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  • Gridley
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    I remember flying from Sydney to New York via Fiji-Canton Island-Honolulu-S.Francisco in 1949 with BCPA. We went to bed on he plane in pyjamas and slept between sheets!
    – from Sydney to Cairo in 1953 which included a scheduled over-night stop in Singapore at Raffles!
    – from Cairo to London on BOAC “school special” flights with extra hostesses organising games for the children!
    Those were the really pleasurable days of flying!


    Gridley
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    When my husband needed very trivial first aid at T5 he was told there is no First Aid station at T5 (i don’t know about the other Terminals) and an ambulance was called from Hillingdon Hospital – totally unnecessary.


    Gridley
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    While in the Vatican Museum I see an American lady tugging at husband’s sleeve and saying “if you stop to look at things, we will never get through”!

    Taking some visitors on a tour of Rome – they know nothing of Roman history or geography – we pass the Arco di Costantino and the wife says “I know THAT, it is the Arch of Triumph”! Time to go home, I decided.


    Gridley
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    My favourite flight was on BCPA from Sydney to San Francisco via Fiji, Canton Island, Honolulu aged 10!

    The next favourite was London to Nairobi on BA’s VC10 – a wonderfully quiet, comfortable plane.

    in reply to: Favourite ever flight

    Gridley
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    Yes, my family have had regular annual check ups in Bangkok – excellent service and inexpensive. My husband rushed to A & E at Bangkok Hospital in Phuket last month with a bad urinary infection. On Sunday afternoon a urologist was on duty and within an hour he was X-rayed, Ultra-sounds, urine tested and on his way with the right antibiotic. All done for about £100.
    I had a knee replacement done in Australia 15 years ago out of choice and it is as good today as it was when it was done. The surgeon’s fee then was AUS1,400.


    Gridley
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    Does anyone remember the “School Special” flights that BOAC ran from , I think, Hong Kong via Singapore, India, Karachi etc. in the early 50s. I used to get on in Cairo and they were great fun. Extra hostesses were on board to organise games and we all managed to win prizes!

    in reply to: Air Travel Memories

    Gridley
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    I remember as a child flying across the Pacific with BCPA – Sydney – Fiji – Canton Island – Honolulu – San Francisco and going to bed in the plane which had bunks with sheets!. In 1961 I flew from London to Sydney – London- Rome-Athens-Cairo-Karachi- New Delhi – Calcutta- Singapore – Jakarta – Darwin – Sydney. We could stop as many times as we liked as long as we kept gping forward on a RTW ticket.!

    in reply to: Historic Routes

    Gridley
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    Our favourite hotel in Bangkok is the Eugenia – an old Thai house with only 12 large, comfortable bedrooms. It has a small pool and very good restaurant and feels like being in a private house rather than an impersonal chain hotel.


    Gridley
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    AIR INDIA – Assuming I Return, I’ll Never Do It Again

    TAP – Take Another Plane

    Delta – Don’t Expect Luggage To Arrive

    LIAT – Leave Islands Any Time/Luggage In AnotherTerminal

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