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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:22 PM
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Some of the ladies I used to fly with:

The ones on the left.
The 'space helmet' ladies were Braniff.

Them wuz the days.
We didn't know it was sexist.
That hadn't been invented yet.
:hide:

Those were TWA's famous 'inflight only' paper dresses.
Every pilot carried a pair of scissors and the dresses got shorter as the flight progresses.
:evilgrin:

More on the golden days of 'air hostesses' here:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/03/glamour-in-skie...
:-)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:27 PM
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1. An inflight meal a few years before my time:

Circa 1952.

Hmmm...I don't see the complimentary pack of 4 cigarettes.
I guess the kids didn't get them.
;-)
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:12 PM
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16. Kid's mom dressed like a stewardess too.
She just needs the wings on her hat.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:29 PM
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2. These are the uniforms (and hair styles) I remember:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:25 PM
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3. Oh durn. Nobody likes my nostalgia.
I think I'm getting too old for this place.
Or maybe nobody's kicking my ass for such sexist BS out of respect for my advanced years?
whut.
evah.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:27 PM
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4. Just got home, trof.
I enjoy your historical perspective.

:thumbsup:

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:30 PM
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5. At least you didn't call me a geezer.
;-)
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:34 PM
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6. I remember those.
I'm too close to geezerhood to use it in a disparaging manner.

:fistbump:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:32 PM
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19. ah, I think there was a romanticism about the whole thing, too
We just watched a really cool British film about airports, forget the title. It was very interesting, gave a great historical and sociological perspective and talked about how exciting it was to fly back then, and how expensive!

Those were just different times...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:40 PM
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21. 'different times'...yes they were.
Playboy Bunnies.
The Bunnie Dip.
Brannif's "I'm Bambi, fly me."
Sex sold.
(Still does, actually.)

It was a simpler time, but I guess 'unenlightened'.
"If it feels good, do it."
It did feel good, so we did it.

I was a little older than the drug generation, but sure was part of the "pill" generation.
Sex without worry or (much) guilt.
Then came AIDS.
Oh well.
Nothing lasts forever.
:-(
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:19 PM
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23. I can remember the first time I ever FLEW in a commercial jet.
I was a Freshman in college. I wore a neat little (straight skirt) Jackie Kennedy suit, heels and stockings. Probably a girdle too although I've blanked that out.
Earrings. Gloves. I threw up in the cute little paper bag, too.
Now I may or may not be bothered to come up with relatively neat sweatpants. (And I don't see anybody else dressed any better either.)
Civilization as we know it may have already ended.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:49 PM
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7. My dear trof!
I'm enjoying your trip down memory lane, sweetie!

I remember some of those ladies...

The PSA flight attendants were crazy!

And, I would never call you a geezer, either!

Thanks for sharing...

:hug:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:55 PM
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8. PSA flight attendants in hotpants with white patent leather belts.
They're at the link.
OooWeee baby!
;-)
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:50 PM
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10. when I was in college a PSA Stew was the ideal of womanhood
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 08:52 PM by Capn Sunshine


They used to wear buttons that said "Fly Me"

I had five living next door. They thought I was so wild with my long hair and all.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:12 PM
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15. T'was some wild and wonderful times.
I remember a Toga Party at the Dayton Holiday Inn on one layover.
(bedsheets)

My lips are sealed.
:-)
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:33 PM
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20. loved those mod dresses!
so colorful.
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:43 PM
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9. Those were the days fer sure
Spent a lot of time flying throughout the 60's (as a passenger)

:thumbsup:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:51 PM
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11. I WILL KICK SOME FINE SEXIST GEEZER TROF ASS!!!
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 08:57 PM by Skittles
I preferred a MILITARY UNIFORM myself - with COMBAT BOOTS - and I STILL managed to look sexy; yes INDEED! :hi:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:06 PM
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14. And I SO deserve it.
:evilgrin:
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:52 PM
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12. When I was a child we used to fly down to Florida every summer
to spend the season with my Father. We used to dress up, got meals, and since we were flying alone, a peek in the cockpit and pilot's wings. :-)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:13 PM
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17. Yep. Cockpit door was closed only for T/O and landing.
We invited pax up for a cockpit tour inflight.
Lots of fun.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:34 PM
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13. Ahhh nostalgia...
Reminds me of the whimsical times when I flew to Boston in the early 1960's...

Usually aboard a Mohawk Airlines DC-3 prop jobber....
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:17 PM
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18. I have 9 hours of DC-3 copilot time on my DD Form whatever it was.
Alabama ANG.
"Jerking gear" for a senior pilot we called it.
:-)
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 09:13 PM
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22. Back in the day...
Edited on Wed Jan-27-10 09:14 PM by blueamy66
in the 70s....my Dad would let us run up and down the aisles of the AA jets...eat the shrimp cocktails.....sit in the cockpit....have the stewardesses make us hot fudge sundaes....what a great childhood!
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