These Images Will Show You How Beautiful Plane Travel Used To Be

Since the Wright brothers took the world’s first airplane on December 17th in 1903; man has tried to conquer the skies. Once man was able to fly and cover great distances in a short time, this was made public and the masses could travel from country to country in a matter of hours.

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This enhanced travel and made it easier for people to travel without being on land and taking days on end to complete their journey, but how has air travel changed over the years. We’re taking a look at some of the biggest names in aviation and how they have treated their passengers with class, standards, and luxury in air travel.

1Pan American

This image taken in 1936 shows something that doesn’t look like the inside of a plane. It looks like an image taken at a restaurant or buffet. But, believe it or not, that is really the inside of a plane. Back then planes were a luxury and carried only a few people so the luxuries they provided inside the planes were high and well maintained.

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2Delta Air Lines

This image takes us back to 1970 when this image was actually taken. This young lady looks to be using the plane’s entertainment features. Back then there used to an inbuilt cassette player on all the seats and they provided earphones to the passengers so that they could hear their music or stories in peace.

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3Pan American

We’re guessing this was a private plane with these two men playing chess during their journey or maybe it was taken in the first class cabin. This looks so luxurious and peaceful for people flying back then. When planes were first introduced to the public they made them luxurious for the public to get more sales. This image was taken in 1936.

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4American Airlines

This image shows us how the planes used to look in 1934. We can see how the seating arrangements used to look like and how the passengers had a small curtain that they could pull down and cover them from the rest of the passengers. We’re guessing this was for the night when the passengers didn’t want to be disturbed when they slept.

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5Tupolev Tu-114 Airlines

This looks like a modern airplane’s inside but with a table between each row of seats. This image was taken in 1955. It was during this time when the insides of the planes stopped changing and remained the same. Minor changes did take place over the years but for the most of it, the planes looked the same after this period.

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6Delta Air Lines

Now we’re coming into a more modern look at the insides of a plane. Taken in 1970, this image looks the closest to the modern insides of an airplane. The overhead compartments are covered and seats that look like something you’d even see in 2010. This was at a time when planes were becoming more modernized and less clunky. 

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7KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Taken in 1970, this image shows a different view of the airplanes that were there in different parts of the world. This Dutch airline looks like a dream with what we think is a great first class experience. Passengers can actually sleep peacefully and perfectly with small, comfy beds. This must have been a great experience for the travellers back then.

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8Pan American

Another trip to the past with this stunning image of what air travel looked like in 1975. Just look at the food, the standard and the joy on the passenger’s faces. This is what air travel used to be. It was more than just getting from point A to point B. It was an experience on its own.

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9Aeroflot

This image taken in 1973 closely resembles the inside of planes we have today. Three seats in a row and a long column of seats filled with passengers. Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines in the world as it was started somewhere in 1923. During the Soviet era, this was the national airline service as well as the largest airline in the world.

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10Cabin of a Pan American

This is an image of the dining cabin of a Pan American plane in the 1970s. Just look how luxurious it looks and also how natural. If you take this very image inside a modern plane’s dining cabin it would look so different as everyone would be busy looking at their phones even while dining with their parents.

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11Delta Air Lines

This image must have been taken of a smaller aircraft during 1954-1965. It must have either been a small aircraft or a small cabin with just a few seats but luxury nevertheless. Delta started its operations in 1929 but it was founded in 1924. In terms of schedules and passengers being carried, Delta is currently the second largest airline service in the world.

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12Delta was experimenting with their seats

This image was taken in 1959 when Delta was experimenting with their seats as here they look larger than normal. Airplanes have gone through many changes in their journey to what they look like today. Experimentation is what led the airlines to discover what the passengers wanted and needed.

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13Delta Airline inside

Delta definitely experimented with their airlines and planes while trying out different things to see the reactions of the passengers. Here we have another inside that resembles the insides of a modern plane. Just look how beautiful the seats, curtains, and food used to look as compared with what you get today.

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14British Overseas Airways Corporation

The British Overseas Airways Corporation or BOAC was the predecessor of British Airways. They understood that flying was something that only adults could adjust to so they decided to come up with something for the babies that had to be taken with the adults. Skycots were created that were little hammocks for the babies to sleep in over the parent’s heads.

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