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The Golden Age of travel is over: All our lives, we've taken it for granted

 
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The Golden Age of travel is over: All our lives, we've taken it for granted
US airlines don't want to fly a plane unless it is at 85% capacity. Fuel costs are crushing the airlines.

Just imagine a world in which, almost overnight, the transport system breaks down. Flights across the world are cancelled, leaving thousands of travellers stranded far from home.

Airports are crowded with mobs of angry, frightened people. Even greater throngs descend on the railway stations, desperate to squeeze on to the horribly overcrowded trains.

Meanwhile, the roads fall eerily silent, as rocketing petrol prices make it prohibitively expensive for all but the richest to drive long distances.

For businesses across the Western world — hotels and restaurants, cafes and newsagents, garages and tour operators — this would be nothing short of a disaster.
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Re: The Golden Age of travel is over: All our lives, we've taken it for granted
you are correct. i agree. golden age of travel is over.
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Why was this pinned?

2 replies, and nobody gave it any stars so far.
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Re: The Golden Age of travel is over: All our lives, we've taken it for granted
One of my favorite shows is Gunsmoke from the 1950s,
except where Kitty got thrown off her horse,
and Matt got shot off his horse,
and Chester had to shoot Doc's horse to save him.

Lots of people here in the country still have horses,
and the Amish swear (no they don't) by them.

It will be a GOOD thing to get back to nature.
Slower, but better.
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Clickbait title!

A fictional scenario for claiming the "golden age of travel" is over?

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The golden age of travel was way before my time. In airplanes, 5 star service, everyone dressed and behaved well, people happy polite and excited. Very similar to steam engines when new, minus the black soot.

Everything humans do turns to shit though. Once you realize this, you are no longer disappointed.
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Fly in a tube with a jabbed heard while hoping the
pilot dosen't have a jab attack. No Thanks
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Golden age was over once TSA arrived.
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Golden age was over once TSA arrived.
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That ruined it for me....

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Airplanes burn gas in the atmosphere and are the main reasons behind global warming


It's time to build back better...
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bidendid
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Yes Dopey it true! One man did that!! One bad man. If we had good man all would be good. Biden bad! Trump good!!
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Yes. I've flown my whole life. Throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and saw its' decline over the years but especially in the 00s leading up to now.

My husband and I flew to Denver in 2016 and that was when my husband said he had it, he was not flying anymore. I flew a few times since then - the last time in 2019 was when I decided that's it for me. It just got unbearably worse over the years.

Now, as you mentioned with fuel costs, pilot shortages, cancellations, delays - it's turned into a hellish nightmare. Nope, I'm not ever steeping foot on a plane if I can help it. I'd rather take a bus, at least I'd have more legroom, can bring my own food and drink and wouldn't have to deal with gestapo flight attendants.

It's amazing, our once wealthy and free nation, has turned into a shithole. I remember as a kid wondering what sorts of technological advancements would be made in the future that would improve us and our lives. Sure, we have the internet but most people don't utilize it for the vast resource of knowledge it contains. Instead, they only have the attention span for a 3 minute tiktok video and can barely type outeletter acronyms, emojis and like buttons.

Technology has created a dumbed down, fat, lazy and entitled society. The golden age is gone and we are in a free fall towards our collapse.



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Clickbait title!

A fictional scenario for claiming the "golden age of travel" is over?

bsflag
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Daily Fail.

Not quite so.

Friend flies to Singapore. Singapore Airlines. Incoming flight totally full 3 classes. Outgoing flight, the one he was on, totally full, First, Business (his cabin) and Economy (premium and ordinary). Packed.

Other friend flies to Chicago. 2 classes. American Airlines. Business and Economy, all packed. He sat in Business, Seat 2A.

These are most recent long haul international flights. Yesterday and the day before.

Other friends flying out to Chicago today. Don't know if AA or UA. No report yet. Flight leaving later this afternoon.

CDG-0RD.

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PEAK OIL FOLKS!

This site has been warning about peak oil for years! Travel will be the least of your problems.
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Air travel

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Most land travel except short distances

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Eating a nice steak that's affordable

byekitty

All Vart of the Great Reset..

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Fly in a tube with a jabbed heard while hoping the
pilot dosen't have a jab attack. No Thanks
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Golden age was over once TSA arrived.
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Palestinian people have been forced to live like this since 1948.
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Nah, they could have built their space into a paradise, but they were used as sacrificial pawns by all sorts of evil actors.

As for recreational travel - it was great for the ruling classes and then for the middle classes - but like everything else, as soon as it gets down to where the lower orders can travel anywhere - it all turns to shit and so not worth doing.
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One of my favorite shows is Gunsmoke from the 1950s,
except where Kitty got thrown off her horse,
and Matt got shot off his horse,
and Chester had to shoot Doc's horse to save him.

Lots of people here in the country still have horses,
and the Amish swear (no they don't) by them.

It will be a GOOD thing to get back to nature.
Slower, but better.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83740369


And lots of horse manure everywhere, no more shortage of fertilizer! As manure goes, it smells less bad than most.
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US airlines don't want to fly a plane unless it is at 85% capacity. Fuel costs are crushing the airlines.

Just imagine a world in which, almost overnight, the transport system breaks down. Flights across the world are cancelled, leaving thousands of travellers stranded far from home.

Airports are crowded with mobs of angry, frightened people. Even greater throngs descend on the railway stations, desperate to squeeze on to the horribly overcrowded trains.

Meanwhile, the roads fall eerily silent, as rocketing petrol prices make it prohibitively expensive for all but the richest to drive long distances.

For businesses across the Western world — hotels and restaurants, cafes and newsagents, garages and tour operators — this would be nothing short of a disaster.
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Yep, then there's this

Thread: Here's what it might be like to travel on a double decker airplane seat
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The Golden Age of everything is over as long as the world keeps bending it's knee to the elite, snoot-faced, evil, greedy, demented, degenerate, gutless weasels that run those pathetic world organizations like the WEF, IMF, and WHO. None of these disgusting toadstools were elected in anyway by the citizens of the world. They're nothing but rich losers who've never had to lift a finger in their lives, other than to do the bidding of their masters, or master. I don't know what country gave permission to these jackasses to run roughshod over the rest of us, but I sure as hell know that the American people surely didn't. Every filthy rotten politician is beholden to these jackals, EVERYONE OF THEM. They are nothing but controlled sock puppets, spewing their BS on a daily basis, and plotting against the world to institute their grand schemes because they simply have nothing better to do than screw up anything they see and touch.
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I don't care, I'm still gassing up the gas guzzling V8, putting the top down and cruising...


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One of my favorite shows is Gunsmoke from the 1950s,
except where Kitty got thrown off her horse,
and Matt got shot off his horse,
and Chester had to shoot Doc's horse to save him.

Lots of people here in the country still have horses,
and the Amish swear (no they don't) by them.

It will be a GOOD thing to get back to nature.
Slower, but better.
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People will steal your horse.
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The way it should be. Why the hell would they fly 1/2 empty. Smart business move they can now implement and people will just accept without recourse.
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We will have to do what we want regardless of mans laws.
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Yes. I've flown my whole life. Throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and saw its' decline over the years but especially in the 00s leading up to now.

My husband and I flew to Denver in 2016 and that was when my husband said he had it, he was not flying anymore. I flew a few times since then - the last time in 2019 was when I decided that's it for me. It just got unbearably worse over the years.

Now, as you mentioned with fuel costs, pilot shortages, cancellations, delays - it's turned into a hellish nightmare. Nope, I'm not ever steeping foot on a plane if I can help it. I'd rather take a bus, at least I'd have more legroom, can bring my own food and drink and wouldn't have to deal with gestapo flight attendants.

It's amazing, our once wealthy and free nation, has turned into a shithole. I remember as a kid wondering what sorts of technological advancements would be made in the future that would improve us and our lives. Sure, we have the internet but most people don't utilize it for the vast resource of knowledge it contains. Instead, they only have the attention span for a 3 minute tiktok video and can barely type outeletter acronyms, emojis and like buttons.

Technology has created a dumbed down, fat, lazy and entitled society. The golden age is gone and we are in a free fall towards our collapse.


 Quoting: ElleMira


It always happens. What goes up always comes down. Depends on how high up you are to how bad the fall will be. That is history with humans.
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I don't care, I'm still gassing up the gas guzzling V8, putting the top down and cruising...


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Yeah but c'mon Brief, that's just a lowly 289ci small block unless you've engine swapped it out for something larger. I'm getting just under 18mpg running around in a 5.7 small block but only if i keep very nicely to speed limits. But yeah, V8s- gas guzzling.
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The way it should be. Why the hell would they fly 1/2 empty. Smart business move they can now implement and people will just accept without recourse.
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Planes are really used to fly cargo. That is where the money is. Flying humans around was just a perk. But now they are going to make sure there is no unused space. They should really charge by the weight for humans also.
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Didn’t Fauci mengele say something about flying should only be for the elite or something similar
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Yes. I've flown my whole life. Throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and saw its' decline over the years but especially in the 00s leading up to now.

My husband and I flew to Denver in 2016 and that was when my husband said he had it, he was not flying anymore. I flew a few times since then - the last time in 2019 was when I decided that's it for me. It just got unbearably worse over the years.

Now, as you mentioned with fuel costs, pilot shortages, cancellations, delays - it's turned into a hellish nightmare. Nope, I'm not ever steeping foot on a plane if I can help it. I'd rather take a bus, at least I'd have more legroom, can bring my own food and drink and wouldn't have to deal with gestapo flight attendants.

It's amazing, our once wealthy and free nation, has turned into a shithole. I remember as a kid wondering what sorts of technological advancements would be made in the future that would improve us and our lives. Sure, we have the internet but most people don't utilize it for the vast resource of knowledge it contains. Instead, they only have the attention span for a 3 minute tiktok video and can barely type outeletter acronyms, emojis and like buttons.

Technology has created a dumbed down, fat, lazy and entitled society. The golden age is gone and we are in a free fall towards our collapse.


 Quoting: ElleMira


Societies / great civilizations come and go. Why should or would western civilization differ in that regard to all the previous great civilizations? I used to foolishly think our present society would be saved from a collapse due to our wonderful technology. Yet it's technology that is undermining our intellect thereby accelerating our demise.





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