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What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:42 am

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What was the first trip in the sky you ever took? If you know, include the departing/arriving airports, the airline, your age and your reason for travel. Bonus points if you were born on an airplane.  Smile

(My personal example: When I was just months old, my parents flew with me and my 2-year-old sister from Narita to Honolulu on a United Flight. I think we were just on vacation.]
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:50 am

1977 AA DTW to LAX via ORD on my first and only 707 returned later on AA from LAX to DTW nonstop on a DC10
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:51 am

Just shy of 6 years old, BDA-JFK (it was Idlewild then) on a Pan-Am 707, followed by a helicopter ride to the Pan-Am building in downtown.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:54 am

1971ish IAG to MIA on a chartered Saturn Airways DC-8. I remember the flight well. Ah to be 9 again... heck I'll take 35 again

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:00 am

I think it was a Continental flight from BOS to CLE, when I was about 6 years old (so 1988 or thereabouts).

The thing I remember most about it was the very distinct smell that inhabits airplane cabins - a mix of jet fuel and whatever else. I absolutely hated the smell at the time, and for the next few flights I was on. But then, magically, on one flight some years later, probably, the smell completely ceased to bother me.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:00 am

A Boeing 737-300 from now defunct Air Atlantis, from LGW to LIS, in 1988, when I was six. We had moved to the UK for a year because of my father's job (we drove there) and came back home for Christmas.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:38 am

An Air-India Boeing 747-200 in 1992. I think the route was BOM-DEL-LHR-JFK.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:39 am

1959, National Airlines (the original) round trip from Newark to Miami on a Lockheed Constellation, that started my love for aviation.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:41 am

5 years old, so must have been 1984 or so, SFO-DFW-MCO on AA in 1st class. From the pictures, windows look like a 767. We went to DisneyWorld with my cousins and family from Dallas. It was the first time my parents flew with me, and around that time, my dad was always flying us in first.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:50 am

1970- I was 12 and we flew a UA DC8 DTW-EWR to visit relatives. The plane had come from HNL and we had fresh pineapple for breakfast.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:53 am

2 years old, May of 1989. BDL-DCA?(we think on US or EA[really wish it was EA]) It was for my uncle's graduation from Catholic University. According to my parents, I hated then entire ride and cried for just about the entire duration of the flight.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:59 am

I think it was on a very old 727, or maybe a BAE "bring the spare engine along" 146.

Quoting Jetstar (Reply 7):
1959, National Airlines (the original) round trip from Newark to Miami on a Lockheed Constellation, that started my love for aviation.

Love the old Connies.  Smile Beautiful plane.  Smile
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:06 am

I can barely remember, but I think we flew UA, Piedmont, or US to a central New York airport. I'm not sure if it was SYR... could have been ALB. I don't know. You know what? It could have even been DL.. I give up...
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:12 am

ATL-MCO, back in 1995 on a Kiwi International 727-200Adv.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:13 am

Winter 1978, during a huge blizzard. My Parents took my brother and I to Disney World, we flew Eastern Airlines EWR-ATL-MCO. I actually have a memory or two of this trip, mostly the snow and trying to get off the plane in Atlanta not understanding that's not where Disney World was. I believe it was an A300, it could have been an L-1011.

I was three years old, our return flight was nonstop from Orlando to JFK again on Eastern. This segment I have no memory of but my Parents filled me in on the details. My Grandfather who lived on Bay 8th Street in Dyker Heights Brooklyn came and picked us up from Kennedy and took us back to our house on Staten Island.
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Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:20 am

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:29 am

Around 1994 when I was at least 3 years old. A NW 757-200 (might've been a 300 series) MSP-SAN to visit my aunt and uncle.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:43 am

July of 1980, I was 2 weeks old, Northwest Orient 727 MSP-CLE. Been hooked ever since.

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:52 am



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 1):
1977 AA DTW to LAX via ORD on my first and only 707 returned later on AA from LAX to DTW nonstop on a DC10

Awww man!! I bet that was awesome!!

My first flight:


October 24th - 31st, 1992. I was 9 years old.
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The return flight, USAir 8565, was also a DC9
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:40 am

the first flight i remember was 1974, i was 6, flying Dca-Msp-Geg and back on Northwest Orient, the Msp-Geg was my first DC-10 ride, and first ride on any kind of widebody, Dca-Msp, and geg-msp-dca on the return were all 727s. We were going for the world's fair and to visit the grandparents.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:29 am

July 1971, NCL-LHR on a Trident of Northeast. I was 9 years old.


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:56 am

It was 1992 (I was 14) and flew HAM-TUN with a TU 732  bigthumbsup 


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:08 am

Whoops. My parents now say that my first flight was NRT - IAD on a UAL 747. If only I were old enough to remember it...
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:14 am

That was sometime around '74 - I was 2, and it was a LH flight from FRA to HAJ. From what my parents tell me, the plane had some engine or hydraulics problems, and it wasn't a very comfortable flight for them... I fell asleep within minutes...
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:18 am

December 1995 ODE-CPH on a Maersk Air Fokker 50, a weekend trip to Copenhagen.

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:38 am

My first flight was in May 1989 BOM-LHR-JFK on Air India B 747 400 or 200
Dont remember much about by flight, but since it was my first flight... I was very excited !
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:24 pm



Quoting B773A346 (Reply 25):
My first flight was in May 1989 BOM-LHR-JFK on Air India B 747 400 or 200

Since AI only got their first -400s some four years later, it must have been either a -200 or a -300.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:17 pm

My very first was a domestic HEL-JYV back in 1974, just before the flight here:  Wink

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:19 am

I remember I was 7 years old and flew on a CO 737 DFW-IAH and a CO 757 IAH-TPA...
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:24 am

My first flight was with Air Malta; LHR-MLA on the Boeing 720. No memories of it at all, or the Christmas spent in Malta, as I was just a few months old.


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:33 am

My first ever was ARN-HEL on a SK A300B2 in July 1980. I have no memories as I was 3 months old. Could have been this one btw.  Smile


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My very first was a domestic HEL-JYV back in 1974, just before the flight here:

Was that taken at JYV?
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:38 am

L-1011, back in 1999, Gatwick - Palma

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:56 am

1996, LY 767 TLV-YYZ. it seemed to take forever to fly those 5780 miles... I do remember the food was crappy, though.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:34 am



Quoting OHLHD (Reply 30):
Was that taken at JYV?

At HEL, that time you still could get close to the planes. Not 100% sure if the a/c in the picture was the one we took.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:41 am

DUB-LHR back in 1994 on an Aer Lingus 737(no idea what model) I was either 6 or 7.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:38 pm

Must have been in 1959 or 1960, BEA Viscount LHR-GIB. Only memories that I have were how basic GIB airport was at the time (a hanger acted as the passenger terminal), and that I fell asleep within minutes of boarding and slept thorughout the flight back to the UK.

First jet flight was in the Summer of 1964, BEA Comet IV from LHR-CIA (FCO was not then opened). Remember being very excited, as the Comet had cut the normal journey time in half (route previously operated by Viscounts), and we had an aborted take-off on the return leg (which I thought was perfectly normal but today would probably pi$$ in my pants if it happened!).

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Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:27 pm

My first flight was December 1989 DRW-ADL on AN I was 18 months. I have no idea what aircraft it was. If it was AN metal it would have been either a 737-300/A320-200/727-200. But this was around the time of the pilots dispute so it could have been anything from a JAT (Yugoslavia) 733 to a 757.

The earliest flight I can remember well was 26 December 1994 DRW-ADL on Ansett flight AN58 it was VH-ANA a Boeing 727-277LR I was in seat 28D. I was 6 at the time





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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:16 pm

My first flight was LHR-YMX-YYZ on a BA 747-136 G-BDPV on 4th April 1982.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:04 pm

TWA - MKC-PHL - Summer 1964 - Super Connie - vacation to see grandparents. I think we stopped on the way - maybe STL. Remember how excited I was!



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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:27 pm

My first flight was in August 1979 aboard a British Airways Viscount from LHR to GCI. I was 12 years old, and nearly wetting myself at the thought of finally going to LHR to actually fly rather than to watch the planes or to see friends and relatives head off into the skies!

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:57 pm

April 23rd, 1976 Finnair Convair from Helsinki to Savonlinna. I was 4 days old Smile


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:10 pm

What was the first trip in the sky you ever took?

I believe I was 5 traveling as unaccompanied minor on TWA 727-200 from CMH to STL.


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:51 pm

2 months old a WA 737 PIR-FSD-MSP Jun '78. First fligh I can remember I was 5 in a Piper Aarow. First Solo a Piper Archer May 15,1998.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:10 pm

I think my very first flight was Air Inter ORY-NCE on an Airbus A300 if I'm not mistaken (will have to check with my mother for that !). I've also flown to Tunisia and Morocco with my parents in the 80s, I can remember of a Tunis Air 727 and a Royal Air Maroc 747... However, I count my first flight as LH CDG-MUC-EWR (Boeing 737-Airbus A340) in august 2000, when I started to travel by myself  Smile
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:46 pm

December 25 (or 26), 1971 (I was 6 at the time)
EA DC-9 BOS-LGA (first leg of a family trip to DAB to visit my grandparents)

Subesequent legs:
EA DC-9 LGA-EWR
EA DC-9 EWR-DAB

Return trip:
January 3, 1972
EA 727 DAB-ATL (very early flight)
EA 727 ATL-BOS
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:38 pm

Back in 2000, LGW-PMI, with now defunct JMC. It was possibly on a 757, not sure!
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:04 pm

My first flight was Manchester - Shannon via DUB in 1992 on an Aer Lingus 737-200. I was only 3 months old at the time.


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:46 pm

YYC-YEG-YYJ on a WestJet 737-200 in i think 2000, or 2001. I was a UM and was either 1, 2, or 3A for seat. lucky to get my flight on a classic done early.

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Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:01 pm

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:06 pm

My first flight was on a DC-8 in the late 70's. Went from RIC-SFO via IAD. I was 10 years old. When we got to IAD I thought the mobile lounges that they used to bring people to the plane were the neatest thing I've ever seen.

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