My very first plane trip took place when I was 7 years old. I flew by myself from Detroit to Miami to visit my grandmother. For years, I was convinced that I flew a Delta Airlines 707 jet. In fact, I had no hesitation about putting that information in the About section of this blog. However, it seems as if my memory is a bit faulty after 42 years. If you do the math, you will have an idea of how old I am now.
My daughter just called to let me know that Delta did not have any 707s in their fleet at that time. Naturally, I did what any self-respecting adult would do when confronted by a teenager – I jumped on Google to see if she was right. And of course, she was. Sigh… I now I think it might have been American Airlines after all. Or as my husband points out, it could have been a Delta 727! Arghh! I vaguely recall getting a little pin from the stewardess (as the flight attendants were called in those days!), but of course, it’s long gone now – and I don’t remember which airline logo was on it.
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