I was listening to a podcast today on the way home from work and really like this guy's stories (Bill Duffy, Thoughts from the Flight Deck). He mentioned Pan Am...the series that you can watch on iTunes. The days when you could go in the cockpit and the glamour of flying....they were certainly different than today. I just started thinking about how I flew as a kid. I don't remember if it was Delta or not that flew from Houston to Pensacola but I would fly by myself....maybe I was 10 or 12....to see my grandparents. I don't know how often people let their kids do that anymore since we're so paranoid about people. Anyway, that podcast also made me think, and I've wondered about it when I fly commercial, do airlines let kids go check out the cockpit or do airlines give out wings or decks of cards anymore? I'd like some wings and a deck of cards. It would just bring back something for me and maybe my kids might think that's cool to get something like that from a pilot in an airline. I don't know if my kids actually think it's fun or not when we fly. Maybe we just don't get excited about the whole mess anymore as a collective group. I was also thinking about the airlines that are no more. Eastern...maybe that's the one I flew going east from Houston. Of course Pan Am. I don't know if I ever flew that. Then there was Texas Air...I think that's what it was called before Continental bought them. Are there any websites that can bring back the old airlines, pictures or memories of them? I guess I'm feeling nostalgic.