I haven’t flown on any commercial aircraft for a looooong time – over 20 years I think. Prior to that, I hardly ever flew. But I always knew what kind of plane I was on. That kind of thing has always fascinated me.
My first flight (since I was old enough to remember) was from L. A. to Honolulu in 1966, which I was 15 years old, aboard a Boeing 707. I was fascinated by the whole experience. I got interested enough that I learned the whole product line of Boeing jets at the time.
Flying commercially has all gone to shit since then. All the Security Theater especially. Fuck that shit.
But . . .
You’re just looking in the wrong places. In recent years, I’ve flown aboard all the airplanes shown in this picture or ones just like them, and I’ve always known exactly what kind of aircraft it was. It was interesting and even helpful to know all I could about those planes seeing as how the pilot(s) let me do most of the flying, often including taking off and landing.
That’s the kind of thing you need to do to make flying fun these days.