It appears that some things do not improve with age.
I know you’re not going to believe this, but once upon a time air travel was something that people enjoyed. As a matter of fact many people actually looked forward to air travel. I know, it’s hard to believe isn’t it? In the early days of air travel the transportation itself was part of the journey. Contrast that with today. How many times have you had to catch a flight for work, or pleasure, and have regretted the transportation component? If you’re like many people, air travel today is viewed as a necessary evil. It simply a way to get you from point A to point B quickly. Air travel used to be considered the best travel money can buy.
Today, not so much.
More and more we’re seeing people turn to land travel as an alternative to air travel. I asked a few colleagues about their travel habits. Some have told me that if their destination is within a few hundred miles, they’ll often opt for the train as opposed to flying. Their argument: land transportation can take you from downtown to downtown without the hassle of busy airports.
Air Travel from Yesteryear
Join us as we take a photo journey on air travel from the early days. It’s quite a difference from the crowded airports and crammed airplanes that we are accustomed to today.
The dining area (I can’t help thinking what would happen if turbulence hits)
Passenger compartments and sleeping quarters
A typical washroom (large enough to spend your whole flight there with plenty of room to spare)
Even Pres. Roosevelt celebrated a birthday in style
Winston Churchill even enjoyed air travel
Crew quarters (now this puts me more in mind of today’s air travel)
Can you imagine if airlines offered this type of service, and compartments, today. It’s pretty safe to say that it would make one rethink air travel. Now the cost of the ticket might be a whole other argument. But that’s for another day.