This little booklet of hints was published by Air France for its transcontinental customers sometime in the 1950s. I love stuff like this because its always interesting to see how much things have changed.
“French cuisine aloft…hot, course-by-course French meals are served to you with vintage wines and chanpagne during the flight. Naturally, there is no charge for food, or liquor served during meals.”
It’s hard to imagine that kind of thing even in First Class these days!
“Your arrival is at Orly Field, and after the Customs regulations have been completed, you will be taken to Paris in Air France’s own limousines. There is no charge for this service.”
What luxury! I’ve never flown into Orly, but in most airports its either the bus, the train, or a very expensive cab.
No copy from the booklet for this one, but who can miss the chic woman in a suit descending the stairs. When was the last time you saw a woman wearing a suit on a long flight?
And one for the “The more things change, the more they stay the same” file:
Posted by KeLLy Ann:
Good luck with something like that now.
Which is really sad…