slated for replacement by the 777's and 787's that are on order, with no new orders forthcoming. That won't be for a while though, proof of that being that we are retrofitting the 330's with the new seats and IFE. The 330 interior conversion will be completed by the end of 2007. It is possible that the 330's will stay well into 787 introduction.

Oh, then I don't know why I thought they were taking more A330 aircraft...
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:02 am

Quoting Cessnapimp (Reply 32):
An interesting question MCOflyer. The oldest one flying at AC is C-GAUN Fin# 604.


Actually, according to airfleets and the photo database, AC has a 762 older than the "Gimli Glider", C-FVNM. C-FVNM was line number 18 and first flew in November 1982, C-GAUN didn't have it's first flight until March 1983.

The photo database has C-FVNM last seen in the middle of August 2006, so unless it was retired in the last month, I would say it's the oldest still flying.
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting 777STL (Reply 36):
Actually, according to airfleets and the photo database, AC has a 762 older than the "Gimli Glider", C-FVNM. C-FVNM was line number 18 and first flew in November 1982, C-GAUN didn't have it's first flight until March 1983.

Wow! I had no idea that FVNM was actually older than GAUN! Very interesting. FVNM was one of the planes AC brought back from the dead in 2003 after nearly 2 years in storage.
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:43 am

Happy Birthday 767 Although I have not flown on the 767 yet... I hope too soon. I must say that I have always admired Delta Employees for their 767 the Spirt of Delta!

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freedom747
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:16 pm

What a gem!! But even more so, is realizing the rich history that so many employees' has experienced working these wide-bodied jewels. The tradition is along the same lines as the B-747-100 is the early years. I still luv them.
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:26 pm

The Ansett special 3 pilot B767 needs a mention.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...7961&next_id=0502235&tbl=AIRLINERS
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:30 pm

I have flown the 767-300 and 767-400 but I still need to take a 767-200 flight. Which airlines are still operating the 200 here in the US and on what routes?
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:53 pm

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 41):
Which airlines are still operating the 200 here in the US and on what routes?

US Airways... PHL-CLT I believe...
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da man
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:09 am

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 41):
Which airlines are still operating the 200 here in the US and on what routes?

AA does some transcons from JFK to LAX with the 200
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:28 am

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 41):
Which airlines are still operating the 200 here in the US and on what routes?

CO, US, and AA. AA's are strictly transcons, east coast to west coast. US's and CO's run international routes as well.

AA's are some of the oldest, CO's are relatively young.
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:53 am

Congrats to the B767 on its 25 years!! I fly the B767 at least 4 times a year, so I like them very much (although to be honest, I prefer the A330, however it is not available in most of the routes I fly)...
Anyways, this past summer, my brother (who had never flown the B767 or the B777) took UA to Europe.... in the way there he was on a B777 and in the way back he was in the B767..... To my surprise, he just loved the B767 a lot more than the B777.... he said the B777 was noisy, cramped (not that it was full, but he hated the layout) and he even said that it was one of the best ride he has ever taken across the pond....
Happy 25th year!
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:27 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):
It's an inanimate object but happy birthday 767, what did you get?

Yeah... Happy Birthday! You're being replaced! lol j/k

One of my favorite aircraft... the first time i saw a 767-400 it was a Delta @ Detroit with its nose RIGHT next to the terminal windows. I thought it was a 777 (cause i couldn't see the whole plane, just the nose/cockpit). When i watched it get pushed back i was stunned at how huge of an aircraft it really was.

767... The most comfortable airliner ever.

Quoting WINGS (Reply 8):
For the best looking B767 around my vote goes to LAN.

Agreed 100%. A close second is AA, Third goes to JAL (personal preference i guess).

Quoting WINGS (Reply 8):
Hopefully the B767 will manage to break the 1,000 frames mark.

Well... that COULD happen. There is some mystery (not UFO's) customer with a customer setup being done for a undisclosed amount of 767's. This is not a rumor and i know of at least one other person on here that could verify this as he is involved, but probably can't say anything.
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:11 am

I too have always loved the 767 and try to get one every time I fly.

Some of my favorite moments re: 767:

Hawaiian Airlines 2004: Flew Hawaiian's new nonstop service from SAN to HNL on a 767 that had been outfitted with the new interior. What a pleasure traveling on that plane.

The week I spent in HNL, I often looked up from the beach I was parked at, to find Hawaiian's fleet of 767 gliding gracefully over diamond head toward the airport one after the other every hour or so. What a wonderful sight!

LHR to ATH 1995: We flew BA 747 from LAX to LHR then had an eleven hour lay over in London. We ditched our bags, took the tube into London for a great day of sightseeing and pub visiting, before returning for our 11:00 p.m. flight to Athens. Only 30 or so passengers on the midnight flight. My partner and I each had a row to ourselves and the entire back of the plane. The cabin attendants turned off the interior lights for us. I woke in a darkened cabin to find a full moon shining through the windows. I scooted over to a window and watched a sleeping Europe pass under us as we sailed through that silver light. Magic!

ATL to FCO 2005: Delta whisked us to Rome. The plane was stuffed to the gills and I realized the true extent of the obesity problem widely reported in the US media. Every passenger seemed at least 20-30lbs overweight! That poor plane lumbered down the runway. It seemed we lifted off with much groaning and hesitation just as the end of the runway slipped under our windows. The plane shook and rattled trying to get all those heifers in the air. It was quite an achievement. I thought to myself, as heavy as we all are on this plane, we're going to Italy! We'll all be 20lbs heavier on the return flight!

Just some of the memories thanks to the wonderful 767. Thanks Boeing!
 
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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:31 am

Happy Birthday 767! I just had my first flight on her this month. HA SAN-HNL on a 763. Beautiful A/C. Here's to many more safe and happy flights  champagne 

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RE: Happy 25th Birthday To The Boeing 767

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:37 am

Going back to the US Airways 767, I cannot get over how frigging CLOSE I was to seeing the interior of one of those birds at PIT... I was about 9 or 10 and just hanging around the Airside Terminal with my mom, and I stood against the window looking at this massive plane wondering what type it was. The next thing I know, this gentleman, I guess an employee for US, approached and indicated that it was a 767, and rattled off all of this other information about the planes, what they do, etc... Then he said that he was going to try and see if we could have had a peak inside...

Well... you all know what the response to that was, right...  frown 

I am thinking of going to London some time within the next year or so with my one former professor from college. He has this class on London where he takes a group of students on this ten day trip and shows us around London. He also has "tag-alongs" who just go out to look at london with out getting any course credits (registering for the class) just to essentially see the city of London. I sooooo want to do that! I would love to check out London, as well as fly on a widebody aircraft. I doubt that I will be on a 767. It will likely be either a T7, or a 747 operated by BA, since that's what they fly out of PHL... I know that US flies the 767 and A330, I believe, to London, but that goes to LGW. My professor doesn't flying into there given its proximity to London University, their residence for those ten days...
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