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Incredible airline nostalgia: Freeman of the Air certificates

Knowing I collect airline memorabilia, one of my readers contacted me last week and asked if I might like a piece of her family’s history – two certificates issued to her recently departed grandmother bestowing “Freeman of the Air” rights for crossing the equator. My reader’s grandmother, originally from Australia, was married to a U.S.…

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Airline collectible and memorabilia show this Saturday near LAX

If you’re into airline collectibles and in the Los Angeles area this Saturday, January 21, 2012, there’s another show being held at the Embassy Suites LAX South. I went this past June and was able to pick up some retro ticket jackets and several other items. Things you can expect to find are safety cards,…

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Airline collectible show and United Airlines DC-8-52 in Los Angeles

The Saturday before last I attended an airline collectible & memorabilia show in Los Angeles and then took a side-trip to the California Science Center to visit the United Airlines DC-8-52 on display. I arrived at the show shortly after it opened at 9:00am and made a couple of passes through the various tables. The…

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Airline collectible & memorabilia show in Los Angeles this Saturday

As I mentioned in this post, I am a self-proclaimed airline geek and love to collect all kinds of airline and travel-related items. If you have a similar fascination, be sure to check out the various airline collectible and memorabilia shows held throughout the year. The World Airline Historical Society published a list of the…

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Upcoming airline collectible & memorabilia shows in Dallas & Chicago

As I mentioned in this post, I am a self-proclaimed airline geek and love to collect all kinds of airline and travel-related items. If you have a similar fascination, be sure to check out the various airline collectible and memorabilia shows held throughout the year. The World Airline Historical Society publishes a list of the…

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United Airlines Mileage Plus awards circa 1982

As I’ve mentioned previously, I collect all kinds of airline memorabilia that I’ve come across over the years. On the back of one of my old 1982 ticket jackets is a chart of Mileage Plus awards that I’ve posted below. Keep in mind United wasn’t flying internationally at this point, so no, you could not…

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You know you’re an airline geek when…

I’ve collected airline-related memorabilia since I was a child and built up quite a collection of items over the years. When I worked for United, I went overboard in the company logo store that used to exist in the old executive offices there on Algonquin Road in Elk Grove Village. If it had the United…

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