Friday, January 05, 2018
Tell Us About Your First Time?
My first airline flight was in March of 1977, from Detroit to Tampa on Eastern Airlines. It was an evening flight, I had a window seat, I was surprised at how long it took to get there. I was flying to Florida to drive my grandmother to Michigan, my great grandmother had fallen and broken a hip, and the family was concerned about my grandmother making the trip alone. I think it was the only time I flew Eastern airlines. I was changing planes in Atlanta the night Eastern quit flying, it was chaos, I was flying KLM that night.
My father's first airline flight was on American Airlines on August 31, 1946. He was drafted near the end of World War II and was stationed in New York. He flew to Detroit on leave. He talked about going home on leave for the rest of his life. This "Flight Report" was written as the plane was passing over Cleveland, on the day of the Cleveland Air Races. There is still a big airshow in Cleveland in late Summer, J and I have been there for it a couple of times.
Tell us about your first time?