sandik, on Mar 19 2009, 12:45 AM, said:
Currently, when I think about what I'm going to wear on the plane, it has more to do with knowing I'll be sitting in uncomfortable seats and standing in long lines. It's like self defense!
Thanks for putting this into words, sandik!
Regarding plane travel in the olden days. It could even carry over to seeing people OFF on a plane
I have a photo of my family taken at Idlewild (now Kennedy) Airport in the late 40s. My grandfather was leaving to begin his retirement in Italy -- a serious trip at that time. The entire immediate family was there at the airport. My mother and aunt wear dark, dressy suits, hats, and fur stoles. My father and uncle wear business suits and ties. Ditto, my grandfather. Ditto, my cousin and I -- two little boys dressed just like adult men, except for the short pants.
I remember being greatly impressed that the plane was a Pan Am Clipper and that the seats somehow, miraculously and unimaginably, turned into Pullman beds at night.
Except for our smiles, you would think we were attending a funeral. The photographer, who had a huge camera on a tripod, apparently earned his living taking similar pictures every day.
It never occurred to any of us, I am sure, that someday people might look at the photo and find anything suggesting GLAMOUR