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First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:04 am

The DC-10 aircraft deserves a topic of it's own so, to all of you - what was your first and last flight in a DC-10?

I'll go first.

First flight; Northwest Orient, May 1975 PHL-CLE-ORD


Last flight: United Airlines, August 5, 1999; ORD-LAX


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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:10 am

First- Summer 1994, American Airlines, LAX-HNL, (unknown tail number)

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Last- 07 November 2006, Northwest Airlines, HNL-MSP, N234NW

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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:09 am

First was a DC-10-15 of SkyJet on a LGW-MAH charter in the mid 90's. Most recent was on the 29th October last year, MAS-MSP on a Northwest DC10-30. If you want a long read I've recently done a trip report for the latter  Wink


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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:54 am

I've never been on one...  crying 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:42 am

Hi!

Alrighty...here are my flights!!! I'll explain in the end why this curious entry!

FIRST FLIGHT

Date: 1998/08/07
Flight: ORD/DEN
Airline: UA
Airplane: MDDouglas DC-10-10
Registration: N1811U


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LAST FLIGHT

Date: 1998/08/07
Flight: DEN/SEA
Airline: UA
Airplane: MDDouglas DC-10-10
Registration: N1847U


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Has you can see, I've flown two different DC-10's on the same day, but this was not supposed to happen. When I booked my flights I had the option to fly direct from ORD to SEA with UA 777, or fly ORD/DEN/SEA with UA DC-10, well I've never been in a DC-10 before so I opted for the DC-10 flight ( I never told my wife and kids about this, otherwise they would "crucify" me for sure!!! ). When we were arriving at DEN, maybe 5/10 minutes before the F/A told us that we should leave the plane to be clean but we should stay in our gate area so board again our DC-10. Maybe 2 or 3 minutes latter the same F/A said that we should take all our stuff out and head to another gate. At that point I was quite surprised but I couldn't realize that we were going in a different DC-10. So when we landed and moved to our new assigned gate I realized that we were going in ANOTHER DC-10 all way to SEA and that's why I got 2 DC-10 flights instead of one. Until today I NEVER regretted taking the DC-10 option instead of the 777 one! I finally got my chance to fly UA 777 last year from AMS to IAD and LAX!
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:00 pm

Both AA
Both LAX-ORD

First
Ether 1978 or 1979

My parent told me, while all the other babies was crying on this flight, I was having my self a good time.

Last
July 1991

But there was a lot of LAX-DFW and at least one DFW-LAX between them, also all AA.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:02 pm

I missed flying on a Lufthansa DC10 because the one we were scheduled to fly from JFK to FRA on in the early 1980s (I think it was in 1983) went tech and was replaced by a B747.

So, unfortunately, I have to say:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 3):
I've never been on one...

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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:39 pm

First flight: Turkish Airlines in around 1973 from AMS (SPL) to FRA. The aircraft continued on to IST, but I wanted to take the flight to FRA just to go on a DC10. There were about 5 passengers.

Last flight: I believe in the early 80s, from HNL to YVR just before Western Airlines suspended YVR-HNL service. After that, Western and Delta merged (Delta acquired Western), and the DC10s were gradually phased out.
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:42 pm

NW DTW-BOS circa 1994 that was the first and last time I was on a Dc10.
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:56 pm

My first flight on a DC-10 was when I was two years old in a flight from Barcelona to New York in an Iberia direct flight (very sad to depend now of US airlines to have direct links with the United States).

The last, if I don't remember bad, was in 1993, when my parents, my sister and I took an AOM flight from HAV to MAD with equipment change at ORY. The flight was on behalf Cubana de Aviacion.

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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:27 pm

First
November 1991
American
DFW-LAS


Last
January 1999
Northwest
SEA-MSP
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:04 am

First -
UA - ORD-HNL (Jan. 90)

Last -
Omni Air Int. - BWI-Ramstein-Adana-Qatar (Sept. 13, 07)
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:17 am

Tried to fly on a UA DC10 once in 1992 (I believe)

Flight was suppossed to be from ORD-IAD. I was about seven or eight years old, and I was so excited about being able to fly on the big DC-10 "with the engine in the back". We borded, waited on the plane over two hours, and then the flight was cancelled on mechanical. Instead, the entire planefull of passengers had to be rebooked, and we went on a UA 727 about six or seven hours later. Horibble experience, but at least I can say I have "Been on a DC-10".
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:11 am

My first DC10 was on a NWA -30 in summer of 2000 from MSP to AMS. Since then I have been on NWA DC 10-30 about 40 times. The last time was in Oct 2006 on N225's last flight from AMS to MSP. Later that day it flew MSP to LGW and return and then sold to ATA.
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:35 am

My first DC-10 flight that I can recall was in 1987, UA ORD-LAX.

My last was also with UA, on one of the rare -30CF's in the fleet in 1995, SEA-ORD.

I tried twice to get on a DC-10 one last time near the very end with UA, ORD-SFO, LAX-ORD. But as luck would have it, both flights were subbed by other aircraft, a 752 and 772 respectively.


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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:37 am

First
March 1998, CO DUS-EWR

Last
August 2000, CO EWR-DUS
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:47 am

First: UA SFO-ORD in November 1981.
Last KLM SFO-AMS in June 1999.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:26 pm

First Flight: Don't remember

Last Flight: Jan. 1995 BA LHR-ATL.
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:32 pm

My first was aboard an HA DC-10 on SEA-HNL back in February of 2001--what was likely my last was about a week later on the return leg. What will likely be my only DC-9 flights were also part of this trip on the HNL-OGG/OGG-HNL sectors.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:33 am



Quoting DesertAir (Reply 16):
Last KLM SFO-AMS in June 1999.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that probably was an MD-11, since the DC-10 was retired from KL's fleet a few years earlier.
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:50 am



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 19):
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that probably was an MD-11, since the DC-10 was retired from KL's fleet a few years earlier.

Thanks for the correction. This morning after I posted I had some doubts. The last DC-10 flight I was on was from AMS to Detroit on NW.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:10 am

My first and last was on Northwest Airlines flight 101 from Detroit Metro to Minneapolis, it was a DC-10-40. Interestingly enough, I took this plane on January 2, 1999 when the blizzard hit DTW and delayed/cancelled massive amounts of flights. Here is a link to the article about that day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwe...it_blizzard.2C_stranded_passengers

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N157US is the furthest to the right...

Such a sad sight. When I first saw this photo I felt as if a part of my history was wasting away in front of me. It may sound stupid but that's how I felt.


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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:31 pm

My first flight on a DC-10 takes me back 31 years ago September on a Western Airlines flight from HNL to LAX. I recall their inflight service as being exceptional and the food delicious.

I can't recall the exact date of my final DC-10 flight. I know it was in 02 on Hawaiian Airlines flight from LAX to HNL. Their F/C service was excellent but I do recall being bounced around due to turbulance for most of the flight. It would have probably being more comfortable riding in the "Coach" cabin over the wings with more money in my wallet.


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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:01 pm

12Sep90 AA404 American DC10-10 N145AA SFO DFW (my very first ATB boarding card, I remember)
19Sep04 NW038 Northwest DC10-30 N235NW BOS AMS (saw the Aurora Borealis amazingly clearly)
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:01 am

First DC-10 Flight on FY AMS-JFK 1979

Last DC-10 Flight on SR ATL-ZRH 1992

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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:09 pm

first: 14Jun90 SR138 Swissair DC-10-30 HB-IHP ZRH-YMX

last: 22May95 CP74 Canadian DC-10-30 C-GCPJ YYC-FRA
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:50 am

First:
DC-10-10, World, SFO-BWI, May 21, 1986 (onward connection to LGW)

Last:
DC-10-30, UA Flt. 192, HNL-LAX Sep 13, 1996 Flt. N1859U (former World, maybe flew in 1986?)

In between:
DC-10-30, World, BWI-LGW, May 21-22, 1986
DC-10-30, World, FRA-LGW-BWI, June 18, 1986
DC-10-10, World, BWI-LAX, June 18,1986
DC-10-?, UA Flt. 39, DEN-LAX-OGG, June 18, 1993
DC-10-?, UA Flt. 118, OGG-SFO, June 26, 1993
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:57 pm

First, Last, and Only Flight in a DC-10, NW DC-10-30 N230NW, MSP-SEA in April, 1998:


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Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 21):
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Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 14):
But as luck would have it, both flights were subbed by other aircraft, a 752 and 772 respectively.

Doesn't that suck!? I could have had a chance to ride on a NW 727 from DTW-CLE, in July 2002, just over a year before they were retired. However, I had to get on an earlier flight, utilizing a DC-9 (no complaint on the DC-9, though) instead.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:26 pm

1st and last!

BA JFK-LHR early 90's
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:49 pm

1st flight was NW flight 921 From MSP-HNL Feb 19,1994
Last DC-10 flight was NW flight 920 from HNL-MSP Aug 15,2003.....
Too many flights inbetween to mention on AA DC-10's.....
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:33 am

First was 09/1974 - DEN to SFO on UA
Last was 07/1995 - SFO to HNL on UA

Other carriers DC-10 flown were: NW, CO, AA, PA, Laker, World
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:28 am

First - Iberia: YYZ-MAD, 1992
Last - Laker: St. Pete's - YYZ, 1998ish. Was expecting the return leg home on a Canada3000 757, the DC-10 replacement was a nice surprise.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:13 am



Quoting Maxair (Reply 28):
BA JFK-LHR early 90's

LGW perhaps? - IIRC ex-BCal DC-10s remained at LGW.


I was a late starter with the DC-10:

1st: YVR-SEA UA DC-10-10 (less than 1 hour airborne) March 1991

Inbetweens:
BA LGW-LAX ex-BCal DC-10-30 July 1991
CO LAX-IAH DC-10-30 Int'l F-class seating Spring 2001

Last: LAX-DTW NW redeye July 2002 domestic F-class seating - my most uncomfortable flight of all time Sad
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:40 am



Quoting FlyOakland2IAH (Reply 26):
Last:
DC-10-30, UA Flt. 192, HNL-LAX Sep 13, 1996 Flt. N1859U (former World, maybe flew in 1986?)

I flew on that exact aircraft too with UA, ORD-SEA in 1995. I remember the lack of individual air conditioning controls, I guess since it was a CF aircraft. You're right, it was with WO, but went to Air Florida in '83 and Malaysia Airways in '85, before coming to UA in '86, intended as a Tristar replacement. It's now with Arrow Air.


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Quoting N231YE (Reply 27):
Doesn't that suck!?

Indeed. You have no idea how disappointed I was to see a 752 at the gate! Nothing against 752's, but it's certainly not as special as the DC-10, in my book. The 772 was cool though since I had not been on it before then.
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:00 am

First: UA ORD-DEN, June 1997.

Last: Omni Air Int'l, FRA-SSC, Dec 2001.
 
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RE: First And Last Flight In A DC-10

Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:49 am

First and Last: Summer 1988 CPH - JFK



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