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were things simpler or more complicated?
you could go into them to book flights and holidays.
and what about business flights?
i'm doing my mum's flights for next month and i can't imagine having to do it all over the phone/in a travel agents.
in fact my last company were still doing that about five years ago before going online.
Thats why theres so many empty shops now. My mother used to be the assistant manager of "Ripley Metal bird flight wholesalers"
The real answer is travel agents
it was rubbish
it was brilliant, you went in and they organised everything for you, and found the best deals! Then they sent you some paper tickets in the post.
how did you check the weather? how did you know what was on at the cinema? train timetables? directions? etcetcetc.
Cinema - local paper and phones
Train Timetables - Train Timetables
Directions - maps
If they did you were in luck but rarely would they be flying to the country you wanted or at the time you wanted.Lucky enough I know a luggage attendant that can get me on to most flights.
You mean the phone right?
same way you ring google to find answers.Wikipedia also existed before the internet.
whilst chasing an unsuspecting object of their devotion, and never pay ridiculous amounts.
ok, so my only evidence for this is based on mid-90s sitcoms, but WHATever.
sure its on ebay somewhere.
with hilarious consequences.