Not a local celebration, but a national celebration. I non-reved from LHR
, arriving in NYC on July 3, 1976. Flying into NYC we saw the tall ships in the harbor. Having been in Europe for a week, we had forgotten the timing of our arrival into the US with the bi-centennial celebration. After realizing that there were no hotel rooms within 150 miles of the city, we hopped on the only flight leaving JFK
with seats - a DC-8 heading to Lima, Peru with a stop in Miami. We got to MIA
in the middle of the night. Got up the next morning and watched the tall ships parade on our hotel room
Flew into LGW
on December 26, Boxing Day. Everything in England is closed. The train from LGW
to town didn't operate. The London Tube didn't run. Most tourist site closed.
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Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.