Sunday, October 08, 2006
TOP TEN REASON I LOVE KEY WEST
NUMBER FIVE - LAST FLIGHT OUT
On a visit several years in the past we stumbled on this store and read the tale of "Last Flight Out". At that time we did not purchase a tee-shirt. I have kicked myself in the proverbial butt ever since, because it is something we mention to each other every now and then.
To my delight, we blundered into it on this trip!
The story goes like this.....
Back in the old days (1970's) there was one airline that flew into Key West. In the bars, instead of "Last Call" they would announce "Last Flight Out" which departed at 11pm.
Whether the plane left or not was always a surprise. Sometimes the plane was full, other times it just was not leaving that night.
Thank Goodness there was an airport bar open 24 hours a day. Sometimes the crew of the plane would be among the revelers at the bar.
This time, I bought the tee.