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Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:12 pm

I haven't yet flown transatlantic but would love to hear from you all about your experiences. Info like best airline to fly, best route (From USA) and anything you would like to put.  Smile
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:35 pm

I've flown over 50 round trips over the North Atlantic myself. My very first flight back in 1974 was with an AC DC8 from DUS-YYZ.

I fly regularly between Canada and Germany and have flown with various airlines and types of aircraft almost always in econ class, unless I get a free upgrade.

Airlines that I have flown over the pond with include:
AC, BA, KL, LH, CP, TS, LT, DE, 2T, NW.

Aircraft that I have flown over the pond with include:
A330, A340, B757, B767, B747, DC8, DC10, L1011, MD11

My last flight was last Wednesday with a DE B763 from FRA-YVR.

In all these years, the scenery still amazes me, over Greenland and Northern Canada, especially in the summer months. But the best feeling, is when one flies eastbound, the sun rises usually over the east coast of Greenland (depending on the time of year and departure of course), and then the smell of coffee and breakfast being prepared. Then coming over Scotland, over the North Sea and over Mainland Europe.

My most memorable flight was with Canada3000 back in the summer of 1996. The routing was DUS-KEF-YYC-YVR and back. I really enjoyed that trip simply becuase of the fuel stop in KEF (aircraft was a B757), since it was almost the halfway point between DUS and YYC, it was nice to have an hours time to stretch your legs in the terminal.

Another memorable experience was back in the spring of 1989. I was coming back from FRA-YYZ on a LH B742. This was my first B747 flight, but what was really cool was that mid-way over the Atlantic, there was a Wardair A310 just off to our right side and just above us. We flew almost in perfect formation over the rest of the Atlantic. And it turned out that that A310 (coming in from LGW as I later found out), was our aircraft to take us from YYZ-YYC-YVR later that day.

Personally, out of my experiences, I enjoy KL's service the most. This followed by AC, LH and BA. TS and LT are by far my least favourite.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:05 pm

ACDC8 really sums up transatlantic crossings well..

I havent had the wealth of experience that ACDC8 has but my first crossing was a Worldways Tristar... as I remember I was 6 at the time and my canadian mother was taking my brother and I and my grandmother back to Ontario for 3 weeks.. I was most upset that I wouldnt be seeing my dad for 3 weeks and it was compounded by the fact that I had centre seats and couldnt wave to my dad who was at the observation field..

I remember crying and the nice flight attendant allowed me to sit in a free window row so I could try and see my dad waving...such nice hospitality.

I returned on a nice DC8 with worldways also. the routing was BHXYYZBHX

Since then I have flown with BA/VS/AA/VZ

Most of them being from BHX to JFK on 757'S... That was a nice route also, I was particularly fond of those trips.
Nowadays I mostly fly in and out of DTW which is also nice on the 777's/767's
Sometimes I fly VS into JFK spend a few nights with family then fly up with NK into D town from LGA.

I really hope you enjoy any futute trips you have planned !

And as ACDC8 rightly points out.. waking up to the morning sun and the smell of fresh coffee.. thats one of the best parts of the trip !

All the best !!
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:44 pm

First Trans Atlantic for me was a charter flight from DTW to AGP in 1971.

It was an American Flyers Airline DC-8.

Since then, I've flown:

AA, TW, PA IB, SR, SN, NW, KL, LH, AZ (a wet lease from Ansett), AF, DL, CO, Icelandair, BA, and AC.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
First Trans Atlantic for me was a charter flight from DTW to AGP in 1971.

REALLY ?!?! WOW !!

Hahaha charters from DTW to AGP ... now theres something I never thought Id hear...how was that flight ?
Was spain a big charter destination in the 70's from DTW/midwest america ?

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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:33 am

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 4):
Hahaha charters from DTW to AGP ... now theres something I never thought Id hear...how was that flight ?
Was spain a big charter destination in the 70's from DTW/midwest america ?

I don't know how big of a destination it was from Detroit, I was only 9 years old at the time.

I remember it being a AFA and leaving near mid-night. This and my non-rev trip on Icelandair were the only two narrow body flights I took accross the pond.

We stayed at the Marbella Hilton (don't know if it is still there) with a huge group of Detroiters, and did a lot of tourist stuff. I'd love to post some pics but they are all old instamatic shots...lol
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:45 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 5):
with a huge group of Detroiters

Fun times !! ... red wings fans too ??  Wink

Was it like one of these ?


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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:53 am

First Transatlantic was MAN-MCO in 1996 on VS. Not sure what aircraft type, Most likely was a 747.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:06 am

My first Crossing was from Montréal (YMX) to AMS summer 1979 was 13 than

B747-100 probably the movie was superman was great for a kid

2 years ago i went to Paris on business Did YUL-CDG B777 to and A343 back both were great but there is something special about the T7 i notice the slow climb of the 343 but both flight were perfect... AF service in coach was great the food is good and if ask you could get real champagne... Both plane had PTV, games Etc...
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:44 am

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 6):
Was it like one of these ?

That's it! I have a pic of the plane, but the reg # is not visable.  Angry
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:53 am

My first...

UA916, IAD-FRA, 6/8/98, B777-200, seat 37A
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:27 am

My first was on American Airlines JFK-LHR on the MD-11 back in 1993.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:30 am

my first was last september on Northwest Airlines. DTW to AMS. It was on an airbus A330, and the AVOD saved me. I forgot my ipod on my desk and was completely bummed out!! but there was a GREAT selection of music on there, and it kept me busy.

i was stuck back in coach, but the flight wasnt too bad. the food was ok on the way over, on the way back i got stuck with the vegitarian meal.

nothing beat the KLM ham sandwich on the flight from AMS to HAJ tho!
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:44 am

My first was in 1996 - DTW to AMS on the 747 (don't remember if 744 or 742). On the flight back, we went AMS-ORD on a 744P/F Combi.

I've since flown across on DL and UA as well.
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:18 am

My first transatlantic flight was on Delta way back in 1991, I flew FRA-DFW on an L-1011 daylight flight in business class. Nice big leather seats, good wine, attentive service... those were the days!
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:45 am

I would have to ask my dad about the exact time but the route was JFK to Rome on Alitalia sometime in the late 70s.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:27 am

My first Transatlantic was when I was a few months old on an Air 2000 757, but I dont remember much of that flight obviously  Silly.

My first Transatlantic flight that I remember was on a DL 763 MAN-ATL. Very nice flight, there's something inspiring about flying across the Atlantic. Also the return leg, ATL-MAN was a night flight for most of the way, but it really was worth it as the sunrises are stunning!

My most recent Transatlantic was on a UA 772 JFK-LHR, again, a great sunrise and a really pleasant atmosphere in the cabin. Can't wait for my next Transatlantic now!  Silly

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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:59 am

I don't know if this counts, but mine was AF 747 CDG-ANC in 1986.
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:12 am

Mine was last year on a VS 747 LGW-MCO.
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:47 pm

YVR - LGW via Air Transat on a dodgy L-1011 with a grumpy bunch of FAs. Ran out of coffee, the food was barely edible, and we refuelled twice with long waits each time. The total trip time was more like a transpacific flight. Arrived sore, tired, starving. The trip home was made better only by bringing alot of food onboard with us.

Never again will I board one of their flights.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:56 pm

Quoting Stormbringer (Reply 19):
YVR - LGW via Air Transat on a dodgy L-1011 with a grumpy bunch of FAs. Ran out of coffee, the food was barely edible, and we refuelled twice with long waits each time. The total trip time was more like a transpacific flight. Arrived sore, tired, starving. The trip home was made better only by bringing alot of food onboard with us.

LOL! Flew with them back in 1998 from YVR-AMS with the L1011. The seats were harder and smaller then in a Dash 8. By far the most rudest, arrogant F/A's I've ever had to listen to. Dinner was OK, but the "snack" we got before we ended up in AMS was a joke.

BTW, where and why did your flight fuel up twice?

Quoting Stormbringer (Reply 19):
Never again will I board one of their flights.

Thats what I said back then, but I ended up on one of their A332's this past May to FRA. Service improved somewhat, but the seats and legroom is disgusting. I gave them another shot, but this time I hope I never have to endure another Trans-Atlantic crossing on board one of their A/C.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:39 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 20):
BTW, where and why did your flight fuel up twice?

Iqauit (They called it "Frobisher Bay". I need to get a 40yr old map to see it called that.), and Manchester.

Any chance of me flying them again ended when they accidently pumped all their fuel out into the ocean and ran out of gas.

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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:15 pm

Quoting Stormbringer (Reply 21):
Any chance of me flying them again ended when they accidently pumped all their fuel out into the ocean and ran out of gas.

That was actually the aircraft (C-GITS) I took from YVR-YYC-FRA back in May.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:07 pm

My first was back in 1996with DL L1011 FRA-MCO
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:23 pm

Around 10 years ago ...... CDG-Santo Domingo with an AF 747-300.
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:41 pm

KLM DC-6 in'63..from Idlewild (now JFK) to AMS. Remember staring out the window at the red-hot manifold and the blue flame of the exhaust. A good flight in that the steward said he was hitting the rack...and showed a bunch of college students where the liquor was stored. Decided I needed some fresh air when we landed...only to have a gentleman with a submachine gun remind me that I'd have to clear customs and immigration first.....
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:29 am

ZRH-BOS on a Swissair 743 back in 1993
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:42 am

My first was United SEA-ORD-LHR on July 4th 1997. SEA-ORD on a DC10 in First Class and then ORD-LHR in Business Class on a brand new 777.

The 777s were new to the fleet then and there were some teething problems with the plane. To start the reading lights above my seat and my mother's for that flight would not turn off when I tried to turn it off and then it came on and off in sporatic increments for the flight. It still wouldn't work even after the purser reset the entire system. So they eventually moved us. On the return flight (LHR-ORD) my legrest was not working. Maintenance knew about it, but could not fix the problem in LHR. They gave me two $200 coupons for future travel on United because of the incovenience. It is a good thing that I was pretty young at the time, because nowadays I would not accept that at all. That 777 also did not have PTVs, which I thought was odd since United was heavily advertising the new advancements of their brand new 777s and part of them was PTVs in every seat.

As far as recommendations go, nothing in economy is that special. Virgin has a little bit of character to it, but overall the airlines are pretty similar. Most have PTVs on most of their fleets (with the exception being Lufthansa). People whine about US carriers all the time, but in economy, I don't think there is much of a difference other than the fact that flight attendants for US airlines on international flights tend to be very old.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 27):
I don't think there is much of a difference other than the fact that flight attendants for US airlines on international flights tend to be very old.

I see comments like this alot. Personally I think that if you want eye-candy the best thing is to buy a copy of FHM at the airport newstand. If something goes wrong and we have to make a forced landing I'd rather have a tough old bird who can handle a situation than a Hooters girl.  Wink
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:21 am

My first was in 1996 EWR - ZHR on Swiss Air and flew on a B747-357. Originally scheduled PHL-ZRH-BSL, but a spring snowstorm forced us to fly out of EWR, and after a 6 hr delay we finally left. On the way back I flew Cross Air, BSL-ZHR, and then Swiss ZRH-BOS-PHL with a B747-357. The BOS -PHL was really short for the 747... only our group of 25 was onboard. We were allow to sit wherever for the last leg.
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:47 am

I started flying to Bermuda in Lears in 1984. That probably wasn't what you were looking for.

My first North Atlantic crossings began in 1993 between North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Since then I've flown to every continent.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:05 pm

My first transatlantic flight?

July 1998, British Airways Concorde G-BOAG, LHR to JFK.









Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.

I've not done any transatlantic for real yet.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:46 pm

I suppose my first transatlantic flight was Nice to New York on Delta.
Here is a recap of my transatlantic experiences.
AIR FRANCE 777, 767 The seating, service and food were excellent in Business Class
BRITISH AIRWAYS 747 A bit crowded in Economy, but the seat was o.k. Service and food was consistent, but not quick in such a large aft cabin.
DELTA 777, 767 I think Delta is strictly Business Elite (tm) now. I was upgraded to First Class once way back when I don't think it is available anymore. Business Class on Delta is o.k. The seats recline at a greater pitch and you have your TV setup, it's still business class.
As a comparison:
AIR NEW ZEALAND 747-300 Best business class set up, I've ever been in. The flight attendants said the interior was recently completely redone and that it was Virgin Atlantic's Business Class design. The service and attention were superb. Food never stopped? On demand movies, what more could you want.
QUANTAS 747 Business Class was good, larger better reclining seats, tv entertainment. Attention and service was excellent. Food was better flying into U.S. than out.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:42 pm

my first transatlantic flight was Paris-Atlanta on DL L1011 in 1987!!!I was 3!!!
my latest transatlantic flight was CDG-MIA on AF 744 in 2001
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:59 am

Mine was on UA: IAD-MXP 763
MXP-IAD 763 way back in 2000

Othe aircraft I have crossed the pond with: 763,A330-300,A340-300,762,744,772,752.
 
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:21 am

My first was when I was 3 on British Airways from YYZ-LHR on a 747
Of course I really don't remember much from the flight, although for some strange reason I remember going up the staircase to the cockpit. I still have the "wings" they gave me for being such a young flyer.

Since then I have flown from YYZ-LHR/MAN on Air Canada, when they flew Boeing 747s, and on Canada 3000, on a Boeing 757, which was my first time flying alone. I remember having to wear that stupid UM pass around my neck, which I didn't like, but it was cool having pretty hot flight attendants give me lots of attention. One didn't like me because I kept, not on purpose, pushing my cart with my luggage into her ankles....I was only 9!

I've also flown from YHZ-LHR via YYT on a Air Canada 767-300. I'm so glad that they are removing the stopover YYT, coming back you have to go through customs in YYT, which adds 2 hours to the trip!
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:48 am

Hey,

Mine was in 1997. We were on standby and the Caledonian DC-10 we'd got onto LGW-SFB went tech. 9 hours later a Tower Air 747-100 arrived to take us, don't remember much but according to parents, was not good Wink

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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:07 pm

My first transatlantic experience was my first real life flying experience ... and it was awesome:

June 18, 1996, NW (KLM), DTW-AMS

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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:09 pm

I have got the first opportunity to fly via the pond after the political turn in Germany.
In 1991 we had our first holiday trip outside Europe. We travelled to Havana, Cuba. It was a direct flight, performed by LTU with the unforgetable TriStar.

 airplane  The only thing I had no fun in an airplane at that time were the smokers. At that time I was a smoker, too. But I could wait for 9 hours. All that smoke in such a small room like an airplane, that was too much for me. So now I live in better times.
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:51 pm

April 1975
Boeing 707
ILHA DO SAL (Cape Verde )
to KENNEDY
South African Airways ZS SAF

Was cabin crew then
Remember we had only 32 pax
The return we had to return to Kennedy and make an emergency landing
due to a hydraulic problem

Those were the years when flights were not full

During May 2005 flew a 747-200 JOHANNESBURG ILHA DO SAL with 15 pax
Other highlights were LISBON ROME 12 pax ROME ATHENS 1 pax

We had a 3 hour layover in Athens on the aircraft
Spent that time sitting in a galley of a TWA 707 parked next to us
talking to the crew.
Those were fun days!

Cheers!
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:13 am

LGW to EWR on VS, back in 2000  Smile

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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:50 am

02Oct90 SA206 B747SP ZS-SPE GIG CPT JNB

I'd been on a round the world trip, my first international ID00 ticket - JNB-MRU-TPE-SFO-DFW-MCO-EYW-MIA-GIG-CPT-JNB.

Since then I've crossed the Atlantic (North, Central and South) about 70 times...

02Oct90 SA 206 SAA B747SP ZS-SPE GIG CPT JNB
04Oct92 SA 201 SAA B747-200 ZS-SAP JNB SID JFK
21Oct92 BA 174 British Airways B747-100 G-AWNG JFK LHR
10Apr93 SA 203 SAA B747-400 ZS-SAV JNB CPT MIA
19Apr93 SA 202 SAA B747-400 ZS-SAV JFK JNB
28Oct94 NZ 003 Air New Zealand B747-400 ZK-NBT LGW LAX
27Nov94 NZ 002 Air New Zealand B747-400 ZK-NBT LAX LHR
03Jan96 BA 085 British Airways B767-300 G-BNWA LHR YVR
18Jul97 BA 113 British Airways B747-100 G-AWNL LHR JFK
20Jul97 BA 004 British Airways Concorde G-BOAD JFK LHR
26Dec97 CO 021 Continental DC10-30 N15069 MAN EWR
02Jan98 CO 018 Continental DC10-30 N68060 EWR LGW
23Feb98 BW 901 BWIA L1011-500 9Y-TGJ LHR BGI
02Mar98 BW 3800 BWIA L1011-500 9Y-TGN POS LHR
20Mar98 VS 011 Virgin Atlantic B747-100 G-VMIA LGW BOS
24Mar98 VS 012 Virgin Atlantic B747-200 G-VJFK BOS LGW
02Jul98 BA 117 British Airways B747-200 G-BDXH LHR JFK
05Jul98 BA 116 British Airways B777-200 G-VIIG JFK LHR
04Sep98 BA 217 British Airways B747-100 G-AWNF LHR IAD
09Sep98 BA 222 British Airways B747-100 G-AWNH IAD LHR
26Nov98 AA 173 American B767-200 N321AA LGW RDU
29Nov98 AA 174 American B767-200 N328AA RDU LGW
02Apr99 TW 721 TWA B767-200 N601TW LGW STL
06Apr99 TW 720 TWA B767-200 N604TW STL LGW
02Sep99 AA 155 American A300-600 N25071 LHR BOS
06Sep99 AA 108 American A300-600 N33069 BOS LHR
20Jan00 BA 2227 British Airways B777-200 G-VIIV LGW ATL
24Jan00 BA 238 British Airways B777-200 G-ZZZD BOS LHR
20Apr00 BA 215 British Airways B747-200 G-BDXD LHR BOS
23Apr00 BA 214 British Airways B747-200 G-BDXK BOS LHR
29Jun00 AA 115 American A300-600 N14077 LHR JFK
08Jul00 AA 174 American B767-300 N39367 RDU LGW
22Nov00 BA 239 British Airways B747-200 G-BDXJ LHR BOS
26Nov00 BA 238 British Airways B747-200 G-BDXB BOS LHR
16Feb01 BA 215 British Airways B777-200 G-VIIF LHR BOS
19Feb01 BA 212 British Airways B747-200 G-BDXG BOS LHR
01Mar01 AA 087 American B777-200 N778AN LHR ORD
11Mar01 AA 056 American B777-200 N772AN MIA LHR
04Apr01 DL 019 Delta B767-300 N178DN LGW ATL
08Apr01 DL 012 Delta MD-11 N807DE ATL LGW
08Aug01 AC 3079 Air Canada B767-300 C-FPCA LHR YYT YHZ
19Aug01 AC 888 Air Canada B767-200 C-GAVC YOW LHR
22Dec01 DL 083 Delta B767-300 N180DN NCE JFK
26Dec01 DL 082 Delta B767-300 N180DN JFK NCE
18May02 CO 019 Continental B777-200 N78004 LGW EWR
27May02 CO 018 Continental B777-200 N79005 EWR LGW
30Jun02 VS 015 Virgin Atlantic B747-400 G-VROY LGW MCO
06Jul02 VS 016 Virgin Atlantic B747-400 G-VJER MCO LGW
07Dec02 LH 422 Lufthansa A340-300 D-AIGX FRA BOS
18Dec02 LH 425 Lufthansa A340-300 D-AIGF BOS MUC
19Apr03 NY 245 Flugfelag Islands Fokker 50 TF-JMS RKV KUS
23Apr03 NY 496 Flugfelag Islands Fokker 50 TF-JMS KUS RKV
02Jun03 AZ 618 Alitalia B767-300 I-DEIG MXP BOS
15Jun03 AZ 619 Alitalia B767-300 EI-CMP BOS MXP
17Dec03 LX 052 Swiss A330-200 HB-IQN ZRH BOS
30Dec03 AA 156 American B777-200 N779AN BOS LHR
15Apr04 AF 332 Air France A340-300 F-GLZM CDG BOS
27Apr04 DL 082 Delta B767-300 N185DN JFK NCE
10Sep04 NW 037 Northwest DC-10-30 N227NW AMS BOS
19Sep04 NW 038 Northwest DC-10-30 N235NW BOS AMS
04Feb05 AF 304 Air France B777-200 F-GPST CDG ATL
13Feb05 DL 082 Delta B767-300 N196DN JFK NCE
01Apr05 LH 420 Lufthansa A340-300 D-AIGN FRA BOS
10Apr05 LH 421 Lufthansa A340-300 D-AIGU BOS FRA
21Aug05 AA 037 American B767-300 N346AN ZRH DFW
31Aug05 AA 050 American B777-200 N780AN DFW LGW
11Dec05 IB 6741 Iberia A340-600 EC-JBA MAD BOG
15Dec05 IB 6122 Iberia A340-600 EC-JLA MIA MAD
17Dec05 AA 173 American B777-200 N771AN LGW RDU
27Dec05 AA 042 American B767-300 N39367 ORD CDG
08Apr06 AA 173 American B777-200 N787AL LGW RDU
18Apr06 AA 066 American B777-200 N750AN ORD LHR
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thepilot
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:22 am

British Airways Flight 49 (a 747-400), from SEA-LHR on 4/2/2004. I sat in the middle seat between two 260 pound guys. However, the amenities kit, the AVOD, and the food was excellent!
From YVR
 
flymatt2bermud
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:47 am

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 42):
I sat in the middle seat between two 260 pound guys.

Been there, done that 'thepilot'!  crowded 
I'm just glad the experience didn't ruin your golf game!
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AirCop
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting FlyMatt2Bermud (Reply 32):
QUANTAS 747 Business Class was good, larger better reclining seats, tv entertainment. Attention and service was excellent. Food was better flying into U.S. than out.

What Qantas trans-atlantic, didn't know they did that.

First trans-atlantic was LAX-LGW on a Laker DC-10.
 
burnsie28
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:08 pm

I have flown accross the pond twice.


1988 COS-STL-LGW on TWA (762), too little to remember much.

2002 COS-ATL-FRA on Delta (763)
 
andz
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:45 pm

Quoting Lxlgu (Reply 39):
During May 2005 flew a 747-200 JOHANNESBURG ILHA DO SAL with 15 pax

2005 on a 200???
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
ANCFlyer
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:28 pm

First Trans-Atlantic was on a World Airways DC-10 in 1979 from Charleston AFB to Rhein Main, AFB.

Subsequent trips have been on LH (747s), TWA (L-1011s), BA (747s), US (A333), World Airways (DC10s)
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Leskova
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:42 pm

My first transatlantic crossing was in 1981, I think it was in March - my father had just been temporarily assigned to a job in Houston for a year, and the whole family moved to the US.

The flight was FRA-JFK on a Lufthansa B747; remembering the pictures my father took, I always thought it was a -100, but I read somewhere that LH had already phased out the -100s at that time, so I guess it was a -200 after all.

Anyhow, the flight was paid by the company, so it was in First Class... Big grin

In total, I've crossed the Atlantic 20 times between Europe and North America as well as 6 times between Europe and South America; the aircraft that I flew on include B747-200, B747-400, B777-200ER, B767-300ER, A340-300 and A330-200 - and I've flown these routes in all three classes... though most of the times I wasn't in Y, I had upgraded by miles.
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Jkw777
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RE: Your First Transatlantic Flight?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:55 am

Hi all!

June 1995 with Virgin Atlantic. Me and my family flew LGW-MCO for a 3 week break in Orlando.  Smile We went back again in May 1996 for 4 weeks.

Since then I have flown numerous times to various places with numerous airlines. VS impress me every time, but maybe I'm a bit of a patriot towards them.  Wink

Cheers,
Justin Big grin
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