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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:46 pm

346
Was flying from Bogota to Frankfurt 2 years ago, and flying with Copa Embraer 190 plus Lufthansa 343 was much cheaper than 346 direct. but I wanted to try Copa. and thought that there would be another chance of boarding a 346. how wrong I was...
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:18 pm

too late to edit...
also 762
flew 763 seven times (Air New Zealand /3/, LAN /3/, Avianca /1/), but never got a chance of a 762.
the closest I was is probably when I was flying CCS-BOG-UIO in 2009 with Avianca. At that time, you could get probably nine different models on Avianca from CCS. So I was secretly hoping of a 762. But when 763 came, I was very glad to escape Venezuela as a tourist...
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:08 am

I've flown on a number of different types, but the airliners I most wish I could've flown on (and never got the chance as of yet, or ever) include:

- Airbus A340
- Boeing 707
- Airbus A380
-Boeing 727
-Concorde
-Lockheed L1011 Tristar
-Boeing 747-8
-Vickers VC10
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:58 pm

Concorde.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:40 am

MEA-707 wrote:
Some people here are dramaqueens... they can easily book an A380, 767 or A340-600 without even leaving their continent.


Maybe from your persective but not everybody (even the alleged "dramaqueens" on here) has the disposable income to just book a flight to tick a box.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:59 pm

Constellation
A-380
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:59 pm

Constellation
A-380
B-36 but I guess it isn't an airliner.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:26 pm

Tristar, MD 11 and 727, think there's a theme here lol
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:53 am

Others have mentioned the Boeing Stratocruiser and Lockheed Constellation, and I, too, wish I had flown them because of their intriguing designs. But being old enough to have flown a lot of piston engine airliners, I have to admit that a long flight on them is very fatiguing. I can tell you that 7 hours on a DC-6B was no treat. I read of TWA’s L-1649 Constellation flights from SFO to London taking 22 hours and shudder, especially at the thought of the noise and vibration. I heard a lot of Stratocruiser engines from the ground and they were very loud and low pitched. But that lower level lounge sure was nifty.
One prop airliner that I am glad I missed was the Canadair Northstar, a version of the DC 4 with Rolls-Royce Merlin engines instead of radials, where the cabin noise was above 90 decibels, enough to impair hearing. I wonder how many Trans Canada employees suffered hearing loss working on them, not to mention RCAF personnel who also worked on them?
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:02 am

Probably any plane type I have not experienced but my top few would be:
Boeing 707
Caravelle
Comet
Concorde
DC3
Illyushin IL62
Illyushin IL 86
Trident
VC10
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:54 pm

L1011
MD-11
747SP
747-300
767-300 of BA with the Rolls-Royce RB-211
CV880
CV990
DC8
Lockheed Electra L188
Douglas DC6 and DC7
727-100 Series
VC10
IL-62
707
720
Dassault Mercure
Caravelle
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:45 pm

SFOThinker wrote:
One prop airliner that I am glad I missed was the Canadair Northstar, a version of the DC 4 with Rolls-Royce Merlin engines instead of radials, where the cabin noise was above 90 decibels, enough to impair hearing. I wonder how many Trans Canada employees suffered hearing loss working on them, not to mention RCAF personnel who also worked on them?


One thing in its favor: it was certainly a good looking airplane.

I'll take this opportunity to say I'd like to have flown in a A340 of any sort, but especially a 500 or 600.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:31 pm

MORE 727s. There is no better answer than that coming out of my mouth. I have flown on those but not enough. I wish I had flown on more of those, a lot more than I actually did. That's why I insist on the word "more". Imagine this: you are so hungry that you feel you could eat two pounds of meat yourself in one single meal, a huge thick T-Bone steak for yourself, and all you are allowed to get is one ounce of meat, and a few veggies, no bread, that's it. I felt the same when back in the late 80s and 90s, I was deprived of flying on 727s. I always got to fly on MD-80s, A300s a couple of times, Fokker 100s, 737s and 757s, but no 727s. Yes 727s also, but much fewer than I would have liked. I was starved to death for 727s, the same way a poor child in Ethiopia is starving to death. Have I flown on 727s? NOT ENOUGH. Back in 2002, I flew MIA-TPA-MIA in one evening just to be on the final flight of the 727 at American. This was my last flight on a 727, ever. I could tell a lot more stories but I won't because if I do my post will be too long.
You must be wondering then why my username is American 767, it's because I have flown on a lot of those with American TATL during the 90s and 2000s.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:30 pm

American 767 wrote:
MORE 727s. There is no better answer than that coming out of my mouth.


I've also flown plenty of 727s over the years and definitely miss the type. The one airliner I regret not flying on would have been my last 727 ever, DL N8890Z, in 2002. I was actually sitting on the plane in CVG, in first class no less. However, storms in DFW were causing massive delays and I was getting increasing anxious about my connection to DEN. As the minutes ticked by and turned into hours I finally bailed and headed back up into the terminal to see if the gate agent could rebook me on the nonstop to DEN. They were able to do so and I ended up in the back of a packed MD-88, at the time glad to be getting out and wondering what would happen to my checked bag.

However, I now wish I'd stuck it out on N8890Z, even if it had meant overnighting in DFW, just to have had that final 727 flight. Per the BTS data the original connection was completely blown but there was an evening flight from DFW to DEN that maybe I would have had a chance to sneak on. My luggage did as it showed up at the house early the next morning.

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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:08 pm

Any 50's-60's jet, as well as an A340, A380, or any 747 variant.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:14 pm

A340-500
A340-600
B747-400 ( I hope to fly LH’s if they are back in service).
B757-200
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:45 pm

Concorde.....and any of the Pan Am flying boats
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:02 pm

Concorde. ..I wouldn't mind trying that one day (£99 Bay of Biscay flights ).. lesson ...don't put things off! One day they cease to happen and it's too late.

L1011, A310, DC 10, Tu154, il62

And DC8. Was booked on a UA DC8 PDX-ORD to connect with an international flight. Bit the DC8 was late so we were transfered to AA instead. Flew a very early AA 727-23 but lost out on the DC8
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:35 pm

It kills me that I never got to experience the L-1011 or MD-11. I was not even drinking age when DL and AA retired them, respectively.

To make matters worse, there was virtually no domestic service from my hometown airport of ORD…
Thank goodness for UA’s large fleet of DC-10s. ;)
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:46 pm

Philippine747 wrote:
MD-80! Was looking at Far Eastern Air Transport for a possible day trip to Penghu, but a few days before I flew to Taipei, the airline folded. Thankfully never booked tickets but still miffed about it.


What about Airfast Indonesia? Seems like this option would still be available to you.
 
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Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:19 am

DeltaMD95 wrote:
Philippine747 wrote:
MD-80! Was looking at Far Eastern Air Transport for a possible day trip to Penghu, but a few days before I flew to Taipei, the airline folded. Thankfully never booked tickets but still miffed about it.


What about Airfast Indonesia? Seems like this option would still be available to you.


Honestly Airfast seems like a good option, they seem like a reliable operator! The caveat though is that they are a charter airline and legally can't sell tickets directly; wishing for an enthusiasts' charter one of these day!

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