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Thread: I Love flying these days...

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    Voosh is offline
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    I Love flying these days...

    I Love flying these days... Not really...

    Friends are enroute to SBH right now. It ain't what it used to be:

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    Nah. I never parted my hair that way.
    Yeah, Yeah - IMHO

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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Oh right and those cure ashtrays in the armrests. But the dressing up to fly...gone forever.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Curtains on the windows? I remember them from flying a couple of times on DC3s -- famed for the uphill climb upon boarding a plane -- between Boston & Nantucket. And Amy . . . when was the last time you flew with a corsage pinned to the lapel of your suit?

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    amyb is online now
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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Easy...NEVER Dennis. But I remember my Mom flying with high heels, hat, handbag, and gloves
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Funny . . . I have the same memory. 1957. My parents flew from San Francisco to Washington, DC.

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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Flew for 1st time when I was about 11 yrs old by myself from Atlantic City on Eastern, stop in Newark, then to Boston...polio scare, but I had to go back to school. Steward wearing a hat told me I couldn't get off the plane in Newark, turned my nose up at beef stew lunch since I'd hever had & didn't know what it was. I didn't wear gloves, but I do remember a friend wearing them when we went to BDA from PHL in early 70's.

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    Izzy is offline
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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Quote Originally Posted by NancySC View Post
    ...I didn't wear gloves, but I do remember a friend wearing them when we went to BDA from PHL in early 70's.

    The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 "shook up the white glove world of the U.S. airline industry and democratized travel."

    And comparing further back to a time that flying was right up there with champagne and cocaine for getting kicks:

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    More in-depth discussion about the Airline Deregulation Act can be found here.

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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Getting rid of smoking on airplanes was a great improvement!

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    Voosh is offline
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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Getting rid of smoking on airplanes was a great improvement!

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    I've been through lots worse these days as a victim of air travel.
    Yeah, Yeah - IMHO

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    noel is offline
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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Oh right and those cure ashtrays in the armrests. But the dressing up to fly...gone forever.
    Amy,
    We always dressed our kids up for flying, even to St. Barts, and it always worked!
    Tim

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    Hawke is offline
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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Curtains on the windows? I remember them from flying a couple of times on DC3s -- famed for the uphill climb upon boarding a plane -- between Boston & Nantucket. And Amy . . . when was the last time you flew with a corsage pinned to the lapel of your suit?
    The DC3s were the easiest planes to fall asleep on, Almost like lying in bed.

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    Re: I Love flying these days...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawke View Post
    The DC3s were the easiest planes to fall asleep on, Almost like lying in bed.
    I remember the same . . . sound of droning engines knocked me out!

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