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zrs70
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Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 pm

People often wax poetic about how “back in the day“ flying was incredible. Here is some vintage footage that corrects the Lore…

https://youtu.be/Gx2yyI2CjuY
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:22 pm

I wonder if Brickhouse is still flying?
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:37 am

zrs70 wrote:
People often wax poetic about how “back in the day“ flying was incredible. Here is some vintage footage that corrects the Lore…

https://youtu.be/Gx2yyI2CjuY


Haha! If I remember correctly, they were flying to Rockapulco.

On a serious note, while I don’t like bag fees or 30” pitch, I also don’t miss major airplane crashes every few weeks like in the good old days.
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:06 am

LOL!! Theyre on a Junkstream J-31 !!
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:22 am

I can't believe you actually got me to watch that.
I'd kill for that rock hard 1 x 1 seating .
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:48 am

CairnterriAIR wrote:
I wonder if Brickhouse is still flying?


Yep, for American.
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:56 am

I'd take lie flats, PTVs, no smoking, staggeringly cheaper fares and non-stop flights over the "good old days" any day!

My first overseas trip was PLZ-JNB-MRU-TPE-HKG(overnight in HKG)-SYD-MEL in a smoke-filled cabin with main screen movies and it cost more the $8k in economy in current terms. Today I could I could fly PLZ-JNB-SYD-MEL/SIN-MEL or a multitude of two-stop itineraries for a fraction of the cost in economy or for still less than the price on a lie-flat, enjoying the entertainment of my choice in a cabin with clean air. I have no nostalgia for the past.
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:57 am

If it was today Fred could've taken Dino on board as an emotional support animal...
 
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Re: Next time we think that flying used to be so much better…

Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:10 am

Keep in mind that The Flintstones also choose to fly Qantas..

See from 1:17s onward: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5s5bf

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