A long time ago….Hi there, I was a passenger from Sydney to Auckland in January 1954. I was about 3 1/2 years old. I clearly remember parts of the trip. I can identify the lower deck seat I sat in. I remember building a tower of blocks and balancing a Dinky toy Holden ute on the tower until a shudder from turbulence would topple it. One of the hostesses had a distinctive mole on her cheek. I am interested in your emails. i am aware that I was privileged to travel on the last of the great luxury airliners of the slow flight era. i have had fun since then to add a DC-3 and a Convair also Widgeons and Goose and Cessna float-plane to the tally. I wonder if that early flight gave me some of my fascination with aeroplanes ever since.