It took 18 hours to get from Rhine-Main, Frankfurt to Idlewild, NY. We had a two hour lay-over in Shannon, Ireland and another two in Gander, NF, Canada. We took off in the dark and landed in the dark.
Oh, I had my first airplane ride in 1951 at the age of three months and I do not recall the flight myself. I had my first helicopter ride in 1956 and we chased sheep off of the runway so the C-119s could land and boy was that fun.