From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Phillip Byrd) Organization: Mordor International Date: 30 Jun 95 03:47:07 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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As recently as last year I was on an old Continental 737 which still carried the fold-up stairs inside the aircraft at the rear door. The stairs were in the way of the flight service crew, dirty, and were probably pretty heavy too. I suspect the aircraft originally flew for the original Frontier Airlines, and has by now been retired (along with a lot of Continetal's other older aircraft). When I saw all that hardware piled up in the floor of the plane, I couldn't help but remember that commercial aviation was a much different enterprise when that plane first took to the skies and was making calls at remote fields in the Rockies. Times sure have changed.