Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
I remember back in 85 taking a USAir flight from IAH to PIT. It was a 737-200 in a one class coach configuration. I remember the seats being light brown with little red and maroon squares on them. They served wine, apple or orange juice before push back. After take off we were served a full chicken dinner, complete w/ veggies, salad, fruit and cake. After dinner a full round of drinks came through again. Two years later, I flew USAir again from SFO to PIt on a 727-200. Similar experience only this flight offered audio entertainment through a pneumatic headset.
So....my question is this, what I experienced above were the days, and by today's standards, seem so far ago. Anyone else have cool airline experiences from the 80s?
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
I remember back in 1982 on a 737-200 flight from Manchester to Mahon (Menorca) with Orion Airways being thrilled when one of the F/A's came around the cabin offering boiled sweets before take off. Britannia Aiways had never done this on my previous flights (I was 8 years old at the time and easily pleased!). I always loved Orion until they were merged with Britannia in 1988.
I also remember in 1987 flying on a then high tech 737-300 from LBA to PMI with the brand new airline Air Europa and being offered complimentary earphones for the music channels.