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Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 1:37 am

With well over 5000 737's in the order book, I'm sure that most (if not all) of us A.neters have had the opportunity to fly on this model at one time or another. I'm wondering...who can remember their first 737 flight?? Mine was January 1978...United Airlines...ATL - CRW. Any others???
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 1:54 am

It was an Aer Lingus LHR-SNN and it was a 737-400 in 1994.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 2:28 am

my very first 737 flight was with America West I think in 2000.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 3:06 am

732 US Airways in the early 90s ('91 or '92). It was a two-"fer" that day becuase I flew the 732 from DTW-CLT and then a 734 from CLT-SRQ. A month after that, I flew a 733 from atl-srq aboard DL.

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 4:43 am

My first 737 ride was on a -200 model with Pacific Western back in 1985. Flew from YLW-YVR.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 5:37 am

July 1974 Western 737-200 SFO-ONT
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 6:52 am

My first 737 flight was my second ever flight from Dublin to Heathrow. The aircraft looked like this...


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 7:23 am

My first 737 flight was in 1990, BRU-WAW on SABENA's 737-200.


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 9:28 am

1972 from Stockton to San Francisco on a PSA 737.

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 11:17 am

For me, it was on Air Canada.
And I wish it wasn't, because of the horrible flight experience,
I have unfortunately had a distaste for the 737 ever since that trip.
The one condition where I LOVE the 737 is when it's operated by AS.


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Thu May 18, 2006 1:42 pm

It was People Express from EWR to BOS
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 2:39 pm

Summer of 1972(?) or thereabouts, SFO-MRY on a UA 732. Flew in First because the fare was only $14 vs. $11 or something in coach, lol. (Such odd things I remember.) The flight was only long enough to have a 7-UP in a proper glass before landing.

My last flight on a 737 was also on a 732, on DL LGA-CVG last November, almost 35 years later!
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 3:33 pm

First 737 in the US was a Western 737-300 SLC-BOS-LGA in 1985, and in Europe it was OA ATH-MUC in 1983.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 7:19 pm

My first 737 flight was onboard Air Pacific flight FJ931 from Nadi to Melbourne. That was October 22nd, 2000. I have been on most other 737 flights but this flight takes the cake due to the inflight service that was provided by the cabin crews. They worked the cabin from the moment we took off until the moment we landed! (unlike some that disappear midflight). And i can still remember the lovely cabin smell which was a mixture of tropical flowers and tropical fruits.The aircraft was a 738 with registration DQ-FJG. It didn't have winglets back than and it was still in its old livery.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 7:28 pm

I don't remember my first 737 flight.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 7:54 pm

My first 737 flight was on Aloha Airlines from OGG to HNL in 1995!
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 9:48 pm

First 737-200 was with Nordair doing the milk run going to Ixtapa no range on that plane...

We did YUL-YYZ-MSY-ZIH and ZIH-YYZ-YUL on the way back
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 18, 2006 10:42 pm

My first 737 flight (which was my first jet flight) was onboard ST 312 SCN-PMI in 1989. I loved it!


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 3:02 am

My first one was a Boeing 737-300 with Freedomair from Hamilton NZ to Coolangatta Qld in April 2000.

Coolangatta (now Gold Coast International Airport) had literally just opened for international service - the terminal was more like a combo shed and tent! Things have now improved considerably.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 3:20 am

My first B737 flight was in October 2001 with Excel Airways to Funchal, Madeira. It was on a B737-800 (G-XLAB) and it was a pretty nice flight. I remember experiencing quite a rather firm touchdown at Funchal and being thrown roughly forward into the seat in front of me on the landing rollout.

Since then I've flown on 23 B737s! Big grin

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 4:07 am

Isnt it sad, Ive never been on one. Sad

However, Im booking tickets on a Ryanair flight to STN-BLK tommorow, so I will definatly get my first ride this summer and its a 737-800.

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 7:56 am

April 1996, OK B735, AMS to PRG. It was my first jet flight too. Wait 30 years for my first jet flight. Isn't that sad?
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 9:15 am

my first was july 1990 on EI-ASH 737-248 of aer lingus from dub to lgw, i ve flown 46 times on 737 s since, give me an airbus anyday!
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 9:30 am

My first 737 flight was also my first ever flight, Dan Air LGW-CFU summer of 1983.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 10:34 am

My first flight on a 737 was also my very first flight ever. It was when I was in 6th grade, and we flew to visit the state capitol for a day, on May 12, 1983. It was a Western Airlines 737-200 series, on a flight from LAX to SMF. We returned that evening on PSA, and that was the only time I flew those two, great airlines.


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 10:51 am

December 1975 Western Airlines from SEA to SFO. Was rerouted to Western due to the strike action at United.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 11:31 am

I was 2 months old when I flew on WN's 737 service from HOU-MSY.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 12:47 pm

BDL-IAD-MCO on a UA 733, March 1990

Also have 732 and 734 experience, possibly adding the 738 later this year...
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 2:18 pm

My first was a Sun Country 737-800 on April 12, 2005, MSP-PHX.
My first on a -300 was America West on October 6, 2005, PHX-LAS.
My first on a -900 was Continental on December 15, 2005, PHX-IAH, which is also my most recent 737 flight. All in all, I have flown the 737 six times, I believe, usually on Sun Country (four times).
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 19, 2006 2:37 pm

also my first flight ever
it was BRU-LHR with Virgin express
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Sat May 20, 2006 2:33 am

Summer of 1994 American West Airline LGB-PHX on that was my first flight on a Airbus A320 also PHX-DFW.
 
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Sat May 20, 2006 8:03 am

1988 RSW-CLT-CLE, Piedmont 737-200.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Sat May 20, 2006 8:18 am

This one, in September 82, from LGW -ATH.

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Sat May 20, 2006 11:15 am

My first 737 flight must have been with KLM, in October 1992, Amsterdam-Munich on a -300. Had countless 737 rides ever since.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Sat May 20, 2006 11:43 am

I'd been on several before I started keeping track, as most airlines used to fly 737s into SYR. My first ever recorded 737 flight was a US Airways B737-300 in February 2001 from SYR-PHL.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Sat May 20, 2006 3:16 pm

My first was the 737-700. WN to Vegas!! I liked it better than the mad dog. My 2nd time was coming back hom I got to get on New Mexico 1
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Sat May 20, 2006 3:27 pm

Austin to Phoenix on Southwest, back in 1990. The first leg of a flight from Texas to California when I was stationed in Fort Hood, TX and wanted to get home to Livermore, CA. I think it was even in one of the backward facing seats.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Tue May 23, 2006 1:22 pm

My first was on TK IST-TLV
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Tue May 23, 2006 2:07 pm

I have a poor memory but it was probably Usair from PHL to TPA back in the late eighties.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Tue May 23, 2006 4:00 pm

Apparantly when I was 3 months old, but I remember my first one was in 2002 from WLG-AKL
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Tue May 23, 2006 4:35 pm

AirTran Airways 1996. PVD to MCO.

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Tue May 23, 2006 7:40 pm

IST-MUC-IST 11 December 1999 TK Boeing 737-400 I was working on the aircraft  Smile
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Tue May 23, 2006 10:36 pm

My first 737 flight was in September 1980 with a 737-200 from Maersk Air.


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 25, 2006 4:14 am

My very first 737-flight was on a Luxair 737-500 in May 1993, LUX-LHR.
 
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 25, 2006 10:56 am

My first 737 flight was aboard a Southwest Airlines 737-2T4/Adv (ex-Air Florida and Midway N721ML, later N721WN) from ONT to LAS back in November 1991.


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 25, 2006 2:09 pm

July 1979 PI ATL-AVL 737-200.

I've done 155 more segments on 737's since then, from DPS-JOG to FRA-FCO.
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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 25, 2006 2:52 pm

Well the first time on a 737 was the first time flying. Suprisingly it didnt feel any special except for the chance to see the cockpit which I remember even though I was 4 then. The flight was just a short hop from my city DAR to JRO on an TC 737-200.


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 25, 2006 4:30 pm

My first 737 flight was 1994 on Alaska a/c 754


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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Thu May 25, 2006 8:01 pm

I have just booked my first 737 flight on EasyJet for the 7th June flying from LPL to BFS and back.

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RE: Your First 737 Flight

Fri May 26, 2006 4:12 am

Lan Chile, 732 Concepción CCP - Santiago SCL

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