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Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:11 pm

After doing about 10000 Flights as PAX and CREW I though about my very first flight and I remember it like it was yesterday!

LTU International Airways

27/07/1984

LT 222 DUSSELDORF - ATHENS
STD 06:25 STA 10:20

L-1011-1
Reg: D-AERE


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Seat 31 A (I was 7 years old and I remember everything on this flight sector!)
I received little LTU goodies and my mom bought me L-1011 blow up plane !  


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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Delta ATL-SLC L-1011 November 8, 1990. I don't remember the flight number, the a/c registration or my seat number (I did have the entire middle section to myself and my mom and stepdad were in the row in front of me.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:20 pm

July 1985 BHX-TSF

Orion Airways 737-300 G-BLKD
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:20 pm

As I was only 4 months old, I don't remember it well... Luckily for my statistics, my dad kept a flight log at the time and I could just import these flights into mine when I started my own log. Since my first flight I've flown nearly 250 flights.

Here is it:

Icelandair

18/05/1998

FI 643 KEFLAVIK - BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON
STD 17:30 STA 19:35

B757-200
Reg: TF-FIN


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Seat 2F, Saga Class (J). Sitting on my dads lap.  

Connected to a MetroJet by USAir 737-200 (N277AU) the next day, my one and only flight on that airline. I've flown TF-FIN over 30 times after this, last time was exactly 2 years ago (2/6/2010, FI 631 KEF-BOS). Since my first flight on it FIN has been painted into the new livery, got winglets and more. Fun fact: TF-FIN was delivered the very same day as I was born! Appropriate it was my first a/c too.  

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:28 pm

I was around 10 months old and don't remember it at all, I have just the memories of family and a few pictures to recall it by. The background is that my grandfather sold one of his businesses and took the entire family to Malta for Christmas to celebrate.

LHR-MLA ... Air Malta ... Boeing 720B


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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:41 pm

I was 8 years old.

The flight number was KL1358, I believe. This is extrapolating from the data I have, since it was the morning flight OTP-AMS. Aircraft was definitely a 737-400, and my seat was 19F.

Departure Time 06:00
Arrival Time around 07:50

Connected to a 747 flight to MSP and then a DC-9 flight to MCI.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:39 pm

June 1980
age 4
PRG-BOJ
Tu-134A
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:58 pm

I'm not sure if this is it, but the earliest flight that I do remember was MRQ (Marinduque)-MNL on a PR Fokker 50. I believe I was 5, and I still remember how at that time, flying PR meant being served orange juice and ensaymada (Filipino brioche) on such a short flight. Now I'll be lucky to even be served the same way when flying longer flights such as MNL-CEB!
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:14 pm

I was 6 months old... don't remember it at all!!

16/10/1986 ... LHR-EDI ... British Airways ... B757-200 ... G-BIKG

Thanks to my Dad for making a note  
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:24 pm

DC-7 from PHL to SFO via ORD in 1955 (about 7 years old). At Chicago we disembarked while the plane was serviced and we got box lunches; I don't know if we bought them or the airline gave them to us but I remember that there was an apple in it. At the time I felt disappointed taking United because the United airplane only had one tail and TWA's (Constellation) had 3. I still remember the very bumpy ride over the Rockies and my mom crying. We took the train back to Philly!
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:23 pm

October 1987 to the resort of Sorrento - I was 6 so I barely remember the flight, other than the very nice cabin grew who gave us coloring books and wax crayons and the massive storms there were in London which delayed our return.

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
British Airtours
LGW - NAP

Sadly I doubt I will ever find out the registration and therefore marque of TriStar (as they had a couple).
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:34 pm

I believe my first flight was sometime in Spring of 1984, flying BOS-LIS on TP
I was less than 6 months old and going to Portugal to be baptized!

I don't recall what they were flying on that route then, and maybe they weren't. But for some reason I recall it being TP...any help on what it could have been a/c wise would be helpful!
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:12 am

Sometime in the early 60's I think. A PSA Electra LAX-SFO. So noisy the FA (stewardess then) had to shout in your ear to ask for a drink order.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:25 am

I was 9 months old so I don't remember it at all, but it was March 20 1992, MAN-ORD on an AA 763.

My mum kept the boarding passes from that trip and gave them to me when I was 18. She said she evidently for-saw then that they would some day mean something to me. And I lost them  
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:43 am

1 December 1990, HKG-SIN, flying SQ on a 747-300. Unfortunately I don't remember the registration  
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:51 am

Mine should be when I was 2 years old.

From various 'cross-referencing',

5 Dec 1993, QF 52 SIN-BNE B747SP.

Someone mentioned to me on this forum that it should be operated by VH-EAA since it was based in BNE. And the sad/unfortunate thing is that I have absolutely no memories about this flight.   All my parents remembered was that I was irritating all the economy passengers on board .
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:20 am

Hi

My first flight would probably be on my first birthday (21/03/98) when I was on a flight to Australia from London Heathow which was a BA B744, and then a couple days later i was on a QF B762 and went from SYD to PER and then back again. It was a BA B744 and apparently I hated all the flights! We went there to see family down there, but I wish I could remember it.  

Sorry to go off topic but would anyone know where i could obtain the reg of the flights i was on?? I have searched the internet but no records go back that far.

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:58 am

1992 when I was 14 my grandmother took me on a flight from HAM to TUN in a TunisAir 737-200. My first flight ever and I loved it so much 

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:20 pm

5 months old in late 1984. IB 747-200 MAD-BOG, but obviously don't remember a thing.

After that, I flew LH 747-200 BOG-CCS-FRA in Dec 1989. My best flight so far! I remember it vividly. I got a few toys from the crew, I spent about 4 hours in the cockpit (my mom thought I was lost!). I visited all of the plane! I even remember the smoking section at the back!

My first solo flight was in 1991, I was 7yo, and I flew from LHR (or perhaps LGW?) to FLR on my own on an AirUK prop.

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:56 pm

Mine was LTN - TNG in October 1988.

As far as I can remember it was with Monarch but no idea of aircraft type (might have been B737) - can anyone help?
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:02 pm

My very first flight, which unfortunately I don't remember being only about a year old was on a BOAC Boeing stratocruiser,
LHR-SNN.

This is not the actual aircraft, but this would have been the colour scheme.


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The first flight that I do remember I was about 5 years old. It was also LHR-SNN.

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It was on 29th August 1960. I still have a record of it in my BOAC Junior Jet Club Log Book  

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:11 pm

EVE-OSL and OSL-LHR both on SAS at the age of 11 days!

Can't exactly comment on aircraft type.

Although my mum remembers complaining that the only seat she could get was in the last row of non-smoking, and there were a lot of smokers right behind us.

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:41 pm

My first flight was in October 2003. I was 23 years old. It was RDU-ORD on an Air Wisconsin / United Express BAe 146.

If you want to make it the first trip by plane rather than just the first flight (which seems more meaningful to me since I was only connecting in ORD), that would be RDU-ORD-SEA on United / United Express. The first leg was of course already mentioned above, the second was a B757-200.

The thing I remember most was being completely confused about the consept of codesharing and "express" partners, and not being sure whether I was supposed to check in with United or Air Wisconsin. After all, the itinerary I got from Orbitz said something like "United flight XXXX is operated by AWAC dba United Express -- check in with operating carrier."
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:19 pm

My first commercial flight by myself was on 2/26/1983 on an American Airlines 72S from MEM to DCA. I remember sitting in probably 7A (it was the third row of coach at the time). Seated ahead of me in 5 ABC ( the bulkhead row) were Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with their then young daughter Chelsea. This flight had originated in LIT, as at the time there were no nonstop flights to DCA from west of the Mississippi River. I recognized the then Governor Clinton as I boarded, so sometime mid-flight I walked up and spoke to him. He was extremely nice, and when he found out I was going to Washington on my own to attend a student leadership seminar, he told me how he had been on the same program in the 1960's and had met President Kennedy. The very graciously signed my notebook for me, which I have to this day, and therefore know the date. A very exciting trip for me!
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:58 pm

Summer, 1953. Age 7. Capital Airlines DC-3 from Norfolk VA to RDU, via ECG and RMT. A birthday surprise from an uncle who had visited my military parents in ORF and he took me back with him to stay in our hometown for summer vacation. My ticket cost was $4 and change, and he reported back to my parents I seemed to enjoy the flight but that I vomited buckets, and that I got moved to a back row seat so the hostess could keep an eye on me. It was apparently too turbulent to serve, so she babysat me. I on the other hand was hooked on flying, barf bags and all. I begged my parents to let me fly back home, but alas I ended up in the family sedan.....a 1949 Hudson.
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:31 am

Through a lot of BTS research and detective work, I think it was:

March 30, 1996
DL 321 MKE-CVG
N951DL

There is a slim chance it was MKE-ATL on N913DL, but it was a DL MD-88 either way. The takeoff, and the sensation of fying for the first time is one of my most vivd memories and it definitely got me hooked at the age of 6   . I also have pictures of myself in the red seats with the leading edge of the wing outside the window. As a bonus, I also had the chance to fly an L1011 for my first and only time on that trip.


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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:36 am

My first flight was aboard a TWA Super Connie from Idlewild (JFK) to SFO as an unaccompanied minor. The scary part was that it was a night flight and seated just aft of the engines, I could see blue flames shooting out of the exhausts. For some minutes I thought the plane was on fire until a "stewardess" pointed out that this was normal. I remember that we landed in Kansas City for refueling. My grandfather picked me up at SFO in the early morning of the next day. Otherwise, a great trip.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:41 pm

January 1991, Arkia Dash 7, SDV-ETH. Interesting story really:

During the Gulf war, my city, Ramat Gan, was bombarded by Scad missiles from Iraq. During that time, my father was told by his boss that he needs to go on a business trip to Finland. He refused, saying that he can’t leave his wife, his 2 kids (I was 5 years old and my brother was 3) so as his old mother alone when our homes were under constant bombardment. Wherefore, they reached a compromise: while my father is abroad, his family will go on the company’s expense to Eilat. Eilat was not targeted by Iraq because just few km east of the city the Jordanian port of Aqaba, Iraq’s gateway to the sea during the war, is located, and also not to take the chance of hitting Jordan, Saddam’s ally.

So off we flew, myself, my brother, mother and grandparents to Eilat, by plane which was my first flight.
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:19 am

My first Flight was back in 1966. I was flying with my mon, dad and brothers back from Copenhagen to Aalborg on a beauty like this


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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:29 pm

Vanguard


1966 I flew to the Channel Island of Guernsey aged 12, WOW. We walked out on the tarmac at Heathrow to the plane and it looked huge. Always remember how large the windows were. Great views on that 1hr flight. 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:37 pm

My first was, according to all the information I've found, this:

July 14, 1995- YX 58, OMA-DCA on N209ME (I was fortunate enough to find a picture my dad took of our plane taxiing in before our flight). I was only four months old at the time so I have absolutely no recollection of anything, but there you have it.
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:23 pm

In 1993 I flew from MAN to PMI on A300, G-MONS. Was meant to be a Britannia but was swapped for a MON instead.
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:51 am

3 months old, CPH-INN, Conair DC-7C. Don't remember much ...



1 year old, and from then on for many years, CPH-Somewhere warm and sunny, Conair B720B. The aircraft and airline which inflicted the aviation bug on me.

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:02 am

My first was more recent, but I've certainly made up for lost time. The particulars:

June 3, 2005 (aged 16)
American Airlines 300 OKC-DFW
MD-82 N7537A
Window seat; I forget which row, but it was on the 2-seat side.

(I obviously didn't note all of that at the time, but a variety of internet resources helped me to fill in the blanks while I was compiling my all-time log. That and I could time it since I still have the boarding pass from my second flight.)
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:14 pm

6½ years old in December 1994 going on a weekend trip to Copenhagen with my parents and little sister. It was a Maersk Air Fokker 50 ODE-CPH. On the flight to CPH we were us 4 passengers and 2 commuting stewardesses.

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:25 pm

Reading this thread doesn't half make me feel old!

My first flight was in Feb1971 at the age of 14 - my first time out of the UK; first time on a plane; first time to Africa; and the first time I ate smoked Salmon.

The flight was British Caledonian BAC1-11. LGW-TUN. We were a family group of 5 and had two rows by the overwing exits - facing each other - so my first flight was actually facing the rear of the plane.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:52 pm

My first flight was non-stop Chicago to Paris on Air France in the spring of 1978; I was in high school. We had dinner on the flight and as we were crossing over the British Isles we were informed that there would be no breakfast service.
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:49 am

I believe my first flight was a domestic ROT-WLG flight on an NZ Saab340 sometime in 1996, with my first international being HLZ-BNE on SJ (Freedom Air) which is no more   on a 737-300 in April 1997
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:37 pm

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 10):
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
British Airtours
LGW - NAP

By coincidence I did exactly that route on a British Airtours Tristar in Sept 1987. I was sitting near the back and I remember thinking the plane was cavernous being configured wth all economy seating and no bulkheads to break up the cabin as far as I recall.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:06 pm

My first flight was LHR-MAD on BA, I believe it was a 757, in 1989.
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:51 pm

April 1993 - GRU-MCO on Transbrasil. I was 5 years old!
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:18 am

Nov 1975 flew EWR-DCA ...Eastern 727-100 was 11 yrs old
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:04 pm

Must have been in the 1970´s for me DC8 maybe to the canary islands. Cant remember that flight though.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:09 pm

I was 19 years old. Flight was SLC-JFK, Delta 767, in August 1997. I got a late start flying, but I'm trying to make up for it. My current flight log is up to about 160 segments.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Mine was FRA-MAD-GRU on a Lan Chile 767. The departure was late on the 20th July 2000 and we arrived in MAD at about midnight. My seats were 28B for FRA-MAD and then 28A for MAD-GRU. I was going to Brazil for one year of student exchange and am still, errr... "suffering" immensely   from the wanderlust that gave me.

To this day I wonder how I woke up every time we came across some island in the ocean - and only then, too.

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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:19 pm

1974.

GOT (old Torslanda, closed in 1977) - STN.

It was on a SK DC-9 (don't remember variant).
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:36 pm

I believe my first flight was with Air Malta in 1993, from the UK to Malta - as I was only 3 I can't remember anything about it or the airport we departed from. The first flight I clearly remember was an Airtours International flight from Birmingham to Orlando Sanford in 1998, on a Boeing 767.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:55 pm

I was about the same age as PlymSpotter when I took my first flight (with my parents and my older brother) on an Air Congo DC-8-33 from Brussels to Kinshasa/Ndjili back in 1969.
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:58 pm

October 1960, I was 2.5 years old, on our way to live in Japan for the next 14 years. First flight, Munich to Frankfurt, on LH, then on KLM over the polar route via Anchorage to Tokyo.
I do not know on how many flights I've been since then, 100's....and still counting!
 
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RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:05 am

August 15th, 1978 when I was 8 years old. From BDL to DEN with a connection in ORD. The first leg, BDL to ORD was aboard a TWA Boeing 707. I would love to find out what model it was...I think the flight was #157 or similar. The captain showed me the cockpit and with his assistance let me advance the throttles during start-up. He awarded me with a pair of plastic wings...which I still have. The second leg from ORD to DEN was aboard a TWA 727. A week later we returned home again via ORD but this time on United. The first flight from DEN to ORD was aboard a DC-10...and I was amazed at how big the jet was and how cool it was to watch "The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy" cartoon short subject on a big screen at the front of the cabin while listening to the audio of it through a plastic headset! The final leg back to BDL from ORD was aboard a United DC-8. I loved every minute of the trip and to this day was my most memorable set of flights.

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