My father worked for the airlines from 1967 to 1990, first at SFO (my first flight was a B707 from SF to HNL in 1st class) then we moved to LA. I remember we lived in Westchester (near LAX), and I would always RUN out the door to our house to see the planes landing, you could hear them. the daily TWA 747 from LHR, the AF from CDG, UTA from PPT, PA 707's 747's (this was 1977), AA 747's from JFK, those Braniff DC-8's in the wild calder colors coming from Bogota, Lima and the big orange 747 from Guam!, all sorts from all countries. Back then it was easier to identify the planes and I was quite good at identifying them + the liveries from the air. It was something just instilled in me (a love of travel and how to get there), A father who worked for the airlines, flying non rev all over the place in first class. My first intl flight was in 1982 after I graduted from HS, asked Dad to get me a ticket to Tahiti on UTA French Airlines (probably because I liked their green doors and blue tail and it came from an exotic destination) (all airline personnel and families got discounts on OTHER airlines), so I paid about $200.00 RT and off I went for a week. didn't speak any French back then, God I still wonder why I did that. But I did, and it worked out fine. Just all by myself on Tahiti and Moorea at little backpacking places. Due to a summer embargo, was put aboard Qantas from PPT-LAX. So, I love airliners, airlines, different liveries. Flying is not what it used to be when I was growing up, but it still is such an excitement when that plane revs up its engines and careens down the runway.... I still have a collection of blankets from Pan Am (the red ones and the later blue ones), Air France (white with "Propriete d'Air France imprinted in big brown letters, 2 versions of red ones), salt, pepper & sugar packets and soaps, playing cards from Pan Am, UTA, AF, British Airways and Qantas. Couldn't get enough of the art of traveling when I was a kid. Still love it at 36 yrs of age!! Can't wait until the new Intl terminal at SFO opens. Probably more airlines will come to it too!