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Ever Been On An Airlines Inaugural Flight To......

Thu May 27, 2004 12:37 pm

Have you ever been on an Airlines inaugural flight to a new Destination? If so what Airline was it and where was the inaugural to? What did you think of the flight?

I'm thinking of flying on Emirates inaugural flight from CHC-MEL on July 2nd

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dinker225
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Thu May 27, 2004 12:44 pm

I almost flew the inaugural flight from DEN-EGE on June 3rd. But now I will be half way around the world in Australia. Oh well. Maybe next time.

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Thu May 27, 2004 3:37 pm

I was thinking of flying an inaugural flight on AF, KLM, Singapore, Qantas from DFW....wait, I'm dreaming of course!!!
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Thu May 27, 2004 10:59 pm

Continental Airlines:

EWR-NRT
NRT-EWR
EWR-HKG
and maybe EWR-OSL next month
 
gr325
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Thu May 27, 2004 11:09 pm

If it counts, I have been on the last ever flight aith GR to AMS from GCI. Best thing was that there was only my family and me on board wich made it some sort of a vip flight.
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Thu May 27, 2004 11:12 pm

Cayman Airways in order of most recent

GCM-ORD
GCM-FLL
GCM-MBJ
MBJ-KIN
GCM-HAV

We all got the flight free, as well as an after party in the terminal. lots of food and gifts, including model aircraft and extra FF miles. Inagural flights are wonderful and the presents are worth atleast $3000 KYD
 
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Thu May 27, 2004 11:22 pm

I flew the first SQ flight from Singapore to Bangalore last year. We were given nice gifts at the gate and on arrival at Bangalore were garlanded and given rose etc. Other than that everything was normal and crew treated it like a regular flight. Since we reached around midnight obviously there was no water cannon salute.

Plug for my trip report of that flight:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36938/6/
 
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Thu May 27, 2004 11:39 pm

29th March 98: The inaugural flight of LH408 from DUS to EWR operated by an Airbus A340-300. LH switched from JFK to EWR from this day on. This flight was on invitation by LH and I spend a wonderful weekend in NYC!
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Thu May 27, 2004 11:39 pm

Yo everyone, I was on the 1st flight on Jetstar on Tuesday!!! A birthday present from my friends as it was also my birthday when Jetstar entered service on the 25th, and according to the schedules our flight (JQ502, Sydney - Gold Coast (Coolangatta) was the first JQ flight to depart in Australia and the first to land too! (Though the media mentioned nothing about it!)

Flight itself was great...took numerous photos (Probably post it on the trip report sectionlater). But the meaning of the present itself was much more than anything else in the world!

 
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Thu May 27, 2004 11:44 pm

My sister is going to be on the first Emirates flight from JFK to Dubai on June 1. I wonder if there will be as much fanfare as the one coming in from Dubai. I wish I were on that flight.

Best,

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Fri May 28, 2004 12:47 am

I was on AQ's first flight out of SMF last year. It went from SMF-BUR (where my mom lives) and then continued on to OGG. Even those of us just going to BUR got fresh flower leis, buffet breakfast in the terminal, and they had hula dancers and a Hawaiian band. Spectacular!
 
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Fri May 28, 2004 1:03 am

Planemannyc,

Habibi , ur sister is lucky ...
should be an excellent flight - when i flew EK from Dubai to Manchester , i was told by the cabin crew how thrilled they are to start that service to JFK
( and ofourse the non stop DXB to SYD) ..

hope she enjoys it ...

regards ,

 
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Fri May 28, 2004 3:49 am

I was there with Inaugural flights party from last 2 years ago and here it is:

FLL-BOG
FLL-GCM

All of those flight was there at the FLL before and my friend took me down there into the concourses for the party.
 
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Fri May 28, 2004 5:22 pm

I forget the date but I missed AQ's inaugural KOA-SNA flight by one day. That's as close as I have ever come.
 
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Fri May 28, 2004 7:45 pm

Back in the fall of 1978, I flew on Air Florida's (QH) inaugural flight MIA-IAD. It was also the first interstate flight for QH. Later on, I also flew on their inaugural international flight MIA-FPO. Those were the days.....

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