Hi Misha, how's the Kenyan Cat doing?
I found an article with airfare in 1960 from London to Nairobi (4K miles), a new super low fare of £165. The fare from London to Hong Kong (8K miles) was £311. Together, they are the distance between Kenya and Hawaii (11K miles), or £476. Airfares seemed to be based on miles back then.
£1 in 1960 is £15.41 today. That's £7335, or $11,025 in today's dollars. Each person.
Per capita income in 1959 in Hawaii was $1,863. In 2010 dollars, $13,872. Each person.
Ain't no way a pregnant teenager is going to visit her in-laws, who are angry that their boy married a white girl when he already had a wife and baby at home, when the airfare alone would cost almost a year's income. Ain't no way the foreign student would be going home for summer break, either.
Only for you, Misha, would I do this much math. Say hi to Mario!