Since first flying up in '83 until now, conditions have changed drastically.
Yep. Try getting to anywhere from Alaska without it.

This is about my time frame. It used to be relatively pleasant. I remember checking most of your stuff for free, hardly anyone bringing suitcases on the plane, dropping your little bit of carry on stuff on the belt, walking through the metal detector, and just easily walking on the plane with no commotion.

Those were the days.