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Airline first class is evolving, but to say it is on the way out is an over-statement. Fold-out maps and print guidebooks? Down, teetering, but not out.

The relentless march of progress hasn’t been without a few regrettable victims.

Several much-loved travel stalwarts are falling out of favor thanks to technology and other factors.

The following 10 — postcards, slideshows, guidebooks, Internet cafes, analog alarm clocks, fold-out maps, travelers’ checks, photo albums, airline first class, and traditional steamer trunks — are some of our most loved travel items that are slowly being replaced by modern innovations.


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Photo credit: A man looks at an online video portal at an internet cafe in Yangon, Myanmar, September 16, 2011. Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

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