Peter King started with Pan Am Cargo at La Guardia Field, New York at the age of nine-teen. Interesting shipments consisted of an alligator and animals of all sizes. One of the most unusual crates contained a very life young woman who had herself shipped from Europe to locate her lover.. There are many other short stories including a skunk which escaped into the passenger terminal bringing passenger check-ins to a halt.
When Pan Am relocated to JFK airport, New York about four years later, Peter transferred to Passenger Service. Here he took care of many movie stars as well as ambassadors, heads of State and eventually was promoted to 'Station Manager' at Baghdad, Berlin, Nuremberg and Chicago. He encountered stowaways, smugglers, and a war criminal. It was an exciting, challenging and stressful sixteen years.