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Your Most Memorable Flights

Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:38 pm

So what are the flights you'd say for you were most memorable.

I'd select my two glider flights

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that feeling of beeing pulled on the string and getting airborne and than experiencing multi G tight turns can simply not be compared to regular airline flying. Also the all around view is so astonishing.

And sth completely different. - Zeppelin

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Gliding gently through air gives and excellent oppotunity for panorama flights. Simply slow and very stable gives you opportunity to enjoy the view.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:39 am

SYD-CFS-SYD-CBR-SYD in the jumpseat of a QantasLink Dash 8.

LHR-DME on BA Club Europe. Brilliant flight attendants who gave me a gift at the end of my flight - 3 x gin, 3 x vodka, soda water, tonic water, 1 mini bottle of wine, 1 mini bottle of champagne.

LAX-SYD on QF Business. I got a gift from the flight attendants - 1 x normal sized bottle of champagne.

BZE-SPR-BZE my only flights on a single engined aircraft (Cessna Caravan).

SYD-MCY-SYD my first flights when I was 9 years old.

SYD-LAX on UA Economy - will always remember how burned the bottom of my lasagne was.

LED-LHR on BA Club Europe. My only delayed flight (6 hours), my only overnight in a hotel at the expense of the airline. A great little adventure!

SYD-HKG on QF Business - my first flight ever in Business Class and I loved it!
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:43 am

My FRA-ORD flight on AA. This was the most turbulent flight I ever experienced. It seemed like the entire 9 hours was spent shaking and rocking. Constant dropping and rising in altitude. Definitely my most memorable.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:27 am

My PVR-YYZ on TS. The flight was in first class and the flight attedent kept coming to us asking if we wanted anything every 10 mins.  cloudnine 
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:23 am

For being something unlike my other flights: BA001 Concorde: LHR-JFK September 2002 (by Fbgdavidson Oct 14 2004 in Trip Reports)

For excellent service and the quintissential First Class experience:
BKK-LHR in BA First - April 2001

For being the first longhaul with my girlfriend: BA First: LHR-CPT-LHR (w/pics + Video) (by Fbgdavidson Feb 23 2006 in Trip Reports)

For being truly rubbish:
LYS-LGW on a JMC A320 - April 2001
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:40 am

First class Pan Am DC7C Auckland -Pago Pago January 1965. AKL-PPT First Class in Air NZ DC10 Easter 1974 including much time in the cockpit. Lockheed Starlifter test flight over AKL June 1966. Fokker F28 Test flight over AKL 1968.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:42 am

most memorable for being totally crap!...

Air Atalanta Icelandic L1011 manchester-faro in 1996. one experience i will never forget, and never want again!

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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:44 am

1. BRU-ATL on SN back in June 1999. My best friend, a middle agend American lady, and some other German guy. We had a four-seat middle row and we laughed our asses of for 95% of the whole flight time because we drunk like there was no tomorrow.

2. My first Jumpseat flight

3. Can't think so far right now.  Wink

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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:53 am

July 2 2004 LAX - AKL on NZ economy. There was 20 of us flying from YLW all the way down to MEL and this leg was by far the best, just the feeling of going over the largest body of water in the world and being on my favourite aircraft, the 747-400 was all just a thrill.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:22 am

Back in 2000 I was lucky enough to travel on a QF 743 from SYD-MEL. Because the plane was 3 hours late we were given the option to transfer on a domestic 763 or wait and accept vouchers. All the other passengers travelled back on the 763, so we waited at the airport, used our vouchers...

We then were bussed from the intl terminal because, for some reason, the 747 was waiting in the domestic terminal.

There were only 40 passengers on that flight. I also got to see the cockpit and overtake an impulse airlines 717.

Boy that was a good ride Big grin

The a/c then continued to Rome.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:40 am

Most memorable would be my very first flight with Ansett many years ago. Flew ADL-PER. First flight ever.

Plus this : Flight On A De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide (by Ryan h Sep 20 2005 in Trip Reports)#ID64333
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:58 am

It would either have to be my first solo (cross country or normal), or a recent flight with my friend. The look in her eyes as we flew around Seattle was great. Commercially, it would have to be the infamous EWR-SIN flight. Service was great, I love the A345!
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:51 pm

May 1982 QF from SFO-HNL-BNE-SYD. On the last leg the pilot brought the 742 down to 500ft above the ocean along the Gold Coast. The people on the beach were pointing at us. The pilot told us it was something they had to do once a year? Have no idea if it was true or not, but it was an interesting experience.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:54 pm

No. 1 - my first solo flight. Three circuits of the airfield without the instructor sitting on my right. During the second downwind, I looked at the empty seat and realized that if I messed up there was nobody to bail me out. Actually, I was so focused that all went quite well. I think anyone who has soloed could relate to the feeling of accomplishment when you shut down the aircraft and step out onto the tarmac. Further, who hasn't walked away from the plane and not taken a glance back and smiled with pride?

No. 2 - having a jackrabbit being chased by a coyote come running down the runway (at twilight) as I was landing at a rural airfield. It was the strangest thing and a bit unnerving as the hare ran underneath the prop. The coyote was a bit smarter and veered away before I hit him. BTW, the jackrabbit didn't get nicked by the prop. I assume it lived as I didn't see any evidence to the contrary.

No. 3 - fast-building T-storm over Winnipeg while riding in a 727. Things were a little bumpy at first, then all hell broke loose. The right wing dropped severely and we dropped down in altitude. Anything unsecured flew to that side of the plane (including cups of hot coffee). No serious injuries, but everyone was a little nervous for the remainder of the trip. The captain came on the intercom and apologized saying that the storm was building much faster than they anticipated. Weather radar has improved since those days.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:26 pm

Memorable Flights-
1. Flying over the Saraha Desert on KLM in route to Kenya. I recall seeing the coast and then the desert sands.
2. Back in the 80s I was on Alaska from Burbank to Oakland. We stopped in Long Beach on the way up. We flew low over the entire LA basin.
3. Seeing Mexico City from the air at night...what a sight!
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:47 pm

Memorable in a bad way - Hawaiian Airlines DC-8, N1807, 2/5/91, PHL-KEF, reporting for duty at NAS Keflavik for my 12 month remote tour. I hated that place.

Memorable in good way - Hawaiian Airlines DC-8, N1807, 2/5/92, KEF-PHL, rotating off the rock.

Memorable in a memorable way - I was in the jumpseat one night in 1993 YYZLAX in a A320, about 5p local time, everything contrailing. We had a KLM 744 LAX bound about 60 miles ahead of us contrailing, a 733 just below us contrailing, all flying off into the sunset - was just beautiful.

Memorable in a holy crap way - jumpseating in an ATA MDWDFW in a B727 the sunday before 9/11. The touchdown zone RVR was at mininums, rollout greater than 6000 RVR due to an intense september Texas rainstorm at DFW - I'll never forget hearing the sheets of rain impacting the airframe at 150 knots.

Memorable in a funny way - jumpseating in a Comair CRJ200 ATWCVG one morning before daybreak. Fog everywhere; visibility was a generous 1/4 mile. The ATW runways are humped, to where from the threshold of 29, you cant see the opposite arrival end, were taxiing out, get our takeoff alternate, taxi into position, and as the captains reaches over to the thrust levers, since we cant see crap, he goes "I sure hope theres not a deer out here"  Smile

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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:44 am

Probably ARN-AMS-ORD on a KL 734 and a KL 743 in August 2003. I went to the US as a foreign exchange student and the flight across the atlantic was my first long-haul and my first on a widebody. Great flight although a very noisy plane!  Smile
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:06 am

Most memorable (positive) - B6 (AUS-JFK) Why? PTVs and XM Radio brought to you by low fares.

Most memorable (negative) - Well, its a tie.

America West Express (Mesa Airlines) from PHX-ASE on a DHC-8. Loud, Noisy, and Uncomfortable. High turbulence when we were trying to land!

United Express (Skywest Airlines) - EMB 120 Brasilia from DEN-MTJ. Although I experience this everytime I go, high turbulence, little leg room, and I always end up sitting in the very back.

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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:10 am

CDG-NRT on Air France Boeing 747-400 Nov 2003. Flight time: 11.5 hours

Over the years I've had over 30 flts in First, 40 or more in Business but for this I had 3 seats in economy all to myself and it was the best flight ever.

I slept all the way like a baby. The food was good and the staff were brilliant. I couldn't have had a better start to my holiday than that.

I also got 3 seats to myself on the way back too!
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:23 pm

IAD-CDG on a TW L-1011 in 1991. What an amazing flight, what an amazing airline.

LHR-JFK on a BA Speedbird Concorde 1. Here I am in this very picture sat in 21A:

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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:05 pm

LAX - SYD, UA 747-400, June 2004. Upgraded to Business Class for free, God knows I could never afford it. What a great experience, completely different than coach, which is where I always sit.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:47 pm

First Class SIN-DEL-SIN we were really lucky cause we got an offer that buy 4 economy and get 2 business class seats within those 4 economy. So my dad decided with my love of aviation he gave me and my bro the economy and my parents took the business class. Though while comming back I offered them the first class but they declined

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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:20 pm

June 23 2001, SQ 346 SIN-ZRH in a 747-412.
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RE: Your Most Memorable Flights

Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:46 pm

Probably EDI-LSI via WIC, lovely scenery, my first propeller flight and had a very nice and pretty stewardess won't forget it for a long time  Smile

Either that or...
LHR-LAX , it was during the catering strike, lovely crew who completly made up for the loss of food and were always interested during my long talks with them, not only that but it's so far my longest flight, strong head winds made the total flight time 11hrs 30mins .

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