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Old 04-13-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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Yup. Back in my day, men wore suits and women wore dresses or skirts on the airplane. Flying was a classy affair.
Reminds me of stand-up comic back in the late '70s/early '80s who riffed that it seemed like he was flying with many people who used to travel by bus.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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Comes off as an entire flight of mental midget oinkers.
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Old 04-13-2019, 12:52 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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Yup. Back in my day, men wore suits and women wore dresses or skirts on the airplane. Flying was a classy affair.
What you're saying is that in the good old days - when airplanes were noisier, smokier, crashed more often, and were a lot more expensive (New York-London would set you back over $500 in 1970 for coach, which when you adjust for inflation is over $2500) - it was politically incorrect not to dress formal when flying?

Well, first, that's not so. Aside from promotional photos depicting mock-ups and models, it is not true that 'everyone wore suits and dresses on airplanes'. But beyond that, thankfully we've moved past the days when people were bullied by scorn into dressing this way or that way. It was more common, but it was hardly ubiquitous.

I'm flying Delta cross-country in a couple of weeks (quieter, smokeless, safer, and cheaper than in the days for which you pine). I'll be wearing jeans or shorts, thank you. And if you need a safe-space from that, well, I hope you find it, snowflake.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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What you're saying is that in the good old days - when airplanes were noisier, smokier, crashed more often, and were a lot more expensive (New York-London would set you back over $500 in 1970 for coach, which when you adjust for inflation is over $2500) - it was politically incorrect not to dress formal when flying?

Well, first, that's not so. Aside from promotional photos depicting mock-ups and models, it is not true that 'everyone wore suits and dresses on airplanes'. But beyond that, thankfully we've moved past the days when people were bullied by scorn into dressing this way or that way. It was more common, but it was hardly ubiquitous.

I'm flying Delta cross-country in a couple of weeks (quieter, smokeless, safer, and cheaper than in the days for which you pine). I'll be wearing jeans or shorts, thank you. And if you need a safe-space from that, well, I hope you find it, snowflake.
Not 1970. We're talking the 1950s and early 1960s.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:34 PM
 
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Not 1970. We're talking the 1950s and early 1960s.
I wish more people were bullied and scorned into dressing better!
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I wish I was there.
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Old Today, 10:41 PM
 
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Why is she so mad?!!!
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