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These Old Airplane Photos Show How Luxurious Flying Was In The 60s And 70s


Planes have always been awe-inducing. People didn’t originally think it would be possible to travel from one side of the globe to another but human innovation and determination proved that wrong.

Airplanes nowadays, and probably even back then, come with minimal to no leg room. Having to share an armrest with someone could make a long flight feel even longer. Add that with some turbulence and some sub-par airline food and it makes sense why people hate long flights.

But it seems like airlines back in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s might have been a little comfier.

Take a look at this gallery and you’ll see just how much nicer it was to fly back in the day.

Pan American World Airways, or more commonly known as Pan Am, used to be the largest international carrier in the United States between 1927 to 1991.

It used to be the standard for airline luxury and excellence. And these pictures will show you why exactly.

Flying economy probably isn’t much different from back then to now but flying in first class was a whole different matter.

When the first Boeing 747 flew across skies in 1970, it transformed its upper deck to a high-class lounge for their premium fare passengers.

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