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    First Time on a Plane: Where Did You Go?

    BDL-JFK-LHR

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    LAX, first and second time.

    Out of KVR.
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    Manchester to Barcelona for 2 weeks in Calella when I was 7. I was sick before I went and my mum and dad didn't believe me.

    I spent a week in hospital on my return to England with a combination of measles and pneumonia after being wrongly diagnosed while I was there. I had been hallucinating in my bed - I would pay good money for that 10 years later - and reached a fever plus 39 whereupon even the hotel staff were concerned for my survival.

    I have no idea where my subsequent urge to travel came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    BDL-JFK-LHR
    Two points/Qs:

    Where is BDL?

    There are few better cities to arrive in than London whether it's your first or fifty first trip abroad.

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    Opa Locka airport (in Miami) to Montgomery Alabama in a twin engine Cessna my father was piloting

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    Fraser Island (Queensland) for a 4WD camping holiday with a girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Where is BDL?
    ...between Hartford (CT) and Springfield (MA)...i.e., southern New England...

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    When I was two years old. Bangkok - Frankfurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...between Hartford (CT) and Springfield (MA)...i.e., southern New England...
    I'd be intrigued to know your first impressions of arriving in London from relatively small town USA in the swinging 60s/early 70s (I'm guessing from your age)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Fraser Island (Queensland) for a 4WD camping holiday with a girlfriend.
    There’s an airport on Fraser Island now? When I went was only a ferry!

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    About 18 yrs old. Penticton-kelowna-regina.

    Funny thing was I packed an 8 inch Bowie hunting knife in my carry on by mistake. They noticed it at security, they said tsk tsk, make sure you leave that in the bag. Travel was so easy in the past.

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    Manchester to Majorca, yep I wore my mod parka on the beach Cyrille.

    First night, chucked all the poolside tables and chairs in the pool.
    Then got hit by a swing in the park and had to have emergency hospital treatment wiping out my parents spends.
    Flight home puking all over the plane with sunstroke after falling asleep in the sun with my parka on.
    My poor parents, must have been a nightmare for them.
    They should have taken us to Pontins, would've been less trouble and a hell of a lot cheaper.
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    It was a 747 and it was Athens to JFK,
    I was very young then but It was a couple of days before Christmas and I remember being amazed by all the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Manchester to Majorca, yep I wore my mod parka on the beach Cyrille.

    First night, chucked all the poolside tables and chairs in the pool.
    Then got hit by a swing in the park and had to have emergency hospital treatment wiping out my parents spends.
    Flight home puking all over the plane with sunstroke after falling asleep in the sun with my parka on.
    My poor parents, must have been a nightmare for them.
    They should have taken us to Pontins, would've been less trouble and a hell of a lot cheaper.
    Blue mong

    See what I mean, Cy?

    They're not the same as us.

    The only thing we have in common with these retards are our postcodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I'd be intrigued to know your first impressions of arriving in London from relatively small town USA in the swinging 60s/early 70s (I'm guessing from your age)?
    ...I was staying with an English family who met me at the airport. My first impression of London was through their eyes: fish and chips, Dr. Zhivago (my hosts were anxious to see it), a number of parks, the underground to various urban sights (but nothing royal: no time)...I had visited NYC and Boston a number of times so large urban areas weren't daunting...I was fascinated, however, by my English hosts and their daily routines...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...I was staying with an English family who met me at the airport. My first impression of London was through their eyes: fish and chips, Dr. Zhivago (my hosts were anxious to see it), a number of parks, the underground to various urban sights (but nothing royal: no time)...I had visited NYC and Boston a number of times so large urban areas weren't daunting...I was fascinated, however, by my English hosts and their daily routines...
    So not so much swinging, but rather sedate and genteel then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    So not so much swinging, but rather sedate and genteel then...
    ...my next stop was Amsterdam where I spent the night in a rooms-by-the-hour hotel near the train station...the scales began to fall from my eyes...particularly when I ran into my male high school French teacher arm in arm with a...man (!)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    There’s an airport on Fraser Island now? When I went was only a ferry!

    Good catch, I think we flew to Brisbane, or Harvey Bay (saw whales) then drove to the ferry to get to Fraser Island.
    Last edited by TheRealKW; 18-04-2021 at 06:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...my next stop was Amsterdam where I spent the night in a rooms-by-the-hour hotel near the train station...the scales began to fall from my eyes...particularly when I ran into my male high school French teacher arm in arm with a...man (!)...
    Brilliant!

    I've been to Amsterdam probably 50 or 60 times, and Manchester is a very open city, but I'll always love the anything goes attitude of the 'Dam...

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    BWI to MIA non-smoking

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I'll always love the anything goes attitude of the 'Dam...



    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    See what I mean, Cy?

    They're not the same as us.

    The only thing we have in common with these retards are our postcodes.
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    particularly when I ran into my male high school French teacher arm in arm with a...man (!)...
    If buggery and drugs is your thing then I'll wish you teflers a merry holiday

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    Adelaide to Sydney, January 1976. It was the day I joined the Navy.

    First international- Adelaide to Hong Kong, 1978 or 9. My first overseas holiday. Turned out the old schoolmate travelling with me had expected some sort of exotic beach destination, so he was in for quite a surprise! So was I really- HK was quite a surprise package, when you expect Asia to be people wearing funny hats and swaying palm trees.

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    Can’t remember how I got from Cleveland to Naval Station Great Lakes. So I’ll go with Great Lakes to Meridian, Mississippi for “A” school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    If buggery and drugs is your thing then I'll wish you teflers a merry holiday
    ...I medicate differently now...

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