As much as I love my job, I realize that I simply can’t think about travel ALL day EVERY day. So, when I force myself to consider other things, it helps me relax to remember fun times from years gone by.
As it happens, an awfully lot of those memories just happen to revolve around travel.
Do you remember the golden age of air travel?
But, I do remember a day when it was a little more comfortable than it is today.
Mark likes to remember his first flight as a child in – it must have been – the mid 1970s.
His mom – my mother-in-law – dressed Mark and his sister in their Sunday best for a short flight to New York to see her brother.
Back in the Hillsborough, North Carolina of the 1970s, they must have been the first of their friends to venture above the Mason-Dixon line.
Jet Set: The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation’s Glory Years is a new book that details the glory days of air travel.
It makes us just a little jealous of times past (especially when it mentions the low prices of Pan Am’s first class flights to London)!
You can enjoy a quick video of all those fun times from the BBC:
A little blurry, but how about those white gloves, hats, coats, and ties boarding that Pan Am flight!
Enjoy the video!
You can check out the book on Amazon here:
You can also enjoy the book’s unofficial them song, Come Fly with Me from Frank Sinatra:
…A song that you can also pick up on Amazon, just click here:
And channel some of that golden air of flight vibe.
Listen to it on your next flight, close your eyes, and…