In the spring of 1954 my mother, father, and brother flew from San Francisco to New York. I believe they were coming back from living in Japan during the Korean Conflict. I wouldn't be born for another few years, another few Army bases, and another country. These three tickets added up to about $500, including extra baggage charges. Judging from all the Japanese antiques, paintings, and fragile collectibles they brought back, it was probably a charge they didn't mind paying. They must have shipped a bunch of it first, though. Make sure to scroll down and check out the in-flight menu! United Airlines even mentioned the chef in New York that had prepared the meals! This is quite the flight pack, inlcuding the tickets, seating plan, menu, information about traveling with babies, Rent-a-Car charts, even adhesive stickers and decals still in their waxed paper envelopes.
I hope everyone out there has a great 2014! From my perspective it can't be any worse than 2013, but then again, I somehow always find new cellars and basements below what I thought was the bottom floor.