jumpjets
Posts: 1267
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 pm

My first flight was LGW - TUN on British Caledonian (later absorbed into BA) BAC 1-11 (not sure which version).
 
User avatar
Boair
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:03 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:50 pm

First flight was Caracas-Paris CDG onboard Air France 747-400 in 2000, unfortunately I was only a few months old so I dont remember
 
N8302A
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:55 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:01 am

October 1973..American DC-10...BOS-LAX-SAN
 
ZTLcenter
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:29 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:32 am

British airways 747-200 from London to New York in 1990. I remember the canarsie approach.
 
User avatar
vhqpa
Posts: 1434
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:21 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:43 am

I'm not sure when exactly when it was I was told I was around 18 months which would make it February 1990, but I was also told the return was a couple of weeks after Lockerbie (early January 1989) which would make me 5 months old. It was DRW-(ASP?)-ADL on AN. My father told me it was a 727 while not a avgeek like me he was able to accurately tell a 727 from everything else so I have no doubt about the equipment.

First flight I can remember was Feb 1994 QF DRW-SIN on a 767 (not sure if it was a -200 or -300) connecting onto MI SIN-HKT 737-300.

First flight alone (UM) and first flight I can recall the registration was Dec 1994 AN DRW-ADL on 727-277(LR) VH-ANA.
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
 
User avatar
angusjt
Posts: 162
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:08 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Qantas 737-400 DRW-PER around the turn of the century, unknown date, registration etc.
 
whiskeyhotel
Posts: 297
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:46 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 pm

Eastern Air Lines 727-200 IAH-CRP in the Summer of 1981
 
coachclass
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:13 pm

United Airlines DC7 in 1955, Philadelphia to San Francisco with stopover in Chicago. We bought box lunches in Chicago. The turbulence over the Rockies was bad.
 
ChrisKen
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:15 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 am

Probably on a few before it but the first one I recall was MAN-YYZ BA 747 classic followed rapidly (rush golf buggy transfer) by YYZ-YYC AC 727
 
ACDC8
Posts: 7651
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:56 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:14 am

DUS-YYZ on the same airline/aircraft as my username ;)
A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
 
FatCat
Posts: 316
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:02 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:25 pm

IG MD83
I-SMEC (if I remember correctly)
VRN-FCO

May 2000

May my post not hurt your feelings
 
stlgph
Posts: 10317
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:19 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:59 pm

Continental 727 IND to DEN.
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
 
stratosphere
Posts: 1454
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:45 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:38 pm

I was 11 years old first flight Eastern Airlines 727-100 EWR-DCA 1975
 
hinckley
Posts: 394
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:53 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:01 pm

longhauler wrote:
Trans-Canada Air Lines L1049G in 1961, BGI-BDA-YYZ.

Ahh, we're close old man! Mine was a Trans-Canada Air Lines (your spelling is perfect) Vickers Viscount in 1960, BOS-YHZ, at least according to the photographic evidence. I was two at the time!

On a side note, at my age, it is funny to see first flights aboard 773s and A320s!
 
Kent350787
Posts: 940
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 12:06 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:06 am

mid-70s sometime, AIrlines of NSW SYD-WGA-SYD on an F27
 
User avatar
longhauler
Posts: 5713
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:00 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:46 pm

hinckley wrote:
longhauler wrote:
Trans-Canada Air Lines L1049G in 1961, BGI-BDA-YYZ.

Ahh, we're close old man! Mine was a Trans-Canada Air Lines (your spelling is perfect) Vickers Viscount in 1960, BOS-YHZ, at least according to the photographic evidence. I was two at the time!
!

I was the same age! Oddly enough, I remember the emergency exit handle of the window seat .... I shudder to think i was playing with it, hopefully not. When looking at a TCA safety card decades later, it popped into my head ... confirmed later when sitting in the TCA Connie parked in front of the hotel at YYZ many years ago.

Funny that my earliest recollection is airline related.

hinckley wrote:
On a side note, at my age, it is funny to see first flights aboard 773s and A320s!


It makes one feel old! But then, I love reading everyone's first flight in this thread, both old and new! (Contrary to what someone says above ... it may be a common topic, but it is still fun).
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
 
User avatar
WildcatYXU
Posts: 2858
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 2:05 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:14 pm

April 1996, Czech Airlines ATR 72, BTS - PRG. It was the first flight of the BTS - PRG - AMS trip. The second leg was on ATR 42. The return was AMS - PRG - KSC on OK 735 and AT7.
Very late first flight. I was 30 at the time.
310, 319, 320, 321, 333, 343, 345, 346, 732, 735, 73G, 738, 744, 752, 762, 763, 77L, 77W, 788, AT4, AT7, BEH, CR2, CRA, CR9, DH1, DH3, DH4, E45, E75, E90, E95, F28, F50, F100, MD82, Saab 340, YAK40
 
AY104
Posts: 478
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:35 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 pm

In 1958, I was 8 years old at the time. United Airlines Convair CV-340 YVR-BLI(Bellingham)-SEA. Milk run of a trip. My brother and I were travelling with my Mom to Los Angeles. From SEA, we had an Air Coach flight to LAX on a DC-6. Routing was SEA-PDX-OAK-SFO-LAX. We deplaned for a brief stopover in PDX, and on boarding for the segment PDX-OAK, we received a box lunch to take onboard. I love having all the landing and takeoffs, and my mom hated it. When we arrived in LAX that night, she stood in line to rebook a nonstop LAX-SEA for our return. I think in those days that would have been a Red Carpet flight, I remember we got a full meal. We still had to change planes in SEA for the SEA-YVR flight.
It must have been an exciting time for me, as I still remember parts of that trip quite vividly after 60 years! In those days, it was cool that the stewardess passed around a tray before each takeoff with small packets of 2 Chiclets each! I even remember looking out the window during the stopover at SFO, watching them fuel the plane on the top of the wing. And remember a big "NO STEP" sign. The SFO terminal looked enormous to me, looking at it from inside the plane. Boy, those were exciting times for me. According to the schedule, in those days a flight that made multiple stops was designated as an Air Coach flight, and usually on a DC-6 Air Coach Mainliner, and some on a DC-4. I never did get the chance to ride on a DC-4 though.
Cheers,
Carl
The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
 
NozPerry
Posts: 95
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:12 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:12 pm

My first flight was Manchester to Singapore on SQ’s B747 in 1996 (I was 3 months old but my mum hasn’t photos of me in a bassinet and of the plane so I guess that’s it!)

My first flight as crew was in 2015 for Jet2 on a B733 Leeds Bradford to Murcia
I love the feel of a Go Around in the morning
 
WA727
Posts: 179
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:56 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:48 pm

Western Airlines PHX-MSP 727-200 in 1972. Hence my screen name.
 
balair863
Posts: 29
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:09 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:08 pm

August 1971, Overseas National Airways DC-8-63CF, LAX-BGR-Amsterdam.
USC student charter, 251 seats, 251 passengers, no legroom, no IFE, marginal food. Only thing to do was read and sleep.
 
User avatar
Gonzalo
Posts: 1634
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:43 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:42 am

balair863 wrote:
August 1971, Overseas National Airways DC-8-63CF, LAX-BGR-Amsterdam.
USC student charter, 251 seats, 251 passengers, no legroom, no IFE, marginal food. Only thing to do was read and sleep.


The good old days when you have to look out of the window to get in flight entertainment...it’s funny to see how picky some pax are today, according to my mother, at my first flight on a Douglas DC-3 (I was 3 y.o. ), the seats were some sort of rigid wooden chair fixed to the floor, the cheapest seat on a Ryanair today, is waaaay better than that!

Rgds.
Gear Up!!: DC-3 / EMB-110 / Fairchild-227 / Ab318-19-20-21 / B732 / B763 / B789
 
User avatar
Super80Fan
Posts: 845
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:14 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:48 am

May 2001, MetroJet (US Airways LCC subsidary) 737-200 from LGA to RSW. Also my first and last time in a cockpit during midflight.
RIP McDonnell Douglas
 
sbworcs
Posts: 718
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:19 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:00 am

Mine would have been Monarch Airlines from LTN - TGR. Think it was a 737 but cannot remember enough to be certain
The best way forwards is upwards!
 
FlySSC
Posts: 5269
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:38 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:48 pm

Air Inter Vickers Viscount between MRS (Marseille) and BIA (Bastia, Corsica) in 1969 ...
I still can remember the huge windows on this great airplane.



- First « long haul « flight :

MRS - JFK on a Transamerica DC8 in 1979


- First Widebody : Air France Airbus A300 on CDG - LHR in 1977



- First Tri-Jet : British Airways L1011 NCE - LHR in 1981

 
zakuivcustom
Posts: 1025
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:32 am

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm

HKG-PEK-HKG, 1994. Don't really remember the full details, but it's either CA or CX on most likely a B747 (I remember it's a widebody, but not sure which type as I was way too young to care about it).
 
sccutler
Posts: 5725
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2000 12:16 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:12 pm

AA, a 727 - think it was in 1965. Flight was from DAL to DAL - it was a promotional sightseeing flight, as AA was talking-up their new plane. My sister and I got to go, and what fun it was!
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
WarriorHUT
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:33 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:49 pm

WarriorHUT wrote:
First flight around 1980-81 (9 years old) was a charter flight (not sure which airline - probably Thomas Cook) from MAN to MIR (Tunisia) on a 737-100 or 200.


Not surprisingly, my father's memory is better that my 9-years-old memory: the airline was Britannia Airways (BY: now Thomson Airways / TUI) and looking at planespotters.net it would have been a 737-200.
 
YYZSpotter1991
Posts: 103
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:32 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:12 am

As a 6-year old in October 1997, I flew with AC from YYZ-MIA on an A320. Went down there for 3 days with my parents, as they couldn't be away from my then-baby brother (he was a year old at the time) on such an occasion for very long. While I don't remember the flight number or the registration, I do remember it being a morning flight from YYZ's old Terminal 2 (which largely handled transborder flights to the US until it was closed in 2004-2005), and I can distinctly recall my seat overlooking the right wing and the aircraft sporting a green winglet (the returning flight sported a red winglet). For a long time, it marked the only instance of being on an airplane that underwent de-icing prior to departure.

As for the flight itself, I can remember two main details; I assisted one of the flight attendants in either handing out or collecting headphones from passengers (my dad took a few photos of me doing this as well), and I visited the cockpit with my mom in-flight. In the cockpit, we chatted briefly with the pilots and I remember looking out the Captain's side window behind him at the ground below. This was the only time I was able to visit; I had flown with EL AL a couple of times in the next two years but they always kept their cockpit doors closed in-flight, even before 9/11. Since then, I've only visited cockpits post-flight.
Toronto-based flyer since 1997
 
PanzerPowner
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:19 pm

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:39 am

My first flight was when i was 1 years old give or take, my parents say it was an ACA aircraft from YVR to LAX.
Well uh, I obviously decided to refine this but i dont know how.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Flanker7, zakuivcustom and 13 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos