A description of jet-lag, the superb inflight service, and the quirks of Australian plumbing & electrical fixtures fill up this traveler’s early 1970s message back to the states.
Sydney, Aust. 7-14-71 2:45 A.M.
Greetings to you from the “Land Down Under.” I hope this reaches you before you leave. Here it is early morning & I’m wide awake (it is about 11:45 A.M. there on 7-13. It was an 18 hour flight down here on Qantas with excellent service – 1 stewardess & 5 men stewards to serve us. The weather here is sunny & bright even tho it is the dead of winter. Where we have the yellow pages in the phone book – there are pink & the hot & cold faucets are opposite ours & the light switches work upside down. The people are friendly. Have a good trip.
Sincerely, Walt Neiman
Sent to: Kalama, Washington
Postmark: Potts Point, Australia – July 14, 1971
Image: Sydney Harbor Bridge, view of Express Way and North Shore
Qantas introduce the “Jumbo Jet” into their fleet in September 1971 (Qantas.com), just after the above postcard was sent. Take a look at this meal service.
Image source: Flickr Commons https://flic.kr/p/7ZCzr7
Daily Mail: The Golden Age of Australian Airline Travel