That Time When Airplane Food Was World Class
For most of us this is very hard to believe, but there was actually a time when airplane food was world class. That time was not that long ago, but still, the golden age of flying ended about 3 decades ago.
Flights used to last much longer back in the day. Due to this fact, people were served warm meals cooked by prestigious chefs. It wasn’t all just peanuts and olives like it is today. Of course, flight tickets were much more expensive in the 50’s and all the way up until the 80’s, but at least you had some excellent cuisines to indulge in.
As a way to celebrate their 70th anniversary, Norway-based Scandinavian Airlines released to the public eye a marvelous collection of vintage onboard photos. These moments are absolutely unique and they take us back to a time and age when people were still very much fascinated about flying.
Flying back then was considered a very important moment in life. It was an event. People dressed up in suits even if they weren’t flying on a business trip. It was a celebrations of life, elegance and new experiences.
These photos from the 1950s and all the way up to the 1980s show how passengers truly enjoyed every moment of flying. It was like dining at a 5 star restaurant up in the sky. You could order anything your heart (or stomach) desired. From lobsters, to prosciutto, to caviar and exquisite international food, everything was possible. And it was also tasty and most likely all natural.
It seems like that time is long gone and most likely it will never return again.
Source: SAS Museum