|Writer : Jae-sung Chung||Date : 2010-08-08||Hit : 2030|
Please guess how many miles I have flown
I have kept a particular habit of collecting boarding passes, tickets and related tags of the flight I have flown with. This exceptional behavior has continued for last 34 years since I stared working at an overseas office for a government enterprise in 1976.
From the later part of 1978, as I was scouted by a Swiss based US company, I was required to travel around world more frequently than before. Such business trips continued up to 1983.
As a matter of fact, in that period of time, most of the Korean nationals were unable to travel overseas countries at their option due to government's strict control for some reasons. Besides, Koreans were required to obtain entry visas by most of the countries except for like UK. France. and Italy.
Therefore, everything I encountered at that time at the other side of the world did give me a sort of strong impressions as curious, amazing, wonderful, marvelous and novel.
This kind of mental state, I am sure, must have driven the inexperienced guy like me to start collecting flying records as an important evidence in my life.
Yesterday on August 7, 2010, it showered off and on whole day long in Seoul. So I happened to browse old stuff kept here and there at home and came cross a box in which I stored the flight boarding passes, ticket copies and others related. Each boarding pass in different shape and color reminded me of the past tracks made in those days I had to busily back and forth.
Looking at the flying dates and destinations shown on each card, I really wanted to figure out the wholly accumulated distance I have so far travelled and the monies I have invested to purchase the countless airplane tickets.
Here, I am pleased to introduce these little tokens that I have long kept to our fellow comrades. Hope you all enjoy them.
Paris to JFK international airport in New York. It took us only 3 and half hours while usual
commercial flight takes more than 9 hours.
The above are the Concord flight borading passes and the clothes hanger ticket in the cabin
departed home country. At that time government barely allowed Koreans to hold multipul
passort. Therefore, the single entry passport holder must have obtained temporary permit at the
overseas consular office to reenter and prevent from being voided.
call it " Accordian Passort"