TuteTibiImperes: It's not so much the overhead bins, but them cramming as many seats as possible onto the plane (and in doing so making the seats narrower and with less legroom) that makes it suck today.If the original 747 was designed as a 400 seater, and new ones seat up to 568, that space wasn't taken up by overhead bins.
fusillade762: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x510]Those chairs would be fun when you hit turbulence, not having seat belts and all.
fusillade762: Those chairs would be fun when you hit turbulence, not having seat belts and all.
joshiz: The second pic in that article is not from a real plane. I saw it in an article about a month ago - don't remember where and too lazy to Google it.
miss diminutive: The 1970s really liked orange, apparently.Orange and brown, the whole decade looks like a retro Halloween party.
skinink: That can't be the inside of an airplane. There are no crying babies or young kids acting up.
poot_rootbeer: Article seems to be unaware the reason that air passengers demanded more space for carry-on luggage in the first place was that checking a bag meant standing around at the airport for an extra half hour to find out whether your property was lost or damaged. And that was 20 years before the law was changed requiring you to leave all your bags unlocked so that the TSA could paw through your stuff indiscriminately.
sallys: The current system stinks. There should be no carry on except for one bag each and that's it. No overhead (which opens and falls on everyones head in an accident). If you can't live without something for a few hours, you should never leave home.
Daedalus27: What they always seem to leave out is the cost of tickets and limited route choices due to regulations of the airlines. Sure you had lots more room, service, and comfort, but you also paid for it. Now we have sky buses but the fares are closer to the price of Greyhound back in the day. You want luxury, be prepared to pay.
joshiz: Air travel did have a golden age, people dressed up to fly,
NFA: When I travel, I always bring a single carry on that fits under the seat. I despise checking baggage and all the waiting, worrying about the airline clowns losing or stealing from it.
Thoguh: Air travel today has lots of problems. But even if you are seven feet tall head room while sitting down isn't one of them.
yakmans_dad: People don't like the effects of deregulation as much as they imagined.Film at 10.
WorldCitizen: Well, and that they now charge you for checked baggage as well. That certainly does not help carry-on cramming
Elzar: The elephant in the room - fat people. Start charging by the pound also seat based on width. Put all the fatties in the back to shame them. No fatties in first class - ever. Also do not serve any meals/snacks to the fatties./ fatties
miss diminutive: The 1970s really liked orange, apparently.
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