Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Jet Age photos

Written by Christopher • October 12th, 2006
Jet Age photos

So far we have stayed on the ground, exploring the past. Now it’s time to take to the skies and go back 40 years or so when air travel was considered a privilege and the first travel choice for any international jet set person.

My personal airline favorites are Pan Am and Braniff, seeing I really like the Pan Am logo and the cool airplane paint schemes Braniff used. In fact I really love the whole Braniff concept with their colors, design, clothes, air strip and what not. On with the photos, look how neat and cozy everything was back in the late 1960s, early 1970s.

That was back in the days, when you could get free layovers if you scored with one of the stewardesses. Oh, well… Sadly, both airlines had problems during the strikes and high oil prices in the late 1970s which ultimately lead to their decline and downfall.

Source Braniff Pages   


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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