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Old 08-15-2008, 09:59 PM
Location: Washington, DC
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i flew back from visiting my grandparents when i was two or three. it was on the now defunct valuejet airlines in 93. only remember a tiny bit. dca is reagan national airport.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:10 PM
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It was in the summer of 1958. I flew from Buffalo, NY to Idlewild airport (today's JFK.) I think it was with American Airlines but I'm not sure anymore. I do know it had propellers as I don't think there was yet commercial jet service in the US. The military did have jets, just not the airlines. The next time when I was a little older was in 1960, it was on United (still propellers) and the pilot pinned my jacket with a pin that I still have and it's written "Future United Airlines Pilot".
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:43 PM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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1980. I flew from Portland to San Jose, Calif, for a class reunion. I was 28 years old and had never flown until then. Can you believe that? The ticket was $285, and I actually enjoyed the flight, enjoyed people-watching at the airport. Those were the days before flying became the pain in the ass that it did.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:07 AM
Location: The Queen City
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1985, from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. Old Soviet plane with propellers. There was wind coming inside the cabin from the window's cracks.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:08 AM
Location: Mesquite, TX
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Summer of 1974. DFW to SFO to visit my grandmother in Daly City.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:29 PM
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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1982 - Portland, Maine to Acapulco, MX via Boston and San Juan, PR.
Smoking cigarettes the whole way.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:35 PM
Location: East Tennessee
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1986 by myself
from Knoxville, TN to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
to visit my Aunt and Uncle that are missionaries there
back then all you had to have was a voters registration card to leave and get back into the country from Haiti
when I arrived in Haiti, (my first experience with non-english speaking people) they kept asking for things that I had no idea what they wanted and some how I either didn't get my voters registration card back or I lost it at the airport
so, had to extend my stay in Haiti untill we could figure out what to do to get me back into the US.
was advised to get to Miami and when I went though customs to deal with it there (I was 19 yrs old and not been off the farm very much till then)
I was ask so many questions and finally was let though customs.
have been back many times (with a passport and never have lost it).
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:37 PM
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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My dad tells me I was less than a year old, when my mom and I flew on a United Airlines DC-6 (an aircraft with 4 propellers) from Phoenix to Chicago in 1957. The flight stopped a couple of times too. Thank God I was too young to remember!

The very first flight I remember was on a TWA Boeing 707, I think it was the 310 variant, again from Phoenix to Chicago, with a stop I believe was in St. Loius, then continued to Chicago and that was in 1962.

I remember many flights on Boeing 727's, and 737's, I also remember the very first time I ever flew across the Atlatic, it was on a BOAC (Now British Airways) from Chicago ORD, to London Heathrow, on a Vickers VC-10 in 1965. Then again on a Boeing 747 from Chicago ORD, to London Heathrow in 1971. Back then there were no direct flight from Phoenix to London, you had to fly to a major hub, like ORD first. Now British Airways does have daily direct flights to, and from London Heathrow on a Boeing 747-400, and a Boeing 777-200.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Location: West Michigan
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1987 I flew from Presque Isle, Maine to San Antonio, Texas to watch my Brother graduate from Basic Training. I was 24 years old. In the following 5 year time span I flew all over the place. Haven't been on a plane since 1998.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:29 PM
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October 14,1965.

Drafted into the military, we were all set to board a train for Fort Leanardwood MO (Army) when we were told the Navy didn't meet its enlistment goals and 5 of us were randomly put in the Navy for 2 years.

Minneapolis to Sioux Falls to Phoenix to San Diego.(arriving 1:30 AM PCT )

Western Airlines
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