PennPal
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First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:01 am

I was wondering if everyone in this forum can remember the airline, equipment and route of their first commercial flight.

Mine was: Eastern Airlines
Boeing 727-200
FMY-ATL

Connection: Eastern Airlines
Lockheed L-1011
ATL-BUF

August, 1977
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:07 am

United Airlines
DC10-10
ORD-LAX
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:13 am

TAP Air Portugal
A310-304
BOS-LIS
I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
 
colemanville
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:34 am

US Air Express f-27 LNS-PIT. I dont know if the carrier was Allegheny or Empire who flew the f-27. supposed to return on a Shorts 330, but ened up going to MDT on a BAC1-11. I still have to coloring book the flight attendant gave me on the F-27. Of course my less than perfect coloring skills ruined it.
 
fallout01
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:42 am

United DC8 from IAD to SFO, then a United DC8 from SFO to HNL. My mom and I were flying to Honolulu to see my dad on R&R from Vietnam in 1968.

I remember that I was initially more impressed with the mobile lounges at IAD than the DC8. I think I still have the wings the FA gave me somewhere, and I got to go to the flight deck on both legs.

Those flight deck visits changed everything!  Smile

Regards.
 
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First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:43 am

I was 15 days old, so I can´t remember it, but I know it was a flight between Lanzarote (ACE-GCRR) y Las Palmas (LPA-GCLP) operated 28 years ago by Fokker 27 and DC-9


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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 1:55 am

I was 11 y/o it was a 1 hour flight from Camaguey(CMW) to Havana(HAV) in Cuba, the company "Cubana de Aviacion" (CU) and the equipment an old Ilushin IL-18, I loved it!!!!!
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 2:02 am

Singapore Airlines B737-112. Which rego ? I definately cannot remembered.
Airliners is the wings of my life.
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 2:07 am

I was only 3 or 4 but it was either a AC DC-9 or a CP 737 from YHZ-YYZ.
The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 2:13 am

My first flight:

PHL-DEN
United Airlines DC-10
July-1990

Flown numerous times before that but thats one that sticks out.
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 10:01 am

Thanks for your responses! This was my second attempt at this post...guess I placed the first one in the wrong forum...my bad!!! When it disappeared I created it again, and now it looks like I'm a total jerk because I'm asking the same question twice!!

My humble apologies...

PennPal
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 10:28 am

Mine was a long time ago (1976):

AC KIN-YYZ either a 707 or dc8
connecting to either a L1011 or 747 from YYZ-YUL
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 11:57 am

PennPal,

I wouldn't worry too much about it. After all, we all make mistakes!  Big grin

jeremy
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu May 27, 2004 12:09 pm

I thought this topic looked familiar... I was going through both of them trying to find the differences... lol
You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Sat May 29, 2004 7:04 am

My first flight was as a baby on an AA DC 3 SDF ELP with many stops (don't remember any of it).

First flight I remember was on an EA DC 4 nightcoach SDF-ATL-PIE-MIA in mid fifties.

Much later I did get to fly on AA Ford trimotor on way to Smithsonian.
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:45 pm

33 years ago. Between SJO - MIA with Lacsa in a BAC 1-11.
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:48 am

My first commercial flight was on an Eastern L-188A Electra from DCA-LGA on Thanksgiving Day in 1959. N525EA
It had the original Golden Falcon paint job and, to me, it was beautiful.
Later in time, I became the powerplant engineer, responsible for the engines and propellers on the Electra. I got my F/E on the Electra and even got to fly it a few times.
I've been on them from Hudson's Bay to Colombia.
If you can't guess, the L-188 is one of my all time favorites.
I even have a prop blade from an Electra (ex-Nordair) in my den.
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:29 pm

TOL-DAY-TPA. I believe I was 1 and a half (not that I am remembering this)...but I have the original paper tickets from 1984. Really, really faded but sitting in my filing cabinet. Pretty damn cool seeing it.

XJR
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:29 am

June 1984
United Airlines
BOS-ORD
DC-10

Connected to:
United Airlines
ORD-HNL
747
 
mfricke
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:16 am

My first commercial flight(s) were:

May 12, 1983
LAX-SMF
Western Airlines 737

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RE: First Commercial Flight

Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:46 am

My first flight was a Dubrovnik-Istambul, with an Aviogenex TU134.
At that time, I was young and impressed by the size of the plane. Today, I realize how small it is.
This flt was really nice. (it was a day flt)
But the return was a nightmare: night flt, with a lot of turbulences, lightening, etc. You are happy only once you are on the ground...
teva
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:09 am

My first commercial flight was in March 1956 on an Eastern Airlines Super C Constellation. The routing was supposed to be MIA-PHL-EWR-BOS, but because of a blizzard in the Northeast it wound up being MIA-PHL-JFK (Idewild Airport at that time). Had to wait for them to unfreeze some steps so we could get off the airplane. Remainder of the trip was by train.
PBI is South Florida's BEST airport!
 
mikedlayer
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:28 am

I was about 3, went on a Monarch Airlines 757 (what an experience, but to me back then it just was a simple plane!) from LTN to Palma Majorca.

Mike.
 
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RE: First Commercial Flight

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:37 pm

DATE: Saturday 1 February 2003
AIRLINE: American Airlines
FLIGHT: 131
FROM: London Heathrow
TO: New York JFK
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 777-223ER
REGISTRATION: N754AN
DEPARTED: 16:44 GMT (Runway 27R)
LANDED: 19:14 EST (Runway ???)
JOURNEY TIME: 7 hours, 30 minutes

then returned..
DATE: Friday 7 February 2003
AIRLINE: American Airlines
FLIGHT: 100
FROM: New York JFK
TO: London Heathrow
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 777-223ER
REGISTRATION: N754AN
DEPARTED: 19:52 EST (Runway 31L)
LANDED: 06:48 GMT (Saturday 8 February 2003) (Runway 27L)
JOURNEY TIME: 5 hours, 56 minutes


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