Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Bloody Mary Morning

Last evening over dinner with friends I discussed the lyrics of Willie Nelson's Bloody Mary Morning ditty, particularly the fact that he refers to "flight #50 is the way to fly". As any old Continental Airlines hand will tell you, this was the early morning flight from Los Angeles to Houston when their planes were known as the "proud bird with the golden tail". It's all history now, the planes are mostly blue and white while Flight 50 starts in Houston, goes through Newark and on to Frankfurt, and their hostesses are called flight attendants!