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Experiences With Arlines In The 80s?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:15 am

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. 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?
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RE: Experiences With Arlines In The 80s?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:53 am

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.

Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
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RE: Experiences With Arlines In The 80s?

Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:00 am

I remember on AA's 727's they would serve omlettes and pancakes for breakfast in coach.
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