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PennPal
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First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 1:38 pm

Not sure if this topic has been discussed, but I though it would be neat to know the different airlines, aircraft, and routes involved in everyone's first commercial flight.

Mine was in August, 1977...

Eastern Airlines 727-200 (Wish I had recorded the SN!!)

FMY-ATL

Then, connected with a L-1011 (Again, wish I would have recorded the SN!)

ATL-BUF


That particular L-1011 routing was SJU-MIA-ATL-BUF-YYZ if I'm not mistaken.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 1:51 pm

Midwest Express
CLE-MKE
DC9-30
June 11, 2000
 
swardu
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 1:57 pm

American Airlines
2300 MST departure time
PHX-ORD
B707-320
May, 1975
 
flyboy1980
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 1:59 pm

September 1985 (I was 5)
Air New Zealand
Fokker F-27
CHC-DUD
 
Corpsnerd09
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:07 pm

September 23rd, 1990 (I was 5 yrs. old)
CTG - MIA
Avianca
Not sure of the Equipment, probably a 727, or 757.. it was 3/3 seating config.

The flight I took when immigrating to the US.
 
Speedbird747
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:22 pm

Back in 1976. Don't remember the exact date, I was just a few months old  Smile

Spantax
DC-9
ZRH-PMI


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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:32 pm

July 1955
Central Airlines
DC-3
DUC-OKC
Duncan, OK/Haliburton Field-Oklahoma City, OK/Will Rogers World Airport


Okie
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:36 pm

I think it was BA flights from Warsaw to London and then to New York City in 1975. Don't know aircraft and can't ask my parents. I wander what BA had for their LHR-WAW flights these days. Anyone knows?
filip
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:40 pm

February/March 1986 (I was 3 or 4 months old, so no I don't remember it  Smile)

Middle East Airlines (MEA) Boeing 707-320C

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We were scheduled to fly Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (now an AFB replaced by the new Dammam Int'l) to Beirut, Lebanon. However, the civil war in Lebanon was still going on and there was fierce fighting in Beirut at the time that we were going to land, so we were diverted to Larnaca, Cyprus.

Regards
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:41 pm

Haha, sadly I never flew until my junior year of high school.

Delta Airlines in spring of 1997
HLN-SLC on either a 727-200 or a 737-200 or 300, I can't remember which
then SLC-LAS on a 767-200
return flight was LAS-SLC on a 757-200
then SLC-GTF-HLN on probably the same type of plane as HLN-SLC. Anyone know how I might check that?

Brad
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:42 pm

February 29, 1956

Trans-Texas Airways (TTA)

DC-3

BWD-FTW-DAL
DAL-BPT-GLS-HOU
 
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First Flight

Wed May 26, 2004 2:44 pm

YX MKE-MCO in 1987 (I was 5)
Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:46 pm

June 27, 1997
Delta Airlines
767-300; N1402A
SLC-DFW
Flight 1660
 
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First Flight

Wed May 26, 2004 2:52 pm

YX MKE-MCO in 1987 (I was 5)
Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 2:55 pm

October 1994
Southwest Airlines
B737-200
BWI-MCO

went to Disneyworld for my tenth b-day.
Remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous?
 
Guest

RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 3:41 pm

May, 1968

PSB-IPT-EWR on an Allegheny Airlines Convair 580 (I was 25 at the time). Allegheny is now part of USAirways.
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 3:44 pm

Oh I cant even remember I was probably 3 months old.

 Nuts
SIN > CVG > BOS
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 3:54 pm

Mine was on Iran Air. It was a 747SP taking us from Tehran to Beijing. I was 6 years old then.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 4:45 pm

KLM
DC-8
PH-DCC

Amsterdam-Frankfurt-Rome-Beirut-Karachi-Manila-Sydney.
I so want to fly on SCAT one day!
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 4:49 pm


KLM (737)

AMS - LHR
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 4:53 pm

JAN 19 1970 SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS Boeing 707

London/Paris/Las Palmas/Salisbury/Johannesburg
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 7:05 pm

It was a QF B743 from SIN-PER in 1991

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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 7:42 pm

July 1992
Scanair
DC-10-10
GOT-PMI


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It's Scandinavian
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 9:11 pm

Summer of '89 of was it '90? One of the two- certainly not the summer of '69!  Big grin

PIK-YYZ

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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 10:29 pm

25. August 1999 [I was 10 years old]
Austrian Airlines
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
OE-LME
VIE to Kalamata [Greece;don't know the three letter code]


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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 10:31 pm

September 28th, 1982. I was 6.5 months old.

Delta Airlines FLT:UNKNWN
From: Seattle/Tacoma, WA
To: Atlanta, GA
EQP: Lockheed Tristar L1011-1
Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 10:55 pm

June 1981

SAT-DAL
WN
737-200
REMEMBER...NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO...THERE YOU ARE !!
 
AMS
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Wed May 26, 2004 11:26 pm

Yes, I was 3 months old
Going on a BA 741 or 742 from Washington Dulles IAD to London LHR


Regards,
AMS
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 2:00 am


July 1983 (6 months old)
TWA L1011 DEN-JFK
then onto JFK-MAD 747-100
My parents showed me the pictures of the plane...that's the only way I know.. Laugh out loud
Regads
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 4:05 am

August 8, 1991.
American Airlines A300-600R
Montego Bay- Miami
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 4:53 am

February Something, 1988

I was 7 months old at the time; my parents took the whole family (all 7 of us at the time) to Disney World for a week. Obviously, I don't remember it at all  Big grin. They took pictures, so I know what the aircraft is Big grin.

FROM: SYR/ Hancock Int'l Airport
TO: CLE/ Hopkins Int'l Airport
EQUIPMENT: Boeing 737 (don't know what sub-type it is)
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 6:48 am

Mine was

March 1988
Delta 1424
Fairbanks - Anchorage - Salt Lake City
Boeing 727

Delta 974
Anchorage - Washington Dulles
Boeing 757
You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 7:16 am

My first flight was in March 1982 aboard a TWA L-1011 from JFK to PBI.

jeremy
 
PennPal
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 9:57 am

Thanks to all of you for responding to my post! It sure is interesting reading all of your stories!! I'll look forward to reading more!!


Best Regards,

PennPal
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 11:53 am

Piedmont

Some jet with 3-3 I think.. either Fokker 100 or 737.
TRI-CLT.

Does the Fokker-100 even have 3-3?
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 11:58 am

Fokkers have a 2-3 configuration.

jeremy
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 12:29 pm

It was in 1986, I was in the 3rd grade.

My great-grandmother passed away.

It was from JFK to SJU on American Airlines on an AB6.
"Something special in the air."
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 2:21 pm

It was in Oct 1984, Quebec Air, 737-200, YQB-YZV-YWK.
Going skiing.

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It's not an airliner but I did get to fly on a KC135 as a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol in Aug, 1980 out of Plattsburgh AFB.

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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Thu May 27, 2004 7:51 pm

LGA-BTV American Eagle

[Edited 2004-05-27 12:52:30]
Home airport now: DCA/IAD
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Fri May 28, 2004 4:49 am

July 1971, Northeast Trident NCL-LHR
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Fri May 28, 2004 5:38 am

Around 1991-1992 was my first flight, on a Britannia Airways 757-200 from MAN to TFS. I was 3 years old!  Laugh out loud


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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Fri May 28, 2004 6:06 am

August 1970, United 727-100 in the livery pictured below, MSP-PHL (UA flew this route non-stop at the time).
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"Back then" I didn't even know that airliners had registrations/tail numbers displayed on the fuselage or tail, much less think to log the aircraft on which I flew! I was knowledgeable enough to recognize the difference between a 727-100 and -200, and I was aware that UA had recently introduced a somewhat revised version of the livery carried by the aircraft that operated my first airline flight ever.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Fri May 28, 2004 7:07 am

HEL-SVL (Savonlinna, Finland)
DC-9
Not sure about year, maybe 1985

I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Mon May 31, 2004 11:08 pm

- sept1988 - i was only 7
- cathay B742
- 1 way trip; hongkong-melbourne (australia), via sydney.
- dwn the back in cattle class, i got the window.

striked it lucky, an australian family flew in & adopted me.


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i was petrified of flying b4 i got onboard - wanted to be a pilot by the time we landed in melbourne! doing my PPL as I speak!
mum now tells me that she lost me for an hr & the F/A found me asleep in the jump seat! i remember visiting the flt deck in those "good ol days" but cant say i remember the falling asleep part.
i still remember the night departure from kai tak's rwy13.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Mon May 31, 2004 11:10 pm

I can't remember with my first flight back of 1979 for me and will able try to get more remember with those days.
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:58 am

Date: November 22, 1994 (I was 8 at the time)
Airline: KLM
Aircraft: I think it was a MD-11
Route: AMS-BON
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:15 am

My first filght was in 1991, from LTN to Palma Majorca, Monarch Airlines Boeing 757, certainly an experience even though I was only a few years old  Big grin

Mike
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:49 am

Some kind of Austrian charter flight back in '96 i think.

Austrian Airlines Md83...

INN-Rhodes, greece


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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:00 pm

My first (and unforgettable) flight was in October 87: Dusseldorf - New York JFK. Airline: LTU. Aircraft: L1011 TriStar
Born to fly! It's more than a passion - it's a yearning!! At home in DUS(Dusseldorf)!
 
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RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:26 am

Date: June 1979
Airline: CSA
Aircraft: Tu-134(?)
Route: Prague-Burgas

I was 2,5 years old then.

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