From Cardiff, in Wales, a four-engined Avro Tudor V took off one day last week for the 200-mile hop across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Aboard were 78 passengers (72 men, six women) and a crew of five bound for a championship Rugby match in Belfast.
The Welshmen went by bus to Belfast, watched jubilantly while their team won. Then they returned to Dublin, spent a morning eating steak for breakfast and buying souvenirs for their families—toys, canned fruit, nylons, a string of pearls. At the airport, customs officials grinned and waved as the Welshmen sang a final chorus of Land of My Fathers. The big plane took off at 2:10 p.m.