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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 pm

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I'm sorta going out of my way to take this flight. I've grown to love the 787 so much but I want to fly in a 747 at least once.
I flew in a 747 from JFK to LHR several years ago - IIRC it was British Airways or Virgin.

My grandmother died on 12/29/99. We had to get the first flight we could to go back for her funeral and final arrangements. There was only one flight available.

Our flight departed at 5PM on 12/31/99 and was set to arrive in London 6AM on 1/1/00.

There were twelve other people on the flight thanks to Y2K. Once we were airborne, we were all moved upstairs, and we were all served first class meals. Several of them. Once 7PM hit (0000 GMT) they brought out a couple of bottles of champagne and popped them, and were handing it out saying "Happy new year!". Flight attendant handed me a glass... not being a champagne fan I said no, and said "besides, I'm only 16"

"Darling, it's after midnight at 30,000 feet on Y2K and we're not falling out of the sky. We've earned this"

I drank it.
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:45 pm

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I'm sorta going out of my way to take this flight. I've grown to love the 787 so much but I want to fly in a 747 at least once.
787's are great planes. I've only flown one, on LOT, but it was really nice. Triple 7's are nice too, as are A340's, but 747's are just special to me, maybe because I remember when they first came out and they were so :mindblown: yuuge to see them flying overhead.

Have you not flown one before?
Never! I figure this is one of my last chances.


I like the 787 as the anti-jet lag features work.
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:50 pm

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787's are great planes. I've only flown one, on LOT, but it was really nice. Triple 7's are nice too, as are A340's, but 747's are just special to me, maybe because I remember when they first came out and they were so :mindblown: yuuge to see them flying overhead.

Have you not flown one before?
Never! I figure this is one of my last chances.


I like the 787 as the anti-jet lag features work.
Oh wow, with as much international flying as you do I'm surprised you never managed to fly one. I must have been on a dozen 747's through the decades.

Yea, the better cabin atmosphere in the 787's is nice.

OK, old plane talk. Have you ever flown on a DC10? How about a 727?
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:55 pm

wap wrote:
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Never! I figure this is one of my last chances.


I like the 787 as the anti-jet lag features work.
Oh wow, with as much international flying as you do I'm surprised you never managed to fly one. I must have been on a dozen 747's through the decades.

Yea, the better cabin atmosphere in the 787's is nice.

OK, old plane talk. Have you ever flown on a DC10? How about a 727?
Both!
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:10 pm

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Oh wow, with as much international flying as you do I'm surprised you never managed to fly one. I must have been on a dozen 747's through the decades.

Yea, the better cabin atmosphere in the 787's is nice.

OK, old plane talk. Have you ever flown on a DC10? How about a 727?
Both!
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Ok, let's go back farther. How about a 707, or a DC8, the first 4 engine commercial jets?
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Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:41 pm

DC8 I've been on but never on a 707.

I've been on some weird french and Russian stuff in other parts of the world.
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Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:57 pm

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DC8 I've been on but never on a 707.

I've been on some weird french and Russian stuff in other parts of the world.
They're not too dissimilar, iirc. Flew a 707 on my first trip to Europe back in '73.

What French and Russian machines have you been on? I've flown on a TINY Dornier once. Is that French?
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DC8 I've been on but never on a 707.

I've been on some weird french and Russian stuff in other parts of the world.
They're not too dissimilar, iirc. Flew a 707 on my first trip to Europe back in '73.

What French and Russian machines have you been on? I've flown on a TINY Dornier once. Is that French?
I've been on a few ANs and ATRs of all sizes. Mostly in India. Mostly ancient. Mostly terribly maintaines. No thanks. The new ATRs are :notbad: for a prop.



747 was neat! BA definitely has some special touches with them over the rest of the fleet (better bedding being one thing). There were only about ten of us upstairs and we had two (gorgeous) flight attendants so the service was stellar.

Sitting in the first class lounge in Heathrow right now thanks to my American Airline status.
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:17 pm

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They're not too dissimilar, iirc. Flew a 707 on my first trip to Europe back in '73.

What French and Russian machines have you been on? I've flown on a TINY Dornier once. Is that French?
I've been on a few ANs and ATRs of all sizes. Mostly in India. Mostly ancient. Mostly terribly maintaines. No thanks. The new ATRs are :notbad: for a prop.

747 was neat! BA definitely has some special touches with them over the rest of the fleet (better bedding being one thing). There were only about ten of us upstairs and we had two (gorgeous) flight attendants so the service was stellar.

Sitting in the first class lounge in Heathrow right now thanks to my American Airline status.
:fuckyeah:
Agreed ATR's are :notbad: Pics of seating area and gorgeous flight attendants?
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Sitting delayed in London but once I get to India I'll post up
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I forgot to post..oops.
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Mon May 14, 2018 11:43 pm

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I forgot to post..oops.
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Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 am

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I forgot to post..oops.
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I will find some pics. Hold your proverbial horses.
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Tue May 15, 2018 12:46 pm

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:well:
I will find some pics. Hold your proverbial horses.
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