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When I started flying …

* Flight attendants were called stewardesses, and wore short skirts.
* There was a smoking and no smoking section.
* Nobody had a cell phone.
* There were no approved electronic devices, because nobody had them.
* Computers wouldn’t fit on planes, so there were no rules about them.
* Meals came with metal cutlery.
* You were allowed to carry a small knife – blade four inches or less.
* Metal detectors were fairly uncommon.
* Visitors could be in the gate area.
* Nobody had to take their shoes off.
* You could park in front of the terminal.
* I had enough leg room – but then, my feet couldn’t reach the floor.