Date: 20 Mar 97 02:38:32 From: email@example.com (Charles Platt) Organization: PANIX Public Access Internet and UNIX, NYC References: 1 Followups: 1
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LesTroyens (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > Was the 707 the first airliner to feature plastic eyelids instead of > curtains? I seem to remember the Vickers Viscount turboprop had curtains that you could draw across its big oval windows (much larger windows than on any jet airplane I've been in). It seemed to be a tradition carried over from railroad cars. Today of course railroad styling (on the Japanese shinkansen and here on Amtrak) has been adjusted to emulate airplane cabins. Another little thing I miss from my childhood as a plane passenger: the free carry-on bag. I still have a navy blue BOAC carry-on, like a shopping bag but with rigid sides and a zipper, and BOAC printed on it in white.