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jetboyflyhi
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:28 pm

My first 747 flight was on TWA 1/29/77 my dad was the Flight engineer! My mom has lot's of pictures.
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Lan_Fanatic
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:34 pm

Not many...

September 20, 1995 SCL-GRU-LHR British Airways 747-400 "City of Edinburgh"
November 10, 1995 LHR-GRU-SCL British Airways 747-400 "City of Sheffield"
May XX, 1999 SCL-EZE-AMS KLM 747-400 "Doebai"
June XX, 1999 AMS-GRU-EZE-SCL KLM 747-400 "Atlanta"
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:39 am

1 July 2004
South African Airways B747-400 "Imonti"
LHR-JNB
The best business class in the best airline to Africa
Felix L Williams
 
cheekie747girl
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:11 am

Pan Am, flt PA123, LHR-SEA, Sept 1981

Aged 4, my mum kept the tickets and boarding pass. Seat 45F and I threw up all over the bulkhead

 Laugh out loud

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ERJ145LR
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:49 am

747-400

Lufthansa--business class (old)  Sad

IAD-FRA

3/04

First and last time on a 747! Definatly prefer Airbus widebodies or 777's, but the 747 was descent experience, its also pretty cool to think that there are people sitting and pilots directly above you!
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:45 pm

1977. 747SP-44. JNB-JFK with a stop in Isla Do Sal for fuel.
That was a long flight, and I think we all wound up sleeping on the floor.


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LSZS
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:31 pm

1977 747-100 Swissair GVA-ZRH (Heavy long-haul, 30 min flight)
1983 747-200 Lufthansa LIM-FRA-LIM
1985 747-200 Combi Air France LIM-CDG-LIM
1991 747-300 Swissair ZRH-BOS JFK-ZRH
1996 747-400 Lufthansa FRA-SCL

747-SP Missing, I think I will never get it !!!!!
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:01 pm

While I have traveled on my favorite jet - 747 more than 200+ times, my first flight on a 747-200 was from JFK-LHR-Dubai (if I remember correctly) - Delhi in 1983 - Air India.
The fun of flying... love it !!!
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:46 am

1977 747-100 American (yes AA!), LAX-JFK
1980 747SP TWA, LAX-JFK
1999 747-200 United DEN-SFO
2000 747-400 United DEN-SFO or ORD-SFO, my mind is going fast!

Mike
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:06 am

Mine they are the only 747 flights I have actually had thus far.

747-200
CO AKL-HNL-AKL September 1987 (Rego unknown)

747-400
NZ AKL-BNE-AKL October 1999 (ZK-NBT, ZK-NBU)

747-300
SYD-AKL October 2003 (VH-EBX)

Never had a 741 or 747SP, which sadly is likely I will never get.
As for the others I hope to add a lot more over the next few years, should be going on FJ this year and possibly NZ again.

And 777ER NZ didn't have 742's in 2001! Perhaps a 744!
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:14 pm

First 747 was TWA JFK-FRA, 1980, then LHR-ORD on the return.

Last 747 was America West in 1991 PHX-LAS when HP used to fly them RT from HNL to LAS and PHX, with the occasional LAS-PHX reposition.
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:23 am

1997: Cathay Pacific Airways AMS-HKG 747-400
2003: South African Airways LHR-JNB 747-300 Ndebele

regards,
LO231


The others were all 747-400, namely FRA-BKK-FRA on Thai and CPT-JNB on SAA...

[Edited 2005-02-02 16:58:43]
Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
 
lijnden
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:04 am

My list:

747-100: TWA LHR > LAX 1976 (N93107)
747-200: KLM JFK > AMS 1976 (PH-BUF)
747-300: KLM AMS > LAX 1984 (N1295E)
747-400: KLM JFK > AMS 1989 (PH-BFB)
747SP: CAAC LAX > SFO > Shanghai > Beijing 1985 (N1301E)

Last 'normal' flight on 747
747-400: KLM ASIA AMS > DBX 2004 (PH-BFF)

Last flight on a 747
747SP: Iran Air CGN > CGN 2004 EP-IAB (Tour-flight)

Other 747 flights:
China Airlines (747-200) Tapei>HNL>LAX
ANA (747-200) LAX>NRT + NRT>LAX
United (747-100) ORD>SFO
American (747-100) LAX>HNL + HNL>DFW
TWA (747-100) LAX>LHR + JFK>LAX
KLM (747-all) AMS>ORD, ORD>AMS, AMS>BWI, AMS>ATL, IAH>YMX>AMS, LAX>AMS,
Air France (747-100) JFK>CDG

Be kind to animals! Next trip: ORF-ATL-HND-ATL-ORF
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:56 am

747-300: August 2003 AMS-ORD with KL
747-400 Combi: June 2004 ORD-AMS with KL
747-400: Will fly it on LHR-BKK with BA in 11 days!!
A319-A321, A332-A333, RJ85, B733-B738, B743-B744, B752, B762-B764, B772-B773, CRJ200-CRJ700, Dash 8 Q300-Q400, ERJ 145,
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:39 am

Only one 747 ride so far:

Iran Air 747SP (EP-IAB) on a sightseeing flight CGN - CGN september '04

Absolute party atmosphere (some of you might know what i'm talking about... Big grin) including flightdeck visit!!! Will never forget this one!

Regards,
PositiveClimb/Fabian
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:01 am

All my first 747 flights have been on Alitalia. JFK-FCO. So both my first flights on a 100 and 200 were the same.
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:12 am

my flights on the Jumbo:

747-100: LHR-CCS-BOG / 1991 / British Airways
747-200: FRA-CDG-MAD-CCS-BOG / 1986 / Avianca
747-300: ATL-ZRH / 1999 / Swiss Air
747-400: FRA-BOG / 1997 / Lufthansa
747-400Combi: FRA-YUL / 2003 / Air Canada

The never had the chance to fly with the SP :-( ....

regards
Avianca
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:32 am

747-100: 1970, TWA, JFK-ORD. I took this flight on the second day that TWA operated this route, just a few months after the 747 entered pax service. It was exciting being on this huge plane while it was still brand new!

747-200: 1977, Swissair, ZRH-JFK.

747-400: 2003, Philippine Airlines, SFO-MNL

Never been on the -300 or the SP.
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Luxair
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:37 am

1st 747 (it was a 200 series) was back in 1987 and
the flight was from EBBR via LSZH to Male,Maldives (the flight continued to Singapore) with SQ and back via Bahrein to LSZH and EBBR!!!

My only wish regarding the 747 is to be on a SP one day but regarding the fact that there are almost none left in regular service I guess that dreaming is the only way to be on one  Laugh out loud
 
PA101
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:05 pm

B747-100/200 on PA in 1989 (JFK-LHR) (I don't know whether it was a 100 or a 200 - I was too young back then) and again in 1990 (LHR-JFK-LHR).

B747-400 on KL (AMS-LAX) in December 1997.

B747-200 (if all PA 747s were 100s) on AF (CDG-SFO) in May 1999.

no B747-300s, since KL's 747SUDs were converted 200s. I've flown one of these in September 2000 from AMS to LAX.

Unfortunately, no 747-SP in my record.
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:31 am


747-100 Pan Am EZE-GIG-1986
747-200 Air France EZE-SCL-1978
747-300 Varig GRU-MIA -1996
747-400 Lufthansa EZE-FRA 2001
 
uclax
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:11 am

-100 747-122 LAX-HNL on UA 11/21/86 flight was oversold so they did open seating and I got an unexpected window seat  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-200 747-211 LAX-LGW and back on BA July, 1990; ship (same both ways) ex-Wardair, ex-BCal aircraft with GE engines

-400 747-422 ORD-SFO on UA August, 1993; the feeling of power on the climb was so strong the degree of effort seemed quite mild.

Safe travels!
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ERJ145LR
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:27 am

Unfortunatly, only one  Sad Last year Lufthansa 747-400 IAD-FRA.
Business class (old one) but it was still tight!
 
B747
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:11 pm

744 Korean Air HL7460 IAD-JFK-SEL 2 Sep 98
744 Asiana HL7415 SEL-JFK 20 May 99
744 Asiana HL7417 JFK-ANC-SEL 12 Jun 99
744 Northwest N669US KIX-MNL 19 Mar 00
742 Tower Air N619FF SEA-Tokyo-Okinawa 2 Jun 00
742 Northwest N623US KIX-LAX 9 Sep 00

Brian
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:01 am

This one:

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Jumpseat MEM-OAK

It was also my last 747 flight.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
 
Luis777
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:50 am

747-400 Air France MEX-CDG 28th October 2003

Regards

LG
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:50 am

747-443 Virgin Atlantic LGW-MCO 6th November 2003


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This one!
Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
 
MD 11
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:15 am

Hi, here are all my 747-flights:

1980 LH 747-100 (or 200?): FRA-LAX
1989 Wardair 747-200 FRA-Vancouver
1990 Garuda 747-200 FRA-BKG ans back SIN-FRA
1990 Alitalia 747-200 BKG-HKG
1997 Garuda 747-400 FRA-SIN
1998 LH 747-400 FRA-LAX and back SFO-LAX
2004 BA 747-400 LHR-MIA

So, alltogether 13 flights with 5 airlines.

Bye
MD11
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:17 am

My first and only 747 flight was in 2003.

Routing: TFN-MAD
Plane: Boeing 747-300
Reg.: TF-ATJ
Airline: Iberia
Impression: Great, greater, greatest
Trip Report: Riding IB's 743 And A346 On TFN-MAD-TFN (by Jorge1812 May 26 2004 in Trip Reports)

Bye, Georg.
 
malb777
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:21 am

Okay here goes

23/9/1793 QF2 London Frankfurt Bahrain Singapore Sydney B747-200

??/03/1981 QF81 Adelaide Singapore ret B747-200

13/03/1983 QF 81 /QF1 Adelaide Singapore Bahrain London ret B747-300

14/02/1992 QF 1 Sydney Singapore London return B747-400

Also done a few trips with other airlines SQ MH BA CX NZ JAL on various 747 always try and pick a 747 over other types

Next one is 18/04/05  Big grin Darwin -London via Singapore although the first
leg Darwin -Singapore is on board QF A330-300 first time on one of these so looking forward to that
thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better
 
zkeoj
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:37 pm

they are easy to remember!  Smile

B747-200 29 JUN 83 FRA-YYC with LH (was a full charter of the scout association for the 23rd World Jamboree in Canada)

B747-400 19 JUL 90 FRA-BKK-SYD with LH (was lucky to get an upgrade to business for the whole trip Big grin )

B747-300 2 AUG 90 SYD-SIN-BAH-FRA with QF (was on the day Saddam invaded Kuwait, and we had to fly a huge detour over Egypt)

no B747SP yet (and I doubt I will get a chance, although I'd love to!)
 
MattCLE
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:04 am

4-July-1997
AMS-DTW
KLM 747-300

3-July-2000
AMS-DTW
NWA 747-400

I've only flown the -300 and -400 series.

-Matt  Smile
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PennPal
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:43 am

I have only been on one 747 flight. (sigh) It was a PanAm -200 in 1983. The routing was TPA - IAD. I got off the plane in Washington, but it continued on to LHR. My return flight to TPA was on a beautiful 727-100 out of DCA...it was crammed full of people and took every inch of Runway 36 to get airborne!!
 
WA727
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:30 am

TWA 747-100 JFK-FRA in 1980. My connection from PHX to JFK was on a 720B, I think. Back then, they served hors d'oeuvres in coach (a toothpick with cheese and salami) and the meal was a full tray, not the little things you get today. I remember being served beer on the European flight as I was 17 and not of age in the US.

Subsequent flights were NW 747-100s MSP-LGW in 1981 and HP 747-200 (I think) PHX-HNL in 1991. Yes, America West did fly the 747 for a short time. I remember seeing KLM's logo on the doors in the galley.
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:02 am

TW 1 STL-HNL Sep 1990
TW 2 HNL-STL Sep 1990

Since then, many, many UA.

Rgrds,
B
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Amy
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:53 am

LHR - LAX, United 747 classic, Easter 1992. I hated it!!

LHR - SFO, LAX - LHR, Virgin Atlantic 747 classic, Summer 1996. Loved it!
A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
 
PPVRA
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:00 pm

GRU-FRA, Varig 747-300 (or 200) in 1989... first and only 747 flight  Sad

PPVRA
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eadc8
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:31 am

1991- HP 747 JFK-PHX
HP 747 PHX-JFK

1994- UA 744 ORD-SFO
UA 742 SFO-ORD

1996- FF 747 JFK-LAX (N609FF)
FF 747 LAX-JFK (N609FF)
721 722 731 732 733 73G 738 741 742 744 752 753 762 764 DC8 DC9 MD80 DC10 L1011 A300 A319 A320 A332
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:11 am

Qantas 747-400 from LAX SYD 14.5 hours non-stop, what a way to fly on the 74 for the first time!

QA747-400 SYD-LAX

KL747-206SUD AMS-DTW

UA747-400 ORD-SFO

only 4 times in about 1485 commercial flights  Sad

but lots of 777's at least  Smile
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:10 am

I've never been lucky enough to get onto a 747 yet! When I was going to Sacramento from FRA last summer, I asked to be routed through LAX, but they put me on AA through DFW instead...  Angry
Also, we almost were going to Japan for Spring Break on either JAL or Cathay Pacific via HKG, but my parents decided on Ireland instead... on a 737 with RyanAir, gosh that made me mad.
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dl757md
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:22 am

KLM 747-300 JFK-AMS '86
KLM 747-200 AMS-JFK '86
757 Most beautiful airliner in the sky!
 
Jeremy
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:38 am

My first 747 ride was a South African 747-400 from JFK to JNB in October of 1994.


747-100- Not yet.

747-200- Virgin Atlantic, SFO-LHR, August of 1996.

747-300- Swiss Air, PHL-BOS-ZRH, October of 1995.

747-400- South African, JFK-JNB, October 1994.

747 SP- Iran Air, GVA-ORY, October 1995.
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SE210Caravelle
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:22 am

Summer Vacation of 1999 had just begun and I found myself in a First Class seat on a United 747-400 bound for London Heathrow. What an amazing trip!

•United Airlines (1996) ORD-LHR (747-422) (Flight # Unknown)

Spring Vacation this time and on another 744. We were off to California and were placed on N122UA which was making a connecting flight for a trip off to Sydney. First Class? Of course!  Wink

•United Airlines (1999) DEN-SFO (747-422) (N122UA)

What great memories I have of these gracious, stunning aircraft. I hope to make a trip on a NZ 744 later this year!

Thanks,

S E 2 1 0 C a r a v e l l e
 
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RE: All Your First 747 Flights

Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:05 pm

May 1990: B747-200 FRA-YYZ LH
April 1991: B747-300 YVR-AMS KL
May 2000: B747-400 LHR-YVR BA
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