28 Amazing Pictures From The Golden Age Of Airlines

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A United Airlines flight attendant talks with a passenger aboard a Douglas DC-10, 1968.

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The Supremes, including Diana Ross, pose at an undisclosed airport in 1965.

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The world’s largest jetliner, the Boeing 747, is rolled out for public view at the company’s hangar in Everett, Washington, 1968.

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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight attendants model their latest uniforms in the late 1960s.

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience poses for a quick pictures on the tarmac of the London Airport in 1967.

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The interior of an Alaska Airlines Convair 880 M-6 during the 1960s.

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The interior decorations of a PSA airliner in the late 1960s.

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A flight attendant makes a bed aboard a German airliner in 1955.

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Jacqueline Dubut, the first female airline pilot for the French domestic airline Air Inter, sits in the cockpit of her plane in 1967.

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Three Pan Am pilots check out the scenery while flying over Paris in 1956.

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Three flight attendants who served first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during her flight from Italy to India and Pakistan pose for a photo in Rome’s airport.

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Air Canada, in its efforts to attract more passengers, installed a dance floor and music for passengers who wanted to dance at 30,000 feet on their way across the Atlantic in 1972.

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Left: A pair of flight attendants from Russia’s Aeroflot airline pose for a photo, 1966. Right: Staff prepare meals in the kitchen aboard an Tu-114 airliner (at the time, the world’s largest), 1959.

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United Airlines flight attendants participate in an evacuation drill as part of their airline safety training in 1966.

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Elizabeth Taylor boards a plane at an undisclosed airport for Hollywood in1958.

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French singer Sacha Distel performs with his band mid-flight, 1959.

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Passengers enjoy a smoke on a Transocean Air Lines Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in 1955.

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A group of women step off an airplane and onto the tarmac at an undisclosed airport in 1958.

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An exterior night view of the Pan Am Terminal at Idlewild Airport, later renamed John F. Kennedy Airport, in New York City in 1961 features a series of figures mounted on a glass wall (seen at right), collectively called Zodiac Screen and sculpted by Milton Hebald. Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton designed the terminal in 1957.

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People gather inside the TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in 1966.

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A pair of PSA pilots make their way to their cockpit in the late 1960s.

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Flight attendants work on Southwest Airlines in the early 1970s.

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A commercial airliner departs from National Airport in Washington, DC, in 1973.

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