Sunday, July 20, 2014

I Miss the Old Days

10 Things We No Longer See at Airports

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember one year we were going nowhere and we drove out to JFK and went to the observation deck to watch planes take off.

And stay off my lawn!


Jeff

Bill Crider said...

When I was in college, my roomie used to say, "Let's go out to the airport and watch the plane take off."

Deb said...

The big thing for us was to go to Jacksonville Airport with piles of quarters so we could play Pong. We would beg to get to the airport at least an hour before whatever flight we were meeting so we'd have plenty of time for Pong!

I also have terrible memories of bring accosted by the Hare Krishnas at LAX. Some of the airport changes haven't been all bad.

Bill Crider said...

Yes, there are some things about the old days that I don't miss at all.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the scene in MIAMI BLUES with Alex Bladwin as Junior Frenger.


Jeff

Bill Crider said...

What a great scene. I like that movie a good bit.

Gerard said...

When I was a kid I heard my father used to go the airport for fun. I laughed and laughed,

Bill Crider said...

Ah, you whippersnappers.

Cap'n Bob said...

I would take the flowers from the Krishnas and tell them to fuck off when they asked for money.

Every time my mother would fly somewhere she'd buy flight insurance. I was always torn whether I wanted her alive or the $100,000. Fortunately, she survived all of her flights.

They left out 747 piano bars.

Bill Crider said...

They should've cast you in Miami Blues.