I'll be traveling all next week and, alas, there will be no Retrospace posts during that time. But in honor of the occasion I thought it was fitting to post a pile o' plane pictures. Back when the inside of an aircraft didn't mean being stacked like sardines... back when there were ashtrays in the armrests. It was a different time...
Everyone looks so damn happy, things are bright and cheery - they truly were the friendly skies in the seventies (except for the frequent hijacking).
This is hilarious. I understand airlines made things inhumanely compact to milk as much money out of every square inch...so, how come it was so damn roomy back then?
I do remember where this screen shot came from: an episode of Hawaii 5-O
Don't get me started on stewardesses (er, I mean 'flight attendants'). We've done plenty on this subject before - I won't beat a dead horse.
In a couple days, I will be squashed and miserable..... yet I will be ever so thankful for the morsel of food they give me. Oh, the joy of five tiny pretzels and small cup of Coke.
Is this why airlines kept going out of business? Because they didn't squeeze as many humans into their tin cans as they could have?
I can only imagine what stewardesses had to put up with back in the day... back when an airplane was basically a gentlemen's club in the sky.
END (I'll be back in about a week!)