Well, I collect airline magazines and boarding passes, and I was really excited last night!
My dad (who came to America from India in 1989) recently went back to India for a visit, and he brought back some letters that were written to his family in 1989 about me as a baby (I am born in 198
. And I was reading about how I used to crap in the middle of the room and leave, how I used to wake up in the middle of the night for no reason and just stay up until morining, yada yada.... when....
I flipped to the last pages of the file, and I felt as though I had hit the motherlode. My dad is the only person in our family that has flown with Juan Trippe's Pan Am, and he never really said much about it. What popped out is the following:
2 Pan Am boarding passes (Bombay-JFK and JFK-BOS) dated 1989
1 Pan Am Shuttle boarding pass (It's an orange color, and it says "from NEW YORK LAGUARDIA ALL PAN AM SHUTTLE FLIGHTS ARE OPEN SEATING") dated 1989
2 Original paper tickets with flight info etc in it dated 1989
2 Ticket covers (ONe has Gate 36 scrawled on it with a pen)
1 DATAPRO business card for my dad from when he wore bell-bottoms
1 Pan Am Inflight duty free shop catalogue dated July 1, 1989. It's only 20 pages or so, but its still pretty interesting
1 inflight magazine from Indian Airlines. Their Magazine is called "Swagat" which means welcome in Hindi. The mag is dated August 1984. I almost skipped a beat when I saw teh date....
so I'm extraordinarily happy. My dad took the role of a merchant caravan and brought back spices, cloth, and a watch for me..... And also 8 infliht magazines from his trip, real Cadbury's chocolate, and a ton of other stuff....
Has anything like this happened to you guys? I'm sure it has since i am one of the younger people on this board..