bye bye "November Hotel"
My 8th ever flight was on her in 1986. We went to visit relatives in PDX
and flew Pan Am LHR
N729PA (now my user profile) and that was my first international flight. SFO
on a United 727-22 N7020U. We were booked on a United DC8 from PDX
but due to a tight connection and the fact the flight was delayed, we changed to a AA
flight instead. I regret not having flown on a DC8 now, but got to fly on N1972 instead, an AA
727-23, and the 21st 727. No sooner had we transferred the booking to AA
, than they flight came up delayed too! Net result was a dash through O'Hare and getting to the BA
counter to be told the flight had closed. We weren't the only ones, but AA
put us up in the O'Hare Hilton across the road from the terminal (what a view from the window!!) and gave us some food vouchers too and we got to spend a day in Chicago. Anyway G-AWNH
was operating the flight that evening ORD
, my first flight on my "national carrier". The flight was memorable for not being that good and for two of the stewardesses to have a blazing row in the galley. We were sat right next to it, don't remember what it was over now, but more entertaining than the movie!
I was always pleased to see NH
after that. We never flew BA
to the US again either, nothing to do with the live floor show, but we found we got far better service of Pan Am than BA
. In fact never flown BA
long haul since either.
Funny she outlasted some of the BA
744s that come in to replace the 741s