Some collect only barf bags. Others prefer historic timetables. Some like mini booze bottles.
A few weeks ago, I attended my first airline collectibles show, the annual Airliners International Expo, held this year at the Sheraton Gateway near Los Angeles International Airport. I have been covering airlines for a couple of years now, and I know how passionate people get with this stuff, but even I was surprised by quality of individual collections. Is there anything people don't collect?
I wrote a story for L.A. Weekly about the show, so you can find my full take there. I may have been a tad harsh on the attendees, who I called "a bit socially awkward." Perhaps not my best phrase, especially as everyone was friendly to me.
Here's the first bit of the L.A. Weekly piece:
Do you have any great airline ephemera? Was the best piece in your collection?