missourifarmer
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I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:10 am

Hello all,

First, I would like to say this is my first forum post but have been an avid reader of Airliners.net forums for the last year and a half.

I am located in Kansas City, Missouri and love our small International airport (MCI). The only problem is, being located in the middle of the country, all domestic flights out of MCI to anywhere in the U.S. are relatively short and flown by twin engine, single isle aircraft. I have flown a total of 43 domestic flights to 15 different airports and the largest aircraft that I have ever flown on was the 757-200 (UA flight from MCI to DEN). My dream is to ultimately fly on a 747, 777, A380 or A340, but I would settle for a ride on an 767, A330 or any other wide body aircraft. I don't have my passport nor the cash to fly an over seas or out of country trip. Should I just call an airline that flies widebody aircraft on the telephone to see if they fly any domestic trips? Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! Thanks

Dave
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:15 am



Quoting Missourifarmer (Thread starter):
n the middle of the country, all domestic flights out of MCI to anywhere in the U.S. are relatively short and flown by twin engine, single isle aircraft. I have flown a total of 43 domestic flights to 15 different airports and the largest aircraft that I have ever flown on was the 757-200 (UA flight from MCI to DEN). My dream is to ultimately fly on a 747, 777, A380 or A340, but I would settle for a ride on an 767, A330 or any other wide body aircraft. I don't have my passport nor the cash to fly an over seas or out of country trip. Should I just call an airline that flies widebody aircraft on the telephone to see if they fly any domestic trips? Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! Thanks

UA flies its 767 and 777(I think), between its hubs during busy periods. AA flies their 777 on ORD-DFW and MIA-DFW. DL flies the 767s between ATL and the west coast and to major buisness markets, CO flies their widebodies(767, 777) mainly between IAH and EWR.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:19 am

Well, although I certainly would suggest getting a passport and saving money for an overseas trip (not only for flying on a widebody, it also helps to broaden one's perspective to the world if one actually sees other parts of it. I certainly can tell about that  Smile), there are quite a lot of carriers which still run widebodies domestically on certain routes...

there's DL with their 767 flights SLC-ATL, SLC-HNL, LAX-HNL, ATL-HNL, ATL-MCO and ATL-JFK and ATL-LAX on the 777 to start with. Hawaiian has quite a number of 767s as well which they run between the west coast and HNL mainly, IIRC. I think there's also UA having a few widebody domestic flights (stuff like LAX-ORD). Not too sure about NW, but they might have something like SEA-MSP or SEA-DTW on a A330... so there's plenty of opportunity.

But still: flying intercontinentally is a totally different experience - certainly something not to be missed, IMHO.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:20 am

Delta offers many domestic widebody fights ... in fact, I just booked one for my father - TPA-ATL (for $195) on a 767-400ER, which is Internationally configured and has seat-back TVs. There are lots of DL 767s thrown on the ATL-West Coast routes, and there's even a 777 that flies between ATL and JFK.

I know US also flies 767s around the States, and probably some other airlines as well. Just look around on different airlines' flight schedules - there are plenty of widebodies still doing relatively short flights.


edit: looks like COERJ145 and Haggis79 beat me to it!  Wink
Oh, and welcome to the forums.

[Edited 2007-11-21 19:22:50]
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:21 am

Your best bet would be AA, MCI-ORD-xxx. You could go to MIA, DFW, LAX, etc.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:32 am

First off, Dave, welcome to a.net! We're glad to have you!!!!  Smile

You missed out back when AA flew 763s from DFW-MCI not too long ago. I think AA did maintenance on them up there. I would say this was probably 4-5 years ago. I believe it was a continuation of AA 79 from LGW-DFW.

Secondly, there are many, many widebody opportunities in the States.

For example:

AA flies a 777 between DFW-ORD. 1 daily as a stopover for Heathrow. I believe it's now AA 86 DFW-ORD-LHR. The return in AA 67 LHR-ORD-DFW.

AA also flies 777s between DFW-MIA and back, as well as 1 daily between LAX-MIA.

AA also flies numerous 767s domestically, including DFW-LAX, ORD-LAX (IIRC), ORD-MIA, DFW-MIA, LAX-JFK, SFO-JFK, and JFK-MIA.

AA flies the A300 between JFK-MIA.

United also offers many widebody opportunities domestically.

777s are rampant between DEN-IAD/SFO/ORD.

For example, today (Nov. 21st), there were:

4 777s, 2 767s between DEN-ORD
1 777, 1 763 between DEN-SFO
1 777 between DEN-IAD

4 763s between IAD-ORD
1 777, 1 763 between IAD-LAX
3 763s between IAD-SFO.

2 777s, 2 763s between ORD-SFO
2 763s between ORD-LAX

Delta, as well, offers lots of widebody opportunities out of ATL (also for today)

4 763s, 4 764s, 1 777 between ATL-LAX
4 763s, 3 764s between ATL-MCO
1 763 between ATL-LGA
2 763s, 1 777 between ATL-JFK
1 763, 2 764s between ATL-FLL
2 764s between ATL-SLC
2 763s between ATL-JAX
2 764s between ATL-TPA
3 763s between ATL-SAN
2 763s between ATL-SEA
3 763s between ATL-SFO

Good luck finding one! They're not that hard to come by!!! Just gotta know where to look. I highly recommend going to the airlines' websites and downloading their electronic timetable. You'll know where to look after you look through them.

Cheers,
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missourifarmer
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:37 am



Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 2):
Well, although I certainly would suggest getting a passport and saving money for an overseas trip (not only for flying on a widebody, it also helps to broaden one's perspective to the world if one actually sees other parts of it. I certainly can tell about that

I do plan on eventually traveling to other countries but that will probably have to wait till my newborn son is old enough to enjoy the family vacations!!!  Smile

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 3):
Delta offers many domestic widebody fights ... in fact, I just booked one for my father - TPA-ATL (for $195) on a 767-400ER

I had no idea airlines flew large aircraft such short distance like this in the U.S.! Are those flights usually full?
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:43 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 5):
Just gotta know where to look. I highly recommend going to the airlines' websites and downloading their electronic timetable

Thanks so much! I was going to ask you if there was a web site that showed you the information you just gave me! I will go to Delta, AA and United and download their timetables now.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 7):
Thanks so much! I was going to ask you if there was a web site that showed you the information you just gave me! I will go to Delta, AA and United and download their timetables now.

You're most welcome!

Dave,

If you were interesting in just doing like a daytrip, any itinerary MCI-DFW-ORD-DFW-MCI could get you two 777s in one day. I searched a random weekday in February and came up with a fare of $396. If you just wanted to do one, you could do MCI-DFW-ORD-MCI for $293.

Good luck!

Cheers,
Cameron

Now the real question is, are you a Kansas fan or Missouri fan this weekend?  Wink

[Edited 2007-11-21 19:53:50]
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:58 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 8):
Now the real question is, are you a Kansas fan or Missouri fan this weekend?

KU. If I said MU my wife would start throwin stuff at me. She works for KU!!!  duck 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:00 am



Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 9):
KU. If I said MU my wife would start throwin stuff at me. She works for KU!!! duck

What kind of proper Missourian are you?  Wink
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:25 am

I remember seeing a TW L-1011 at MCI in the mid 90's, those were the days... but I digress. Personally, I would do MCI-ORD-DEN/DFW, with UA and AA respectively. This will guarantee either a 777 or 767. You could knock off two types by doing a ORD-DEN-ORD roundtrip, 777 one way, 767 the other. By chance, I was able to catch a brand new 772 on a DEN-ORD leg, connecting from TUS in 2000. Let me tell you, it's quite a ride and it beats a 752!
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:36 am

So who was the last operator of domestic B747 in the US? DC-10? MD-11?
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:49 am

Is this good enough? 777 on both ways between DEN and SFO!

Price per adult USD 313.60
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Depart: MCI
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Dec 6 04:42 PM Non-stop
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Depart: DEN
Dec 6 07:40 PM
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:09 am



Quoting 777STL (Reply 10):
What kind of proper Missourian are you?

A smart one! Last widebody I flew was a DC-10-30 with BA. That was ATL-LHR in '95.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:19 am

I would recommend getting a cheap flight to Vegas. From there:


Phillapines Airlines A 340-300 to Vancouver (one ways from $113)

Qantas 747-400 to San Francisco (one ways from $178]

UA 772 to Denver and then back to Kansas City

As a bonus you can spend the night in three of the continent's best cities. How could your wife resist that? Canada isn't that far off. Vancouver is only 20 miles over the border.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:26 am



Quoting Missourifarmer (Thread starter):
I am located in Kansas City, Missouri and love our small International airport (MCI). The only problem is, being located in the middle of the country, all domestic flights out of MCI to anywhere in the U.S. are relatively short and flown by twin engine, single isle aircraft. I have flown a total of 43 domestic flights to 15 different airports and the largest aircraft that I have ever flown on was the 757-200 (UA flight from MCI to DEN). My dream is to ultimately fly on a 747, 777, A380 or A340, but I would settle for a ride on an 767, A330 or any other wide body aircraft. I don't have my passport nor the cash to fly an over seas or out of country trip. Should I just call an airline that flies widebody aircraft on the telephone to see if they fly any domestic trips? Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! Thanks

Dave

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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:34 am



Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 15):
Qantas 747-400 to San Francisco (one ways from $178]

QF do not fly to LAS. I'm confused by this post.... Did you mean fly to Vancouver and catch flights out of there? Also to add to that, QF do not sell tickets for that leg which is currently LAX-JFK and SFO-YVR unless your final destination is NZ/Australia or your flight has originated from there, which means the following international flights AKL/SYD/MEL/BNE-LAX has to be part of the itinerary.
Is a passport required for the USA/Canada border if you're a US or Canadian citizen?

I can't believe how fortunate I am to have flown about half my flights on widebodies: 762, 763, A343, 742, 744, 77W and plenty more to come.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:53 am



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 17):
QF do not fly to LAS. I'm confused by this post.... Did you mean fly to Vancouver and catch flights out of there? Also to add to that, QF do not sell tickets for that leg which is currently LAX-JFK and SFO-YVR unless your final destination is NZ/Australia or your flight has originated from there, which means the following international flights AKL/SYD/MEL/BNE-LAX has to be part of the itinerary.
Is a passport required for the USA/Canada border if you're a US or Canadian citizen?

Yes. It was LAS-VYR on PR and YVR-SFO on Qantas.

According to Qantas' North American web page they do indeed sell tickets from YVR to SFO. From C$147 it says. It says nothing about conditions requring an itinerary to AUS/NZ.

Yes. He would need a passport to fly to Canada.

It may be too expensive for him when everything is taken into account but I thought it wouldn't hurt presenting to option.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:00 am



Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 18):
It may be too expensive for him when everything is taken into account but I thought it wouldn't hurt presenting to option.

It sounds ideal to me. Well done with the itinerary..
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:17 am



Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 18):
According to Qantas' North American web page they do indeed sell tickets from YVR to SFO. From C$147 it says.

Ok sorry it only applies to their LAX-JFK flight.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:46 pm



Quoting 57AZ (Reply 14):
A smart one! Last widebody I flew was a DC-10-30 with BA. That was ATL-LHR in '95.

KU is overrated with a soft schedule, they're gonna get annihilated.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 20):
Ok sorry it only applies to their LAX-JFK flight.

Yep, because SFO-YVR is an international flight so it doesn't fall under cabotage restrictions.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:06 pm

I found a cheap option to SFO, for $236, with DEN - SFO served by 763 both ways (on UA), I picked Dec 14 - 16, and used travelocity.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:09 pm

too late QF has recently axed the seasonal SFO-YVR tag ons.




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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:14 pm

Drive to Chicago and hop on a UA flight to IAD since they fly 767 and 777s. You can get a ticket for under $200. Here are some flights ORD - IAD (767) - UA 950/206/982 IAD - ORD (767) - UA 915/395/951. If you make it to DC drop me a line, I will meet you at the airport for a cup of coffee.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:34 pm

Thank you all for all the great insite and advice that you have given me (including KU v MU)   . I am going to pursue a day trip to SFO on a 777 sometime in Jan/Feb so I can expirance a new aircraft and add a new airport to my list!! I will be sure and write a trip report about my first widebody experiance too!!

[Edited 2007-11-22 08:39:46]
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:54 pm



Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 15):
Phillapines Airlines A 340-300 to Vancouver (one ways from $113)

Sorry, this might be a stupid question, but if I were to fly into Vancouver but not leave the airport (just catch another flight back to U.S.), would I still need a passport?
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:44 pm

Booooooo Longhorns!!!!!!!! Silly
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:50 pm



Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):
CO flies their widebodies(767, 777) mainly between IAH and EWR.

Right now it's just their 762 between EWR and IAH, I believe. But still a very nice aircraft  Smile
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:07 pm

Dave,

Welcome!

Honestly, get a passport for you, your Missus and heir to the Missourifarmer throne, and get travelling - there is a whole world out their waiting to be explored, and a whole lotta of excellent carriers waiting to impress you with their inflight service - many will leave you drooling for more!!

Enjoy

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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:23 pm

Come to HKG and I'll spot you a beer or two. It's only 17 hours from JFK. Guaranteed widebody.  Wink

Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 7):

Thanks so much! I was going to ask you if there was a web site that showed you the information you just gave me! I will go to Delta, AA and United and download their timetables now.

kayak.com or similar sites consolidate various services to give you the best fare.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:43 pm



Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 6):
I had no idea airlines flew large aircraft such short distance like this in the U.S.! Are those flights usually full?

Yes, otherwise they'd downsize... They sometimes use them at times of the day when they are not needed for long-haul flights, this is a way to use them to bring some extra revenue instead of let them sit on a tarmac. But UA has 777s that are configured for domestic flights only, so do DL & AA for some 767s.
Loads are breaking records these days in the US anyways.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 17):
Is a passport required for the USA/Canada border if you're a US or Canadian citizen?

Yes if you fly.
But I don't think one needs a passport to Puerto-Rico, where AA does send the A300.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:51 pm



Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 26):
Sorry, this might be a stupid question, but if I were to fly into Vancouver but not leave the airport (just catch another flight back to U.S.), would I still need a passport?

Actually you may not need one as long as you have nil luggage, and specifically arrange this with the airline.
Generally the airlines are subject to stiff fines for no passport, but we are talking about Canada. The passengers are pre cleared through US customs at YVR so if you just stayed on your plane you wouldn't have to clear, and technically you would never enter Canadian space.
The question is if the airline would permit, and what if the plane broke?

I once took a flight from PDX to YVR on AS and connected to CX YVR-JFK. Of course customs was real confused at JFK when I told them I was coming from PDX via YVR. They didn't want to see me.

I actually think you are putting us all on.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:58 pm

Welcome Dave. MCI is my primary airport also for business and leisure travel. Yes, currently no scheduled wide body service direct from MCI. Just isn't the volume there for carriers that have those in their fleets. WN and YX are currently our highest volume carriers. 70's-80's - during hub days of TW, Eastern -- yes, you could catch one to a few destinations. When Braniff II had their MCI hub -- I don't think they had any wide bodies in their fleet. So, as the very experienced FF's here on A.net have advised -- you can easily fly one on longer domestic hauls by using one of the majors thru one of their hub cities. Have fun!
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:26 pm



Quoting Jetsa (Reply 27):
Booooooo Longhorns!!!!!!!! Silly
Fight on Trojans!

Oh dear. Somebody's still bitter.  silly   Smile

Admit it, Vince Young is a God.

Oh, and something about widebodies!!!! Dave, that sounds like a lot of fun, hope you have a good time!

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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:52 pm

I think that you don't need a passport to fly to Hawaii. There are some widebodies flying to Hawaii.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:57 pm

I would suggest perhaps a low fare carrier and getting your passport. In Canada, airlines like Zoom or travel companies such as Mytravel or Thomas Cook offer very reasonable fares for wide body service outside of the country. Again this would mean you would have to get to a larger airport. That's my only suggestion to you. I know that say in Canada with Zoom a flight from Calgary or Vancouver to Glasgow or MAN or LGW is around 600 return after tax, and they fly 763's. As well as the other charter carriers that fly A332's as well between North America and Europe.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:40 am



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 35):
I think that you don't need a passport to fly to Hawaii. There are some widebodies flying to Hawaii.

Correct.

Save your money, get a passport and see another country. I know, it's not the easy answer, but it's a lot more worthwhile. Anyone can hire a limo to go down to the corner store. The ride is only half the experience. To land at CDG or LHR and see a real international airport with LOTS of widebodies is truly riding in style  Smile
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:52 am

Continental I know did IAH-NWR with 777-200ER's, and sometimes a 767-400ER. I'm not sure if they still do that now, sorry if this has been posted prior.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:54 am



Quoting CJAContinental (Reply 38):
-NWR

EWR, my mistake.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:43 am



Quoting Acidradio (Reply 37):
To land at CDG or LHR and see a real international airport with LOTS of widebodies is truly riding in style

When I flew into LAX I was just enthralled by all the widebodies. In fact after arriving at the airport my wife was ready to go to the ocean. I, on the other had just wanted to stay at the airport and walk the terminals looking at the aircraft (she gave in for only 30 min)! The only other 747 that I have seen that close was the #1 747 at the Airline Museum located at Boeing Field in Seattle. If you have not had the opportunity to visit that museum, it is guaranteed a "must see!"
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NewYorkCityBoi
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:58 am

well, my suggestion is, if you wait until you have enough money to fly oversea, maybe you will wait til you are old. I am a poor grad student and what I do is... buy the ticket first and then work through it later (after buying the tix but before the trip).... after you buy the ticket then you feel obligated to work more, extra job, part time.etc. to compensate with the ticket. You can fly widebody on a short trip to Europe.. I am sure you could get sth like $500 over the winter from Kansas.
If you fly 777UA DEN-ORD or etc... or even 767AA SFO-JFK on Y you only be on a widebody but you never get a chance to experience airlines food , services, and entertainment stuffs. Flying oversea is not just the widebody you know....
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:43 am

Last time I got excited on a widebody was when UA first flew them between FRA and IAD. I was so tired of the 76's, DC10(althought the KC10 was sweet with only about 8 of us pax). and I don't even think I flew in a 744 before the 777 came out. 777 rocked, it had the first PFE's, or at least in UA's fleet. Drawback was I couldn' t smoke and drink in the back going across the pond like I was used to. Oh, I could drink, but if I can't smoke, why bother? I may be onto something there.

Once on a widebody, there's not much to it. It almost doesn't feel like flying, unless you are in the front and in a coach seat, or on the flight deck. But if you are as entusiastic about flying, you'll enjoy the flight. Hell, any flight is a good flight, no matter what aircraft you are on. Dave, seeing as how you are in the C of the K, come on out to DEN, Lynx is hiring to do some DHC-8 duty. Get some great views of the Rocky's. If I wasn't married, I'd go for it... Wait, no I wouldn't, I'd probably still be an FA on TSA. Why would I start over agian?

Off track there, too much turkey. If you want to fly bad enough, either go to flight school or become an f/a, and then go to flight school later. I just wish I would have become a F/A long before I got married. But I have two beuatiful baby duaghters to be thankful of and I want to see them grow up. One of 'em is at least going to be a pilot, flying some widebodies.

Any way happy flying at the MCI.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A Widebody

Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:28 am



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 12):
So who was the last operator of domestic B747 in the US? DC-10? MD-11?

Among the majors, United still operates domestic 747s between hubs, Northwest was the last with the DC-10 and Delta with the MD-11.

World Airways, Omni and American Trans Air all operate DC-10s in passenger configuration, the latter may even offer some bookable flights, the former still offering MD-11 services.

IIRC ATL-MCO was the last domestic MD-11 route operated by a major.