A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter F – Flying
It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.
This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.
So, here we go with Letter F …
FLYING IN AN AIRPLANE
A long time ago, when I was in school, we were asked what we would like to do someday, a sort of goal. I wrote that I’d like to go somewhere on an airplane. At the time this seemed very far-fetched for me to ever do. Then, not too many years later, I got my chance.
My husband was in the Army, serving in Viet Nam. They were allowed a week’s leave of R & R (rest and recuperation)…a short vacation. We decided to meet up in Hawaii.
Travelling there was by airplane – my first time on one, and my goal was met. I only had to change planes one time. I loved every minute of it. That was the start of many more plane rides over the years. One of the air carriers is no longer in business…Braniff. I actually still have a couple of small, plastic cups that I was served coffee in, from Braniff.
Other airlines I’ve travelled on are, Southwest, Continental, American, Boeing, Delta, Air France, Lufthansa, and MAC (Military Aircraft Carrier). There have been jets, a 707, a 747, turbo props, twin engines, puddle jumpers, and a helicopter.
The overseas flights were very long, and the shortest one was from Dallas, Tx. to Paris, Tx. One flight I almost missed (in France), and there have been overnight layovers. Every one of them have been so much fun.
Travelling by plane has changed quite a bit, since my first experience with flying. Maybe it was the era, or the airlines policies, I don’t know. Back then, the passengers were treated to a full course meal on a tray, with those little coffee cups, cutlery, and menus. I still have a very large menu from one of them. On the overseas flights, we were able to watch a movie or two on a pull down screen. We were given headphones to plug into the arm rest, so we could hear it. There were also several radio station bands we could tune into.
You were offered a pillow, a blanket, and soft socks to wear, also. This was all while riding in coach seating…not first class!
So, I can say without a doubt, I love flying on an airplane, even now, when all you are offered is peanuts or crackers!
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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