My First flight was in November of 1987, I was 3 months old, and my grandmother took me to visit family,
My Grandmother is the type of person who logs EVERYTHING, so I have been able to gain knowledge of almost every aspect of the flight
It was From CPH to LHR with Sterling Airways 727-2B7
My Nan tells me that I never cried during the whole flight, but that I actually looked as if I liked it,
I guess my love for planes started then :P
The first flight I remember was the same route at age 3,
CPH-LHR on Varig's 747-200 it was part of their LHR-GIG-GRU flight, The plane would fly LHR-CPH-LHR for cleaning in CPH.
I Don't know why I remember this particular flight, but it changed flying for me,
The flight was packed and I remember the awesome Varig service, the lemon scented napkins, and the prawn cocktail starters with Dill. My Mom and Grandmother tells me that the stewardeses LOVED me and took me to the cockpit everytime, and also sat me with them in F class. I remember big white chair like seets
Since then, every-time I smell Dill or lemon, it reminds me of flying! Do you guys have any certain smells, places or things, that somehow gives you a smile and reminds you of flying ?
Anywho, I was forever enchanted after that flight, and My parents tell me, that ever since that flight I wanted to be a pilot or an airline employee :P
Although we have all the BLING on board today, flying just is NOT what it used to be, I used to love the whole part of flying from check-in to baggage claim! today it's just ughh!
Also, what ever went wrong with Varig, I remember them having an awesome service, kinda like today's Asian carriers!
I Will never forget the Y cabin interior of Varig, I LOVED IT!
On a side-note, My first longhaul flight did't come until 2004 CPH-SIN on SQ 772ER
And what a flight that was