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Golden age of air travel

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 46: A stewardess serves a meal to a couple on an American Airlines flight, mid to late 1950s. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Once upon a time, air travel was something to look forward to. The plane interiors were plush, cutlery was exquisite, and meals were decadent—the meat was actually hand carved, oh yes! Passengers were treated like royalty, and they certainly dressed the part. Those were the years when celebrities wanted to be photographed stepping out of an airplane, pilots were national heroes and being a flight attendant was one of the most glamorous jobs. Let’s take a trip back in time and remember the good old days of air travel.

(Pictured) A flight attendant serves a meal to a couple on an American Airlines flight, mid to late 1950s. 
© Underwood Archives/Getty Images
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