The good old days......

Old Sep 20, 19, 4:13 am
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The late 1970s. An airline that was the laughing stock of the world. Whose initials were said to stand for Bloody Awful, which was not far from the truth. Smoking sections. Economy tickets that cost more in real terms than business class tickets cost now. Ah yes, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
I'm sure if Flyertalk had been around back then, there would have been a small army of BA apologists defending every last bit of it.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:16 am
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1. Breakfast before landing at LHR and then another same breakfast on my next flight to EDI/GLA/ABZ.
2. Taking more than 100ml of liquid through security.
3. Security that were easy to clear.

What I DO not miss is transfering between T3 and T5.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
The late 1970s. An airline that was the laughing stock of the world. Whose initials were said to stand for Bloody Awful, which was not far from the truth. Smoking sections. Economy tickets that cost more in real terms than business class tickets cost now. Ah yes, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

It is known as Bloody awful now amongst y flyers on short haul with no status.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:31 am
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- 2 checked bags without having to pay extra- thus meaning that i would never take a cabin bag to put all my heavy things in it so i can be under 23kg with shopping in Long haul trips.
- Buying an economy long haul ticket and being given enough avios with it to warrant only going on BA.
- Being able to use search engines properly for flights because there was no such thing as Basic economy on long haul (and prices were cheaper then than they are now).
- Not caring about getting on the plane first because worrying about having my cabin bag with me gives me anxiety
- Food on SH proper food.
- Toothbrushes so i dont have to bring my own on long hauls
- being ignorant about the blankets and not knowing that they dont change them from person to person.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
The late 1970s. An airline that was the laughing stock of the world. Whose initials were said to stand for Bloody Awful, which was not far from the truth. Smoking sections. Economy tickets that cost more in real terms than business class tickets cost now. Ah yes, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
Just because something is cheap does not make it good!
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:50 am
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Round the World Ticket for 965 in Y which included seat selection, free suitcases, ample drinks and food throughout and the following flights - Aberdeen - London Heathrow - Hong Kong - Alice Springs - Adelaide - Melbourne - rail travel between Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane - flights from Brisbane - Auckland - drive through New Zealand - flights from Christchurch - Auckland - Fiji - Los Angeles - London Heathrow - Aberdden. All in 2001.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 6:17 am
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Slightly scary as it is to count the early 2000s as the "good old days", I'd add the arrivals lounge in LHR T4 with proper showers in nice spacious wood-veneered shower cabins (and never having to wait for a shower either). Oh, and enough meals loaded in J and F that everyone had a proper choice.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 6:34 am
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There is nothing to miss about the good old days, especially in premium cabins. I'd rather take a flat bed than better food/drinks with a cradle seat for twice the price. In general, I certainly do not miss the prices and the fact that air travel was reserved for a lucky few.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 7:52 am
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The wicker seats and hat racks on the H.P. O/400.
The joint of beef carved at your seat on the H.P. 42.
The big windows on the Vickers Viscount.
Aircraft Captains with rows of medal ribbons.
Smartly dressed passengers.

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Old Sep 20, 19, 8:39 am
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Being escorted to the gate by security at LHR to take the shuttle to GLA

Had my kilt with me and naturally my skean dhu.

The bag had to go in the hold, check-in, at the time, was at the gate... so security had to accompany me to ensure I send my bag in the hold.

3 G&T's between LHR and GLA .
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Old Sep 20, 19, 9:19 am
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LGW-FRA on a BCAL BAC-1-11. Entranced by the lovely CC in their tartan skirts. Brought back to earth by a Flight Engineer drinking champaign out of a bottle
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Old Sep 20, 19, 11:12 am
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The BMI ffp.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 11:59 am
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BCal "girls".

Nikki especially..................
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Old Sep 20, 19, 12:12 pm
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Concorde LHR-JFK for:- 604.50.

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Old Sep 20, 19, 12:34 pm
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757 shuttles MAN-LHR
British Airways Helicopters
The printed timetable
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