At some point, you’ve been on a flight sitting next to some guy born before the NFL merger who’s rambling on about “the golden age of flying”, and how people used to wear tuxedos and evening gowns and eat filet and lobster on flights to Buffalo. And then about the time you stopped listening to him and told the flight attendant, "No thanks, you would not like the whole can of Sam’s Choice Cola", you realized that you could probably go on a similar rant, if only some teenager would steal the old man's seat when he went to the bathroom.
And, sure, that teenager probably wouldn't take off his Beats, but if he did... here are 15 things you could tell him about air travel in what you lovingly refer to as the “good old days”.
You could smoke
Yes, there was a “non-smoking section”, but whoever designed it forgot the laws of physics. Shockingly, smoke moved about the cabin as if the captain just turned off the fasten seatbelt light, and you typically exited a two-hour flight smelling like you’d spent the night in a dive bar.