Jeff and Kathy Hage dance with tropical storm in Key West, Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. — There’s a state of mind that tourists share after spending a few days in Key West. Many can be heard stating, “I’m not going home until the Last Flight Out!”
That phrase took on added meaning last Saturday when my wife Kathy and I were dancing with a tropical storm named Isaac while spending a week at our home-away-from-home, the island of Key West. It’s also a phrase with a little history behind it. During the middle to late ‘70s there were only two ways to either arrive or depart Key West. One was by car, traveling the old US 1 highway with its infamous seven-mile bridge, and the other was to fly the only airline to service Key West, which was called Air Sunshine.
As history goes, Air Sunshine’s first flight was at 8 a.m. and the last flight out was at 11 p.m. The airline was affectionately called “Air Sometimes” due to its inability to fly on schedule. See more in Editor Jeff Hage’s exclusive in the Princeton Union-Eagle.