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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 06:43 PM
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25. Back when it was FUN and enjoyable.
Edible actual meals, not going through the bogus circus a billion times to smoke, seeing people off, being greeted, not being packed in like Spam in a can, people were between civil and affable, and it was an adventure.

Now it sucks like Greyhound or worse and counting airport time not even quick unless you are going across country and is getting worse all the way around, even minus the virtual strip searches and the gropedowns.
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  -Remember how flying USED to be? ThatsMyBarack  Nov-23-10 05:44 PM   #0 
  - Or when people could go to the gate to greet you or see you off  somone   Nov-23-10 05:48 PM   #1 
  - gate, hell -  mzteris   Nov-23-10 07:19 PM   #41 
     - The 4 year old today would get a full body cavity search  Rage for Order   Nov-23-10 10:12 PM   #67 
  - You were a kid when there were security points?  frazzled   Nov-23-10 05:50 PM   #2 
  - Security checkpoints have been around a LONG time.  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-23-10 05:53 PM   #5 
  - How many years ago did you start flying? My first flight was  Curmudgeoness   Nov-23-10 06:35 PM   #22 
     - Around 1973, I think.  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-23-10 07:10 PM   #39 
        - that's NOT a LONG TIME.  mzteris   Nov-23-10 07:20 PM   #42 
           - In terms of commercial flight history, it's quite a long time.  HuckleB   Nov-23-10 09:06 PM   #52 
              - pfffft - in terms of my life history -  mzteris   Nov-24-10 07:08 PM   #75 
  - How about Ford tri-motors with berths to sleep in?  Old Troop   Nov-23-10 06:22 PM   #20 
  - Or Pan Am Clippers  dflprincess   Nov-23-10 09:46 PM   #58 
     - and the TWA Constellation  mitchtv   Nov-23-10 10:06 PM   #65 
  - there have been checkpoints as long as I can remember  WolverineDG   Nov-23-10 06:40 PM   #24 
  - I remember flying in '75. We went through metal detectors. nt  lunamagica   Nov-23-10 06:44 PM   #26 
  - LOL - The first legal case on metal detectors was in 1972  jberryhill   Nov-23-10 06:48 PM   #29 
  - I went through metal detectors back in the 80's  Sherman A1   Nov-23-10 06:49 PM   #30 
  - Yes they were. I distinctly recall going through them in the 1970s.  enlightenment   Nov-23-10 06:50 PM   #31 
  - Sweet child...  jaysunb   Nov-23-10 05:51 PM   #3 
  - You used to get dressed up to get on a plane and fly somewhere  wryter2000   Nov-23-10 06:09 PM   #17 
  - I got to visit the pilots in the cockpit during a layover back in '82  XemaSab   Nov-23-10 06:20 PM   #19 
  - "Joey, you ever been in a cockpit before?"  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-23-10 09:00 PM   #50 
  - "Joey, do you like gladiator movies?"  Harry Monroe   Nov-23-10 09:16 PM   #54 
  - LOL  wryter2000   Nov-24-10 10:07 AM   #74 
  - We flew to Taipei this past Spring.  HuckleB   Nov-23-10 09:09 PM   #53 
  - Yup you wore your best  Raine   Nov-23-10 09:57 PM   #61 
  - There was nice restaurant at the airport we lived near  dflprincess   Nov-23-10 09:42 PM   #56 
  - It was..  DFab420   Nov-23-10 05:53 PM   #4 
  - I hated the fact  jancantor   Nov-23-10 06:19 PM   #18 
     - I was going to say, the smoking part seems unimaginable today.  Arugula Latte   Nov-23-10 10:09 PM   #66 
  - you mean like when you got real silver in first class  WhiteTara   Nov-23-10 05:54 PM   #6 
  - The airlines used to compete to give the best service.  woo me with science   Nov-23-10 08:15 PM   #47 
     - yep  WhiteTara   Nov-23-10 09:04 PM   #51 
     - That was before deregulation  dflprincess   Nov-23-10 09:47 PM   #60 
  - Hell... I Remember When The Armrests Had Ashtrays...  WillyT   Nov-23-10 05:55 PM   #7 
  - Thanks for sharing!  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-23-10 05:57 PM   # 
  - "We really move our tails for you."  jaysunb   Nov-23-10 05:57 PM   #9 
  - PSA -- the Poor Sailor's Airline  MindPilot   Nov-24-10 08:53 AM   #72 
  - I remember when.....  northoftheborder   Nov-23-10 05:57 PM   #8 
  - My condolences....  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-23-10 05:58 PM   #11 
  - The terrorists won. This guy let them win --->  onehandle   Nov-23-10 05:58 PM   #10 
  - I flew in early 2001 ...  Kennah   Nov-23-10 06:00 PM   #12 
  - I also remember when the whole family met you at the gate.  Curmudgeoness   Nov-23-10 06:01 PM   #13 
  - Even after the security gates went up  Johonny   Nov-23-10 06:06 PM   #16 
     - Even In 2000...  iamjoy   Nov-23-10 06:34 PM   #21 
  - If you're lucky to fly on foreign carriers, it's STILL fun!  Fleshdancer   Nov-23-10 06:04 PM   #14 
  - Thai is one classy carrier  jberryhill   Nov-23-10 06:50 PM   #32 
  - Plastic spork...  truth2power   Nov-23-10 11:35 PM   #68 
  - When I was a kid, there were no security points.  Blue_In_AK   Nov-23-10 06:05 PM   #15 
  - How's about getting to wait on the tarmac while Daddy walked down the stairs?  WolverineDG   Nov-23-10 06:38 PM   #23 
  - Back when it was FUN and enjoyable.  TheKentuckian   Nov-23-10 06:43 PM   #25 
  - My father was a Captain with Eastern Airlines.  StandingInLeftField   Nov-23-10 06:46 PM   #27 
  - awesome post  Skittles   Nov-23-10 06:57 PM   #35 
  - Thanks, Skittles.  StandingInLeftField   Nov-23-10 07:03 PM   #36 
     - your dad and your aunt both sound awesome  Skittles   Nov-23-10 07:05 PM   #37 
  - What a great growing up experience!  enlightenment   Nov-23-10 07:06 PM   #38 
     - No, I have not read "Wings" .  StandingInLeftField   Nov-23-10 07:11 PM   #40 
        - You're welcome.  enlightenment   Nov-23-10 08:03 PM   #44 
           - Amazon Has It:  WillyT   Nov-23-10 08:19 PM   #48 
              - Cool.  enlightenment   Nov-23-10 08:48 PM   #49 
  - Southwest Airlines circa early 1970s  aikoaiko   Nov-23-10 06:47 PM   #28 
  - what I miss most  Skittles   Nov-23-10 06:52 PM   #33 
  - Wow! I miss that a lot too!  Swamp Rat   Nov-23-10 10:04 PM   #64 
  - Party In The Smoking Section!  jberryhill   Nov-23-10 06:52 PM   #34 
  - In a DC-3 in 1967  Gregorian   Nov-23-10 07:21 PM   #43 
  - I sure do.  blueamy66   Nov-23-10 08:07 PM   #45 
  - Dad's visit.  fortyfeetunder   Nov-23-10 08:11 PM   #46 
  - When I was kid people dressed up  Raine   Nov-23-10 09:39 PM   #55 
  - Yep. eom  Hello_Kitty   Nov-23-10 09:46 PM   #59 
  - My sis and I used to fly Eastern from National (I'll NEVER call it Reagan) airport  Hello_Kitty   Nov-23-10 09:45 PM   #57 
  - In 2001, I likely flew on a plane that later went into the WTC.  bluestate10   Nov-23-10 10:00 PM   #62 
  - I remember no security...and walking OUTSIDE to board....nt  Evasporque   Nov-23-10 10:02 PM   #63 
  - didn't have that pleasure when the IRA were bombing  Rosa Luxemburg   Nov-23-10 11:38 PM   #69 
  - The last civilized US air carrier was Midwest Express  Stevenmarc   Nov-23-10 11:44 PM   #70 
  - Remember that show "Life on Mars"?  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-24-10 08:43 AM   #71 
  - Airports had observation decks  MindPilot   Nov-24-10 09:01 AM   #73 
 

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