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I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

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I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

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1. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Probably 1970s given PA didn't receive their first 747 until 1970. First flight of the type was 1969. Nice retro photo though.

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2. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Fantastic. Look what the cheapskates have reduced air travel to!

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3. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Very well said, parklandwalk, lol;-)) Nice shot ronniecat... thanks for sharing that;-) Enjoy all!

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4. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Isn't that photo fake? How would they be able to fit in that many rows with so much space?

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5. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

great pic.

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6. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Isn't that photo fake? How would they be able to fit in that many rows with so much space?

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Pre-regulation when fares were standardized across carriers and so airlines actually tried to offer decent service as an incentive to passengers since they couldn't lure them on price alone. Prices were far higher, accounting for inflation, than they are today.

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7. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Wow, can't even imagine that...:-))

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8. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

It was a mock up for ads, IIRC.

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9. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

We travelled economy in the early 80s to the then Yugoslavia, the seats were much more comfortable, more leg room, we took two suitcases as part of the price and a hot meal was included - not very tasty if I remember rightly but at least it was included as were the regular offers of tea or coffee.

"Prices were far higher, accounting for inflation, than they are today."

True. That is why we only travelled abroad every few years, now we can afford to do it every year, so we just grin and bear it.

Edited: 20 January 2014, 21:09
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10. Re: I thought some of you might be amused (or amazed) by this

Great pic. I think the guy front right isn't happy with his wife. Probably saying, 'so, a guaranteed upgrade if I wore a suit and tie huh'?

Edited: 20 January 2014, 21:14