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    My son on his fist cruise and port of call in the Navy was in Italy- he called me when they docked , he said he and his buddy's were going to get something to eat, when I spoke to him the next day I asked him where they went to eat, (me thinking a small trattoria) nope, they went to McDonald
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    My son on his fist cruise and port of call was in Italy he called me when they docked , he said he and his buddy's were going to get something to eat, when I spoke to him the next day I asked him where they went to eat, (me thinking a small trattoria) nope, they went to McDonald
    Lol, kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
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    My first airplane experience was either 1969 or 1970 on a 707. We went to the Rockford airport and got on, we took off, then we flew around in circles for about 15 minutes and landed again. The entire point was to give people the experience. I no longer remember who sponsored it.

    In 1975 I flew Eastern to Florida to see my grandparents, this was when flying was expensive but awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    Beautiful family.
    Thanks. Hoping to see them this May, Covid permitting. That tall kid on the right is graduating university then! I can't believe he is going to be 22 this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    My son on his fist cruise and port of call in the Navy was in Italy- he called me when they docked , he said he and his buddy's were going to get something to eat, when I spoke to him the next day I asked him where they went to eat, (me thinking a small trattoria) nope, they went to McDonald
    Hahahaha! That figures!

    The first time she went to France, my middle daughter's h.s. French class went on one of those student tours. She was SOOOO disappointed that they had to eat at the places the tour company set up, and all they served was stuff like pizza, burgers, fries. She wanted so badly to try real French cuisine. Now that she lives in VT, she informs me that poutine is not, in fact, French cuisine. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    My first airplane experience was either 1969 or 1970 on a 707. We went to the Rockford airport and got on, we took off, then we flew around in circles for about 15 minutes and landed again. The entire point was to give people the experience. I no longer remember who sponsored it.

    In 1975 I flew Eastern to Florida to see my grandparents, this was when flying was expensive but awesome.
    Did you get airsick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    My first airplane experience was either 1969 or 1970 on a 707. We went to the Rockford airport and got on, we took off, then we flew around i circles for about 15 minutes and landed again. The entire point was to give people the experience. I no longer remember who sponsored it.
    American airlines used to do that a lot , in 65' We took a flight onTWA from JFK to Hartford conn on a 707 14$ round trip on standby. Plane was empty going out took 20 minutes, coming back in the evening plane was packed and circled for over an hour because JFK was backed up , we had a great time. Lived a few miles from JFK
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Nice, but wow, that Chicago one is super pricy. Did you guys eat there?
    Once, and we pigged. App, main course, drink, and dessert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    American airlines used to do that a lot , in 65' We took a flight onTWA from JFK to Hartford conn on a 707 14$ round trip on standby. Plane was empty going out took 20 minutes, coming back in the evening plane was packed and circled for over an hour because JFK was backed up , we had a great time. Lived a few miles from JFK
    This we did was free. It really annoys me that I cant now remember anything about who did it, though I know that we knew about it because my dad worked at the Rockford Newspapers. I am smarter and better than I ever was but MAN I have forgotten a lot of stuff that I used to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    This we did was free. It really annoys me that I cant now remember anything about who did it, though I know that we knew about it because my dad worked at the Rockford Newspapers. I am smarter and better than I ever was but MAN I have forgotten a lot of stuff that I used to know.
    Yes American airlines did a lot of free short flights, we took a couple in the late 60's out on long island on their 727's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    Once, and we pigged. App, main course, drink, and dessert.
    Was it worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Yes American airlines did a lot of free short flights, we took a couple in the late 60's out on long island on their 727's
    I cant even remember the name on the plane....but going up and doing a couple of circles around the Rockford Airport is iffy re qualifying as a flight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Was it worth it?
    For a once and a blue moon meal, yes.

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