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We love letters. Maybe it's because our grandmas always used to tape a quarter to our birthday cards when we were little, and we now have this Pavlovian thing going on. Regardless, we want to hear from you. Sing our praises, bust our chops, or just tell us what's on your mind. Send it to editor@americanwaymag.com.

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In our November 1 issue, JAY HOHFELER shared with his fellow travelers the best way to navigate the ­Dallas/Fort Worth airport. To make it easy for you to spot Jay at DFW (so you can thank him), we're sending him Cockpit's Top Gun Navy G-1 jacket. Complete with embroidered insignias and a removable fur collar, the G-1 comes from a collection designed by Jeff Clyman, a World War II ­combat-­aircraft collector and pilot. For more information about the collection, visit www.cockpitusa.com.



40 FABULOUS YEARS

I read with interest your article "Year in Review: 1966" [UpFront, September 1]. There was one notable event you failed to mention, however: my wedding. On July 2, 1966, my entire wedding party and I flew on our first American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, where I was married. The AA flight attendant was not only friendly and beautiful but very gracious and accommodating. She personally took charge of my precious carry-on - my wedding gown - which was on a hanger in a see-through garment bag. She said she would "put it in a safe place, by the captain."

I'm happy to report that as I read your current article, my husband and I were on another AA flight, headed for Rome to celebrate our 40th anniversary! We have enjoyed flying American all these years.