Mad #179 (Albert Feldstein) - Lower Price Issue - December 1975

Not really.  It's just a cover joke.

Sometimes, Mad predicts the future.  That was the case with "Future 'No-Frills Air Travel' Gimmicks" by Dick DeBartolo and Al Jaffee.  Those of us who have been exposed to the current "no frills" airline policies are not amused.  DeBartolo/Jaffee rightfully predicted that "airlines can save millions by eliminating all free meals, and then earn additional revenues by selling franchises to Concessionaires who would supply passengers with food."  They also predicted negatives changes regarding baggage charges, cancelled flights and passenger weight restrictions.  With the ridiculous security line checks and carry-on restrictions, current air travel is comparable to a cattle drive.  If a game show awards an airline ticket as first prize, my first reaction is that second prize must be two tickets. [JAM 6/28/2010]

Look for a witch and an upside down flight in "No-Frills Air Travel" and a horse with a moustache like Omar Sharif in "Fun Lady."

(From reader Tony Perodeau) - "Today (June 5, 2014) is the 40th anniversary of the "Ten Cent Beer Night" baseball riot in Cleveland which inspired Lou Silverstone to write 'Mad's Obnoxious Sports Spectator of the Year' ... Jack Davis was perfect for this."

Departments:
Over-Briced Schmaltz - Fun Lady
Don Martin - One Fine Day During Lunch Period; One Fine Day in Suburbia; One Day While Filming a World War II Movie
Venal Fly Traps - Future "No Frills" Air Travel Gimmicks
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of the Fast Food Craze
Split-Levity - Broken Homes And Gardens Magazine
T'Row De Bum Out! - Mad's Obnoxious Sports Spectator of the Year
Camp-Sight-Gags - A Mad Look at Backpacking
Philatelic Like It Is - U.S. Commemorative Stamps We'll Never Get to See
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Shoe Biz - Footnotes to Football
Rabbit Warren - Shampooped

Fold-In - Office