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2021-12-06 10:09:54 AM  
Airports were more fun when there were a lot more airlines.  You'd see Piedmont, Ozark, Western, Northeast, Air Florida, Braniff, etc.  Everything being Delta is kind of sterile.
 
2021-12-06 10:31:24 AM  
The reduction in air sickness bags may be impacted by improvements in flying.  This includes avoiding storms, microburst avoidance systems, ILS, and having automated systems fly the plane to reduce air sickness in the first place.

It used to be more exciting when it had an element of danger, but I don't miss stories of a 450mph lawn dart with no survivors.
 
2021-12-06 10:53:45 AM  
The lasagna.
 
2021-12-06 11:08:36 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Airports were more fun when there were a lot more airlines.  You'd see Piedmont, Ozark, Western, Northeast, Air Florida, Braniff, etc.  Everything being Delta is kind of sterile.


It was an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.
 
2021-12-06 11:12:24 AM  

Super Chronic: Rapmaster2000: Airports were more fun when there were a lot more airlines.  You'd see Piedmont, Ozark, Western, Northeast, Air Florida, Braniff, etc.  Everything being Delta is kind of sterile.

It was an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.


I remember my first time flying.  It was in 1983.  We flew Delta from O'Hare to Tampa with a connection in Atlanta.  On the flight to Atlanta, we got a full breakfast - pancakes with sausage.  On the Atlanta to Tampa leg, we were also served a full lunch including a slice of cake.  They also gave out playing cards, postcards, and wings for the kids.  I also got to check out the cockpit.  It really was great.

Except for the fact that the crash rate for airplanes was significantly higher than it is now.
 
2021-12-06 11:20:20 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Super Chronic: Rapmaster2000: Airports were more fun when there were a lot more airlines.  You'd see Piedmont, Ozark, Western, Northeast, Air Florida, Braniff, etc.  Everything being Delta is kind of sterile.

It was an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.

I remember my first time flying.  It was in 1983.  We flew Delta from O'Hare to Tampa with a connection in Atlanta.  On the flight to Atlanta, we got a full breakfast - pancakes with sausage.  On the Atlanta to Tampa leg, we were also served a full lunch including a slice of cake.  They also gave out playing cards, postcards, and wings for the kids.  I also got to check out the cockpit.  It really was great.

Except for the fact that the crash rate for airplanes was significantly higher than it is now.


You can thank deregulation for that. Until the late 70s, airfares were largely standardized by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Because all the airlines were essentially charging the same fares, airlines differentiated themselves with things like food and service. Once the free market took hold, airlines started competing on price and had to cut costs. I'm not even saying this is a net negative -- consumers' voices were heard, and they said they wanted the lowest fares possible. If that's what the market wants, I'm not going to criticize too harshly. But that is why PanAm doesn't exist now (that and a well-publicized terrorist incident), and why we taller-than-average people can barely sit in basic economy.
 
2021-12-06 11:40:36 AM  

Super Chronic: Rapmaster2000: Airports were more fun when there were a lot more airlines.  You'd see Piedmont, Ozark, Western, Northeast, Air Florida, Braniff, etc.  Everything being Delta is kind of sterile.

It was an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.


IT WAS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT KIND OF FLYING.
 
2021-12-06 1:02:28 PM  
I used to collect them when I was a kid in the mid-'70s. Back then there were more airlines, and even within the same airline there were different series of designs. There was a while when the thing was to have coupons for developing and printing film, and people would cut out the coupon (because you could bring scissors and pocketknives on board then) and leave the bag with a big hole in the side.

In mid-'80s I didn't care any more, and my mom claimed she sent the collection to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum when I went off to college. By the late '90s, just as airport terminals became boring, with all the same stores no matter where you went, most airlines offered the same plain white bag.
 
2021-12-06 1:16:41 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Super Chronic: Rapmaster2000: Airports were more fun when there were a lot more airlines.  You'd see Piedmont, Ozark, Western, Northeast, Air Florida, Braniff, etc.  Everything being Delta is kind of sterile.

It was an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.

IT WAS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT KIND OF FLYING.


All together
 
2021-12-06 1:29:00 PM  

OrionXVI: The reduction in air sickness bags may be impacted by improvements in flying.  This includes avoiding storms, microburst avoidance systems, ILS, and having automated systems fly the plane to reduce air sickness in the first place.

It used to be more exciting when it had an element of danger, but I don't miss stories of a 450mph lawn dart with no survivors.


Blowing your groceries at 30 thousand feet is where its at, man.

Ill just drive
 
2021-12-06 8:42:15 PM  
I have a barf bag from People Express, from just before they went bankrupt. My first flight. To London, on a 747 with about six other passengers.
 
2021-12-06 8:50:36 PM  
I used to use them as postcards. Or envelopes if I wanted to write more.
 
2021-12-07 8:39:05 AM  
I drew faces on them and made puppets, to amuse the kids on long flights.
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