The Golden Age of Flying

Let’s face it: flying today usually sucks. Long lines at the security checkpoint, overcrowded planes, whittled-down amenities, costly upgrades for just another inch of legroom.

It didn’t used to be this way. Indeed, flying in the 1950s and 60s was quite comfortable and luxurious, with spacious cabins, elegant service, and a sense of excitement that you’d be hard pressed to find these days, outside of a $30,000 first class flight to Dubai.

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Vintage Everyday gives us a glimpse into these earlier days of flying, and it’s definitely a time capsule. We see in-plane bars, elaborate meal services, and exquisite uniforms on flight attendants.

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Continental 747 Ponape Lounge, Airline Attendant

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Continental Airlines

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DC-6 Mainliner United Airlines 48

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Delta Airlines Convair 880

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Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Electra Jet

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