A young woman recently shared with me her excitement around the prospect of her first airline flight. The flight was the focus of our discussion, not her destination of the Bahamas.
The conversation brought a reflection on my first flight to Oklahoma City decades ago. The family flight to visit to relatives from our home in Southern California spared us a long hot drive across the Southwest. That first flight and approach through clouds remains a clear memory. The family vacation, not so much.
Believe it or not, first flights on commercial aircraft enjoy more than a 100-year history.