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sushka
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sat Jun 23, 2001 10:03 pm

My first was when I was three. I traveled from Central Wisconsin Airport to Chicago O'hare onboard a United Express/AirWisconsin ATP That is one of the few things that I remeber from when I was that age.
 
Singapore 777
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Jun 24, 2001 12:28 am

My first flight was back in June 1990, Singapore Airlines SIN-PEN on an Airbus A310-222. If I did not see wrongly it's either 9V-STM or STN. At that time, I had severe ear cramps and while landing, they had to stuff up my ears with cotton fluff.
 
Flyer123
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RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Jun 26, 2001 11:11 am

Hello!

I think my very first flight was a transpacific flight on Delta Airlines from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in 1994. On my way back from LAX to HKG, we stopped over in Taipei for refueling.
 
Sabena332
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RE: Your First Flight?

Wed Jun 27, 2001 7:40 am

I remember my first Flight very well !!!

My Parents fly with me from Duesseldorf (DUS) to Mahon (MAH) at Menorca/Spain. The A/C was an
Airbus A 310-???. The Airline was Hapag-Lloyd (HF).

PS.: I think Hapag-Lloyd is the best Charter Airline
in Germany !!! One Crash, but Nobody dies, I
hope HF has fired the Pilot !!!
 
jared
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RE: Your First Flight?

Wed Jun 27, 2001 2:16 pm

My first flight was Dec. 27 1999. Midwest Express flight 210 BOS-MKE.

Amazing flight, perfectly clear the WHOLE way to MKE during the dark nighttime hours. It was absolutely amazing to see half of the country from 33kft perfectly crystal clear.

That flight really turned me onto aviation so I am glad it was so memorable.
 
Oliver
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:10 am

My first flight was on a Balair DC-10 back in 1985. I was only 2 and a half years old. The flight was ZRH-Miami.
 
pilot kaz
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 05, 2001 5:37 am

hi just a quick anouncement
my best mate is on her Frist Flight in 3 days and shes very afrarid
well?
untill i gave her theripy
SHE CAN'T WAIT NOW
pilot kaz
 
trickijedi
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 05, 2001 8:45 am

It was from Manila to Cebu City (Philippines) on PAL. I was like 6 or something. The only thing I remember was the seperation of the islands down below. Don't remember the food or anything like that. Oh, I also remember getting spanked for not wanting to put my seatbelt on. Just excited I guess!
 
PercussionMn7
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 05, 2001 10:34 am

Let's see

My first flight was from FRA-JFK on a PAN AM 747. I think I was 18 months old, back in '83. Don't remember a thing but I do remember my mom saying that they lost our dog. (How do you lose a fully grown Great-Dane, especially if you've ever seen the size of the crate).
 
adol
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Jul 09, 2001 5:39 pm

It was a flight from Kuching (Malaysia) KCH-KUL (Old Subang airport) via Singapore Changi in 1989 on MAS A300B4. A very memorable experience, got a windows seat. On the flight back, I had my first 'ear' air travel sickness on MAS B732, direct KUL-KCH.
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 13, 2001 8:18 am

The first flight I clearly remember was at the end of 1992 and I was only about 7 at the time. We flew from Johannesburg to New York on an SAA 747-200 if I remember correctly. There were no air bridges at JHB so I remember approaching this huge aircraft on my little feet on a clear, crisp evening. The 747-200's couldn't make it all the way to New York so SAA used a small island in the Atlantic called Ihla do Sohl (sp?) where the plane landed and refuelled and the passengers could get off and wait in a tiny airport lounge with nothing more than about 10 ground staff at the airport.
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sat Jul 21, 2001 12:31 pm

Mine was Canada 3000 from Vancouver-Calgary-Gatwick very long - but a very large nice aircraft it was an A330 and it was it's maiden voyage! Smelled great I had no idea what a long haul was until I was on that flight for 8 hours and I have been on way longer ones since then but that was a treat for my first time.
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Jul 22, 2001 8:01 am

My first flight was while I was in the 6th grade. My class took a field trip to Sacramento for the day in May 1983, to study state government. The flight north was a Western Airlines 737 from LAX-SMF


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The return flight that evening SMF-LAX was a PSA MD-80


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Excellent flight, and excellent airlines which still live on in the memories of West Coast air travelers!
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Jul 23, 2001 12:44 am

1973 in a Viscount of British Midland(BMA it was then known as not bmi) from East Midlands to Ronaldsway(Isle of Man).What a plane to enjoy your first flight.I still remember those huge cabin windows
 
huwster
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RE: Your First Flight?

Wed Jul 25, 2001 12:03 am

My first flight I can remember was on Balkan in the early 80's; from cardiff (Wales) to Bourgas (Bulgaria) on a TU-154. I also remember doing the same route on a TU-134 with a refueling stop in Bratislava; there were armed police escorting us off the plane to the terminal during refueling - that was quite an experience especially as it was during the 'cold-war' days !!!!
 
sleekjet
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Very Mixed Emotions

Sun Jul 29, 2001 5:12 am

First flight was July, 1970. A DA 707 from DAL to ATL. Absolutely ecstatic to experience flying; absolutely depressed that the plane was helping me get from home to Ft. Jackson, S.C., where an Army stint was awaiting.
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Jul 29, 2001 8:10 pm

My first flight was in August 1970 when I was 10 years old. I flew on a PSA B727-200 from SJC to LAX for my first visit to Disneyland! I do not remember many of the details of the flight, but I do have a photo of the event.

http://www.geocities.com/flygga/flight1.jpg

Richard Silagi

 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Jul 29, 2001 8:16 pm

BTW to view my photo, you need to copy the link and paste it into your browser, due to the "nice people" at GeoCities.

Richard Silagi
 
jcs17
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Jul 30, 2001 4:18 am

I was only about six months old...ORD-LGB on an MD-80 on Jet America in 1983.
 
EDR 374
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:42 pm

My first flight was at the age of 7 in 1990. We flew on a MD-87 of CTA to Antalya. It was a really nice flight.
 
Guest

RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 05, 2001 5:34 am

hello everyone

My first flight (that i remember) was back in 1984. I was seven years old. My family and I flew from NYC to Saipan in the Northern Marianas Islands.
We flew Continental Airlines from JFK-DEN (Stapleton)-SFO-HNL-GUM-SPN
Very long trip and I remember being extremely excited.
I remember telling my parents that I loved to fly and that I wanted to work on a plane when I was older. Well, I fly for Continental now so I guess I achieved that childhood dream in a way.
On the way back we reversed the itinerary except we flew through IAH instead of DEN.

Kind Regards,

NiceSkyy
 
high_flyr69
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Question To Pilot Kaz

Sun Aug 05, 2001 5:19 pm

well pilot caz im not a certified pilot yet but i am well on the way to doing my first solo and thank you for posting the pic of VH-SPG in your reply as well
to become a pilot in Australia you need to take a trial introductory flight wich you can get for about $70 any were in Australia then from there on in you undergo flight and theory training as regulary as your budget allows you to gain your first solo and with in 3 or more flight lessons after doing your first solo you will most likely be issued with your GFPT (general flying frogrees test) wich is the first licene you need to take passangers but not for reward or pay only leisure once you have done that i recomend intense theory traing so you can then pass your private pilots licence test and flying exam
regards to all
high_flyr69
 
ly772
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 05, 2001 9:52 pm

My first flights were when I was 2 years old. I flew from IAH to JFK, then from JFK to TLV with TWA on a Boeing 742 on the long flight and I believe it was a Boeing 757 on the IAH-JFK flight.

And now AA (which I hate more than any airline) has taken TWA away from me (cry, cry)
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 10:12 am

Mine was 15 years ago I was just a baby so I don´t remember anything but my father told me that was MEX-GDL-MZT-GDL-MEX in a Mexicana 727
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 2:05 pm

Probably DTW-TPA on Republic..

Chris
 
Luxair
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 09, 2001 12:54 am

My first flight was with Tunisair in a B727-200 back in '74!!! It was also my
first flightdeck visit!!!
 
Guest

RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 6:34 am

Mine was on the 30th of October 1997, I was 16.
I flew with British Airways from MAN-YYZ, BA1507, it was on a B757-236 (G-BPEE).
 
Guest

RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 7:42 am

Oops, sorry....I meant BHX-YYZ.
They say the first sign of getting old is memory loss and don't ask me who said it, coz I can't remember...lol.
 
ren41
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RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 9:39 am

In 1990- BOS-LAX Delta 767, First Class and I got to visti the cockpit:D

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aio86
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RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 3:56 pm

At a couple weeks old my parents took me from Chicago (MDW) to Cleveland (CLE) to visit her family. We almost always flew Midway Airlines (the old one, from Midway Airport). So I guess that they flew DC-9s, or MD-80s then. This was back in June 1986. Sorry I don't remember many details.

LY772: Btw, TWA lost the flight not because of American (although they could have chose to revive it), they brought it upon themselves for not paying the correct landing fees, taxes etc. at TLV.
 
srbmod
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RE: Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 15, 2001 4:54 pm

My first flight was from ATL to SLC in November of 1990 on a Delta L-1011 (oh how I miss those planes). My second flight came later that same day, from SLC to RAP on a Delta 737. The best thing about that flight was that I had an entire middle row on an L-1011 to myself, and an entire row to myself on the 737.
 
BrusselsSouth
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RE: Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 15, 2001 5:26 pm

Hello !

My first flight was in August, 1986 (I was 6 years old) on board the second Airbus A300B built (TEA color scheme, registration OO-TEF, with sweet name "Aline" painted on nose). I took it with my parents for holiday between Brussels, Belgium (BRU) and Palma de Mallorca, Spain (PMI). I didn't have a nice outside view as I was sitting on the central row of the aircraft, but I was able to visit the cockpit instead !
 
decman
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 6:30 am

My first flight was great. I flew on an Aer Lingus 747-100 from jfk to shannon. It was a night flight and the service was great because they offered great things for kids. I fly to Ireland almost every summer, but that would be the only time I flew on their 747s. The A330-300 replaced them soon after, they are great aircraft but don't have the class as the 747.
 
DLX737200
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:43 am

My first flight was on a Usair 757 when I was 6 years old from MCO-IND. It was that flight that got me to like planes!
 
Guest

RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:29 am

My first flight was from Budapest to Bourgas (Bulgaria) on Malev Tu-154.
 
Guest

RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 4:50 am

Mine was ottawa-toronto on an Air Canada A230
 
wimpycol
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My First Flight!

Tue Aug 21, 2001 5:41 am

Hi,

My first flight was with a B747 of Air France from BOG to CDG, in 1978.
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I can't remember the details of the flight. I only was 3 @ the moment!!
Since that day, I totally became crazy about civil aviation!!!! Big thumbs up

Saludos
WIMPYCOL
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 23, 2001 11:59 am

I remember my 1st flights in 1979. It was an AA 727 from LGA to ORD. I was petrified. In Chicago, we boarded a 707 for the trip to Tucson. The 707 was a rip. With all the recent discussions about retirements, I now feel lucky to have flown on those two.
 
reddevl442
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 23, 2001 1:04 pm

My first flight was in 1978,I was five.
I don't remember all the details but I know it was an American 727 from Tucson to Chicago. We were going to visit family in Saginaw,Mich. At Chicago we transferred to United (a 737-200) as AA doesn't serve MBS and United did not serve TUS at that time.

Chris
 
delta-flyer
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 4:19 am

July 1957 - Trans Canada Airlines North Star, charter flight from VIE to YQM with stops at PIK and KEF
20 hours duration
 
USAirBWI
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:30 am

Well... my first flight was when i was about 2 years old so i don't remember it that much. It was a flight from ALB-PHL-SAN, no change of planes. (it was probably American Airlines but i cant remember). That's about all i know but like I said, I was only 2.

The first flight I remember well was BWI-PHL-PHX and the return PHX-PIT-BWI. All on USAirways. The first segment, BWI-PHL was on a 737-400. It was a fairly empty flight with only a couple of commuters. The second flight was on a 757-200. The f/a's were really nice and the food wasnt to bad. Overall it was about 5 hours.

Coming home we took the red eye back to PIT. I slept most of the way because we had just had a long day at the grand canyon. It left at 11:50PM and with a good tailwind we got to PIT in about 3 and a half hours. That was also on a 752. Finaly, the PIT-BWI flight was delayed a couple mins. It was also a 752, but not the same one.


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MIG54
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:48 am

It wasn't my first flight but the first I can remember was NY to San Juan on a Pan Am DC-7. I was about six years old at the time but it made a huge impression on me. Unlike today flying back then was a big deal and even something you could brag about because many people had never flown before. I remember walking out from the gate towards the plane and then climbing the stairs to board. I got to sit by the window and watching those big props start to turn and then belch fire and smoke one by one had me mesmerized. Climbout on the propliners was shallow not ballistic like the jets today. Cruise altitude was about 20,000 or so feet and the view outside the big square windows was fantastic as was the sight and sound of those big piston engines. I don't know if the plane had tray tables or not but I do remember the stewardess putting a pillow on my lap and then setting the meal tray on it. The best part of course for any kid who looked like he could behave himself was to be invited forward to the cockpit and receive your "junior captain's wings". If you never got to fly in those days you just don't know what you missed. The only one better was my father's first flight from San Juan to Miami aboard a Pan Am flying boat circa '41 or '42. Now that's a first flight!
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:09 am

My first flight took place in December 1965 when I was
eight weeks old. We flew from Columbia, South Carolina to Taipei, Taiwan. Departed Columbia on a Delta CV-440, from Atlanta on a Delta DC-8-61 to San Francisco. Transfered to Travis AFB, California for a Military charter flight via Braniff 707 all the way to Taiwan.
 
BA-747
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 8:13 am

mmm dunno
 
malina
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RE: Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:35 pm

FRA-YMX
CP Air B747-200
June 1982

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RE: Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 28, 2001 11:01 pm

Hi Young people.. I think I m an old man for you..
My first flight was in 1969 on a leased Bac 111 registered G AWGG of A.L.A.(Aerotrasnportes del Litoral Argentino).
I was 9 years old and my father bored of see me crying because I had never flown , bought two RT tkts AEP ROS AEP just to know how was that of flying!!!!.
Flight SG 70 etd aep 06:30 eta ros 07:10
seat 4 E
It was incredible!!! In 40 minutes flight 4 hostess served 74 big breakfast (really very big ones!!)
On the same day (jan 18th), on the same aircraft I departed from ros at 07:30 and arrived again to aep
07:50 seat 5 A.
To day 32 years later I still enjoy flying like the first time and work for latin american airline.
 
SN-A330
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RE: Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 12:01 am

My first flight was on a Sud Aviation Caravelle. It must have been in 1971 or something like that and I was 2,5 years old. We flew from Brussels to Malaga with Sabena.
 
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RE: Your First Flight?

Sat Sep 01, 2001 8:31 am

My first flight was a Mexicana 757 in 1994. We left from where I used to live by bus which was also my first bus ride that was first class service. Then we were sent off to the airport and we got on the planeto LAX. Our flight left i think at 2 PM and got into LAX at 4 PM. overall the flight was excellent.

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