Take Off April 1977 Spring was in the air as I walked down the right aisle of the huge Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet in my brand new dark-blue uniform dress and jacket, navy-blue high heels, the silver "wing" and name badge with blue lettering pinned to the left lapel, and the yellow and blue striped scarf tied neatly around my neck. My long mahogany coloured hair was piled up on my head and pinned in to a 'banana', and my make up was perfect. I looked, smiling, to the left and the right, pretending to be doing the pre-take-off seat belts check, just minutes before the passengers' actually boarded flight 401 to New York. I was so excited! My very first flight and to the city of cities: New York!