11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes

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  1. uggboy
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    || 11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes ||

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    Indeed, sometimes it would be nice to have such "conveniences" on a plane, during a long-haul flight. Cheers to all who have experienced such offerings in the past, as mentioned in the article or seen in the images / videos. :)
     
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    on the other hand, there are things that we don't see anymore that I like. Such as free cigarettes at every seat including the ones for children!
     
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    The TSA frowns when I bring my piano through security.
     
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    Once they make bigger X-ray machines it will be permitted again.
     
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    True, but you must purchase 6 extra seat! :eek:
     
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    I mainly remember the ashtrays in all the seats, people smoking on the plane and the little bars of soap that TWA had in the lav. Oh and leg room in coach :)
     
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    I'm only old enough to remember smoking sections on airplanes. If airlines today were like the photos above, how much would it cost to fly? Answer: ALOT
     
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    And add meals even on short flights.....
     
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    That was a fun look!
     
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    I will never see those...but looks cool.
     
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    You mean, it cost a lot then and it would cost a lot now. No reason to imply that it was cheaper then.
     
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    I liked getting gold ingots (starting at one gram, up to one ounce) for being a frequent flyer on Alaska Airlines.
     
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    I was expecting gremlins to be on the list :(
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    A bunch of these still exist... you just need to fly on a premium carrier in the front of the plane. :)

    Add in... now you can take a shower, surf the web or even send a fax (on AR!). ;)
     
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    As quoted in the OP, the Deregulation of 1978 made all the difference. Before that, the Civil Aeronautics Board regulated airlines as public utilities. They were all required to charge the same prices for the same routes & had to apply to the CAB for increases or decreases. Frequent-flyer programs were illegal to invent! So the only way they could compete was on quality of service!
     
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