The above were not my headphones. I mean, as a kid in the 70’s, I fondly remember talking into the plug end and hearing myself sound like a TV announcer (be nice I was like 7 years old)! If you are over 40 you maybe remember them as well.
Well I kinda got nostalgic on a recent flight when I saw the old jack in the seat. I mean, not sayin’ my old Delta 757 was old or anything but wow.
Another good sign your jet is really old is the head “clonker” drop down video displays. Nothing like a shared we all get to see the same VHS loaded entertainment on the plane. Gosh it must be a fun job at Delta to mix modern video to VHS each day for these old birds!
Then we have CRJ200’s. Gosh I hate them. I know some, like MJ on Travel, have fond memories of them when they came online years ago as a modern update to the SAAB turbo props, but when the exit door looks like it has been opened and closed 100x times, i.e. removed and put back that many times, it does not instill confidence in the old bird.
Now we all know Delta is “trying” to down size the fleet of CRJ200’s to a much lower level (apparently everywhere but to SBN that is or AZO – almost a 2 hour ride)! At least they have all but given up cleaning them as what is the point for a jet this old right or worry about things like replacing a missing tray table!
So have you flown on some REALLY old Delta jets lately? Got some photos to share? Let us know! – René
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