字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント okay, you spend hours checking in and going through. Security is squeeze into your Barbie size seep. The inflight meal is practically inedible, and all you can think is why can't air travel be like it used to wait? Was the past really better than the present? Well, for one, they had beds. Sure, you can recline the seat a little, but you still have to try to fall asleep while sitting back. In the 19 forties, the Boeing Strat O Cruiser included seats that not only reclined but also turned into a bed. Now you have to pay for business or first class to get that luxury. Old school gets one point. Noisy propellers Before they started using jet engines in the fifties and sixties, commercial planes use propellers that made them extremely loud, more susceptible to turbulence, since they flew lower and more vulnerable to bad weather for the same reason way still have turboprops today, but they're not passenger airliners, So this point goes to the quiet, safe plains of today. By the way, one of the facts on my list is actually fake. See if you can sniff out the imposter and let me know your guests down in the comments. No peeking at the answer at the end of the video. Long trips, not vast distances and long haul flights. I'm talking speed. And, of course, the plains of yesteryear were way slower than today's aircraft. As aviation technologies developed over the decades, we eventually learned how to overcome the sound barrier. That is, we can now fly faster than the speed of sound. But currently we can't in a commercial passenger jet. Hey, 550 miles per hour is still nothing to sneeze at. Boom. Got to appreciate what we have today on Lee Rich people. When passenger flight service was first introduced, it was a privilege on Lee for the wealthy. There were classes in the cabin with their different levels of comfort. All passengers were first class because air travel was so expensive. If you wanted to fly from Chicago to Phoenix and back in the late fifties, you'd have to shell out what would be like $1200 today evening, where that price point could explain why all passengers were dressed like they were at the theatre. That was just the atmosphere of an aircraft cabin. Some 80 years ago, Being on board was a big deal, and travelers tried to look their best. The plane wasn't just a vehicle. It was a way to show off your status. Fancy clothes of the past or comfy cabin. Where of today I'll let you decide who gets this point down in the comments. Pianos. So fitting of the high price tickets and the fancy getups. Some planes had a really piano on board, so you can enjoy some live music while you fly. I'll take my in flight movie over a big, bulky piano any day. Okay, fine. I'll give a point for the sophistication. Full course meals The food offered on an airplane was like in a real restaurant. Dishes were served on fine China. You got silverware instead of flimsy. Disposable utensils and beverages were poured into glassware. Not those little plastic or cardboard cups. You could be served roast beef, prime rib and lobster definitely beats chicken or fish. All planes get one point. Questionable baggage storage. Just a net shelf that held your bag over your head. And remember, flights were rock here back then. Seemed like an accident waiting to happen. Good thing we have those sturdy, close herbal carry on Bin's today. They came around in the seventies in case you were wondering, and they've earned modern planes one more point. All that precious space seats that can fit your hips, leg and elbow room that existed for this fact alone. The old days of aviation should win this contest, but let's be fair. As air travel became more affordable and common, passenger numbers went up and airlines had to adjust. Seats got smaller, and we had to get more personal with our neighbors at your elbow in my rib. And nice to meet you, by the way, square windows. When you look at the windows on today's planes, you'll notice they don't have corners. This round shape is better for aerodynamics, plus corners and windows create vulnerable spots that can chanter because of the air pressure difference. Granted, early planes didn't fly as high as once today, so that difference wasn't his drastic but still a boxy fuchsia lodge and square windows. No point for bad design curtains. If you look at pictures of old planes, you'll also notice those weird square windows have curtains on them, not the plastic shade you pull down nowadays, but dainty fabric curtains hanging on a little ride. They looked like they were sown lovingly by someone's grandma. Okay, probably not. But you have to admit that homey touch. It was everywhere in cabins back in the day, the pattern fabric of the seats, the bright curtains, wall decor, bouquets of flowers. Looks like Grandma's living room cabins nowadays seems so minimalistic and futuristic in comparison. Feels like you're going into space where everything but a fancy look is important. It's getting harder to choose, which is better. Let's give both a point. Powder Room's good luck freshening up in a present day airplane bathroom. I'll just put my face cream on right here. And oh, it fell on the dirty floor. Great passenger jets in the fifties had Lady's Powder rooms with a vanity table and a place to sit while you touch up before landing. You know who wins this round? Identical crew members. Let's be honest. Flight attendants back in the day kind of looked like clones, and that's not a coincidence. There were strict rules when it came to hiring stewardesses or air hostesses, as they were called. They had a fit of very specific mold. And for that no point for the oldie, moldy ways, letters and postcards. The fact that traveling by air was a rare thing to happen made people want to describe this experience to their loved ones. So writing about your impressions was another way to spend countless hours during your flight. And don't worry if you forgot your postcard, a crew member will provide you with one quick check in and boarding. When air travel was a privilege for the few, you could show up just 30 minutes before your flight and make it to your plane with no worries. Tickets were collected during the flight like on trains. If you didn't get your ticket ahead of time, you could just pay on board. I wonder what they did to those who couldn't pay. Have them hop off. Well, the quick convenience is surely a point toe old aircraft baggage returners. Before the invention of baggage carousel Sze, people waited for the staff to put all their belongings on the counter, and it took hours to get everyone all their bags. Yeah, let's award baggage carousel. There much deserved point. All right, let's find out which of these faxes A fake. It was drum roll, please. The third fact about plain speed. Actually, planes today cruz about 30 miles per hour slower than in the past. Not a huge difference, but still a fact. The reason for this is quite simple. Running slower aircraft is cheaper than super fast ones going faster than the speed of sound burns more fuel. It also breaks your planes down quicker, which means more maintenance costs. Hence why supersonic Concorde passenger flights were stopped. Oh, yeah, Who won this competition anyways? You can tell you the points and let me know down below. And if you learn something new today, then give the video alike and share it with, you know, ah, friend. And here are some other cool videos I think you'll enjoy. Just click to the left or right. And remember, stay on the bright side of life.