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Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:39 am

TRIBUTE TO THE BOEING SEVEN SIX SEVEN.

After all those numerous threads about the 787, it would be nice to pay attention to the older Boeing 767. On September 26th 1981, the first Boeing 767 made its maiden flight out of the assembly plant in Everett WA. Three decades have passed and the airplane is still widely in use with a lot of major airlines.


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Any story about one of your first flights on the type, whether as a passenger or a crew member, you would like to share is welcome  .

I remember when my father flew on one with United back in 1982 or 1983 can't remember exactly when, probably 1982 because at the time he flew on it only United was flying it. At the time it was an all new airplane. He brought me home the safety card. I remember asking him the question back then when I was 12: "Does only United fly the 767?" "For the time being, yes" He answered me.

My first ride on the airplane was with American from MCO to DFW in 1988.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:44 am

Here's to 767's in our skies for another 30 years to come!!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:47 am

The 767 is one of my favorite planes. Widebody interior, yet cozy, never more than a seat away from the aisle. I always love flying one.

I remember I skipped the first two days of law school so I could fly AA's new 767 from SAN to LAX! What a beauty -- polished aluminum and that red white and blue cheatline running down the side. We sat way in the back for the 20 minute flight. The pilot landed the plane so hard the bins and interior panels shook like they were coming apart. A great day -- and I didn't flunk out of law school either!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:12 am

Interesting how Western was a customer. How many did they order and what type? Did DL absorb that order?
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:19 am

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 3):
nteresting how Western was a customer.

Yes, they were. They ordered, I believe 6 of the original 200 Series, but they chose not to take them. They ordered instead more 737s.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:23 am

I remember the first time I ever heard of, or saw a 767. It was in an United Airlines commercial in the 80's. The commercial mention that United flies 747s, DC-10s and 767s, then at the end they showed a wide body with a DC-10 like body and a 747 like tail. I did not like the 767, but I think it was a ground breaking a/c for Boeing, since it provided the section 41 for the 777, and a reason for the 787 to be built.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:32 am

I grew up an airline brat. And with divorced parents, I grew up flying from PHL-ATL one weekend a month, every month. My father works for Delta Air Lines, and when I was young, Delta flew the Boeing 767 several times a day from PHL to ATL. I spent many, many flights as a young child enjoying my time on the Boeing 767 in both classes of service. Additionally, one of my father's good friends was a flight attendant who only bid domestic 767 trips. She would often times be working the flight I was traveling on and would bring goodies back to my sister and me in coach from First Class. These included chocolates, etc.

I also remember having my Dusty the Lion UMNR kits as a little boy non-rev'ing unaccompanied, many times on the 767. Eventually, DL went hourly from ATL-PHL and I began flying almost exclusively on the MD-88.

I will always remember walking down the E Concourse in Philly as my 767 pulled into E-1. I loved getting my window seat on the right side. Back then, General Aviation was to the right of Concourse E. When we'd push back, they'd push us straight back to the edge of the taxiway from the gate. We'd start the engine(s) there and then turn left to taxi out. I'll never forget those days and flights!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:39 am

11 hull losses and most of them caused by "human influence".
Lauda Air was of course a tragic mechanical issue however!

And the famous Gimi Glider was a 767 too!

All in all decent safety statistics, and although there are more exciting planes out there; airlines like LAN still build their company around them………..

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:51 am

I still remember as a kid watching the largest scheduled airplane at BWI, BA's 767. Occasionally my parents would take me to the aviation spotters park next to the runway approach around that time of day and we would watch it come in. It fueled my dream of working for BA and I always wanted to be a part of working around that airplane.

Fast forward a few years to my first longhaul, on that very airplane - BA228, BWI-LHR in J. Just a fantastically smooth ride and a thrill to fly on...brought back the memories of watching the big bird glide in from the spotters park. Today I am fortunate enough to work with our airplane every day here in Baltimore...long live the 767, there really isn't anything quite like it.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:11 am

My first 767 was ZK-NBA CHC-MEL 3/1986. Took my C-8 to see Halley's Comet down under.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:24 am

My first 767 flight was the day after Thanksgiving 1982. United Air Lines had a special r/t USD99.00 airfare. So, I left JFK that morning, spent the day in LA and Long Beach and flew back on a redeye 767 to JFK that night. Good times.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:32 am

I love the 767. 7 across in coach can't be beat. It isn't the sexiest airliner around but I'm always happy when I'm on one.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:04 am

My first flight on a 767 was in December 1994, on a QF 767-300ER from PER-SYD. Since then I've amassed a total of 8 flights on 767s (not a lot, I know, but it's my equal second most frequently flown aircraft type along with the 747), and have loved them all. I've yet to log a new 767 with the Boeing Signature Interior, but that's on my "to fly" list.

I might be a 777 fan, but I also love 767s - it's beautiful on the outside, and (with Signature Interior, at least) on the inside as well. 2-3-2 configuration in economy class is fantastic.

I can't speak highly enough of the 767, and I'll miss it when they're gone for good.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:38 am

Certainly not an "exciting" plane but I don't think anyone can deny that it is a workhorse. I must say it looks quite good with winglets though.



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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:40 am

the 767 fills that gap between narrow body and wide body planes....a very good airplane to have in any mainline fleet.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:40 am

my first flight on a 767 was in june 1999. flew from cracow to chicago. right above england someone on board got really sick and we turned around to warsaw to leave that passanger there.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:51 am

*lifts toast to 767*

Her days may be waning with legacy carriers, but she still has a long life ahead of her with other carriers out there and cargo companies. Think of it as an opportunity to see her in all new sets of colors.

Viva la 767! 
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:52 am

My first and only flight to date is Air France 767-200ER CDG-JFK on september 1996. I hear they had only 2? 767-200ER models.Anyone know were are they now? Weird thing was we were descending about 2h b4 landing and i saw the ocean very clearly in the moon sky.We were long time in hold and finally landed runway near the water.Everyone applauded. What a ride!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:40 am

Hi Ben

what a nice thread! I love the good old B767, in particular because of the 2-seat-at-window configuration. It is not only good for single travelers and couples, but also overall gives a less cramped cabin feeling.

My first 767 flights were in 1988 on AA: FRA-JFK-FRA. These two legs were followed by 40 more legs on AA, PI, AC, CP, LT, DE, UA, US, NZ, and QF. And guess what - only one bad ride out of all of these!

Happy Birthday, B 767 - here is to many more years of safe and comfortable flying!

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:03 am

Have flown over 100 times on 767's all versions. QF, NZ, OZ, MU, CA, BR, JL, AN, BA, BY, Thomas Cook, DL, UA, CO, US, SK. Most memorable was a CO 764 EWR-MAN. Captain was superb, came around before take off to say hello to all. Then did his announcement saying that "CO have the best cabin attendants in the industry, unfortunately they are not doing this leg tonight, etc". Then about two hours into the flight, he comes back on to tell us that all the pax are OK for oxygen in emergency, but sadly the cockpit crew does not. So we headed back, everything down/out to burn fuel off rather than dump.

Regular updates were given as we sat on the plane. After about an hour the captain comes back on and tells everyone that they had the highly expensive spare valve set assembly in stock and the engineers fixed it within one hour. So we now have a multi million dollar aeroplane, with it expensive part fitted and now we are just waiting for them to test. The test is being done by one of our highest skilled engineers, with wait for it, some water/sponge and washing detergent. Plane was in hysterics. That was the only time the kids woke up, they thought we were in Manchester, not too pleased that we were in Newark, but excellent work by CO.

Wish every flight interuption I had was handled that well.

Congrats to 767, shame I don't get to fly them often anymore!!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:11 am

Hi !

My first flight on a 767 was on 26Jun89 on SK ARN-EWR on LN-RCB. The 763s were brand at SK then, the oldest only about three months old. It was a great flight and special since I've kept track of the registrations of the aircraft I've flown since that flight. I've had many more 767 flights since then and now have flown on 73 767 flights. I have yet to fly on a 764 but hope to do that in the next year or so.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:39 am

My first 767 ride was a really interesting one. Back in 1997 Balkan Bulgarian Airlines was operating 762's in under French registration and they had really competitive prices for the route HEL-SOF-JNB. (The HEL-SOF was a Tu154 though at that time with stop in KBP). We boarded the 762 in SOF on time around midnight and to my surprise the interior was just magnificient. With really generous pitch and wide seats in 2-3-2 layout. The interesting part started after the take off when the captain announced that our estimated flight time to Lagos would be 6 hours. Of course that caused a big buzz among the passengers since we were supposed to be on our way to Johannesburg. We were never given any explanation to our detour but the captain assured that it would be a very quick interim stop and would only cause a 2 hour delay to our ETA in JNB.

We landed in Lagos around 6 am and clearly something was unloaded from the belly of our 762 but it was still dark so I couldn't see what it was. Anyway one hour passed after another. After 3 hours the captain announced that we'd be ready to continue but he was unable to get clearance to start. He didn't know why. After 4 hours the cabin crew started serving breakfast while we still stood firm on tarmac. Some local officials kept coming and going to the cockpit. We ended up standing 7 hours there. All sitting inside the plane. Finally the captain cheered that he had gotten the taxi clearance adding that we must go immediately before they change their mind. That must have been the fastest taxi I've ever experienced and when we lifted off the runway there was a huge spontaneous applause in the whole plane. There was another 6 hours to fly to JNB with no food left to serve but the main feeling was just relief.

The reason for the stop nor for the length of our stay was never revealed but later I read that Balkan didn't really make money with the JNB route and it was dropped. I can only imagine why.

Nevertheless I do remember the 762 being very comfortable plane and the cabin service also really good on that flight with good food and very nice staff
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:10 pm

Quoting KPDX (Reply 13):
I must say it looks quite good with winglets though.

I agree! I still get excited when I see an AA or DL one with winglets here @ DUB. Sadly I've never actually been on a 767, but hopefully some time in the future, they'll be around for some time yet, right?!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:14 pm

Quoting GymClassHero (Reply 16):
Her days may be waning with legacy carriers

Not quite yet! JL, NH, and LA are all still taking new passenger 763 deliveries, and DL and UA are embarking on extensive renovation projects on their fleets of older 763ERs.

Quoting qf002 (Reply 1):
Here's to 767's in our skies for another 30 years to come!!

Given that we are about to start seeing 767 tankers, it will be a *lot* longer than that.  
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:22 pm

I recall an amazing article in the New York times featuring both the 767 and the 757. It was so long ago I cannot recall if the article was published either to demonstrate the new "yet to fly or launch of 2 engine airplanes" (were they designed and launched about the same time?) anyway, my family would go every other summer to Glasgow to visit family. We always flew Pan Am on a 707. (first time on a BOAC VC10) The 747 had been flying already for a long time so when I saw 2 engines on both the 767/757's I was soooooo bummed out. It looked so strange. I wish I had that article today! It was very detailed with cut-aways of the planes and the article glorified the advantages of 2 engines and how they were designed and why they were designed: the needs of air travel back in 1979/1980.
Then when I saw them I thought they were the coolest - especially the 767. And it took years before I boarded one on AA and it was so beautiful inside, and more than 707, she seemed to just leap into the sky, with no noise (as it seemed at the time)
What I didn't realize was over the next 25 years the 767 would virtually become my home away from home. When I started working on Brazilian projects at my job, I was on UA987 and UA986 (if memory serves) from JFK and had to go at least once or twice a month, little did i realize the role she'd play in my life! I remember being bumped up to First Class for my first time, I recall the dark cabin and looking around and thinking "wow, this is heaven- I love this airplane and always will" she was better than my apartment!

I hope I can get another 10 to 20 years of her! Congratulations to "THE 767" and thank you to Boeing!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:48 pm

I've flown onboard the 767 with many different airlines.

But one of my first 767 flights must have been with SAS and I've done most of their longhaul routes on their 767, including HKG, NRT, PEK, EWR, SEA, ORD, and also LAX but maybe that was onboard their DC-10. I am actually not sure because I was too young to remember now.

Also been onboard Qantas, AirNZ, Hawaiian, United, Air Canada, Delta and probably a few others that I am missing. I have many good memories from my flights on the 767. It has served well.

And I've tried the -200 with Air Canada, the -300 and the -400 with DL back in 2007 from ATL to CDG.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:16 pm

My first was on AA in Feb. of 83 as I recall from ORD to DFW for a conferance. Like the rest, I fell in love with her on the spot. When travelling, I try to work a 767 in if at all possible...As someone above said she is a cozy widebody!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:39 pm

Quoting VC10er (Reply 24):
What I didn't realize was over the next 25 years the 767 would virtually become my home away from home. When I started working on Brazilian projects at my job, I was on UA987 and UA986 (if memory serves) from JFK and had to go at least once or twice a month

While my first flight on a 767 was JFK-LHR on American in 1992, the vast majority of my miles were racked up on AA951/950, JFK-GRU, and AA973/972, JFK-GIG, both were 767 flights for the longest time.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:02 pm

My first 767 flight was on TA MIA-BZE-SAL...on the very same day that the same plane went on the GUA and promptly went off the runway there.

I also recall seeing a piedmont 762 at the gate at LGW when they first started using twins across the atlantic. I remember thinking that was a long way in a twin and was grateful for my CO DC10.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:05 pm

Will the 767 turn out to be the B52 of the Civil world?
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:14 pm

I still vividly remember my first 767 flight, BA from LGW to PIT at the age of 11. Got to visit the flight deck and all! Since then there have been numerous flights on the ´67, SK 763 ORD-ARN, DL 763 AMS-JFK, UA 762 ORD-DEN to name a few. Always loved the cozy feeling onboard, felt so much more private and enjoyable than the larger widebodies.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:23 pm

My fav! I think I've flown on the 763 about 3x as much as the 762:

1st 762 flight: EWR-LAX-EWR on CO in April 2004. Was blown away by how advanced the cabin layout was (a shame they are getting rid of these birds) but the food was pretty terrible.

1st 763 flight: DFW-HNL on AA in August 2002. I really enjoyed the enging "whine" that that 763 had on takeoff out of DFW.

Most recent 763 flight: LAX-DTW on DL 3 weeks ago. Solid flight all around with PTVs.

I don't find anything boring about the 767. It's a powerful, well-rounded, and very capable workhorse.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:41 pm

My favorite plane to fly if you have to fly in coach. As others have mentioned, the 2-3-2 seating is the best of any widebody, period! We recently took a family vacation to Italy on American and the fact that my wife and two sons were able to to sit in aisle and window seats back to back was great. Love the 767 
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:18 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 7):
11 hull losses and most of them caused by "human influence".
Lauda Air was of course a tragic mechanical issue however!

Yes, as I understand it the Lauda accident was the only 767 accident ever caused by an airplane issue. And that was quickly resolved by a design change. The others have been "mad made" so to speak.

How about that for a safety record? 30 years, over 1000 produced (and still going) and only one ever hull loss due to a mechanical issue.

I fully expect that the 777 will approach this. In fact, a 757 has never gone down due the airplane itself (not counting maintenance and pilot errors).
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:19 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 7):
11 hull losses and most of them caused by "human influence".
Lauda Air was of course a tragic mechanical issue however!

Yes, as I understand it the Lauda accident was the only 767 accident ever caused by an airplane issue. And that was quickly resolved by a design change. The others have been "man made" so to speak.

How about that for a safety record? 30 years, over 1000 produced (and still going) and only one ever hull loss due to a mechanical issue.

I fully expect that the 777 will equal this. In fact, a 757 has never gone down due the airplane itself (not counting maintenance and pilot errors).
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:48 pm

My first rip on a 762 was with AA and I loved the spaciousness of the 2-3-2 layout in economy. Very comfortable. Since then I have also flown DL 764 and CO 762 and with the new Boeing signature interior, the plane is even better. Too bad the new UA is getting rid of the 762, as it was one of the best airplanes I have traveled on. I look forward to more trips on this planer to come. Happy birthday to the 767!!!!!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:53 pm

My first flight on a 767 was on a BA LHR-DXB flight. I just remember it being comfortable and that's all that matters!

My latest 767 flight was a AC one from LHR to YYZ. And that was the worse flight of my life.. But that's another story...   

Here's to another 30 years of the 767 (unlikely I know).. *toasts a glass of champagne!*
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:55 pm

I have flown a number of 767s on AC(old), Canadien and AC(new). I always enjoyed my flights on the Canadien( including one PWA 767) airlines planes, they always seemed well maintained, comfortable and clean. The OLD AirCanada (pre-absorbing of Canadian) i always found bumpy, uncomfortable and the planes incredibly unclean and worn looking. Having said that I have flown on AC in the past few years and the ship are clean, bright and comfortable now. These plane are definitely workhorses and maintianed right are worth keeping flying.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Quoting T8KE0FF (Reply 36):
Here's to another 30 years of the 767 (unlikely I know).

If you count freighters and tankers it's not unlikely, it's certain.

They'll probably be gone from passenger service by 2030.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:12 pm

My first 767 flight was with Delta, from ATL to ORD, in October 1990, N108DL I think. I've always liked the 767 and although it's probably regarded as old hat, we should never forget that it was a trailblazer and deserves a very special place in aviation history. 30 years ago, when the 767 came into service, long haul services were for only 3 or 4 engined aircraft; the only other widebody twin, the A300 was not getting much more than 90 minutes one engine diversion time.

767 transoceanic ops started in 1984 with TW and LY, the latter flying from TLV to YMX.

Since then, although there have been diversions, there have been no serious accidents related to ETOPS issues - no ditching, hull losses or the like. Had the 767 (and let's be fair, its engines too!) not been as reliable as they were, the world of aviation as we know it today would be very different. The A330, 777, 787, 757 (ETOPS) and A350 owe their (current and future) success to the 767 and the standard it set.

Many may consider it dated and "yesterday's airplane", but it deserves to be regarded as one of the great civil airliners in aviation history. Its legacy allowed many markets to be opened to long haul flying and that has meant huge economic gains; look at New Zealand, Ireland, North Carolina and so many other markets - even Dubai, since the vast majority of EK's fleet is long haul twins (even though it wasn't a 767 operator). So, a very deserved salute.

My own favourite 767 memory goes back to May 30, 1993 - sitting in the jump seat of VH-OGG, for my first checkerboard approach to the one and only ...
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:30 pm

Happy 30th birthday 767!

May you fly many more years!

You now have a worthy successor today - the 787 Dreamliner just delivered to ANA!

  
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
 
Ford3motor
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:31 pm

Also to note on the 30th anniversary of its maiden flight...

Three test pilots were on board because the first 767s had a flight engineer position.

Only one airline (that I am aware of) took delivery of 767-200s with the flight engineer position on the flight deck. I believe they bought about 5 in that configuration and later reconfigured them to 2-crew. Do you remember what airline that was?
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:40 pm

Quoting Ford3motor (Reply 41):
Do you remember what airline that was?

Ansett?
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:40 pm

The 767 has always been my favorite airplane; so here's to another 30 years! In every class of service, I think the common sentiment on this thread is comfort; especially in Economy for long hauls.

I recall UA used to fly a lot of 767s for some of their domestic routes and they are still some of some of the most memorable routes I flew domestically: from EWR to ORD and from BOS to LAX. The other favorite was always PHL to BDA on US.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Quoting Ford3motor (Reply 41):
Only one airline (that I am aware of) took delivery of 767-200s with the flight engineer position on the flight deck. I believe they bought about 5 in that configuration and later reconfigured them to 2-crew. Do you remember what airline that was?

Ansett.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:52 pm

The 767-300ER delivered an efficient airplane for service to all European cities from North America ( Canada too), no matter how small the gateway is, Raleigh anyone. 767 was the airplane that expanded the market to Europe from cities that hardly had any before. Part of the 767 story is the airlines who expanded to Europe with the 767 not using 747 as Pan AM had.

AA, UA, Delta, Continetal, Piedmont and Usairways which hardly flew east of Bermuda all launched their now large European route systems with the 767. Airlines ouside the USA also used many 767's on long haul flights. LAN uses many 767 for their flights to Miami, LAX, SFO and JFK from Chile, Peru and Ecuador, they also fly to Madrid with their 763ER's from Lima and Guayaquill, Santiago to Europe gets a larger A340-300.

Qantas also uses the 767 from Australia to points all over Asia including Japan. Air Canada uses some 767 to Peking and Osaka from Vancouver.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:54 pm

I remember flying one PBI to either JFK/LGA on Delta way back when (probably 15-20 years ago). There were less than 40 people on the plane and a group of us wound up playing nerf football in the aisles to help pass the time.....luv that bird.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:55 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 44):
Ansett.

I know, that was an easy one.  

When Boeing built/delivered the 767s without the Flight Engineer station, It made for very roomy cockpits!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:02 pm

My first 767-200 flight was with Delta from ATL-FLL in June 1991. DL used to fly a lot of ATL-Florida routes with the 767's.


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My first 767-300ER was also with DL, flying JFK-ARN during July 2000. Come to think of it, all of my 767's flights have been with Delta. Probably two dozen of them? Mostly domestic hops from the Northeast to ATL, as well as a bunch JFK-TXL-JFK hops.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Quoting Ford3motor (Reply 41):
Do you remember what airline that was?

Ansett. It used to be an Australian airline.
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