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  1. katry Says:

    Ray Bradbury Quote

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      I wish I could travel this same way. I did travel during that Golden Age, but it was never first class.

      Riding economy back then had its perks. The back of the plane was generally empty so we could grab seats in the middle row, put up the arm rests and sleep comfortably.

      I have traveled first class the last two times going to Ghana. I was hoping to save my back from almost 11 hours of economy. Not much was I as pampered as these passengers.

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      I didn’t recognize this until the chorus. I didn’t remember the name of this group either. I did like the song!

    • katry Says:

      Gnu,
      This was on one of the cassettes a volunteer in my language group brought. Lawal, my language instructor, loved it. At the end of training, he was given the cassette, and I swear he did the happy dance.

  2. Bob Says:

    The FAs in those days were all young, good looking and perky woman. Today International FAs on U.S. airlines are either flying grandmas or middle aged men. In those days if an FA gained too much weight turned 40 or got married they were fired. Can’t do those things today in the U.S. Internationa air carriers still hire young un-married men and woman who are thin and perky. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      The rules were restrictive and most probably illegal. I do see older cabin crews now and a few men. I find the most experienced crew work in first class.

      On KLM I had an older woman working in first class so I figure they do have eased the rules.

      • Bob Says:

        KLM or BA would have older FAs they are European airlines. Not so on Emirates, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines. When I want to Hong Kong on Cathay the woman doing the work were all young, attractive woman. The Purser or head FA was an older woman how obviously ran a thighs ship.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I have noticed that the woman who runs the crew is generally older than the crew. She probably had more experience when then gave her the one position of authority.


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