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Travel: then and now

How we travelled then, how we travel now Add to ...

1999 You could pack a snack, but why? Airplane food isn't great but the price is right.

2009 With the toiletries now outlawed, you have room to pack a lunch. Just leave out the juice box. (Too much liquid, folks.)

1999 Your friendly neighbourhood agent hands you a ticket stapled in a handy little folder.

2009 Print your ticket at home or, if you have a smartphone, don't print it at all. Agents //who only// that just book tickets are going the way of the traveller's cheque.

1999: Water bottle is perfect for rehydrating in flight.

2009: Potential explosive; will be confiscated at security, along with contact-lens fluid and other liquids we forgot to put in our checked luggage.

1999 No one leaves home without a decent guide book and road map.

2009 If you're not carrying a GPS device or at least have it on your phone, an Internet café and access to online mapping is always a block or two away.

1999 Flying hasn't entirely lost its air of elegance and sophistication. (Shoes with laces!)

2009 When you have to take them off at security, who needs elegance or sophistication?

1999 They say they'll charge extra for overweight bags, but how often do they?

2009 Sure, we're headed for Hawaii, but with the price of jet fuel, maybe carry-on is enough?

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