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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:17 pm

Quoting Ford3motor (Reply 47):
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!

I have some internal history of the Ansett issue and Boeing's development of 2-person flight decks but I'll have to review it to see if it's appropriate for external posting, or not public info.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:28 pm

For short hauls I love the 767, but compared to the A330 or B777 I just can't stand them on long hauls. I won't be sad to see them being replaced with the 787.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:34 pm

The 767 holds a very special place in my heart. My first ever flight was on a BA 767 in 1992, LHR-SVO-LHR. I was but 11 years old, the aircraft only a year or so old at the time, G-BNWK out and G-BNWC back. 'WK is now with QF as VH-ZXE, 'WC is still going with BA. My first flight included a visit to the flight deck in-flight, and we were given a postcard which I still own.

Without the 767 I would not be here now, your first flight really captures an 11 year old's imagination, and it is these first flights that sparked my love of aviation.

My first long haul flight was also on a 767, C-GAVC of AC, back in 2000, LHR-YYZ. Again I visited the flightdeck in-flight, and this was another very memorable flight in my life - first long haul and first flight across the Atlantic.

It may not be glamorous, but it is a true workhorse and one that will always hold an important part in my heart.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 50):
I have some internal history of the Ansett issue and Boeing's development of 2-person flight decks but I'll have to review it to see if it's appropriate for external posting, or not public info.

I was given to believe that Ansett had union issues which required a 3-person cockpit crew.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:44 pm

In 1982 (I think) I flew DEN-ORD on a UA 762. It was brand new, still had that new airplane smell. Lunch was a bowl of tomato soup and a ham sandwich (doesn't that seem old fashioned?). After lunch a UA employee sat down next to me (there was an empty seat, doesn't that seem old fashioned?) and asked me some survey questions about the plane and my experience.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:46 pm

My first 767 flight was BOG-JFK on Avianca June 2004, a 767-300ER. Three weeks later, my FLL-BOG equipment got changed form a 757 to a 767-200ER.

Ever since, I've just flown once on 767s, and that was on an Avianca 767-300ER from LIM to BOG wearing the special 85th anniversary livery back in July 2005.

Now, the 767 is gone from colombian passenger fleets. Maybe LAN Colombia will bring some next year.

Great plane, wish I have the opportunity to fly it again soon.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:47 pm

*Cheers to the 767!!
Its been 30 years already, wow! I have always enjoyed my flights on these birds. I remember my first flight in one when I was pretty young. It was on ADD-LOS-ACC on ET
The 767 is a true workhorse. Is it still the ruler of the Atlantic with more of them crossing it than any other type?
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:51 pm

To you guys saying the 767 is not an "exciting" airplane...what are you guys talking about? its the same basic shape as most commercial airliners! two engine low wing, conventional tail. So the 737, A319/20, 757, 777, 787, A300, 330, E170/90 etc etc..which account for pretty much every aircraft in the sky are all not exciting? Either way I think they are nice planes I have had the opputnity to fly on them many times with Delta, United, TWA, and American. They are fast, big, and powerful...and have been flying passengers safely for 30+ years. Sounds pretty exciting to me!! Amazing aircraft to say the least!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:54 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 39):
767 transoceanic ops started in 1984 with TW and LY, the latter flying from TLV to YMX.

I don't have any statistics but wouldn't be surprised if more people have crossed the Atlantic on 767s than on any other aircraft type.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:08 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 23):
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

New NH and LA 763s returning to PAE after test flights last week (from http://kpae.blogspot.com/).

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:14 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 58):

I don't have any statistics but wouldn't be surprised if more people have crossed the Atlantic on 767s than on any other aircraft type.

I read somewhere that more 767s cross the Atlantic every day than any other airliner. That isn't at all hard to believe, considering A 763ER can handily make it from most major European hubs to LAX. The smaller size relative to larger birds like the 777 and 747 makes for more high-frequency routes. I'd imaging many TATL routes that were previously served with 747s, L1011s, DC10s, etc. once daily are now served with more daily seats with 2 or even 3 daily 767 series aircraft.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:38 pm

Such a beauty of a plane. I have been lucky and flown the B767 with:

American Airlines
SAS - Scandinavian Airlines System
Air New Zealand
Delta


My favourite livery is that of Braathens S.A.F.E back in the mid 80's. Braathens S.A.F.E was SAS little brother in Norway and it was certainly out of the ordenary that they ordered such a big plane. They used their two 767 200's mainly for charter to Spain and other international destinations, but occasionally also used it domestically. Sadly the 2 B767 that Braathens had, got to expensive in the end and they only had them for a few years ( 1984 - 1986 ). But what an amazing time to have B767 flying domestic in Norway ...



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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:44 pm

I love the 767. For long haul flights, you just can't beat the 2-3-2 configuration in Y class. My first flight on one was JFK-ATH in 1996.

It's really unfortunate that fewer and fewer domestic flights are being operated with the 767. I remember the days of DL flying it on sectors as short as SLC-LAS and SLC-LAX. Then again, I also remember when SLC-LAX was almost exclusively widebody, and at least 3 flights per day were L10s.  
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:09 pm

I had my first - and possibly the last - 767 flight last week - on board a Delta 767 flying BOM-AMS on a KLM codeshare . On chatting with the F/A's I was told that the plane was 30 yrs old and next month is due to be replaced by an A330.
It was comfortable, uneventful flight.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:19 pm

Quoting Ford3motor (Reply 47):
I know, that was an easy one.

When Boeing built/delivered the 767s without the Flight Engineer station, It made for very roomy cockpits!

And IIRC, it was because of some contractual issue with Ansett where they couldn't get rid of their F/Es. The aircraft obviously didn't need the F/E position.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Quoting KPDX (Reply 13):
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.

Also with raked wingtips:


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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:39 pm

and may she fly for a 130 more years !

My favorite airliner, to me there is something quite aesthetically pleasing about a 767. Perhaps it is the middle ground she holds when compared to other aircraft- not too wide, not too tight, etc.

My first flight was on a Boeing 767-300ER. I was just 1 year and 4 months old, I still have the ticket and my mother filmed a lot of the flight. At that age an Economy Class seat was, for a one year old akin to a First Class suite !

It was GF71 BAH-CAI. Since then the Boeing 767 has grown to be my most frequent aircraft after the A320, as for many years I would fly BAH- Europe multiple times a year on either Gulf Air's or KLM's 767s. In 2006 KL started operating A332s on the route and in 2008 GF retired their B767 fleet after 20 years of service, for the most part acting as the backbone of their medium/long haul operations along with the fabled L1011. Since then my only encounter with this much loved aircraft was earlier this year, IAD-LHR on a Boeing 767, which substituted for the scheduled B772. Finding myself on that aircraft gave much joy. She's just the right size- not too big, and not too small. I really hope she can cement herself as one of the greatest workhorses in civil aviation history.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:44 pm

Quoting freqflyer (Reply 63):
On chatting with the F/A's I was told that the plane was 30 yrs old

Not true. DL flies 767-300ERs on that flight. They are nowhere near 30 years old. She didn't know what she was talking about. Some are as young as 10 years old, maybe up to 19-20 for a few, probably somewhere in between. AA took their last 767-300ERs eight years ago. ANA and LAN have some brand new.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 pm

My first flight on a 767-300 was with Delta.. from LAX-ATL. It was an uber-special flight because my best friend's father was the pilot.. it was a really strange/cool feeling knowing that you knew the guy flying the plane!

The 767-400 is quite a fun ride too.. the raked wingtips make the wing-flex look more intense from the cabin. And the 2-3-2 is great.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:28 pm

My most memorable takeoff ever was on a near-empty, brand-new BA 767-300ER flying in inaugural short-haul service from GVA-LHR. I had no idea what commercial airliners could do when empty before that day.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:33 pm

My first flight was on a 767-300 with QF SYD-BNE in 1998. As a 8 year old was so exciting to be flying for the first time.

Happy Birthday and long live the 767!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:36 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 62):
I love the 767. For long haul flights, you just can't beat the 2-3-2 configuration in Y class. My first flight on one was JFK-ATH in 1996.

It's really unfortunate that fewer and fewer domestic flights are being operated with the 767. I remember the days of DL flying it on sectors as short as SLC-LAS and SLC-LAX. Then again, I also remember when SLC-LAX was almost exclusively widebody, and at least 3 flights per day were L10s.



Yes I remember those days, I believe they also operated 757 on this route.


My first flight on a 767 was in 2005 LAX-DFW-LAX, both was 300 series. The one on the LAX-DFW flight, had the new 777 like cabin, and did not use thrust reverser after landing, or at least I did not hear it.

I was supposed to fly on an United Airlines 767 300 one time, from IAD to LAX after my flight from Norfolk ORF. I over slept, so I missed my flight from ORF and missed my 767 flight. I had to do the IAD-LAX leg with an A320, that sucked!   
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:36 pm

my first flight, my cousin was captain for AC 767. We flew to LHR and was a spectacular flight. the second time was when i was 12, my family all went to Honolulu.

All my flights on the 767 have been incredible, and many many more good memories to come!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:13 am

Quoting KPDX (Reply 13):
Certainly not an "exciting" plane

Maybe not so much today to some (although I still find it exciting) it was in its day.

I love this plane. It was the lowest cost wide body of its time. It was the subject of debate because of the removal of the engeneer's position bringing this wide body down to a two member crew. It was also an innoyation to be able to fly such long distances with just two engines 30 years ago. It is also the best choice of plane for all routes in Aerobiz in my opinion...LOL. It is still a very veristile plane in both passenger markets and freight markets. The 787 will be the new 767, but I think the 767 will still be around for years to come.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:24 am

Quoting American 767 (Reply 49):
Ansett. It used to be an Australian airline.

If my memory serves me correctly, purchasing the three-flight-deck 767s had to do with pilot union rules, although I'm more than prepared to stand corrected.

Of course, it was the grounding of Ansett's 767s which was another nail in the coffin, part of the chain of events which lead to its final collapse in 2001.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:41 am

Happy Birthday Boeing 767! My favorite plane!  

The Boeing 767 has been in service with LAN for over 25 years!


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New NH and LA 763s returning to PAE after test flights last week

This year, LAN Airlines S.A. will receive three brand new B-767-316ERs: CC-BDA, CC-BDB and CC-BDC. Next year, LAN Airlines S.A. will receive seven brand new B-767-316ERs, with more B-767-316ERs coming during 2013.


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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:43 am

My first flights on the 767 was with Air Canada, in March 2010...YYZ to YVR, and a week later YVR to YYZ...after flying in nothing bigger than an Embraer 190 up to that point (taking me from YOW to YUL on my way to Basic Training), I was very impressed. I've flown on WestJet's 737s many times, but...I've gotten bored of just the 737, whenever the military sends me somewhere. The 767 though, is beautiful....I love it!!!

My most memorable flight though was on a Lockheed CP-140 Aurora...but the 767 will always be my favourite airliner.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:02 am

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 2):
AA's new 767 from SAN to LAX! What a beauty

I remember after AA started flying the 767s into SAN, then came UA and DL. I remember in 1985
flying on DL's 762 on the SAN-ONT-ATL route. That's also the first time I discovered the 767's
new vacuum lavs! I got a little scare from those!   
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:24 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 39):
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.
Quoting GeneralAviator (Reply 73):
It is still a very veristile plane in both passenger markets and freight markets

Two often understated points about the 767, not only is it nice to fly on, but it was a true ground breaker, I would venture to say just as much as the 747 was in opening up new markets.

The 767 does some pretty long hauls, AC use it from YVR to BJS for example, but is equally at home doing short haul hops for BA and in the USA.

I recall a family friend went to Australia on one with BY from LGW with stops in DXB and SIN I think it was - thats some marathon for a twin, Im thinking this was around 94/95 time. He was a big man, and the charter config didnt leave him with a good impression of the 76 unfortunately...

My earliest memories of the 767 were at LTN seeing the BY -204's, they were an early customer.

My first flight was in 2003 LHR - YYZ with AC and back 2 weeks later on another one from YYC to LHR. Little did I know that exactly 2 years later I would be emigratinh to Canada and AC's 767's would be regulars for me, including 200's and 200ER's. I've got on examples from BA ex LHR to BUD and DAR in between and the gone but not forgotten Zoom routing YVR - BFS - LGW return for my grandad's funeral in 2007.

The 767 is truly an unsung hero, what a machine...!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:52 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 62):
I remember the days of DL flying it on sectors as short as SLC-LAS and SLC-LAX.

We flew on one with DL LAS-LAX once as part of a SEA-SLC-LAS-LAX-SEA trip. SEA-SLC was also on a 767 and for whatever reason my wife and I got upgraded to First - I remember having Caesar Salads for lunch while coach of course had nada.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:16 am

I read somewhere that the 767 -300ER has been the the best money making airliner model for Boeing. Does anyone know anything more about that?
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:04 am

My first flight on a 767 was on a '10 best' sunny day in late April 1983. I had to do a rush run JFK-SFO to deliver court documents (order to show cause) that had to be served that day. I had sent out a copy late the night before and the freight flight it was on made a stop in Chicago and was delayed and couldn't guarantee it would be in SFO by 5 PM, when the Order had to served by. I got the call on that about 10 AM, I told my boss, he asked me if I had a Credit Card, I said yes, youre going to SFO !. I quickly had reservations on AA for the next possible flight I could make, made for me by a secretary, then I got a car to JFK, got there about 12 Noon, paid for the ticket and got the boarding pass. I recall running for the flight to the gate, getting on the a/c just as the door was to close. Turned out to be a rather recently delivered 767 to AA, it still had 'new plane smell'.

The ride to me was a bit 'jiggly', kinda disappointing me a little, appaently we had some minor turbulance along the way, later it was nicer. Of course there was lunch served, a true hot meal, a movie, occasionally a nice view out the window. Arrived in SFO around 3:30 PM also on an exceptional sunny day. Funniest thing was when I got to the airport I called my mom collect on a coin phone, but the operator didn't note where the call was comming from. My mom asked me where I was, I told her I was in SFO. Her reply was an excited San Francisco! I got a cab to the office of local council downtown, delivered the documents, which then was served and a copy returned. A paralegal with the SFO counsel then took for drinks at the top of the then Bank of America building, then dinner at a nearby resturant. I then got into a cab and got a red eye 9:30 PM flight back on a AA DC-10, arriving at JFK about 6 AM the next morning.

I have been on maybe 7-8 767 flights since then, the last in Dec. 2003 JFK-SJU. Most of the time they were fine. I did like the 'widebody' ride, the 2 asiles making it easier to get around. Guess they will be around for at least another 30 years with production until recently, becoming the next military fueler a/c, some replaced by the 787, and probably many becoming freighters.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:27 am

I have found it a little bit surprising that the 767 seems to have been so decisively beaten by the A330; from the figures I have seen the economics are not that far apart. True, the A330 is significantly larger, and that in itself usually leads to better economics, but many airlines do not always want larger planes. My take on it is that the 2-3-2 seating, while wonderful for passengers and terrific for fast turnarounds, is really pretty inefficient, as you add only 1 column of seats for the extra aisle. The 2-4-2 or 3-2-3 cross section is more efficient, and I think that has been the biggest reason why the A330 has had the advantage.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:40 am

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y SEVEN SITXTY SEVEN

I have flown them on the following Airlines:

Condor (DE) B-767-300ER FRA-LAX
Lauda Air (NG) B-767-300ER MUC-MIA-MUC / MUC-MIA
LTU (LT) B-767-300ER MUC-ATH-MUC
DELTA (DL) B-767-300ER FRA-DFW / TXL-JFK
UNITED (UA) B-767-200ER FRA-IAD / JFK-LAX / FRA-ORD + B-767-300ER JFK-LHR
Continental (CO) B-767-400 CDG-EWR + B-767-200ER EWR-TXL
TWA (TW) B-767-200ER FRA-JFK-FRA / FRA-JFK-FRA + B-767-300ER CDG-JFK / CDG-JFK / LGW-STL / LGW-STL
American (AA) B-767-200 JFK-MIA / B-767-300ER BRU-JFK-BRU
Air Canada (AC) B-767-200 FRA-YYZ

Flying again in November with a B-767-300ER Air Canada from Los Angeles to Toronto and looking forward to it!

Thank you for all the fanstastic flights I have done with you and long live the 767 !
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:56 am

I was a very late comer to flying. I've loved watching aircraft at my local airport since I was a boy but never really get into into until about 11 or 12 years ago. My first flight was on a 767 from GLA to LHR. And in business class, no less. I didn't know any of this until I looked at some mementos the crew had let me take and discovered both the aircraft I'd been in and which class I'd been flying. If I only knew then what I knew now, I'd have really enjoyed that experience. As a side note, it turned out that the flight attendant I talked with and told her it was my first flight, lived in the same town as me and just a few streets away. She let me take the safety card and some other things and also gave me one of the cutlery sets, still sealed from first class which was proper steel cutlery with the BA logo embossed on them. Such a nice thing to do and I've kept them all this time. I wish I'd had more knowledge to enjoy the flight a little more. I've flown the 767 many times since then and I see it was the workhorse of the industry. Mr Reliable.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:18 pm

767 is a great family. My first 762 ride was on TW from STL to CMH.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:03 pm

I think the 763 is the best intl. aircraft in UA/CO's fleet. 2-3-2 in E, with E+ and individual PTV (old, but still useable), 2-2-2 in United Business, and 1-1-1 in United First (for a total of only 6 seats, 5 if you take out the pilot rest)...2k is probably the beat seat on any UA/CO plane currently operating, with total seclusion and privacy.

The 787 is nice, but the E configuration with only 17.2" of width looks awful (CO's configuration), and no F cabin make for an onboard product arguably inferior to that old 763!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:57 pm

I've been flying the 763 for HA for over nine years now, and still love it. In honor of the 30th anniversary (although I didn't know it at the time) I flew a flight OGG-SEA on September 26th. It's a great, easy flying, capable, money-making plane for HA, and I'm very proud to say I've been a part of its legacy.

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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:05 am

My first ever flight, at age 18, was a 767-300ER on BA from Seattle to LHR. Awesome flight!

I've flown many, many other 767s, and always enjoy enjoyed them. Long live the 767!
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:29 am

The first time I was on a 767 was in January 1984. It was a Delta 767-200 at LGA. I just flew into LGA on an Empire Airlines F-28 from Syracuse with a stop in Utica, NY. My sister worked for Eastern Airlines at the time. I had to wait for her to finish her shift for a lift home back on Long Island, so I decided to terminal hop. I made my way to the then new Delta Flight Center Terminal and walked around the gates. That was when you could still get down to the gates without a boarding pass. The Delta 767-200 pulled up from DFW. I counted only 12 passengers deplane. Talk about a light passenger load. I asked one of the flight attendants at the gate doorway if I could go onboard to take a quick tour of the aircraft and she actually said yes but to do it quickly. I followed her onboard and she let me walk around the plane on my own as the plane was being serviced. As a young airplane enthusiast, this was an awesome experience. I remember the pilots letting me take a quick look at the cockpit. I was amazed how the computer screens looked. I also remember the leaf pattern of the seat covers. The colors used in the interior were shades of brown and rust. This was a nice looking interior at the time. This 767 still had that new plane smell. I felt really lucky to take this 767 tour that day even though it was only at the LGA gate.

This Saturday, I will be going to ATL for the Airline Collectibles 2011 Show at the Delta Heritage Museum. I am looking forward to seeing the 767-200 in the Museum hanger. This will sure bring back memories.

My first flight on a 767 was on an AA 767-200 from LGA - ORD. This was in June 1984. I went with a group of college friends to hike the Grand Canyon. We made a connection in ORD to PHX on an MD-80. This was my first MD-80 flight. A day of firsts for me.

By coincidence, my last flight on a 767 was last month, August 2011 on an AA 767-200 from JFK - LAX in business class. It was a nice ride with very good AA service.

I look forward to many more 767 flights in the future. It is hard to believe I have been flying on 767's for almost 30 years now. It is a great airplane.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:48 am

First flight on one was an EI flight from DUB-BOS and my mum was the number one on it. That was it for about a decade then I randomly ended up on a Qantas one from SYD-PER!!!! Fast forward 5 years later and Im working on them myself with another airline!!!! Love the birds, small, managable, great destinations...just a shame you cant see anything out those door windows and whoever designed the doors should be shot!!!!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:43 am

The 767 is the aircraft I have most flown in my life!
Actually, my very first flight was aboard a TransBrasil service from GRU to MIA, in Dec. 1990. The aircraft was PT-TAA!!

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With TransBrasil, I've flown the -TAA and the -300s PT-TAE (more than 15 times on the -TAE!!), PT-TAL and PT-TAM.
I also flew the 767-200 with American and the -300 with AA and United, including the N653UA, which is the Star Alliance scheme bird, on a GRU-ORD in 2.000!

The last time I stepped aboard a 767, was in April 2010, on an AA GRU-MIA flight. Poor bird.... it was a shame to see how AA "keep" the interiors of these 767s.

My user name was obviously inspired on a TransBrasil 767-300!!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:10 am

Quoting American 767 (Thread starter):
probably 1982 because at the time he flew on it only United was flying it

Correct. DL didn't take delivery of their first one until December of '82 (Ship #102, The Spirit of Delta).

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 3):
Interesting how Western was a customer. How many did they order and what type? Did DL absorb that order?

Western dropped that order so none were absorbed by DL.


My first flight on a 767 was probably in 1983. I nonrevved SLC-ATL so I could catch a 767-200, ATL-TPA-ATL because, at the time, SLC being a small station, I wasn't sure when I'd ever get to ride on one, again. At the time, there was an extra row of seats in FC, which were removed later because customers thought it was too cramped. I can remember it was a full meal service from ATL-TPA and the F/As were really hustling to get the meal service in and cleaned up before we got to TPA.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:24 am

Lots of fond memories of the '67, including flying one of the first 762 TATL routes, BRU-JFK on AA in the mid-80s. And of course, no 767 tribute thread is complete without the old DL/Adiemus ad filled with 767 porn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRpixqTRejs

(Keep an eye out for the 727 porn near the end, too!)
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:37 am

Have been on the 767 for 60 times, the aircraft type I traveled on most by both frequency and miles. Best 2-3-2 economy class. Really miss those long haul flights on them, seeing fewer and fewer of them on 10+ hour flights these days.
 
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:34 am

As a kid in the 1980s, I flew NYC-LAX at least twice per year (on different carriers). I first flew on the 762 from JFK-LAX on UA in 1988, and remember it well since it was different from the DC10s and 747s that I was used to. Since then, I've flown on the 762 and 763 many times, but I still haven't been on a 764.

The 762 became my second home after my parents divorced in 1993 and we moved from NY to California with my mom, but my dad stayed in NY. I took UA from SMF-SFO-JFK and SMF-LAX-JFK several times per year, almost always on the 762 on the flights to JFK. When the 762's started showing their age, I was hoping that UA would start using the 777 on the SFO-JFK and LAX-JFK runs, but after 9/11, the advent of B6 and other factors, UA decided to replace the 762 with the 752 (the current p.s. aircraft).

While I like the p.s. flights (even though they have cut back on service in the past few years), I still miss the 762 on these routes. I've come close to going on AA rather than UA a few times from LAX-JFK just to go on a 762 again, but I guess I'm just a slave to Star Alliance.

Now I just gotta get on a 764!
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:11 am

Considering we might be getting B767 freighters to add to the fleet soon......
Fantastic achievement.......congrats B767.
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RE: Boeing 767: 30 Years Aloft.

Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:35 am

Congrats to Boeing and the 767! My first 767 flight was on a DL -200 in February 2003 on SLC-SEA. I've since flown aboard every variant of the aircraft for a total of ten flights--all with DL. Really a pleasure to be aboard, hope I catch one of the winglet models someday!
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