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What It Was Like To Fly First Class In The 1950s and '60s

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Nowadays, traveling by plane probably feels like more of a hassle than a joy. A lengthy line for check-in, uncomfortable seating and poor food can all add up to a miserable journey, after all. But it wasn’t always like this. The 1950s and ’60s are often regarded as the “Golden Age of flying,” in fact, when departures were swift, legroom was plentiful and food and drink were exquisite. It was pretty much a different world – for better and worse.

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