Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on March 7, 1965 · Page 158
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(Thicano QFtibimc SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 1965 SECTION TRAVEL (Q Movies, Music Lull Today's Air Traveler H. P. Koenig Gay Austrian Inn Eases Departure from Yugoslavia By H. P. Koenig VIENNA There comes a time on any extended journey when one knows the trip is over at last. Suddenly one realizes one has gone as far as one is going to go. It means turning back and heading for home. There still may be hun dreds of miles ahead, perhaps half a dozen cities or several countries to be visited; but, for all practical purposes, the trip is over. Whatever comes on that final leg of the journey will come at least a little in the way of anticlimax. The pressure of time running out has caught up with the travel ers at last. One must be in a certain place by a specific time. Thoughts turn to the final passage back across the Atlantic. This is the long farewell to Europe. For us this figurative end-of-the-journey did not come when we reached the furthest tip of the continent. We turned back from Istanbul, took our time driving up through northern Greece and Yugoslavia, picking up passengers along the way. We got back to the Adriatic coast which served as our home-away-from-home. From here we had made our various sojourns. Always we had traveled light, taking only a small suitcase and flight bag, cameras and typewriter, and heading off for parts unknown. But soon came the date that meant our stay was over. We knew it was the end. This time we would be loading up for good, and we knew where we were going. We were homeward bound. So we packed everything we owned: the big suitcases, and the boxes and packages we had somehow managed to accumulate. There would be no hitchhikers this time. The little car was loaded to the gunwhales. We said goodby to sea captains, relatives, and friends. There was a tearful parting at a little after dawn. Then off we went, heading north and east. Paris was our destination, but we had chosen the most round-about way we could find, beyond the far side of the Alps to Vienna and then back across Austria into corners of Germany and Switzerland. Still we knew we were on the last lap. No matter how we tried I Continued on page 12 1 Today the traveler has a choice of entertainment en route. He can watch a fashion show on the Burlington Railroad (I), or movies on the Baltimore and Ohio (2). Plane passengers can see movies via television sets on Continental Airlines (3), and even TV of take-offs and landings thru a camera on American Airlines jets (4 and 5). Trans World Airlines, which launched air borne entertainment in 1961, offers wide-screen color movies (6). Alfred Borcover live Entertainment Now on Trains and Buses, Too By Alfred Borcover Assistant Travel Editor THERE'S no business like show business, even if it's on a plane, train, or bus. This seems to be the theme song of the transportation industry these days. The air lines have taken the biggest plunge into the entertainment . . . business, offering movies, television, and a variety of canned music. Railroads, too, have come up with movies, TV, and even fashion shows. And last year a bus line installed individual overhead radios for riders. Trans World Airlines launched this travel entertainment era for bet ter or for worse in August, 1961, when it equipped eight jets to show big screen, full color movies to a total of about 100 first class passengers. Last summer and fall three domestic carriers American, Continental, and United jumped in with entertainment to help lure passengers and help cure boredom. More recently Pan American Airways, Alaska Airlines, and Philippine Air Lines joined the pack. Other foreign carriers who offer entertainment are Pakistan International Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Basically, two systems are being used by the carriers. One includes a special movie projector and screen, the other regular TV receivers the latter boasts more flexibility. The only thing the systems have in common is an audio system that requires the passenger to wear a featherweight plastic headset. The services are free, except on T. W. A. international flights which charges $1 in the economy section. The system used by T. W. A., United, Pakistan, and Philippine Air Lines is one developed by Inflight Motion Pictures, Inc. Its president, David Flexer, a Memphis, Tenn., theaterman, poured more than a million dollars into developing a fully-automatic, unattended, and safe projection system. Inflight's system comprises a projector and film compartment built into the plane's ceiling, Continued on page 10 Eirope 10 fO Tl m I o dro iram inere Nn "J "J, 5! -e T first 4?ga&l 15 days in 6 countries for $552 direct from Chicago, everything included. Get set for 2 fabulous weeks in England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France. Get setforthe"Changingof theGuard" at Buckingham Palace. For a romantic drive along the Rhine. For a little Paris bistro where you sip cognac and watch the world go by. On BOAC's Premiere Val-U-Tour you'll see Europe the way well-traveled Europeans do. At your leisure. No quick shuffle. No whirlwind rush. And when we say everything's included, we mean just that. You'll get: round-trip air fare from Chicago, hotels, meals, sight-seeing, multi-lingual tour escorts, and all other trans-' portation costs. We even do the tipping. All you do is enjoy yourself. How about a BO AC Pocket Holidays Tour? Our Tour A is an awfully good one. You get 15 marvelous days in 8 European countries for $474. The tour includes: round-trip air fare from Chicago, hotels, and most meals, sightseeing, multi-lingual tour escorts, and all other transportation costs. Tipping, too. All you do is enjoy yourself. For more information on tours to Europe, clip the coupon, or call your Travel Agent. British Overseas Airwavs Corporation, Dept. BE-22 2 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60603 DE 2-7744 Please send me your colorful brochures on : Val-U-Tours to Europe BOAC Pocket Holidays Name City Strcet State Zip Code. .Phone. My Travel Agent is. Based on 21-day midweek economy fare effective through Nov. 4 and on double occupancy in hotels. All over the world BOAC takes good care of you BOM AND MM-UIMRd J SERVICES OPERATED FOR BMC-CUNMD B BOWS 1

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