Monday, September 12, 2011

(Barely) staying up and going backwards

Recently, as we were talking with our son, we were lamenting the declining state of the commercial airline experience. Remember, there was a time, not so long ago, when the flight attendants were nice to passengers, the food was edible, the airplanes clean and the other fellow passengers were civil too.

Also, airplanes weren't full all the time and I've done countless trips over the Atlantic or the Pacific in which I had the full center seats of a wide-body jet to myself and could enjoy a nice sleep. More fortunate folks could also enjoy the speed of supersonic flight over certain routes. Not anymore! Air travel is going to the dogs and I don't see any action in the work to resurrect the old romance of flying. Save these old posters!

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