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Title: First aircraft you've ever flown on
Post by: Atlantische Zeiler on June 28, 2015, 05:24:00 PM
I was just wondering what the first aircraft you've ever flown on was. Mine was a 727-200 I believe.
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Post by: JumboShrimp on June 29, 2015, 12:09:46 AM
Mine: Alitalia 747, FCO-JFK.
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Post by: gazzz0x2z on June 29, 2015, 07:27:40 AM
747 Too. CDG-YUL. For being destroyed with my ice hockey team by local teams.
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Post by: 2EG on June 29, 2015, 11:45:15 AM
Auckland to Los Angeles on a Qantas Boeing 747-400 :)
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Post by: ArcherII on June 29, 2015, 04:27:32 PM
May have been a 722Adv or a DC9-30. Either way, when I was 21 days old.
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Post by: kberry on June 29, 2015, 11:26:44 PM
My first flight was onboard a U.S. Air Force C-21 (that's a Lear 35 if I remember right) at about 10 years old. I took part in a summer camp program that was put on by several states' Air National Guard components and the FBI (strange mix) at the FBI academy in Quantico... part of the deal was a round trip from BTV to DCA and back courtesy of Uncle Sam.
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Post by: alexgv1 on July 02, 2015, 11:32:19 AM
It was a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from London, possibly a 737 I've been told, when I was about 6 weeks old.
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Post by: broadbander on July 03, 2015, 09:42:28 AM
My first flight was from Manchester to Corfu on a Britannia Airways 767-200. I was 7 years old at the time, so didn't find the 8-abreast all economy cabin uncomfortable.
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Post by: Terry P. on July 04, 2015, 08:22:16 AM
First regional - Olympic Air ATR 42/300 From Athens to Kos
First medium-haul - Aegean Airlines A320 From Athens to Amsterdam
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Post by: saetta on July 04, 2015, 02:17:31 PM
Languedoc Barcelona,Casablanca, Tenerife 1955
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Post by: Infinity on July 04, 2015, 08:27:27 PM
Mine was a 737-800 when it was still brand new and rare... Happy childhood days :)
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Post by: mp81 on July 04, 2015, 09:58:34 PM
Continental 727-200 DFW-EWR in 1988. My dad took a picture of it. If I recall, it had a People Express scheme with Continental titles. They merged a year prior.
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Post by: begla on July 16, 2015, 10:02:55 PM
Monarch Airlines 757-200 MAN-MAH in 2000, i was 10 years old.
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Post by: chris19_92 on April 19, 2016, 12:31:03 PM

Airtours B757 from Manchester to Tenerife.
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Post by: Andre090904 on April 26, 2016, 02:41:33 AM
First ever: LTU International Airways Berlin-Tegel to Palma de Mallorca in 1994 either on a 767 or A330. Can't remember as I was too young.

First long-haul: American Airlines London-Heathrow to Dallas Fort Worth on a 777-300ER in 2013
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Post by: schro on April 26, 2016, 03:33:54 AM
I have no idea for myself, however, I did manage to get both of my kids on a DC-9-51 for their first flight. Thanks Delta, for keeping those going until a few years ago!
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Post by: [SC] - King Kong on April 26, 2016, 08:33:42 AM
I think Air Holland 757 AMS-LPA late 90's

(http://vliegtuighomepage.nl/b757hol.jpg)
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Post by: Cardinal on April 26, 2016, 07:38:31 PM
UA, either a B720 or a B732. I was too young to know the difference.
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Post by: DiCH on April 27, 2016, 03:07:29 AM
I think IL-86 VKO-AER, ~ 1991.
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Post by: 360noscoper on May 09, 2016, 09:51:44 PM
Either a 777-200 American airlines (SFO-PVG) or a Delta mad dog (SFO-ORD) I remember that I hated the md-80/90/dc-9/something along that line.
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Post by: tdf42 on May 11, 2016, 07:01:14 PM
Eastern Airlines B727-200. July 17, 1968 LGA- HOU.
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Post by: MPu- on May 12, 2016, 06:29:03 AM
Finnair DC-9 late -80's, HEL-RVN.
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Post by: [ATA] - lilius on May 14, 2016, 06:45:47 PM
Charter flight Novair A330-200 ARN-OSL-CUN in 2005. Cabin video showed "Shrek 2" in Norwegian. Donkey saying "Er vi framme snart?" (are we there yet )x100 times and it spoke so well about how I felt about finally landing for my first time. Cancun +30C, Norrköping -16C when journey started.
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Post by: Zombie Slayer on May 27, 2016, 02:33:26 PM
DL 722 CLE-CVG in 1985. That trip included 3 722 and an L1011 (not sure which variant).
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Post by: texan3570 on June 03, 2016, 03:39:59 PM
Most likely an MD-80 I was a few weeks/months old. DFW-RIC on AA. In 94
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Post by: B7573 on June 05, 2016, 09:15:17 PM
I think Air Holland 757 AMS-LPA late 90's

(http://vliegtuighomepage.nl/b757hol.jpg)

Best airline every pitty that it does not operate anymore. It was THE first company i have worked for in Aviation . And THE B757 is THE best aircraft being build by Boeing. It fly's like a sports car.
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Post by: Andy on June 06, 2016, 08:46:42 AM
a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-400 in 1999.
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Post by: Matt Elphick on July 14, 2016, 05:23:47 PM
757 to Mallorca i think with a now dead airline
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Post by: COUGAR on July 19, 2016, 05:30:59 AM
In 1983: Indian Airlines HS748 "AVRO", IMF-IXA-CCU.  Connected to A300 CCU-DEL. I was 6! :) Pattern repeated once every year during summer vacations.

First narrowbody jet was a full 14 years later enroute to a job interview: DEL-BOM-GOI on Jet Airways 737-400.
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Post by: BristolFlyer on September 16, 2016, 08:54:46 PM
South African Airways 747SP   -   JHB-LHR   somewhere in the '70s    :o
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Post by: MRothschild on September 16, 2016, 09:38:02 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Lockheed_L-1011-385-1_TriStar_1,_Rich_International_Airways_AN0192270.jpg)
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Post by: VitoNg on September 19, 2016, 04:48:29 PM
First-ever: HKG-FUK on Dragonair A320
First Long-haul: HKG-ORD United 747-400, 15hrs flight
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Post by: Wreck on September 19, 2016, 10:33:19 PM
BEA (BA?) Trident, Edinburgh to Heathrow, 1976, if you don't count circuits & bumps in a Vickers Varsity as an Air Cadet.
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Post by: Springbal on June 12, 2017, 06:37:48 PM
I think mine was a 737-800 from Charleroi to Treviso
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Post by: knutm1980 on June 29, 2017, 03:31:22 PM
I honestly have no idea, but I am assuming it was an SAS DC-9 of some variety from Oslo most likely to Copenhagen.
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Post by: JohnSickels on September 27, 2017, 09:06:57 PM
American Airlines 727 from Des Moines to a New York airport (probably LaGuardia) sometime about 1975.
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Post by: RNL on September 28, 2017, 06:49:41 AM
Boeing 727 of now defunct, but back then the largest Turkish charter company Istanbul Airlines from Amsterdam Schiphol to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
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Post by: philipgod96 on September 28, 2017, 09:56:52 PM
Mine was a Virgin Atlantic 747 from Heathrow to Boston in 2001
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Post by: Kadachiman on October 11, 2017, 05:37:41 PM
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAAF - Royal Australian Airforce)
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Post by: APTamas on January 16, 2018, 05:42:08 PM
A320-232  BUD-MMX when I was 7 years old. Since then like airplanes very much  :laugh:
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Post by: tyteen4a03 on January 16, 2018, 07:11:58 PM
Either a 747 or a 777 in 2010, HKG - JFK.
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Post by: schongut on February 24, 2018, 11:58:20 AM
PanAm 727-100 Berlin Tempelhof to Hamburg, mid sixties.
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Post by: paddk989 on February 25, 2018, 01:45:04 AM
Vickers Viscount when in the military, from UK to Germany for an exercise with the US Army helicopter transported troops early 1960s.
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Post by: Luperco on March 12, 2018, 09:49:18 AM
Mine was an ATI (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero_Trasporti_Italiani) DC-9 from Rome to Sicily (don't remember if to Palermo or Catania, I was 10).
I remember the captain come to us (me and my brother) and bring to the cabin while flying, to see the cockpit  :)
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Post by: Ricieri on March 14, 2018, 12:10:25 AM
Mine was in a 727-100 of Transbrasil Airlines, CGH - VIX in 1988. :)
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Post by: DanDan on May 09, 2018, 03:28:31 PM
i was like a month or two old, and it was most likely an austrian airlines DC-9 to greece
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Post by: Karl on May 10, 2018, 12:34:22 AM
Delta CV 880; from ORD to TPA, summer of 1963.
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Post by: MRothschild on May 10, 2018, 12:36:48 AM
Rich International L-1011.  I fell in love.
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Post by: Tha_Ape on May 10, 2018, 05:34:52 AM
Can't say. Probably on Air France or Alitalia (was mostly flag carriers by then, and the flight was from France to Italy). In 1985, was 6 months old.
So either 727, 732, A300 or A310 (AF) or DC-9, MD-82 or A300 (AZ).
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Post by: Scupper on June 03, 2018, 08:50:49 AM
My firstake off was a Rapide at Halfpenny Green airport in midlands UK in1969 or 1970. that was my first takeoff but no landing as I was there for a parachute jump ???. The Rapide was involved in an accident around that time when together with another rapide, the paras were going for a big (by standards of that time) formation but as the time to jump was given, one rapide fell below the other and 2 or 3 exiting the higher struck the lower rapide. one ended up in the lower rapide, another fell astride the lower rapides tail and then slid off. There were broken bones as best I recall. both aircraft landed ok. It was about 50 years ago so forgive if some of the details have become a bit hazy. I later flew a T21 glider from the early 50s with a large concrete block by my feet for ballast. and K6 and K8 gliders (Shobdon) before progressing onto modern fibreglass gliders
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Post by: schlaf on November 03, 2018, 11:15:36 AM
1998, 16yo. SAS GOT-CPH on a MD-82

I was extremly affraid, and it didnt get any better when an engine troubled before take-off :)
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Post by: ATA67 on February 08, 2019, 03:39:42 AM
737-800 Alaska Airlines.
7 weeks old! :o
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Post by: jpowell on April 05, 2019, 11:34:21 PM
Mine was the:

BAe 146-100 London City to Dublin with Virgin Atlantic
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Post by: gtw1959 on April 08, 2019, 07:22:27 AM
A L1011 from LTU. The second flight was on a Tu-154 from Balkan Airways.
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Post by: elsholtzd on May 24, 2019, 12:12:37 PM
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 with Flybe EDI-EXT. Very rough landing :D
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Post by: knobbygb on May 25, 2019, 04:08:43 PM
My first flight was from Manchester to Corfu on a Britannia Airways 767-200. I was 7 years old at the time, so didn't find the 8-abreast all economy cabin uncomfortable.

My first was MAN-CFU on a Britannia 732-200 and my SECOND was CFU-MAN on the 8-abreast 767-200. This was in November 1987. When were your flights?  Being 17 I was already big enough to be unimpressed by how cramped the 767 was and it didn't help that it was a 1am departure, delayed to about 3am after being kicked out of our hotel at 10am the previous day.

What is it with all these people who don't know the exact details of their fist flight? Being a baby is no excuse  ;)  When my daughter was grown up and started travelling alone, I presented her with a list of all the flights she'd been on (first was a Leisure Air UK 737-400 MAN-ZTH in September 1995 when she was three months old) but she seemed quite unimpressed!  :(
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Post by: Obi-Gun Smokenobi on June 30, 2019, 06:04:38 AM
747, NY to somewhere in Germany in 1974 (I was a 9-years old dependent Army brat).
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Post by: Nick_D on July 02, 2019, 06:11:25 AM
*Nostalgia*
I was be 6 years old, and flew on the Old Soviet Classic -- Tupolev Tu-154 UTair (TymenAviaTrans in 2001), from Surgut (my hometown, deep in Siberia) to Moscow (my new home). After that I flown on the 737's, 767's, A320 and another modern jets, but i never forget THIS sound old-fashioned D-30KU jet engines.
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Post by: [SC] - King Kong on July 02, 2019, 07:20:15 AM
First one to remember:
Air Holland 757 AMS-LPA

I remember getting to the cockpit over Paris (thats what the pilot told me and my father)
(http://vliegtuighomepage.nl/b757hol.jpg)
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Post by: EJ on August 15, 2019, 11:52:46 PM
TUI 737 Dublin-Palma de Mallorca
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Post by: o.wens on August 18, 2019, 03:37:56 AM
737-200 or ng or a320
yeg to ? ? ?
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Post by: ethorne on April 12, 2020, 09:19:46 PM
L1011
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Post by: stealy on April 15, 2020, 12:45:07 PM
A330-300 with Dragonair aka Cathay Dragon. I forgot how old I was, but not very old... like 10< years old.  :P
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Post by: Kinder on May 02, 2020, 07:39:31 PM
I think it was a 747, with stop-over at Nairobi and Djibouti from Reunion island (RUN) to Paris-Orly (ORY) I suppose, in the early 80s (I was probably 2-3yo, had a picture at home on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower during winter ;D )
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Post by: TheEdge on May 04, 2020, 09:50:33 AM
I *think* an Aer Lingus 737 classic from Heathrow to Dublin in the mid 90s.
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Post by: mtnlion on September 12, 2020, 09:55:32 AM
Finnair DC10-30 from Helsinki to Beijing, but I was just a toddler so too young to remember it. First flights I remember were on Finnair's MD11s.
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Post by: Zorak on October 17, 2020, 11:01:17 AM
A319-100 from EDDL to ESSA and a 737-700 back from ESSA to EDDL, eventhough it was nothing special to most I really loved looking at the planes arrive at the airports and it got even more exciting when I was about to board them  ;D
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Post by: broadbander on April 22, 2021, 11:13:50 PM
My first was MAN-CFU on a Britannia 732-200 and my SECOND was CFU-MAN on the 8-abreast 767-200. This was in November 1987. When were your flights?  Being 17 I was already big enough to be unimpressed by how cramped the 767 was and it didn't help that it was a 1am departure, delayed to about 3am after being kicked out of our hotel at 10am the previous day.

I've only just come back to this thread  ;D

My Britannia B762 flight was also in 1987! But during the school summer holidays. I sat next to my younger brother in one of the pairs of window seats (of the tight 2-4-2 layout) with our parents sat behind us.
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Post by: Airlinee on May 12, 2021, 07:04:53 AM
My first flight was on a Lufthansa 747-400 (probably) from IAD-FRA in 2002. I was 18 months old, so I don't remember anything.

My last flight as of May 12, 2021 was a 3-legged odyssey from YYC-IAD via YYZ and DTW. We started on a WestJet 737-700 YYC-YYZ, then transitioned to a Delta Connections CRJ-700 for the YYZ-DTW leg and finally got delayed for 3-4 hours to hop on another CRJ to IAD. This was in very early March, 2020, just 2-3 weeks before Ralph Northam declared a State of Emergency for Virginia.
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Post by: Cornishman on July 28, 2021, 11:22:11 PM
B.O.A.C. early 1970's  Boeing 747-136 was my first airline flight from Jo'burg to London then back (my first visit to see my UK family).
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Post by: RALLX on August 24, 2021, 05:10:08 PM
What I can recall : B737 classic. What my dad told me (since I was still an infant  ;D) : DC9.