I practically love everything about this era. Sometimes I think I am truly living life in the wrong decade. How much fun it would have been to be in my twenties/thirties during the 1950s and 1960s. I love the clothing, vehicles, houses, music, etc...
Christina Ricci is playing one of the main character's, Maggie.
When I was a little girl my parents would fly my sister and I back to Texas to visit our grandmother. We would fly all the way from California to the Lone Star solo. It was safe to do that back then. We'd get to sit up front near the flight attendants. They would always give us those gold plastic Junior Pilot wings. I would collect them and pin them on my bulletin board above my desk in my room (wish I had them now). Then during the flight we were always introduced to the pilot. It was really something else for us to go into the cockpit. That was always my favorite thing to do is to talk to the pilots. After we were seated the nice flight attendants would serve us peanuts and Sprite. I remember thinking to myself how beautiful they were. I use to day dream that I would grow up to be a flight attendant or pilot.
I thought it would be fun to see pictures from the flight attendants from the 1960s. That is when they took their profession a little more seriously than they might today. When I think of flight attendants today I immediately envision the flight attendant that screamed at the passenger, opened the emergency exit, grabbed a beer and slid down the emergency slide all while flipping the bird to an entire plane full of passengers. Oh my, have things changed.
Even the advertisements were classy and elegant.
I would have loved to have had this type of customer service when I've flown to Europe. I've only flown out of San Francisco to Europe. My goodness, that is a LONG flight. I'm hoping that our future flight will be much better considering that we are now closer to the East Coast.
Airline travel was so much better before 9/11. I hate what it has evolved into today. I dread flying these days because of the hoops you have to jump through just in order to get to the terminal. I know we need security and all but seriously they have reached a whole new level.
What are some of the things that you miss about flying these days? I'd love to hear them.