Once upon a time, flying was fun, comfortable, and glamorous. This was before travelers suffered invasive pat-downs, folded their bodies into yoga positions to get comfortable, and paid for everything from in-flight beverages to carry-on bags. Just in time for the hellish experience that is Thanksgiving travel, we’ve put together a gallery of photographs that will make you long for the earlier days of flying.
Travelers didn’t know how good they had it in the 1960s. Passengers aboard a Braniff International flight circa 1967 enjoy their personal space while drinking coffee and reading magazines in a lounge.