Flying has turned into an expensive journey to get to your destination and many people wish there was another way. The fact is, people, pay more for air travel but the seats are less comfortable and the frequent cancellations and congested airports only add to the aggravation. The ’60s and ’70s were truly the golden age of flying.
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The following photos could clearly pass for futurist renderings of what aviation would look like in the future but in fact, they highlight what flying was like in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s.
Business class seating during the golden age of flying when it actually meant comfort and it even provided a great social atmosphere to create new business contacts.
People seemed to enjoy themselves during the golden age of flying and most likely arrived at their destination without feeling bored the entire way.
This looks like a plane from the future. Oh wait, it was in the past.
You certainly can’t sit down and socialize at a table in today’s planes but you could during the golden age of flying.
People enjoy the flight with such spacious cabins.
The interior has such clean lines and looks uncluttered.
While this image is from a prototype, the actual planes had similar space and headroom.
Flying is much more enjoyable with flight attendants as happy as this. They are all smiles.
Because there are no overhead bins in the center aisle, it creates a much more spacious ride.
If planes were more like this today, I’d probably fly more often. I’d like to know at which point plane companies started designing planes that are cramped and now make me feel claustrophobic.
Please share these incredible photos from the golden age of flying with your friends and family.