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11 Things We No Longer See on AirplanesTraveling by airplane is a lot different than it used to be. And we’re not just talking about the elaborate and cumbersome security restrictions that get added every time some wacko sticks a bomb in his BVDs. There used to be a lot of amenities, but they were gradually eliminated after President Jimmy Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978 and cost-effectiveness suddenly became a corporate concern. Here are 11 things that we never see on most commercial flights today that were common… (mentalfloss.com) More...
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What about civil and hygienic passenger seat mates? Yes they are there, but not often enough to be the rule, rather than the exception.
Okay friends, here's one not seen lately. I've an Eastern Airlines brochure that describes their luxury service to South America. You are invited to enjoy a cocktail each with a genuine coca leaf that afterwards you can chew and feel the exhilarating stimulation the natives of the Andes enjoy.
Scan it and share it! Not the leaf, the brochure..... LOL
both actually, via FedEx rush job LIMAO
I'm old enough to remember some of the ads! However in my part of the country, the best I could muster for business travel was that old workhorse - the DC-3. Seeing the way people dressed for air travel also brought back memories. One had to "dress up", just like going to church! (In those days, at least) Thanks for a great article.
How about colorful, creative liveries? (generally)
Tangerine and turquoise Braniff jets!