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What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:19 pm

I'm curious as to what year and what route was everybody's first commercial flight? - assuming you or your family remembers  Smile

I just learned mine today, which made me post the question here...

PHL - LHR in 1983 aboard BA
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:20 pm

2008 BNA-DTW aboard a Boeing 737-5H4 of WN.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:25 pm

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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:29 pm

July 1971 NCL to LHR or LGW, Northeast Trident.


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:39 pm

1992 HAM-TUN TunisAir B737-200


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:07 pm

1995 or 1996 MSP-SAN on a NW A320.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:45 pm

Here's mini me 1974, ready for the very first flight, domestic HEL-JYV  Wink
In 1978 I had my first international flight, AY charter HEL-YVR on a DC-8.

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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:55 pm

July 1980, 3months old from ARN-HEL on this bird: ( SK A300)


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:12 pm

I was 17, new at BA.
However, for my first flight (in an era well before LCC's), was not a case of waiting to get my staff travel concessions.
Since it was a C of A renewal air test, on BA B747-136 G-ANWE, LHR-LHR, August 1983.

This involved a nearly empty aircraft, just tech crew, CAA observer and a few of us Engineering staff.
We took the Jumbo over the English Channel, a beautiful clear day, England on one side through the cabin window, France on the other.
Then the aircraft did a succession of stalls, you had the high angle of attack, then hearing the stall warning horn through the open door of the cockpit (we were seated on the upper deck).
A strange sensation, then a lurching drop.

After recovering, repeating the process several times, it was thrilling!
This from someone who does not do fairground rides and would never do a parachute drop, but on this aircraft, I felt secure, it was a case of your stomach being left behind at the drop, maybe the fascination I felt offset anything else.

Then we were testing the O2 system with masks dropping, generally threw the aircraft around more than you'd get on a normal flight.
Being topped off by a low level, high speed pass over the military airfield at Boscombe Down, there must have been a deployment of USAF F-111's there, since I remember seeing them on the ground as we flashed past.

My second flight was in Feb 1984, another BA 747 air test, G-BDXK, delivered to LHR after a period of storage in the US, after the early 80's recession deffered delivery.
An acceptance flight this time, so none of the hardcore stuff from my first flight, though we did do a touch and go at the then rather sleepy airport at Stanstead.
G-BDXK was in a unique config, a short lived all economy cabin since the aircraft was going to LGW for the then charter subsidary, British Airtours .

My 3rd was a pleasure flight in a DC-3, LTN-LTN, passing over London and LHR.
Very different, tailwheel aircraft, no pressurisation, throbbing engines, noise, so some of the other pax were throwing up, hang on, this is a flight for enthusiasats!
Call themselves aviation fans?
Pah!

And after those, normal airline flights, boring!
I was spoiled early on I guess, until I had some flights on Concorde.......but that's another story.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:56 pm

Very first was Easter 1992 LHR-LAX on on of these:


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Classic 747 with classic entertainment system namely projector and big screen right in front of my face! Add lots of turbulance to that and you had one very sick 8 year old girl! I didn't like it at all  Sad


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SFO-MCO on one of these:


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By the end of the trip I was drawing planes in my notebook. The FAs loved them  Smile
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:41 pm

My first flight was in 1998 on a DC-9 with Northwest ORF-DTW  Smile


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:49 pm

My first flight was in June 23 1991 on a LH 733 as an UM. It was flight LH 1937 LIS - DUS where my father was waiting for me. The weather was horrible and we were circling the skies for quite a while.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:33 pm

July 1988 - TLV-CPH on SK MD-80......... I was 5.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:40 pm

ADL-SYD at the tender age of 6 weeks. Qantas, of course.

After thats, SYD-FRA by the age of 2. Quite an exciting time!
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:33 pm

June 1980 at the age of 4.
PRG-SOF-BOJ.
Unfortunately my parents do not remember the airline or the aircraft we have flown with.

[Edited 2008-12-26 16:06:37]
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:41 pm

1986, less than a year old. Flew USAir LGA-BTV on a 737-300 (according to flight schedules from the time).
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:07 am

Summer 1969 Eastern Air Lines Tallahassee to Miami.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:54 pm

FAT-SFO on a UA CV-340, on the first leg of a trip to Yellowstone that would involve a UA DC8 SFO-SLC; Western Electra from SLC to WYS and back to SLC: Frontier CV 580 from SLC to Montrose for connection to DEN (UA was on strike then); Western 720B from DEN to SFO. Pacific Airlines F27 from SFO-FAT. Great introduction to flying at the age of 10.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:22 pm

April 7th, 2000 BUD-TUN. I don't know whether it was a charter or not. Nor do I know the aircraft. Maybe someone knows what Tunisair was flying to Budapest in 2000. From what I know it was an Airbus. At least so I think, because it was a 3-3 config.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:57 pm

I don't recall when, but I do recall it was a Delta 727-100 series aircraft from CLT-ATL. I remember the mid-galley very clearly for some reason, and I recall we sat on the A-C side of the aircraft.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:15 pm

November 1990. Flew on a DL L-1011 from ATL to SLC. I had the entire middle row to myself as my mom and stepdad were sitting in the row in front of me.

If I wanted to be picky, I could say it was a helicopter ride around LZU back in 1987.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:45 am

My very first "official" flight was on board the gracious "Caravelle" (MEA) in 1966 but I was a baby and of course don't remember :


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:59 am

I started flying quite late. I was 18 on my first ever flight and I remember it like yesterday. It was also my very first flight as a flight attendant. I was on a Turkish Airlines 737-400 flying IST-MUC-IST on 11 December 1999. If only there was a way of finding out the exact aircraft I flew on that day....

The purser told me to take off in Business Class (which was almost empty) and watch the crew serve throughout the flight. Most of the time, I was admiring the winter scenery below. In MUC, we left the aircraft and did some shopping at the Duty Free shops. I remember a More&More shop. Is it still there?  Smile

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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:31 am

ARN-FRA(-LAX) was my first flight back in 1993.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:15 am

PMV-CCS-MAR on an Aeropostal's DC-9 in 1986.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:18 pm

It was in 1978, around April or May, aboard a Western 727-200, from LAX-SFO-RNO.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:17 pm

Midwest Express flight 58, OMA-DCA in July 1995 when I was four months old. This was back in the DC-9 days, and we actually flew on this ship:


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:20 pm

Well, I guess someone has to be the 'blast from the past' so .....
FIRST RIDE.........
Sometime in 1948 I was three years old and mom had to get home to NYC so my
first ride was on an Eastern DC 4 from Richmond to either EWR or LGA...with a stop at DCA.
I'm thinking this was Feb or March of '48. My dad told me about this years ago.
My LAST ride was on an ASA RJ700 ATL-FNT on Dec 13,2008.... with over 2000 rides in between.

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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:47 pm



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 27):
My LAST ride was on an ASA RJ700 ATL-FNT on Dec 13,2008.... with over 2000 rides in between

Haha!
Don't say "last", just say most recent!!

My first flight was when I was 2 years old, Seoul to Seattle, in April 1971.

I don't even know the airline, but many think it was Northwest Orient, via Toyko. So it may have been a 741 (or at least I hope!!)  Wink
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:21 pm

I was 7, was sometime in 1994 on an EI 737 DUB-LHR
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:48 pm



Quoting RafflesKing (Thread starter):
PHL - LHR in 1983 aboard BA

Wow what a great first flight! I wish i could say the same for mine.

I must have been about 5/6 and it was a Flying Colours(FCL) (later became JMC then TCX) 757 to Menorca or somewhere like that.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:24 pm

Apparently, my first flight was sometime between when I was 18 months - 2 years old (~1976): MEL - ADL. It was on either TAA or Ansett and if someone could provide more details about what aircraft would have flown on the route I would appreciate it.

The flight is actually my first defined memory that I can still recall!

Apart from the return leg, my second flight was not until 1991 when I flew Ansett ROK-SYD via BNE.

First international flight was in 1995 on a SQ 747: SYD-SIN .
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:32 am

SFO-ORD on a UA DC-8-62 (or maybe a -71?) in late July, 1973. I was about 2 1/2 weeks old at the time!
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:47 am

Only 4 weeks old!
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:53 am

In 1995 GIG-CGH, on a Varig B733.
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:47 am

I was four months old and I was onboard a Southwest jet with service from Houston - Hobby (HOU) to New Orleans (MSY).
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:40 am

I think that this post has been discused last year...

My first flight was on 1977, from BCN to LPA in an Aviaco flight operated with DC8 equipment. I was on three months of life.


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:01 pm

First flight was on April, 1999. SKP - TEQ on Air Alfa


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:22 pm

1987, I wasn't even a year old, when myself and literally my entire family flew LHR-MLA on an Air Malta B720 for Christmas. It was a present from my grandfather who had just sold his business and wished to give everyone something to remember... except me, as I was so young and don't remember a single bit of it!


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:49 pm

SCE-IAD on a Jetstream 31 or 32, for UA Express...Then a DC-10 to DEN. The first I remember that is.
 
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My family migrated when I was 3 years old, I remember some parts of the flight. Engine noise was frightening, Turbulence was frightening, Take off was frightening, Landing was frightening. Scarey man who put on his hat and coat in mid flight and asked to get out was frightening! The galley just ahead of us was not secured during very heavy turbulence, trolleys went all over the place as did China plates and cuttlery.

I got over the ordeal though!
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:31 am

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:03 pm

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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:46 am

My was back in 1987 (october or september) on an SR A310-300 from ZRH to MUC
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Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:18 pm

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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:59 am

For me I was six in 1967. My father was an army officer and I we were being relocated to Trippler Hospital Hawaii but first we went to see relatives on my mother side in New York, it was our only time I saw them. We flew a TWA 707, What I remeber was the big domed lights.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:42 am



Quoting Richbpor (Reply 45):
What I remeber was the big domed lights

My last ever 707 flight in June 1982 was on a TWA aircraft from CLE-JFK. It still had those domed light fixtures.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:47 pm

June 1973
JAL (unsure of equipment) from Beiruit to Ankara
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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:20 pm

Eight years old and I remembered all but one of the planes and all of the itineraries and airlines!!

December, 1974: My mom, baby sister, and I started the trip flying BFL-LAX on a United 727-122 - I remember this, as we entered on a cold, foggy morning via the rear airstairs.


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We met up with my great aunt at LAX, transferring to an American Airlines 727.


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We arrived at a brand new DFW, taking a futuristic tram system out to the boondocks where a fleet of Frontier CV-580's were waiting to fly us DFW-FSM. This was the LOUDEST plane I have ever been on in my life!!


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After my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary, we flew home a different route. We started again with a Frontier CV-580, but we flew FSM-FYV-JPL-MCI, arriving to yet another brand new airport (Kansas City).

We then boarded a gleaming TWA 707 in the classic "double globe" scheme to fly MCI-LAX.


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"Economy" class on TWA in the 1970's doesn't even compare with "first" class today!! We had real menus, hostesses in white gloves, linens, and so much elegance and flair that sadly, will never be seen again the U.S.

The final leg was LAX-BFL at night on a 737 with, in my mind, "remarkably long engines that could be seen at both the front and the back of the wings.


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RE: What Was Your First Flight?

Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:14 am

My first flight was London Gatwick to Orlando in April 1993 with British Airways.

I got to visit the flightdeck and was given a colouring in pad complete with a set of felt tip pens(I was only 9).

Only bad part of the flight was when I nearly threw up as we descended into Orlando.  worried 

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