These 16 Photos Perfectly Show Just How Stylish Travel Used to Be

Before the goal of each flight was to fit as many people on board as possible, plane travel came with lots of little luxuries. Drinks served in real cups, tables, and for long flights, sleeping compartments. Back then flights were far too expensive for many people, but some of those luxuries trickled into the more affordable flights of later years.

Planes on Tarmack, Boeing 727

Via/ Flickr

Sleeping compartments on Junkers plane.

Sleeping compartments on Junkers plane, 1927. Via/ Library of Congress

Sikorsky plane interior, 1934.

Sikorsky plane interior, 1934. Via/ Flickr

It’s so wonderful to see women in dresses, heels, and pearls to travel. The men’s suits are top notch as well. Flights today certainly don’t look like this.

Plane stewardess serving coffee, 1930s.

Plane stewardess serving coffee,1930s. Via/ Flickr

Sikorsky plane interior, 1931.

Sikorsky plane interior, 1931. Via/ Flickr

Coffee in real cups on plane, 1971.

Coffee in real cups on plane, 1971. Via/ Flickr

TWA stewardess- how we used to travel

TWA stewardess. Via/ Flickr

Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardess serving a meal.

Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardess serving a meal. Via/ Flickr

Boarding a Boeing plane in style.

Boarding a Boeing plane in style. Via/ Flickr

Those days are long gone, but sometimes it’s nice to see just how glamorous travel could be back in the days of full service flights and dining cars with silverware. If you enjoyed this then take a look at how travel has changed over the years right here.

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