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Old 09-13-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When I was about 7, right after WWII, my uncle had a Cessna, probably a 2-seat 120, and took each of us up for a flight. My first commercial flight was when I was 24, Montreal to Toronto.

Now, as far as I can recall, I think I've flown on at least 35 foreign airlines, but I can't recall which US airlines. I used to have a nice collection of spoons from different airlines, back when they served meals. I had a whole set in my pocket from TAP, and had to change flights in Funchal and go through the metal detector, so a TAP employee held my silverware while I passed through, then politely handed them back to me.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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My first flight was from Boston, MA to Louisville, KY to get married at Fort Knox. I was alone as my parents and his drove down together.
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I was 17 and I flew from Dallas to NYC, then on to Geneva. I was on a school trip
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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From San Diego to Washington DC in 8th Grade during Spring Break with some fellow classmates
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: New York
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16, my Mum was terrified to fly so we never did overseas holidays. After about 5 years of nagging she gave in. We flew from Manchester UK to Spain, Malaga (I think). She hated it so much she had to be sedated to get her home..... I was hooked on flying (but Malaga put me off Spain for a while!) and in the last 5 years alone have accumulated about 450,000 airmiles with British Airways, Singapore Air and Cathay Pacific put together.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Norfolk, VA. It was a field trip for jROTC.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Kingston, ON
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Mine was in 1957 as a three-year-old, from Ottawa, ON to Winterpeg, Manitoba on a Trans-Canada Airline (predecessor to Err Canada) prop plane. We were in Winnipeg for a couple of months as my Dad was on temporary duty at the Air Force Base there. I remember the drive back from Winnipeg to our new home in Belleville, Ontario; because the Trans-Canada Highway was not yet complete, it was necessary to drive through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan before re-entering Canada at Sault Ste Marie. I remember not having a clue where we were going, but nonetheless, enjoying the ride!

NB - Even by Canadian standards, Winnipeg is considered a very cold city, hence its nickname.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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When I was seven, I took my first plane trip from LAX to Puerta Villarta, Mexico on Mexicana Airlines. I remember thinking that Mexico should change its name to Mexicana. LOL! I had a wonderful time but it was hairy during our stay as there were some tropical storms. Pleasant memory for me.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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January 16th, 1968 - From Houston, Texas to Chicago, Illinois for Navy boot camp at Great Lakes.
Was that a weather change!!!
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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My first commercial flight was when I was around 10 and went to Princeton, NJ to visit my cousins. I don't remember being particularly excited or nervous about the flight itself but do recall that it was a terrific trip
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