The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 156
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 156

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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TYPICAL ROUND-TRIP FARES New York SI. Thomas $140 Los Angeles Acapulco $210 San Francisco Palm Springs . . .$45.15 Chicago Aspen $151.20 Boston Bermuda $85 Washington Nassau $115 New York Miami $149.10 Baltimore San Juan $120 How much camera can Polaroid give you for 24.95? Plenty: built-in photometer, built-in flash, fast loading. Get the Big Swinger. While most are in the upper-income brackets, commuters generally travel tourist class. Says a Bermuda regular: "Tourist is fine with me, I'm not trying to impress anyone." The drive to escape on weekends is so great that real estate developers are building condominiums and leisure homes in most resort areas. For example, six new condominiums have been built in Aspen, Colo., this year; construction permits in the Virgin Islands have quadrupled in the last five years and thousands of Americans have recently bought or built homes in the resort areas of Florida, the Bahamas, lamaica and Puerto Rico. Sometimes two families chip in and buy one apartment for use on alternate weekends. Max Wasserman, one of four real estate developers now building beachfront condominiums in St. Thomas, sees faster planes making commuting even more popular in the future. "People can come here on Thursday evening and return to work on Mondays. It's a short flight to New York." Another builder, Herbert Harrington of Manchester, Mass., is planning a development in Caicos, an outer island of the Bahamas. He sees the lever for distant homes growing. "Rich people are tired of buying things like cars, boats and color TV, they are now looking for recreational values that will have more meaning like buying a house in a climate that is constant." With giant supersonic aircraft on the way and the possibility of lower fares, who knows, Acapulco may become a suburb of Los Angeles, and south Florida, the "metropolitan area" of New York. do commuters lead a double life with wives on one end and girl friends on the other? Probably not. The new breed of weekend air traveler is more likely to be a serious family man who goes to a lot of trouble to get home. One Los Angelean with a second home in Acapulco, Mexico, says he spends his week nights in business entertaining or stays home with TV or a book. "I miss my wife, but I'm practical. I've been married three times, and the weekly absence is good for our marriage. Less time to fight, and more time to enjoy. What's more, I don't have the need to be unfaithful, there's plenty of excitement generated by our way of life." While the regulars are concerned about the growing air traffic problem and its delays, what irritates them most is that they get no discount on fares. Says a New Yorker who flies to the Virgin Islands at least 40 times a year and spends $8000 on fares for himself, his family and guests: "If a travel agent booked my reservations, he'd get a commission, the least the airlines could do is to give us some kind of a rate." "SuRgesled list price. "Polaroid" and "SwinRer" Use Christmas Seals on your holiday mail. It's a matter of life and breath. MEN-WOMEN-COUPLES MOTEL CAREERS AVAILABLE tM&ra PI .i L ?'?(,; :.,-t SfA Would you like a new exciting career in the growing motel industry? Universal Motel Schools can train you for a stimulating, well paying position as Motel Managers, Assistant Managers, Clerks, Housekeepers and Hostesses. Meet famous and interesting people; travel if you want to; join in social activities; live in pleasant surroundings. Apartment usually furnished. Age no barrier - maturity an asset. Train at home in your spare time followed by two weeks resident train-; ing at either of our two motels - BLUE SEAS, MIAMI BEACH or SAVOY, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Keep present job until ready to switch through our excellent local and national employment assistance. Don't Delay - Write now for complete details. No obligation. fAPPROVED FOR V A TRAINING 1 UNIVERSAL MOTEL SCHOOLS, Dept. PA 1872 N. W. 7 St., Miami, Florida 33125 Age Fight tuberculosis, emphysema, air pollution. Name Address City. Zip Phone .State., An early morning go dote in Bermuda is enjoyed by lankoos (center) and Iriends. The wealthy real estate man will often invite his own go partners Irom New York. 25

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