Thursday, September 11, 2014


These are my musings about when travel was exciting, entertaining, adventurous and fun.  Primarily in the second half of the 20th Century, find stories of the people who ran the business, the antics of travelers from the business world, celebrities who the author has run into, executive’s and VIP’s from around the world.

I emphasize airlines and air travel, but nothing is off base if it pertains to the travel world. Let’s share how travel used to be, especially back in the 70’s 80’s and 90’s.

There will be many photo’s and videos, stories of adventure traveling the world, and sharing of airline memorabilia, like the 191 airline menu’s I have, videos of flights on Concorde, DC-10’s, photo’s of 707’s, DC-8’s and venue’s all over the world. Unlike today, where you fly in darkened, depressing cabins, we had the window shades open to enjoy the flight and the views of our beautiful world!


I, Kevin Brady, have a diverse travel background including working for airlines such as Pan American World Airways and National Airlines in the sales and frequent flyer departments, a travel management company in New York handling corporate travel, and managing global financial services travel for over 20 years.  I have been on over 1, 825 airline flights in my life, which is equivalent to being in the air continuously from January 1 to October 1. At 38,000 feet you are above 85% of the atmosphere, probably being zapped by all sorts of cosmic, x-ray, and who knows what kind of rays. Add in a little red wine and my wife says this explains a lot about my mental state.

I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world, mostly in premium classes such as first/business, when airline management employees were treated like royalty, and when managing airline and other travel vendor contracts like hotels and rental car companies, when they wanted me to experience their best products and services. Someone had to do it!  I have also met many celebrities and VIP’s as well as executives in the travel business.

I have plenty of great stories to share with all of you who love the travel business as much as I do. I hope to add yours as well as I am putting together information for a book.