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The 1970?s marked the golden age of air travel, flying on one of the new 747 jumbo jets was a glamorous experience,only accessible to the rich,beautiful or powerful.This newly minted jet-set made the journey as important as the destination, often showing up at the airport in mink coats, mini dresses and perfectly tailored suits.

 

 

The 1970?s marked the golden age of air travel, flying on one of the new 747 jumbo jets was a glamorous experience,only accessible to the rich,beautiful or powerful.This newly minted jet-set made the journey as important as the destination, often showing up at the airport in mink coats, mini dresses and perfectly tailored suits. Stewardess?s that looked like models wore designer uniforms when serving five course meals that included carving Chateaubriand seat side. Pan- Am the swankiest of all the carriers even had a spiral staircase in first class that connected passengers to an infamous upper deck lounge, even Pan Am clipper class (known today as coach) had an actual piano lounge with a piano! Eager to relive this magic moment in aviation history,  pour yourself a glass of champagne turn on the Frank Sinatra and click through the images below!

 

 
 
Believe it or not this was the lounge in Coach!
 
 

Image from Tumblr

 

 

Image courtesy of Boeing 

 

 

The well dressed flight crew

 
 
 
A Pan-Am stewardess ar work
 
 
This was a typical piano bar in the coach lounge in the 1970's

 

 

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