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Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:19 am

I had my first international flight in 1996. It was on a NW DC-10-40 from DTW-CDG. What a great experience. Great aircraft, and great flight attendants. We were going to Lorient, France for a student exchange, and the flight attendants kept testing us on our fluency. The entire time I was on the plane, I listened to the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 C-min, and the Rachmaninoff "Rhapsody on a them of Paganini." Still to this day, when I listen to those pieces, I think of that big, red, number 2 engine on the DC-10 making it's way across the Atlantic. Oh, did I ever love it.

Now, having said that, I had previously been on a DC-10-30 from DFW-HNL-DFW which was pretty long, but not really international, though it felt like it.

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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:46 am

First mine was BOG - LHR. It was an overnight flight with a superb sunrise over the Atlantic as we changed time zone. It's the flight I'll never forget.
CitationJet, did not you have a childhood? I think a lot of us still remember their first international flight.


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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:51 am

CCS-IAH or CCS-MIA-IAH on Pan Am. I was too little to remember if it was direct to IAH or via MIA. I do remember it was a widebody. Either a A300, DC-10 or a 747. I was stuck in the middle row with my parents on each side. That was back in 1991
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:47 am

In 1991 on a B742, AKL-NAN, flying  SmileAir New Zealand Smile
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:48 am

First international flight was on Northwest MNL-NGO-ORD on a 747-100 or -200. I don't remember.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:57 am

The first international flight for me was in late 1983 (about 8 months old) on a Pan Am L1011 charter flight from JFK-SNN-CIA-PMO. Don't remember too much as I was quite young.


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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:21 pm

My first international flight was JFK - MAD...quite an odd routing of ORD - JFK - MAD - BUD...oh well, I got to Hungary! I was 7 at the time.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:42 pm

My first "international" flight (and only one to date) was in 1990 a R/T charter from CYYZ-KMCO on USAir with DC-9's both ways.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:42 pm

It was a QANTAS 747-300 back in 1991 form SIN-PER.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:55 pm

Date: June 12, 1997
Route: CLE-DTW-LGW
Airline: Northwest Airlines
Equipment: DC-10

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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:16 pm

First international flight: Istanbul-Frankfurt with a Lufthansa 727-200 in 1980.
First intercontinental flight: Amsterdam-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires with a KLM 747-200 in 1981.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:26 pm


International: LGW-VCE Dan Air Comet 4B Easter 1973

Intercontinental: LHR-JFK Kuwait 101 Boeing 747-200 December 1996.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:28 pm

My first Intercontinental flight was on a British Airways 747 Classic between
Washington Dulles and London Heathrow Airport, Although I was 3 months old I cannot remember anything!

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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:58 pm

My first international flight and also my first flight was on BA 742 HKG-LHR back in Sept 1986.


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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:40 pm

GOT-PMI-GOT on a Scanair DC-10-10 in July 1992.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:59 pm

Mine was an early morning departure from LHR-DUB in a BEA Trident. I was going to Ireland for a funeral so I don't list it as one of my favourite flights. I was 7 years old at the time. I can still remember the flight now. It was very exciting.


and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:52 am

1986 - I was 7 then. My family flew KUL-NRT (for Tokyo Disneyland)
then NRT-LAX (again, for Disneyland Big grin). Both sectors on Malaysia Airlines (B742).
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:46 am

I think I was ten or eleven years old when I went on my first international flight:

LAX-SJO via GUA on United Airlines
Boeing 757-200

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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:54 am

Mine was BOG-MIA on AA when i was like 2 or 3....dont know which plane, maybe a 727 or a 757?
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:01 am

July 1983, Britannia Airways 737-200, LGW-AGP. Up until that flight I had only flown backwards and forwards between LHR and GCI or JER (plus a few inter-island flights in the Channel Islands), so the flight down to Malaga seemed to take forever!
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:16 am

1991-either September or December, JFK-TLV on El Al.
AC/AA/UA/DL/B6/WN/US*/CO*/FI/BA/IB/AF/SK/LX/Sabena*/TK/LY/SA/MN/SW/AM/CE*/CX/CA/MU/JL/SQ/TG/MH/KA/5J
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:33 am

my first int. flt wasn't commercial, but it was on a USAF KC10A.

McGuire AFB to U.A.E.

In fact ALL of my int flts have been on KC10's. Been all around the world on the same acft type.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:57 am

My first International flight was when I was 6 - on board a BA 742 in July 1979

AKL - MEL - PER
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:36 pm

My first international flight was my first iontercontinental flight and also my FIRST flight ever.

It was in 1992, Alitalia MD-11 SCL-EZE-FCO (I-DUPE "Giuseppe Verdi")...then at FCO we made the connection to LHR, Airbus A300 "Botticelli"
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:43 pm

Back in 1968, when I was 7, with Lacsa. From SJO to MIA in a BAC 1-11. The a/c felled (don't know how many feets) until get stability again. One prominent CostaRican citizen died (he was not wearing the seat belt) and injured some other bumping from floor to ceiling.

I will never forget.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:38 pm

My first internation was on Japan Airlines 747 from Anchorage to Tokyo back in 1990. I don't remember the flight number......
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:11 pm


MIR - ORY on a Tunisair B737-2H3Adv.This was in spring 1983.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:45 pm

Mine was on a C-5 Galaxy on the way to Kuwait before Operation Iraqi Freedom...it was, undoubtedly, the worst flight ever...the C-5's have a troop compartment above their main cargo bay, but it is terribly loud and drafty and doesn't have any windows...AND the flight from March AFB, CA--Dover AFB, DE--Moron AB, Spain--Kuwait International was around 20 hrs...miserable.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:54 pm

In 1983, I flew to Montreal aboard an Air Canada DC-9.

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RE: Your First International Flight

Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:27 pm

My First International Flight was:

United Airlines UA816 from SYD-LAX on the 27th September, 1997.

Great flight aboard the beautiful Boeing 747-400.

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RE: Your First International Flight

Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:14 am

IAH-CUN, CO 72S
longggg time ago
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RE: Your First International Flight

Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:07 am

GVA-MUC-GVA on Swissair in 1966

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RE: Your First International Flight

Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:59 am

Jeremy - mine also was an AC DC-9 to Montreal, from JFK.

My second time was on Pan Am to Ireland, which was my first real overseas trip. First glance at the Irish countryside as we were nearing Shannon, was breath-taking. So many shades of vivid green...!
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RE: Your First International Flight

Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:25 pm

Eastern 727 to Nassau. Routing DTW- MIA-NAS 1970
First Trans Atlantic: American Flyers Airline DC-8 super 63, Charter DTW-AGP, 1971
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RE: Your First International Flight

Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:03 am

MAN-JFK BOAC VC10 in 1971.

My brother and I had the "arrangement" that I'd be the first to stand on the plane and he'd be the first to stand on US soil. Kids huh?
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RE: Your First International Flight

Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:41 am

Back in July 1998, I was 21 and it was Air Europe B763 flying MXP-PCA  Smile


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RE: Your First International Flight

Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:18 am

My first international flight was YUL-LGA on a Trans Canada Viscount in December, 1963.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:07 am

DAC-AUH
GULF AIR
B767-3P6ER


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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:13 am

Mine was in 1982, LGA to Nassau, Bahamas, on a Air Florida 737. The return was to JFK on a creaky old 707-1st series (ex-PanAm).
As to intercontinental, JFK-LGW, also on a creaky old 707-200 series, (ex-AA?) on a charter operator called Global International, very cramped, miserable experience. Left out of Eastern's JFK terminal building. Return was charter space on a TWA 747 LHR-JFK.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:14 am

Mine was in 1994 from JFK-LHR on a British Airways 747-200.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:11 am

BOS-LHR, aboard an AA Boeing 777...December 27th-December 28th, 2002.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:56 pm

Man, mine is so boring it is embarrassing to post - but my first int'l flight was a SkyWest CRJ from SLC to YVR. It was a great flight - on the return, I snapped a pic on the tarmac boarding the plane back to SLC. It is posted on my website on my profile under the SkyWest section.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:32 pm

August 1971 - Overseas National charter, LAX to Bangor, Bangor to Amsterdam on a DC-8-63. 251 seats, 251 passengers, no movies, no music, no legroom, awful food. Loved every minute of it!
Alas poor Western, I knew them well!
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:10 pm

Hmm. Mine was EWR-FRA-CDG on LH back in 2000 on a school sponsored trip of France and Italy.
B742 EWR-FRA
A310 FRA-CDG
A319 FCO-FRA
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RE: Your First International Flight

Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:46 am

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, March '99. Fairchild AFB, WA to Moron AB, Spain (KSKA-LEMO) one day--overnight flight, back to McConnell AFB, KS (KIAB) the next morning. Now THAT's commuting!
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Hirnie
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RE: Your First International Flight

Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:20 am

It was 1982 in April from Franfurt to Miami on a LH DC 10-30. We where upgraded from econ to business, man that was cool...
Sorry, can`t remember the tripnumber, but if didn`t change it should have been LH 462 which is flown with a B744 now.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:41 am

In 1984 between LAX and MEX on Mexicana, I was a year old so I have no details on the equipment or on the crew.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:08 pm

hmmmmmm i was 7 years old, went to sweden. think it was NW and SAS.
I know i got lost in Schiphol, coz my sister was in charge of me and she had a heart attack. (Iv always loved it since).......hmmmmm had a bath NW experience but the SAS part was good.
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RE: Your First International Flight

Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:07 pm

My first international flight was in March 2000.

American Airlines JFK-LHR, when they used to use the A300-600 on their transatlantic market.

I was in First Class and I was so hyper that I did not sleep during the flight.
 
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RE: Your First International Flight

Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:40 pm

January 1991, when I was 15.

SYD-LAX non-stop on a Boeing 747-400 with United.

The lasagne was burnt on the bottom, and it was freezing cold at night, but the moon shining on the wing with the clouds below is something I'll never forget.

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