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American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:03 am
by walkathon
if never posted here ...

Image

more info:
http://boardingarea.com/unroadwarrior/2 ... piano-bar/

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:11 pm
by tomorrowstops
now that's pretty awesome!

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:17 pm
by meatballfulton
Yes kids, there actually was a time when airliners had cocktail lounges :drinks:

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:10 am
by Aaron2
meatballfulton wrote:Yes kids, there actually was a time when airliners had cocktail lounges :drinks:
Yes, kids, there actually was a time when commercial flights were not the sheer living nightmare that they are today. People actually had fun flying. :lol:

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 am
by Bitexion
I have no idea, I've only seen it in movies.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:18 am
by Aaron2
Bitexion wrote:I have no idea, I've only seen it in movies.
Me too. :cry:

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:14 pm
by meatballfulton
Then British Airways responded by putting Mellotrons on their planes.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:53 pm
by calaverasgrande
Heck I remember when they used to give kids little toy airplanes and pin on "captains wings". Not suer if this was all kids, or just the ones traveling by themselves for summer camp.
Yes I used to fly to christian summer camp almost every summer from 8 yo until 14 or so.
Can't imagine a parent letting a kid do that these days.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:25 pm
by synthroom
calaverasgrande wrote:Heck I remember when they used to give kids little toy airplanes and pin on "captains wings". Not suer if this was all kids, or just the ones traveling by themselves for summer camp.
Some Airlines still have wings for the kids - you ahve to ask and the last ones I saw were adhesive-backed plastic wings. The adhesive lost it's stick before the flight was over.

It's a bit of a long story, but I should have asked for a set of wings when I was left in charge of a Continental Airlines 737 on the runway when we put down for thunderstorms in College Station, TX about 5 years ago...

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:55 pm
by calaverasgrande
and crackerjacks used to have REAL TOYS in them!

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:46 pm
by alan partridge
Aaron2 wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:Yes kids, there actually was a time when airliners had cocktail lounges :drinks:
Yes, kids, there actually was a time when commercial flights were not the sheer living nightmare that they are today. People actually had fun flying. :lol:
A long, long time ago, in a land far away..

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:04 am
by gs
Very cool.... it even has ashtrays on both sides of the keyboard.... just the thing for your cool, hip jazz pianist with the obligatory cigarette dangling from the mouth.

Now both smoking AND piano playing are banned on airlines. Sad days these are..

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:21 pm
by Bitexion
alan partridge wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:Yes kids, there actually was a time when airliners had cocktail lounges :drinks:
Yes, kids, there actually was a time when commercial flights were not the sheer living nightmare that they are today. People actually had fun flying. :lol:
A long, long time ago, in a land far away..
I REALLY don't miss the days when the whole cabin would be a gray blanket of cigarette smoke.

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:47 pm
by rschnier
Did anyone else notice that this was in the COACH lounge? As opposed to the real grand (?) they had in the first-class lounge?

Re: American Airlines Wurlitzer

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 2:24 am
by mpa1104
rschnier wrote:Did anyone else notice that this was in the COACH lounge? As opposed to the real grand (?) they had in the first-class lounge?
Which if you think about it, puts the first-class passengers at more of a disadvantage if the plane goes down. The last thing you'd need on that occasion is a grand piano coming at you (a certain Far Side cartoon comes to mind)