Of course they don’t tell you about the fares that were 4-10 times the economy fares today. 😁
Yes air travel was not affordable to most middle class people in days gone by. I think a lot of travelers were on business and the fare was paid by their employer. Also in the article I think that a lot of the menus were from international flights.
In the Early 1970's United "Mainliner" Service was good, You got to pick from 3 Main courses, served in china & real silverware. The price was not that bad, but it was a "Red Eye" - PDX to ORD. I always thought Wally Bird had good food, on PDX to MSP. But now You are lucky if You get a bag of Trail Mix.
Take Care, Stefan
Now posting from under the KPDX 28L approach. For our missing member Kris C. I will be making sure I leave a light on for them..
Once upon a time, flying to one's destination was a privilege for which one was appropriately dressed and appropriately comported one's self. Today, it's ragged T-shirts, cut-off jeans, flip-flops, and fist fights.
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While in the Navy in 1967-68, I tried PSA Electras from LAX to SFO; Western Electras LAX-OAK and finally settled for United DC-6s and Convairs with stops but more friendly Flight Attendants and a great meal. All for a fare of $13.50 one way as opposed to $11.43 on the Electras. Even then $2.00 wasn't bad for a good meal.
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