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Interior of the Pan Am Sikorsky S-40 Clipper

Vintage wartime BOAC cabin crew. They also used this as an advert for Stratocruiser aircraft later on.

Flying on the Pan Am Clippers - The 314 Experience @

Flying in the early Clippers

from Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

It Was Way More Fun Flying Around The World 50 Years Ago

Today, air travel is flooded with thousands of budget airlines, cheap deals and the smallest seats imaginable. For the vast majority of people who fly, it’s merely about getting from A to B without losing your sanity in the process. But 50 years ago, the world of aviation was actually the polar opposite.

Braniff Boeing 707-227 Interior Terry Labus with Henry Dreyfus Interiors. People would dress up for air travel.

1980 The First Class cabin of Pan Am's Lockheed L1011-500. This cabin would be modified with Sleeperette seats in First Class within a year of delivery to Pan Am.

from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Flying In Its Glory Days

Vintage Air Travel: Passengers relaxing on the sleeper seats in the new Comet 4