That Connie reminded me of a flight from Knoxville, Tn to Philadelphia, Pa.
Probably 1959 or 1960.....
McGhee-Tyson was a small facility then, you could go right thru the terminal & up the stairs to the waiting area which had a balcony that overlooked the ramp.
You were maybe 20 feet from the wingtip of airliners loading baggage & passengers!
It was a grand adventure for a young boy to walk up the "airstairs" and show the stewardess my ticket, I recall she asked me where I wanted to sit! (Aisle or window, front, wing or back)
I sat right at the leading edge of the left wing,(the pilot sat on the left, I wanted to see what he did)
my face glued to the window for the entire trip.
I have no idea how long it took, I only knew it was over too soon to suit me!
Just remembering a simpler time......