Summer 1971 - MKC-DAL on a Braniff 727, then DAL-ABI on a Texas International Convair. Flew the return a week later. I was 7 1/2 at the time. I remember the takeoff out of MKC flying South out over the Missouri River, with downtown right there. Then, as my dad walked us through DAL to our TI gate, I thought it was the most incredible place I had ever seen.
BNA-OWB (hence my name on this forum) on an Air Kentucky Beechcraft 99 in January, 1976. I was 15 months old. Upon landing, my mom was horrified to discover that my diaper had leaked - resulting in a very large wet area on the seat!
I was all of 24 years when I stepped into my first flight
It was an SQ 747 "Megatop", from MAA --> SIN --> LAX in 1998.
I am glad that my first flight was on a classy airline (albeit in economy), and made me the aviation enthusiast that I now am. Had it been on AI or something, I might have sworn off flying for good
My first flight(s) were both on the same day with two different airlines, both of which are not around any longer. It was May 12, 1983, and I was in 6th grade. Our class flew to Sacramento for the day to visit the state capitol and see the state government. The flights were:
Quoting Mfricke (Reply 19): Our class flew to Sacramento for the day to visit the state capitol and see the state government.
Wow! You got to fly for a class field trip? Where I grew up the "rich schools" were the ones that got nice chartered buses for their field trips, as opposed to the regular school buses we had to ride in.
My first flight was to see my sister in San Francisco. We flew from San Diego to SFO on PSA. I think the trip was summer of 1966. We took the Coastal Starlight -- still a pre-Amtrak overnight sleeper service -- to Los Angeles. We changed to Oceanside and took a city bus to our house in Vista.
Mine was flying SJO-PTY back in September 1987, in the middle of the Noriega dictatorship. I was barely 4 years old. What I'm yet to figure out is whether it was on a CM 737, or on an LR 727, I'm just not sure about that.
October 1992, UA 737 MDW-MCO
I *think* it was a -300, but could have also been a -200 or -500. Does anyone know which one it would have been. I've looked but can't find any info on what UA was flying during their brief return to Midway at that time.
In 1983, I was 5 years old and I few with my family from YYZ to NAD (Nadi, Fiji, not sure about the code) on a CP Air Dc-10. I'm sure we had a stop in HNL, but not sure if there was a prior one in Vancouver, or LAX. Anyone have an idea of the routing back then? Later in 1989, my family and I did the same trip on Air Pacfic with a definite stopover in LAX, but not sure about the first time. Anyways, vintage aircraft, vintage airline. That's my claim to fame.
I was a teenager in 1970 when I flew a DC-8-63 of Capitol International Airways from JFK - NAS. I was scared s___tless, which is funny because 300+ flights later, I fly without a care in the world -- except for legroom. And food.
Swissair from Hamburg to Zurich, propbably in 1989, maybe 1990. However, as I was barely two years old I can't remember a thing, apart from the fact that I recieved a little green (!) Swissair Cessna-like toy plane which still has to be around somewhere at home...
Aircraft type was propably a F100 or MD81, but who knows...
The first I can remember was on a Delta 757-200 from MCO-JFK in the late '90s. One thing I remember quite well was the pealing paint on the nose when I was sitting at the gate looking out the window at the plane.