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Retro Photos From the Golden Years of Flying

Written by Chris Alm • September 14th, 2009
Retro Photos From the Golden Years of Flying

You love stewardesses don’t you? So do I. Flying today is not the way it was used to be, so to remind you all of how elegant, exciting and swank traveling by airplane used to be here are a bunch of photos taken from the golden years of flying circa 1950s to the 1970s.

For a real life story on how flying used to be, check out the story I did with former Pan Am stewardess Valerie Waterman.

Which is your favorite still in operation airline?

Source Vacations    Thanks Chester

Chris Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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