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Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Flight?

Mon May 01, 2006 6:58 pm

I flew AMS-IAD with PH-AOD on saturday, KLM's newest A332. It was delivered just a few days before, and we as a crew had the honour to work
on this bird's very first commercial flight!
I was wondering if any of you ever got to be on a first commercial flight?
 
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Mon May 01, 2006 7:04 pm

Not the frist revenue flight, but I did just do the delivery flight tof FL's newewst 717 N938AT from LGB to ATL.
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Mon May 01, 2006 7:36 pm

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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Mon May 01, 2006 7:53 pm

Not first flight but first day in service, I flew DUS-LHR some years ago with LH and the announcement included "this is this aircraft's fifth commercial flight on its first day in service with Lufthansa." It had that new car smell too!
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Mon May 01, 2006 8:34 pm

I was on Jazeera Airways´ first flight from Kuwait to Dubai last year, 30 October, which was operated by 9K-CAA, an Airbus A320 also performing its first commercial flight.
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Mon May 01, 2006 11:28 pm

When I was 13, I used a non-rev pass and flew on AC's first L1011 service, YYZ-YVR-YYZ, March 1973. Funny thing, the flight numbers still exist, AC105 and AC148.
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 12:06 am

26 March 1995 FDH-TXL
First Commercial flight of Deutsche BA's (DI) new Saab 2000 D-ADSA. Great flight with a special touch.

Two other flights, even though not the first commercial service, were quite special as well, as they took place 3 weeks before the official first operation:
05 March 1993 FRA-AMS LH4262 and
07 March 1993 AMS-FRA LH4263

Both operated by the very first A340, D-AIBA. LH used it on European routes before officially starting the FRA-JFK flights with it at the end of March 1993.
 
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 12:14 am

I was on Aer Lingus EI-DES first flight a few months ago. The crew just made a little announcement about the first flight. Just think, in a few months some people might be lucky enough to be able to say "I was on the first SQ A380 flight" Big grin

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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 12:14 am

Too many years ago to even remember the year - my first flight on a jet was a Braniff 707 making its maiden flight. I was interested in the fact that it was on its maiden flight until they started the engines. Then the world changed for me - especially when I was pushed back in the seat for the first time on take off. Like other "first times" in life I can still remember that feeling rather well.
 
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 12:19 am

Close...I flew on a three day old WN 737-700. The flight attendants confirmed some of the passengers' remarks on the new "car" smell.
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 12:37 am

I was on SWA first B737NG commercial flight from FLL-MCO on the jumpseat.
 
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 1:43 am

I spent $25 (plus taxes) to be on the first revenue JetBlue E190 flight. Not only was this the first revenue flight for this aircraft, it was also the first revenue flight for this aircraft type!

(I flew BOS-JFK - there was an almost simultaneous flight going JFK-BOS but we were considered "first" due to being scheduled first.)

Unlike several subsequent E190 flights, this one went off without a hitch! The array of tv stations and XM radio is overwhelming on a 45 minute flight!
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 9:25 am

I've been on a Fokker 100 flight before the aircraft was delivered to the customer. Don't know if that counts but at least the aircraft was brand-new and, for the occasion, "operated" by Fokker when they were still around. This was in the Summer of 1992.
The aircraft hadn't even had it's final paintjob; it was in ugly Euro-white with "promotie-vlucht" (promotional flight) painted on the fuselage...

 
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 10:19 am

Many many years ago I was on on Alaska 737-400's 2nd or 3rd flight (I can't remember what the pilot told us) flying ANC-SEA..

I was also on one of the first flights of the first 737-900..... PHX-SEA...

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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 10:43 am

I flew on the revenue passenger flight for the first Continental 757-300 back in January 2002 from EWR to FLL. I don't remember the reg. of the plane but the pilot announced that it was the first flight for the aircraft and the first 757-300 flight for Continental.
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RE: Ever Been On Airplane's First Commercial Fligh

Tue May 02, 2006 4:28 pm

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 1):
I did just do the delivery flight tof FL's newewst 717 N938AT from LGB to ATL.

Are you talking about the last 717, or the second-to-last?
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