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  • Your first widebody flight

    For me it was December, 1973. Eastern Airlines L-1011, ORD-SJU
    My next flight was my first 747 flight, on AA, SJU-JFK

    I didn't complete the widebody trifecta until nearly 5 years later,
    8/78 National DC-10, LAX-MIA

    My only other widebody has been the 767, which I first flew in
    July 1990 (UA, LAX-JFK). Since then I have flown 762s from UA
    and 762s and one 763 from AA.

  • #2
    1 - OCT 1972 - Las Palmas-Madrid - 747-256B - Iberia - EC.BRP
    Originated from CCS
    was in Feb 1975 - CDG-NCE - 747-128 - Air France - F-BPVB,
    Took over an A300B thanks to very high loads. The flight was originally planned with a 727-200 !!!
    Number # 3, was again a 747, courtesy of UA, ORD-JFK, N4712U, 08/77
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    • #3
      The list.....

      DC10-10 UA DEN-ORD Apr 75
      747-206 KLM YYZ-AMS Jul 76(but due to a strike we were bussed to Niagara Falls, NY, with a stop for fuel at JFK before heading across the pond)
      DC10-30 KLM AMS-YYZ Aug 76
      1011-1 AC YYZ-YVR May 81
      1011-500 AC YYZ-YVR Jul 89
      747-306 KLM AMS-NAI Oct 92
      747-406 KLM YMX-AMS Oct 92
      A310-300 Wardair Canada YYZ-YOW fall 88
      A300B4 Ariana Afghan DXB-KBL Oct 03
      A300-600 LH FRA-TXL May 00
      762 AC YYZ-YVR Sep 87
      762ER AC FRA-YYZ Oct 91
      763ER CP YYC-YYZ Oct 91
      764 DL HNL-CVG Mar 05
      772 KLM DXB-AMS Jan 04
      773 Emirates LHR-DXB Oct 03
      MD11 SwissAir YMX-Zurich (the ill fated HB-IWF) Jul 96
      A340-300 AC YYZ-YVR Sep 98


      • #4
        My first that i can really remember was.....
        N194AT American Trans Air
        MAN-YQX-MCO some 12-15 years ago...

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        • #5
          today, EXACTLY 13 months ago, KL 763 AMS-LHR
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          • #6
            My first was in 1982 on a CO DC-10 (meatball livery) from IAH to IAD. My dad took me to D.C. when I was 5. I remember the plane being mostly empty. The plane had a walk-up bar and I sat up there with my dad eating snacks. Our trip was just a couple weeks after the time Air Florida flight 90 crashed in the icy Potomac River.
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            • #7
              My first widebody flight was actually my 2nd flight total, October 1986, KLM 742, AMS-ATL.


              • #8
                Originally posted by G-MIDY
                My first that i can really remember was.....
                N194AT American Trans Air
                MAN-YQX-MCO some 12-15 years ago...
                Interesting....N194AT was my last widebody flight a couple of years ago, SJU-MCO.


                • #9
                  I'm not quite sure on the date...somewhere in 94-95.

                  I flew a NWA DC-10 DTW-MSP. We were flying RIC-DTW-CWA but our DTW-CWA leg got cancelled so we were rerouted DTW-MSP-CWA. I don't remember much about the flight as I was only about 5, but I do remember a huge dinner(in coach) and a huge storm!

                  The first I truely remember was an AF A340 IAD-CDG in 2000.
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                  • #10
                    CX L1011 in mid-1990

                    UAL 767-300 in 1991

                    TG 777-200 in 1999

                    UAL 777-200ER in 2000

                    CX A340-600 in 2004

                    CX A340-300 in 2000

                    TG A330-300 in 1999

                    EK A300-600R in 1994

                    EK A310-300 in 1994

                    UA DC-10 in 1993


                    • #11
                      Most likely in '94-'95 on a Delta L-1101, from JFK to MCO.
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                      • #12
                        Never been on a widebody
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                        • #13
                          I can remeber flying an NWA dc10 BOS-MSP when I was a kid, don't know the date, and I'm sure I flew widebodys before that, its just the first one I remeber. I also remeber looking out the gate window at BOS and wondering how the plane was balancing with only one wheel in the center on the back (I couldn't see the other wheels and I was about 7 soooo......).
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                          • #14
                            March 2002, Air Plus Comet Airbus A310 from Chicago to Malaga, Spain

                            Next Flights:

                            October 14, 2006 - Airtran MDW-MSP
                            October 16, 2006 - Airtran MSP-MDW


                            • #15
                              First: 10/92 NW DC-10 MSP-LAX

                              From there...
                              10/95 DL L-1011 SFO-ATL
                              2/97 DL L-1011 ATL-SJU
                              3/97 DL L-1011 SJU-ATL
                              12/97 DL 767-300 MIA-ATL
                              2/98 DL L-1011 ATL-SJU
                              3/98 DL L-1011 SJU-ATL
                              10/98 DL L-1011 TPA-ATL
                              11/98 DL 767-300 CVG-BOS
                              2/99 DL L-1011-500 ATL-SJU
                              3/99 DL L-1011-250 SJU-ATL
                              7/99 NW 747-400 DTW-AMS
                              8/99 NW DC-10 LGW-DTW
                              4/00 DL 767-300 ATL-SJU
                              4/00 DL 767-300 SJU-ATL
                              7/00 NW DC-10 DTW-FCO
                              7/00 NW DC-10 FCO-DTW
                              11/00 US A330 PHL-CDG
                              11/00 US A330 CDG-PHL
                              12/01 JM A310 ATL-MBJ
                              4/02 US 767-200 CLT-SJU
                              4/02 US A330 SJU-PHL
                              11/03 US A330 PHL-LGW
                              12/03 US A330 LGW-PHL
                              7/04 DL 777-200 CVG-CDG
                              8/04 DL 767-300ER AMS-CVG