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1972 Lunch Menu on TWA Flight 156

In this classic thread from November 2001, travel vicariously with FlyerTalk member Seat 2A as the exact menu for lunch on Trans World Airlines flight 156 on January 1, 1972 is posted. Imagine having a choice of chateaubriand, lamb chops, chicken, shrimp or steak as part of a full meal — for lunch!

The aircraft was a Boeing 707-331B, and the flight originated in Denver to its destination at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The duration of the flight was three hours and forty minutes.

Those who are nostalgic regarding airline history will enjoy the vintage photographs and advertisements which have been added in recent years

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One Hundred People in New York Asked Her to Marry Him…

…but what was her response?

See the incredibly unique way that FlyerTalk member kimchi39 asked his girlfriend to marry him with A special marriage proposal from New York and Seoul, and read the reactions posted by other FlyerTalk members.

This is a trip report you will not want to miss, as it contains a narrative written straight from the heart, as well as photographs of travelers in New York from the United States and other countries who wrote in several different languages to convince the girlfriend to say “yes” and marry kimchi39 — and there is even a link to a video.

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Oh, To Be In The Fifth Grade Again…

FlyerTalk member olafman took the year off to travel with her husband and eleven-year-old son on a trip around the world, posting about “My son’s fifth grade year: 97,737 miles, 40 flights, 6 continents and 16 countries” that will extend all the way through June 2011 and will continuously post entries in this trip report until the trip is completed.

Furthermore, the purpose of the trip is to actually live in the places at which they visit — not to merely be a tourist in them for a short period of time — and each member of the family was permitted to choose one place in which to live that no other member of the family could veto.

One FlyerTalk member said it best: “I wish you could have been my mother !”

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Sri Lanka on a Budget: A Trip Report

Travel vicariously with FlyerTalk member chongsss to Sri Lanka on a budget [Lots of pics].

Posting for the first time on FlyerTalk to give fellow FlyerTalk members access to an extensive trip report filled with photographs and videos, chongsss laments that there was not any premium travel involved regarding the trip.

That is no problem — FlyerTalk members are enjoying the trip report anyway and posting so…

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Get These Cocktail Waitresses Away From Me!

When partaking in the bubbly — as in soda — FlyerTalk member DMark just wants to be left alone to enjoy his drink while on the casino floor at the M resort in Las Vegas. However, DMark feels the need to Nitpick About Cocktail Waitresses At “M”, as he believes that they should stop bothering him and incessantly asking if he wants another drink while he gambles and does Coke — or Sprite, ginger ale or any other soda of his choice from the free soft drink self-service dispensers located throughout the casino floor.

One FlyerTalk member replies: “I’d be peeved, also, to be making half the tips as other Vegas cocktail waitresses do because of the self-serve soda fountains.” In response, another FlyerTalk member suggests “… then they should go work where all the other cocktail waitresses are working.”

Frankly, perhaps the aggressive cocktail waitresses at the M should all go to L…

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Would You Complain About Complaining About Complaints?

If you were to complain about the hilarious yet true The Never-ending Complaint Trip trip report, you would indeed be complaining about complaining about complaints — not that we here at The Gate would complain about complaints about complaining about complaints, but would anyone complain if we did not complain about complaints regarding complaining about complaints?

Anyway, follow the misadventures of the Dovster, a FlyerTalk member who begrudgingly escorts his “UIG”, or Used Italian Girlfriend, on a trip to the United States which involves a Presidential election, chocolate cake, free upgrades to Business Class, accusations of cheating and thunderstorms that neither of them will forget anytime soon…

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Sex, Drugs and… Herring?

This trip report may be fishy because it contains no sex, no drugs and not even a mention of herring but, as a consolation, it does contain at least one paragraph regarding Lust, as well as documentation regarding entering certain canals, some really spicy language, some cheesy business involving a mother and a daughter, spilling revealing items while sharing beds, getting porked, smuggling and other intimate details.

The Sex, Drugs and… Herring? trip report truly is a Dutch treat about which to read regarding a trip to Amsterdam by FlyerTalk member BlindPilot.

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