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Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:10 pm

While I'm about a week ahead, I wanted to know what you experienced this year that you have never experienced before in aviation-terms.

Examples:
- New airlines you flew on
- New aircraft (or series of aircraft you flew on)
- New flights/routes you've taken
- New airports you flew into/out of
- Good/bad airline experiences
- Milestones (getting your license, first solo, etc.)

Here are mine:

1. I flew on Ryanair for the first time, SXF-STN, STN-PIK-STN
2. I flew on the 747-400 for the first time on July 3rd, MY BIRTHDAY! on UA916, IAD-FRA, N174UA

I also flew on a 777 for the first time this year, despite having seen the first 777 for UA being delivered. First flight took place on UA949, LHR-ORD on 7/26.

3. New flights/routes included IAD-FRA, SXF-STN, STN-PIK-STN, and LHR-ORD.

LHR-ORD really dragged....the first four hours were over the Atlantic, but went by very slowly as we flew over Quebec and Ontario. At least I had the map and Channel 9! I won't fly this route again, given the choice. I prefer via IAD on the way to/from the US west coast.

4. New airports
-FRA: very impressed! I like it a lot more than LHR
-SXF: Not bad, I thought it would be a dump since it was in the former East Germany, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's very close to the new BBI...SXF is on the northern edge)
-STN: Wow...what an airport! Big and modern, very surprised, expected a dump.
-PIK: Very small, VERY dumpy. Sorry, GKirk...I know you're from SW Scotland!
-ORD/International Terminal: I thought the immigration area was small and dark, myself. Still, I've always wanted to fly into ORD from an international city, and this year I got my wish.

5. Good/bad airline experiences
- Ryanair: Overall, I was pleasantly surprised, and I would consider using them in the future. Only negative was some employee who told me I couldn't take pics. of the plane! Still got them, though... Big grin
- United: 99.9% of my flights on UA are great, and yes, I'm heavily biased. UA916 IAD-FRA was probably my best flight ever. UA949, ORD-SEA, might have been my worst, only time I can recall being glad to get off a plane. No meal at all, shitty movie, and while not UA's fault by any means, the a-hole behind me kept shoving and kicking my seat for 4 hours.

And the winner for best actress is....REESE WITHERSPOON for 'Walk the Line'!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:52 pm

First time to fly on the:

A319
B737-900
B757-300
DC-9-10
CRJ-100/700
and
DC-3!


New Airlines:

Aeromexico
Alaska Air

First time to NRT and MEX also.
Flew over 44,000 miles this year (mostly paid and 2 non-revs).
Qualifed for Gold on AA again, woohoo.
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:49 pm

this was probably one of my biggest years...and next year will only be bigger!

I flew my first Southwest flight in November...either my 1st 737-700 flight or my 2nd 737-300 flight...and i have to say that I would fly them again, on a VERY short route that no other airlines fly. That was also my first JAX expirence...it was a very nice airport, but the concourses were lacking. I also saw my first Indy Air plane, and hopefully not my last...they appear to be a great airline that is just failing...I have never had a crew even look at me when departing before, but this first officer not only looked, but waved to me...the people at Indy really do work their @sses off and the love thier jobs. I also got my first AirTran and my first Indy Air timetable.

Another "first" is that I got real close to an Eagle ATR...I've never seen one of the ground, but I have to admit those are mammoth creatures. I would never step foot on one as it is a prop, but those are some mammoth props!

On the other side of things I tried out jetBlue and I loved it. The route was FLL-LGA...not my first time on that route, I don't think. It may have been as I know I have flown MIA-LGA but off the top of my head I can't remember flying FLL-LGA...I looked at pictures...did DL fly LGA-MIA on 7/26/94? Anyway, it was 10X better than Southwest...I will definently choose them if I can, again! It was my first Airbus flight...i liked the aircraft, but i did not like the location of the window. And the only thing that I give to Southwest that I don't to jetBlue is seat pitch...on jetBlue I either had to lean foward or scoot back to see out the window...so too much pitch, to me at least...it was very uncomofrtable...on southwest, it was just right. The TV was great...service unbelieveable...and tohse Munchie Mix...wow! I got some for my house at CVS (it is now on sale at almost every drug/gorcery store except Publix) and it was gone in a day! However, I have to give Southwest's service on the JAX-FLL run and the jetBlue service in general the same rating...a 10! we had a great purser who actually gave refills on a JAX-FLL run...he was humorous, but not trying to be funny...on our flight to JAX, they were trying to be funny and it came out as rude sometimes and just plain stupid others...this guy knew how to balance things and he was the only one who spoke. However, on all flights every crew member was in a good mood and smiling, and not that fake smile, a real smile, a "I love my job and wouldn't trade it for anything" smile...not a "rmember, I'm in it for the free travel" smile I've seen so often!

The only complaint with both airlines was that they could not get people to sit down...even when they boarded from two doors at FLL on B6...we did not pull out on time on any of the 4 flights, even though on 3 of them we were fully boarded...the 4th was massivly delayed anyway...people on LCCs seem to want to stand up, I don't know why, but they just hang out for 20 mins in the aisle, while on the legacys I have never left the gate late due to people standing up.
This was my first trip to LGA's A concourse. I saw my first Continental (Expressjet) close up and in FLL I had seen my first Continental (Gulfstream) and my first Southwest...this was prior to my WN flight) from inside of a terminal...I saw the Spirit of Kitty Hawk. Also, I saw my first Canjet at LGA as well. I also saw my first USA3000 at FLL...nice plane!

This was also a year of firsts security wise...I got my first wnading, pat down, and hand luggage screening...what a blast that was! Oh, and did i mention, my first "random" screening? that was at LGA...on the outbound to LGA I expirenced my first long line for security (30 mins) and my first airport power outage!

What a year it has been for me...and this is only the beginning as when I go to college next year, my travels will AT LEAST double!
NEXT FLIGHT: FLL-ATL-HPN on FL
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:01 pm

New Airports:

LAN
ATW
MDW
IND
MSP
CVG

New Airlines:
ATA
Comair
Chautauqua (USX)
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:15 pm

Always a fun topic to read and post to...

2004 was my lightest traveled year since joining the airlines back in 1996, but there was a great reason, Noelle Katherine, who arrived on October 19th!

New airlines:
Air Canada Jazz
KLM Cityhopper

New types:
Fokker 70

New airports flown into/out of:
Baton Rouge BTR
Edmonton YEG
Lafayette LFT
McAllen MFE

Milestones:
Most important one was flying the last IAH-EFD-IAH roundtrip, heard lots of nice words from people who had flown this route since the Emerald DC9 days.

Jeffrey

"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:17 pm

New airports:
BNA, DCA, BWI, PHL, PWM, ORF

New aircraft:
737-700, EMB170, CRJ-200

New airlines:
WN; Mesa Mid-Atlantic and PSA (all three as US Airways Express).

Most flown route:
CLT-BDL-CLT: 4 roundtrips.

-First two flights First Class- one by upgrade; one by luck Smile an FA requesting me to sit in First, as there were 2 elderly people already in my assigned row in coach and the FA didn't want to have them get up to let me in.

Most flown airlines:
US Airways- 16 flights
American- 4 flights
Southwest- 4 flights

Good experience-
first flight on the EMB170- it's an awesome plane

Not so good experience-
WN crew member yelling at me for not standing in the right group when lining up for boarding.

I could go on, but that's a nice little taster I guess Smile
-Jeremy
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:24 pm

This year I flew on my first Jumbo Jet: British Airways (new airline for me) 747-400. New route for me: Sea-Lhr-Bcn-Lhr-Sea all on British Airways. The approach to Barcelona was very neat, as we skirted the coast and had a great view of the port. This was also my first flight without my parents (I was with two friends). On the return flight my friends and I missed our flight in Heathrow to Seattle, because of a radar problem in France. This led to my first airline meal served on the ground, since we sat in BCN for two hours on the 767. Since we missed our flight, we got to spend the night at a hotel right by the airport where I watched planes landing all evening. I saw my first 773 (emirates). An amazing experience. I also flew Den-Oma on United which was new, but nothing special.
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:40 pm

New Airports:

DCA, TPA

New Airlines:

Ted (ok, it's pretty much UA, but it's got different branding  Big grin)

New Aircraft:

Concorde (in a museum, but I always wanted to see one and I did)

I also got my first pics accepted to the a.net database (WOO HOO!!!!) .

Not much, but worth mentioning. Big grin
 
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...

Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:57 pm

It was another landmark year here for airline travel...

New airlines:
America West
Bahamasair
Mexicana
Aeromexico
Delta (and Connection)

New types flown:
Dash-8-300
767-400
MD-88
CRJ-700

New airports visited:
ATL
SEA
MEX
MZT (Mazatlan, Mexico)
MSP

Year end stats:
33 segments
34142 miles
14 different airports
8 different airlines
12 different aircraft types
Requalified for F9 Ascent status

2005 gets off to a bang in a couple of weeks when I fly USA3000 for the first time...heck of a way to kick off the new year airline-wise!

Greg
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:09 pm

This year I flew Qantas for the first time.

Saw my first DC 8

Visited Sydney and Auckland.
South Australian Spotter www.ryanhothersall.net
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:28 pm

Big year for me as I finished a 6 month trip around the world, and started a new job in the travel industry...

New Airlines:
Thai
Singapore
Bangkok Airways
Qantas
Air New Zealand
Aer Lingus
US Airways
Does Scenic Airlines count?

New Aircraft
BA 747-400
BA 777-200
TG 747-400
SQ 777-200
QF 767-200, 767-300, 737-400 I think, 737-800 . First time ever on 717 and A330
PG ATR-72 - First time
NZ 767-200, 737-300
UA 757, 767-200, 767-300, 777, A319, A320, EMB-120, First time on CRJ - Skywest.. the bigger one CRJ 700?
US - was USAirways Express, but first time on Dash 8 and also ERJ145
Scenic Airlines over Grand Canyon.. not sure what aircraft, but I know it was TINY!

New Airports

BKK
USM
SIN
ADL
BNE
PER
PPP - Proserpine
HBA
SYD
MEL
AKL
CHC
HNL
BUF
MSY
DUB
BGI



Mark
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:43 pm

New Airlines I flew in 2004:

Air Namibia
Qantas Airways
Air Berlin
Helvetic
Cirrus Airways
Air Seychelles

New airplanes I flew in 2004:

DH8

New Airports I flew to:
OUL
WDH
VCE
SYD
IVL
MAA
COK
ORD
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:56 pm

New Airlines I flew this year:

EasyJet
RyanAir
BMI - British Midland
British Airways
Iberia

New Airports -

STN
BCN
DTM
GSE
AMS
MAN

New Aircraft -

B737-700
B737-300
MD-87
A319

New Routes -

LHR-MAN-LHR
LGW-BCN-MAH-BCN-LGW
STN-AMS-STN
STN-GSE-STN
LTN-DTM-LTN
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:06 am

Unfortunately nothing happened to me this year  Sad

Juan
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:08 am

Hey USAF, can I request a TR for the USA3000 flight as I am thinking about flying them in the near future.
NEXT FLIGHT: FLL-ATL-HPN on FL
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:21 am

Good Topic!

- New airlines you flew on
- New aircraft (or series of aircraft you flew on)
- New flights/routes you've taken
- New airports you flew into/out of
- Good/bad airline experiences
- Milestones (getting your license, first solo, etc.)

Nothing much new this year, but I'll give it a go anyways.

1. New Airlines - Air Canada (YYZ-LHR-YYZ) & EasyJet (LTN-NCE-LTN)

2. New Aircraft - Airbus A340-300 (AC)

3. New Flights - EasyJet: Flight 2501 (LTN-NCE) & Flight 2508 (NCE-LTN)
Air Canada: AC 848 (YYZ-LHR) & AC 857 (LHR-YYZ)

New Routes - LTN-NCE

4. New Airports - LTN (London Luton) NCE (Nice, France)

5. Air Canada - Overall, not too bad. Delayed on the way home and no IFE, but that wasn't a big deal, especially since the flight was free!
EasyJet - Great - for the price, that is. You get what you pay for, and with a price tag of £20 each (return w/ tax) you can't be expecting much in terms of frills. What I did get, however, was on-time service, which was key, and overall, I'd fly 'em again!
LTN - Good little airport, free of the delays and congestion that plague LHR and LGW (to an extent).
NCE - Nice and modern, easy to navigate through, although the smoking sections leave a little to be desired.  Laugh out loud

Cheers - Skytrain
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:36 am

I flew over 25,000 miles this year and had nothing terribly exciting occur!

Highlights:
+Getting on a CO MD80 before it's too late
+Flying on every type and variant in the CO fleet, except the Cape Air C402s
+Flying Spirit's A321 (Nice ride!)
+Experiencing Continental's transatlantic product-- which I quite enjoyed!
+Flying the EMB-170 on its first day of ops

I'm pretty boring- I basically fly 4 airlines, and thats it (in order of frequency)

1. Continental
2. jetBlue
3. US Airwways
4. Northwest

All have traeted me fairly, thus I have no need to look elsewhere. The sole exception was an NK trip in November!

JBLU


 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:29 am

New airlines:

Northwest
Pinnacle
Comair
Express Jet

New Aircraft:

ERJ 145
737-800
DC9-30
MD88

New Airports:

DTW
CVG
LGA
MEM
SAV
PHL
CLT
MSY

Routes most flow:

JAX-BOS (through ATL, ORD, EWR, IAD, DCA, CVG And CLT)

First go around:

WN at BNA

First WX Diversion:

SAV on US Scheduled CLT-JAX





[Edited 2004-12-29 00:44:05]
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:07 am

I must admit it was a good year for me. A lot more activity than in the previous years, thanks to my aviation passion.

New airlines:
British Airways
BMI British Midland
Ryanair
JetsGo
WestJet
Swiss
Varig

New types:
A319
A321
A340-500
MD83
MD11
B737-700
B737-800
B747-400
B767-200
B767-300
B777-200

New airports:
Toronto Pearson
London Heathrow
London Stansted
Zurich
Venice Marco Polo
Palermo Punta Raisi





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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:09 am

Nice topic!

1. New Airlines:

- Song (ok, part of DL, but totally different)

2. New flights/routes:

BOG-JFK
JFK-FLL

3. New airports

JFK (into and out of)

4. Good/bad experiences

- Song was by far the greatest product I have ever experienced on a plane-and cheap! (having flown J-class on AV and MX)

5. Milestones

The longest delay in my life! Our plane broke down and we had to wait 5.5 hrs in FLL until they sent another plane.

6. New Planes

767-300ER
767-200ER
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:20 am

For me:
-- 51 segments (not my best year, though), for a total of 127,646 miles.

-- First flight in 2004:
Jan. 2-- ATL-IAD--AIRTRAN--B-717/200--N717JL--1h17’

-- Last one in 2004:
Dec. 27--CLT-AHN--US AIRWAYS Express--Beech 1900D--N163YV--0h40’

-- New airports, 7 >
ABE
AHN
BNA
KEF
OMA
PHX
SLC

-- New airlines, 3 >
America West
Icelandair
JetBlue

-- Airlines, 13 >
Air France
Airtran
America West
American
British Airways
Delta
Iberia
Icelandair
JetBlue
KLM
Lufthansa
Swiss

-- Most flown airlines >
Delta, 15
Air France, 7
British Airways, 5
Icelandair, KLM, 4

-- Total different routes: 37

-- New routes, 23 >
AMS-ORD
ATL-PHX
BNA-ATL
BOS-DEN
BWI-KEF
CDG-BOS
CDG-CVG
CLT-AHN
CLT-MUC
CVG-ABE
DEN-SLC
GVA-JFK
IAD-CDG
JFK-AMS
JFK-BNA
KEF-BOS
KEF-LHR-KEF
LAX-LHR
LGW-CLT
LGW-TPA
OMA-ATL
PHX-LAX
SLC-OMA

-- Most flown routes:
CDG-BCN, 5
LHR-BCN, 4

-- Number of different airports: 26

-- Most used airports:
ATL, 15 times
BCN, 14
CDG, 8
JFK & LHR, 6
AMS, BOS, CLT, IAD, KEF & LGW, 4

-- Aircrafts: 24 different types>
Airbus. -- A-319, A-320, A-321, A-330/200, A-330/300, A-340/300
Boeing.-- B-717/200
B-737/200, B-737/300, B-737/400, B-737/500, B-737/800
B-757/200, B-757/300
B-747/400
B-767/300
MD-87, MD-88
Canadair RJ.-- CRJ40, CRJ50, CRJ200, CRJ600, CRJ700
Beech 1900D

-- Most flown aircraft type>
Airbus A-320, 6 times.
Boeing 777/200, 5 times.

-- New aircraft type flown:
Boeing 757/300
Canadair RJ600, RJ700
Beech 1900D

-- Longest segment:
Feb. 12, 2004 -- LAX-LHR, 5456 mi., 10h14’, British Airways B-747/400 G-CIVV

-- Shortest segment:
Dec. 27, 2004 -- CLT-AHN, 161 mi. 0h40', USAirways Express B1900D N163YV

-- Milestone:
My #700 flight>> Sep. 22, 2004, AMS-BCN, KLM, B-737/800 PH-BXN 1h37’


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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:59 am

Airports:

LGA!!! That was awesome
DCA (Stopover)
TPA (for shooting pics)

Airlines:

Song
Delta Shuttle
Comair
Chautauqua
Northwest
AirTran (operated by Ryan International)

New Aircraft:
A320
CRJ
767-200

Only flew about 8000 miles this year but I still had a lotta fun and have had even more fun developing as an Aviation Photographer this year going from 0 pictures in January to 313 at the end of December. Happy New Year everyone!

-Justin
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:00 am

Another great year for me:-

3 new aircraft types/models - CR7,E70.343

3 new spotting airports - HEL,PEK,PVG

New record in flights - 47 this year

Most frequent flights - LHR>MAN>LHR

Most flights by aircraft type - A320(16 segments)

2 new airlines - Air China & Finnair

2004,a tough year to beat!
111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:06 am

Airline:

TRIP
TAF
(both regional)

New Aircraft:

ATR-42
A340-300

New Airports:
MUC
HAM
SSA
REC
FEN
PLU
CGH (Finnaly!!)

Happy New Year!!!
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:53 am

New airlines flown:

Icelandair
Flugfelag Islands
Maersk Air
Blue 1
Estonian Air
Norwegian
Braathens
SAS
Wizz Air
easyJet

New airports:

TXL
REK
KEF
AEY
CPH
HEL
TLL
OSL
TOS
LYR
BUD
AMS
TSF
VCE

New aircraft types:

A319 (British Airways)
A321 (Aer Lingus)
B736 (SAS)
B738 (RyanAir)
F50 (Flugfelag Islands)

Here's looking forward to what new experiences 2005 will bring!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:09 am

- This (sorry, the previous year) I flew for the very first time out of SLC (I had actually flown there before, but it was in the year 2003. We went there at the end of December, celebrated New Year's Eve there and returned in January 2004 so I count it to 2004 already Smile). I also transited through Denver for the first time. I found SLC rather dull and unimpressive, but DEN on the other hand is huge and kinda nice. Now new airplanes and airlines for me on that journey, however.
- I also went to South Africa last year for the first time. On the way back I flew for the very first time with South African Airways' new A346. A GREAT airline and a great aircraft. Johannesburg airport is also nicely lit and has a wide range of facilities, but no seating by those huge window walls overlooking the apron. I wonder why.
- And last, I went to Turkey in October. Encountered Antalya airport for the first time. It's hot, humid, overcrowded, there's not enough room to sit (except on the floor), it's dirty and 60% of all flights on the day we were leaving were delayed, some by several hours. On the way back we flew with SunExpress. The airline is a partner of Lufthansa, but so much better than Lufthansa. It has nice leather seating (well...more or less. It's a charter airline so one has to know what to expect), extremely friendly FAs, adequate meals and inflight entertainment (drop down screens throughout their all B738 fleet). Very nice.

That's all folks!
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:16 pm

In 2004:

New licenses: Instrument rating. Plenty of new airports having flown myself into. First time into Class B airspace (LAX). Have not experienced solo IFR yet. This next year I plan on commerical license and/or multiengine rating. Also a first class medical.

New airline experiences: First time staying at the Renaissance in ATL (eighth floor!) Will be back eventually. First time through DFW. I'll give the airport a three on a one to five scale.

The end of 2004 marks the end my maintenance career on CH-47D type aircraft. One of the best damn helicopters in the world!! Will hate to miss her or love to hate it, whatever. You know what I mean....
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:55 pm

Sadly this was my worst aviation year since 1995. I completed 2 flights in 2004 in August. DL MCO-ATL/ATL-MCO both on 764's. I can only hope 2005 will be better.

-Delta767300ER
 
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RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:04 am

New airlines:
Southwest, Continental ExpressJet

New routes:
Tucson - Las Vegas - Tucson
White Plains - Cleveland - White Plains
Hartford - Dallas - Hartford
St Thomas - Miami - Hartford

New airports:
LAS, MIA, HPN, CLE

New aircraft:
Erj-153, Boeing 737-800

Overall, not a bad year for me, probably an average year for me. I flew WN for the first time ever in February from TUS-LAS and back. They were pretty good flights. I flew on an RJ for the first time ever from HPN-CLE and back on a CO ExpressJet ERJ-135. I like the plane and wouldn't mind taking more RJ flights in the future. I changed planes in MIA for the first time. I couldn't stick around long enough to really see much of the airport but the connection went smooth. I would transit through MIA again if I had to. Hopefully 2005 will continue to bring me many good trips.
Eric
 
SLC1
Posts: 1360
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:13 pm

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:02 am

New aircraft:

732 (SLC-SEA)
DH4 (SEA-YYC and back)
M90 (SLC-SEA)

New airlines:

AS
QX

New Routes:

ATL-AUA
SEA-LAX
SEA-SLC
SEA-YYC

New airports:

AUA
SEA
We're gonna do what we like to call a "jetBlue how do you do", which is slang for dumping a bunch of fuel in the ocean
 
fbgdavidson
Posts: 3563
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:25 am

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:00 am

For me:
22 segments, for a total of 46,519 miles

New airports, 1
AGP

-- New airlines, 3 >
Iberia

-- Airlines, >
British Airways
bmi
Iberia
United

-- Most flown airlines >
British Airways, 14
Iberia, 4
bmi, 2
United, 2

-- Aircraft:
Airbus. -- A319, A320
Boeing.-- 747, 757, 767
McDonnell Douglas - MD-87

-- Longest segment:
Sep. 10, 2004 -- LHR-SFO, 5367miles, British Airways B-747-400

-- Shortest segment:
Dec. 27, 2004 -- LHR-CDG, 216miles, bmi A320

--Milestone:
90.9% of flights in business class




[Edited 2005-01-12 22:04:12]
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
 
dtwclipper
Posts: 6668
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:17 am

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:14 am

Out of 120 flights in '04 only hit one new airport and new airline.

Flew A6 (air alps) AMS-INN. Everything else was just old:


04NOV2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 1248 ORD - DTW
26OCT2004 NW 0694 DFW - DTW
25OCT2004 NW 0703 DTW - DFW
22OCT2004 NW 1250 ORD - DTW
21OCT2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
20OCT2004 NW 2995 DTW - DAY
NW 3353 DAY - DTW
19OCT2004 NW 1851 DTW - CVG
NW 3508 CVG - DTW
15OCT2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 1250 ORD - DTW
04OCT2004 NW 1237 DTW - ORD
NW 1250 ORD - DTW
21SEP2004 NW 1250 ORD - DTW
20SEP2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
14SEP2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 1250 ORD - DTW

08SEP2004 NW 1012 DTW - MKE
NW 1728 MKE - DTW
02SEP2004 NW 1250 ORD - DTW
01SEP2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
31AUG2004 NW 2995 DTW - DAY
NW 3353 DAY - DTW
12AUG2004 NW 0279 ORD - DTW
10AUG2004 NW 1237 DTW - ORD
05AUG2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 1246 ORD - DTW
03AUG2004 NW 1886 DTW - CVG
NW 0226 CVG - DTW
02AUG2004 NW 1246 ORD - DTW
30JUL2004 NW 1237 DTW - ORD
27JUL2004 NW 5850 YYZ - DTW
26JUL2004 NW 0286 DTW - YYZ
21JUL2004 NW 3610 ORD - DTW
20JUL2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
13JUL2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 0279 ORD - DTW
09JUL2004 NW 2755 DTW - DAY
NW 5875 DAY - DTW
01JUL2004 NW 0278 SAN - DTW
29JUN2004 NW 0273 DTW - SAN
25JUN2004 NW 1248 ORD - DTW
24JUN2004 NW 0476 DTW - ORD
16JUN2004 NW 3403 DTW - CVG
NW 3460 CVG - DTW
02JUN2004 NW 1250 ORD - DTW
01JUN2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
25MAY2004 NW 1190 LAS - DTW
24MAY2004 NW 1195 DTW - LAS
13MAY2004 NW 1252 ORD - DTW
07MAY2004 NW 1252 ORD - DTW
06MAY2004 NW 1127 DTW - ORD
29APR2004 NW 0266 PHX - DTW
27APR2004 NW 0273 DTW - SAN
26APR2004 NW 3599 DTW - CVG
NW 3508 CVG - DTW
22APR2004 NW 1446 ORD - DTW
21APR2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
16APR2004 NW 0276 SAN - DTW
14APR2004 NW 0273 DTW - SAN
12APR2004 NW 3599 DTW - CVG
NW 3508 CVG - DTW
07APR2004 NW 0763 DTW - MSP
NW 0756 MSP - DTW
06APR2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 1248 ORD - DTW
01APR2004 NW 0338 LAX - DTW
NW 2696 SAN - LAX
31MAR2004 NW 0273 DTW - SAN
26MAR2004 NW 1222 DEN - DTW
25MAR2004 NW 1219 DTW - DEN
23MAR2004 NW 1220 DEN - DTW
22MAR2004 NW 1223 DTW - DEN
19MAR2004 NW 3460 CVG - DTW
18MAR2004 NW 1425 DTW - CVG
10MAR2004 NW 1425 DTW - CVG
NW 3508 CVG - DTW
04MAR2004 NW 3508 CVG - DTW
01MAR2004 NW 5812 DTW - CVG
24FEB2004 NW 0667 EWR - DTW
24FEB2004 CO 0071 AMS-EWR
KL 1838 VIE - AMS
14FEB2004 NW 1097 DTW - ORD
NW 8612 ORD - AMS
11FEB2004 NW 0649 CVG - DTW
10FEB2004 NW 0644 DTW - CVG
06FEB2004 NW 5895 CVG - DTW
05FEB2004 NW 3452 DTW - DAY
29JAN2004 NW 3508 CVG - DTW
28JAN2004 NW 1237 DTW - ORD
NW 1248 ORD - DTW
NW 3507 DTW - CVG
22JAN2004 NW 1755 DTW - CVG
NW 3508 CVG - DTW
20JAN2004 NW 1235 DTW - ORD
NW 0250 ORD - DTW
16JAN2004 NW 5895 CVG - DTW
15JAN2004 NW 1755 DTW - CVG
07JAN2004 NW 3508 CVG - DTW
06JAN2004 NW 1755 DTW - CVG

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levent
Posts: 1589
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:11 pm

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:09 pm

Unfortunately not too much for me in 2004:
- New airlines: Vueling, Alitalia
- New routes: VLC-CDG vv, VLC-BRU vv, VLC-STN vv, VLC-MXP
- New airport: just one, Milan Malpensa (although I hadn´t been to CDG since 1988!)

Anyway, I´m planning to be more active in 2005, and it starts ok:
- 2 January: FCO-VLC with Alitalia (done of course)
- 23 January: VLC-PMI-VLC with Air Europa (new airline!)
- 30 January: VLC-SVQ-VLC with Vueling
 
Thom@s
Posts: 11674
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2000 2:03 am

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:40 am

I've never flown more than I did the past year. Being the air force for most of the time contributed a lot.  Smile

New aircraft (or series of aircraft you flew on)

B737-800 SAS
B737-600 SAS (Don't think I've flown this version before 2004...)

Westland Sea King MK.43 (Several times.  Smile )

Milestones

First flight in a Helicopter. Also could include pick up from the sea in helicopter...

Thom@s
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
 
teva
Posts: 1764
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2001 12:31 am

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:44 am

No too many new things this year.
New airport: ATH
New aircraft: A318 and ERJ145
All my other flts were to the usual destinations, with the usual airlines and planes
Teva
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
 
DABZF
Posts: 1063
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:25 pm

RE: Your 2004 Aviation Year In Review

Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:42 am

Never flew before:
Aircrafts:
A340-600 ( LH )
A340-500 ( EK )
Airlines:
MH
EK
Routes:
HEL-PVG ( AY )
MUC-PVG ( LH )
PVG-FRA ( LH )
PVG-KUL ( MH )
KUL-AKL ( MH )
AKL-ZQN ( NZ )
WLG-AKL ( NZ )
AKL-SYD-DXB ( EK )
CPH-TKU ( KF )

New Airports I visited:
PVG
KUL
AKL
ZQN
WKA
SYD
TKU


Highlights:

My trip to NZ... It's a great place to visit not only because it's amazing country but also because the flight takes forever  Big thumbs up
Below is my flown route and actual aircrafts (non-rev without any problems/offloads):
CPH-MUC ( SK ) Economy

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MUC-PVG ( LH ) Business (I went to see a friend and the F1 race on my way to NZ)

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PVG-KUL ( MH ) Economy

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KUL-AKL ( MH ) Economy

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AKL-ZQN ( NZ ) Economy

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Photo © John B Rankin


WLG-AKL ( NZ ) Economy

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Photo © Jonathan Rankin


AKL-SYD-DXB ( EK ) Business

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Photo © Daniel Talbot


DXB-MUC ( EK ) Business

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Photo © Steffen Karsch


MUC-CPH ( LH - EW aircraft) Cockpit jump seat

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Photo © Michael Mendler



I was thrown out of this perfectly well working airplane strapped to a Hungarian guy at WKA! (AWESOME!!!)

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Photo © Gabriel Savit

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