What is the Newest (or oldest) plane you've flown on?

Hello IFC, I thought it would be interesting to see the ages of some commercial aircrafts our members have flown on.
My top 4 newest planes:

  1. Turkish 77W (reg unknown) from IST-IAH in 2015- aircraft was a week and a half old
  2. Southwest 737 8 MAX (N8701Q) Just over a month old at the time (2018) from BOS-AUS
  3. Norwegian 789 (G-CKWC) 1.5 months old at the time (2018) from AUS-LGW
  4. Emirates 77W (A6-EQB) 7.5 months old at the time (2018) from DXB-DFW

My oldest:

  1. Icelandair 757 “80 years of aviation” 26 years old at the time (2018) from KEF-JFK
    I’ve flown on so many SWA 737s, idk the regs, they might be like 19 years
  2. American 757 N197AN 18 years old (2019) MIA-UIO

What about you guys?

EDIT: GA/museum visits not allowed. You have to have flown on the plane, and it has to be commercial. I’ve been in a 70 year old WW2 plane and flown some 30-40 yr ols cessnas, it doesnt count. Commercial only please!

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N964TW, a 20 year old American MD-83. Flew it two weeks before it’s retirement.

Will post pics after I land at JFK in 3 hrs but I’ll probably forget

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Nice! I flew an AA MD- something when I was like 6 from DFW-AUS. No clue what the reg was or how old it was. We sat in the back. It was loud. Very loud.

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That’s the best part lol

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I was really young (not to mention sleepy) so I didn’t like it haha

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A 3 week old SAS A320neo (EI-SIA) , and then a 30 year old MD88 with Delta (N932DL

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Newest:

Airbus A320neo (Lufthansa)
Airbus A220-300 (Air Baltic)
Couldn’t tell which one was newer.


Oldest:

Boeing 737-300 (Air Baltic)

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Here are some of the newest ones:

TAP Air Portugal A330-941neo, first time I flew it, it was CS-TUB and about 7-8 months old. The second time I flew on one, it was CS-TUC, and it was about 5-6 months old. I also flew SFO-LIS with the A330neo, and it was the second day of service for that route, so it was a new route but not a very new aircraft.

I’ve also flown a lot of A320neos with Lufthansa, so I flew a 3-month old one in November and I flew a 6-month old one in April.

A couple years ago, I flew to Delhi from San Francisco via Toronto and went on Air Canada, was about 1 year if I remember correctly.

And for the oldest, it’s probably a Lufthansa 744 that’s about 21 years old. However, in April I’m flying on one of Air Canada’s 767s, and some of them are 30 years old.

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My oldest aircraft I’ve ever flown on


Aircraft type: Boeing B737-300
Registration: YU-ANI
Age: 34 years
Airline: JAT Jugoslav Airways (Now Air Serbia)
Time of flight: 2011

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Nice! I’ve also been on a bunch of newer ish EK 777s, and a QR A350-1000 that was almost a year old to Houston. This year I’m going on United’s 767 from IAH-LIM and back, I wonder how old those are

Newest
Emirates 77W A6-EPQ in August 2016, jet was barely 2 weeks old
Kenya 737-800 5Y-CYB in 2014, a/c was roughly 6 weeks old.

Oldest
Brussels A333 circa 2007, don’t remember reg but it was one of the old 1990s birds.
Emirates 77W A6-EBB August 2018, plane was 12+ yrs but in good condition.
Kenya(Jambojet 737-300) 5Y-KQC? April 2015, A/c was roughly 16+ yrs

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Gonna go eat lunch, I’ll be back. Keep replying guys! Super interesting so far.

Newest: Brand new Alaska 737-900ER (Reg unknown) One of the first flights

Oldest: Delta MD-88 (N992DL) 28 years old at the time. (Retired the day after I flew on it 😢)

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Oldest was probably an AA MD-80 N9628W which was about 20 years old when I flew it the day it retired

Newest was probably N401AN, American’s second A321neo which was about 3 months old when I flew it.

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I mean, the newest aircraft that I flew on was one of the first commercial flights of the A220 on Swiss Airways from Zurich to Paris.

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I think the oldest ones have to be:

N762SW, (Southwest 737-700) which when I flew her, was 18.3 years old.
N911DA, (Delta MD-90) which when I flew her, was 18.5 years old.
N905DA, (Delta MD-90) which when I flew her, was 19.0 years old.
N622SW, (Southwest 737-300) which when I flew her, was 20.3 years old.

Newest?
N801FR,(Frontier A318, also the first A318 ever), which when I flew her, was 4.5 years old.
N918FR, (Frontier A319) which when I flew her, was 4.9 years old.
N8603F, (Southwest 737-800) which when I flew her, was 5.3 years old.

I have not flown on any aircraft that are younger than 4.5 years old lol, most of my aircraft I’ve flown fall into the 7-12 years old range.

My sources for collecting information:



my.flightradar24.com/Luke_Sta2/flights

Newest:
Delta A220-100 MSP-IAH ~ 3 months old
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Delta CRJ-900 MSP-IAH ~ 9 months old


Delta 737-900 ATL-MSP ~ 1 year old
image

Oldest:
Vieques Air Link Britten Norman Islander ~ 45 years old
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Northwest Airlines DC-10 ~ 40 years old

Northwest Airlines 747-200 ~ 35 years old

(These were approximately the ages at the time I flew them)

Photo credit

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/analysis-airbus-a220-is-killing-it-at-delta/

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bombardier_CRJ-900_‘N814SK’Delta_Connection(39743647945).jpg

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/delta-receives-last-boeing-future-all-airbus/

https://www.airlines-inform.com/world_airlines/vieques_air_link.html

https://m.planespotters.net/photo/022919/n226nw-northwest-airlines-mcdonnell-douglas-dc-10-30

https://www.flickr.com/photos/79691705@N05/23301762055

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Oldest: Allegiant md 83 (at the time of flying) was 33 years old

Newest: frontier A320 NEO (at the time of flying) 3 months old

Emirates:
A6-EUL JFK-Dubai in 2017 (was 11 months old at the time)

AA:
N903AN Chicago-San Jose in 2019 (was 20 years old at the time)

Hey @Northwest you’re back 👋

The oldest plane I’ve flown on was C-FTJS, a 28.5-year old Air Canada A320-211

The newest plane I’ve flown is N374DX, a 9-month old Delta A321-211

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