This topic was posted a few months ago but I think it be fun to post again for anyone here that didn’t see the other thread. Five thing illegal on a cruise ship that were legal before. To make this one different I’m including five things you used to be able to do on airplanes.
Hitting golf balls into the ocean.
Embarkation day streamers.
Messages in a bottle.
Used to be able to take almost anything on a plane including guns. This led to so many hijackings to Cuba that airlines like National Air issued Havana air charts to all their pilots just in case. A former National Air 727 pilot told me this one.
Used to be able to smoke on planes. There was a smoking section and tickets agents would ask if you wanted smoking or non-smoking when purchasing a ticket.
Not only were non-passengers allowed past the security check points but they could also go onboard to help a passenger carry things.
You were given a free meal and you could ask the stewardess (what they were still called back in the day) if they had any extras and that you’d like another.
It was a lot easier to change seats if you wanted after everyone was onboard. Lots of planes left with many open seats. Nowadays airlines do their best to pack’em full and have as few open seats as possible.