Flying wasn’t better in the past. The planes were louder, the seats were crap, entertainment was a deck of cards or a movie badly projected on a single screen (and listened to through remarkably uncomfortable air phones), and the longed-for food made it so you couldn’t make a fist for a couple of days. Plus, the cabins were filled with smoke. Today’s planes are sleeker, quieter, have better food and pretty endless entertainment. Way better now.