Travel Life Mine is bigger than yours: list of airliners I've travelled on

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  1. Bogong

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    The recent 737 MAX issue got me thinking about the different aeroplanes I've been on. For someone who only flies once every few years, I was surprised by the variety.

    So thinking about that and also in response to the thread Mine is bigger than yours - list of places I have skied, here's a list of the commercial airliners I've travelled on

    Airbus. A319, A320, A321, A330, A380

    Boeing. 727, 737 CEO, 747, 767, 777, 787

    Other. ATR 72 (turboprop), Douglas DC-9, Fokker F27 (turboprop)

    So all modern Airbus except the A220, A340 and A350 and all modern Boeing except the 757 and 717 (which is essentially a re-badged Douglas DC-9).
     
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  2. oldgeezer

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    Probably much the same not being a frequent flyer but add in: a wooden glider, DC3, F28, Saab 340, BAC111, A340, B757, DHC Dash8, one or more types of CRJ, Embraer equivalents, and a Beechcraft Super King Air (IIRC, United from SFO to Sacramento) that I can remember.
     
  3. Donzah

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    Off the top of my head I'll add. Maybe a couple less A320 type aircraft.

    707
    Dc10
    Md11
    Tristar
    146
    Dc9
    748
     
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    A380
    B737
    E190
    A320
    CRJ700
    B787
    B767
    A319

    Not a very impressive list....
     
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    717
    727
    737
    747-100,200,400 combi ,SP
    767
    787
    DC10-30
    VC 10
    F27
    Embrair ?
    A320
    A350
    A380
    Skystar-some airbus thing
    Metro
    C130 E,H
    C172
     
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  6. heathy

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    aircraft flown 707 717 727 737* 747* 757* 767* 777* 787* A319 A320 A321 A330 A340 A350 FOKKER 27 FOKKER 100 DC3 DC4 DC6* DC9 DC10 LOCKHEED Tristar 146 E175 E190 CRJ* CESSNA CONVAIR DASH8 All for holiday travel- 94 countries-59 different airlines-130 different ski resorts (*different models)
     
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    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    I'm astonished that people know what type of aircraft they've flown on. It either has one or 2 aisles. It has 2 wings. And it gets you where you want to go (unless it's a 737). I have no idea what craft I've been on!
     
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    Now that's getting impressive

    General lack of soviet hardware though here folks
     
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  9. LMB

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    Same.

    Except for the twin props where the Indiana Jones theme music appears in my head totally unsummoned.
     
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    I mean like yeah, how dare anyone be interested in something so trivial.
     
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    Yeah, I'd like to ride some too. But people here have also listed some impressive rarities and antiques:
    BAC One-Eleven,
    Lockheed Tristar,
    Vickers VC 10,
    DC4, DC6,
    Hawker Siddeley Trident
    some variety of Convair (they are all very old and only produced in small numbers)

    Personally I'd most like to have ridden on the legendary Vickers VC 10.

    Not surprised no one so far has been on either of the two most iconic jets ever, the Concorde and the de Havilland Comet.

    However to demonstrate my credibility, I still proudly own my old TAA Junior Flyers Club badge. :nerd_ubb:
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty!
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    I don’t think it was meant that way.
    I certainly didn’t mean it like that.
    I’m impressed that people not only know but can remember them all. Pilots I get - the others - holy impressive recall Batman!
     
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  13. dibl0c

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    I guess I generally save my astonishment for astonishing things.

    People like planes, trains and automobiles. They always have and as long as they remain relevant they probably always will.
     
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    Concorde would have been brilliant. My wife's grandfather was a flight engineer on it with BA.
     
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    This! I certainly didn't mean it the way that @dibl0c seems to think I did. Some people are too ready to misinterpret. I'm genuinely impressed that people take note of such things (pilots aside of course),
     
  16. dibl0c

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    Should have just written that then hey. ;)

    p.s. I couldn't actually give a flying ****.
     
  17. teckel

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    That's just what I did say, in a few more words. Was your second sentence an attempt at a pun? Like the old "Fly United" poster?
    [​IMG]
     
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    It’s not like it’s not interesting but I dunno even how I could know!?!
    I wouldn’t even know the list of airlines I’ve flown with!
     
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    It's like knowing the manufacturer and model of every bus you've travelled on. For some people it is totally fascinating (they wear anoraks). For others, meh.
     
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    Ive flown in the Eurocopter Super Puma out to the offshore oil rigs a few times
     
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    Don't know if it counts as commercial, but I've been an air ambulance passenger. According to their website it must have been a King Air B-200 but the pictures make it look much roomier than it felt.

    When I was a little kid I knew what all the different planes looked like because we often took Dad to the airport. Aged 3, I famously corrected some nice guy who pointed to "the big silver birdie" and told him what model it was. Have not really cared as an adult.
     
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    Agreed. There are people that line up at airport viewing areas rain, hail or shine, they follow flights on web tracking sites, they talk on aviation forums, they keep logbooks, go to airshows, make models, play flight sims etc. etc. etc.

    I do none of these but it doesn't surprise me one bit that there are people that do.

    We call them aerosexuals.
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow
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    I saw a bunch of old guys at my viewpoint next to the BOM office at Cairns airport that were just as serious. Armed with cameras, binoculars and notepads. I'm glad I'm not that anal about planespotting yet.
     
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    We have a regional airpot called Jandakot in Perth, and I know of poeople who have built houses on the fenceline and their Weekend activity is to sit in their deckchairs and watch and identify all the planes flying in/out
     
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    I like to wave to the kid planespotters. That would've given me a big thrill as a kid if I had been into that.
     
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    I do know Jandakot. I flew out of there for about six weeks doing some survey a long time ago and stayed in those funny A-frame buildings on the airport grounds.
     
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    Mid 1990's an Antonov turboprop dumped me in a goat paddock in Azerbaijan
    No seatbelts
    I remembered because I had been fascinated by the Antonov mega transport
    Can't remember what took me out but it was Soviet era jet engined
    Everyone.Like EVERYONE.Was smoking
     
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    Soviet era airliners were a bit risky. I worked with a guy who had survived two crash landings in them, each time saved by the planes ploughing into snow banks at the end of the runways. He hated having to fly even in Australia "Yuri, they are Boeings" we'd say trying to reassure him but it didn't work. He was a very interesting and intelligent bloke who had been Czech Minister for Finance in the Dubchek government until the Russians invaded in '68 and after being given a menial job pumping petrol in Prague he escaped to Austrslia. He had spent his time negotiating on trade deals in the Easter bloc (so necessarily a bartering economy) dealing with Castro and Brezhnev for example. I suspect he went back after the collapse of communism.
     
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    I've taken many a ride on a Beaver
     
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    In Canada too long.
     
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    As well as a good selection of the previously mentioned I can add these few to the list:- Vickers Vicount, Lockeed Electra, Beech 1900, Bae 146.
     
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    it's probably a guy thing - we seem to be programmed to remember trivial details
    first plane I flew on was a DC6, next one was a Viscount followed by an Electra
    that was in 1960
    the following year my mother flew to Europe on an Air-India Super Constellation, and came back on a Qantas 707
     
  33. Bogong

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    I don't think it's "a guy thing", but more having an observant sort of mind combined with a good memory. As I said earlier, I don't fly a lot and I'm certainly not a 'plane spotter'. At one stage I went 8 years without going near an airport, but I just remember stuff.

    To me, remembering which planes I've been on is a bit like remembering which towns I've visited or the names of teenage friends I haven't seen for a couple of decades. Some people are the types to remember this stuff, others have priorities with what is happening in their lives right now, so recall of stuff like that isn't so important to them.
     
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    I've also done a Beaver.


    Palm Beach to Berowra Waters.
     
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  35. oldgeezer

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    Does a BHC SR.N4 count?
     
  36. Ozgirl

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    There wAs a serious plane spotter at Sapporo airport this morning!!

    His photog kit was intriguing
     
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    As well as working at Boeing I also worked for network rail in the UK.

    Seriously was almost converted to being a plane and train spotter!
     
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    Ooh. I like trainspotting too.
     
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    Hmmm

    737, 747, 767, 787
    A319, A320, A380
    Embraer 190

    Pitiful!
     
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    I flew on one of those on Thursday and I'm on an FPSO as I type.
     
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    Maybe......................but I wouldn't class that as commercial aviation :whistle:
     
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    Which one?

    Iv/e been on Cossack Pioneer and The Okha

    Also been to North Rankin and Goodwyn platforms
     
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    I've been stretchered out of the Kimberley in one of those little puppies.
     
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    Sly mainly like to operate out of bush strips....
     
  45. Heinz

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    I've never actually taken much notice of what airliners I have flown in so can't even list them. There was a Russian one involved that but can't remember what that was. Different story for helicopters though.
     
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  46. bomber

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    Shorts 330 & 360
    Metro
     
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    Well that sounds like fun, tell us more
     
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    Can they travel as high as 1 mile?
     
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    At least you used to get a hot breakfast on them on an early flight ;)
     
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    Enjoy your yoghurt, muffin and apple ... :whistle:
     
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