What were flights like in the 1950s? 

Complimentary postcards when boarding, acres of legroom, and personal porters at baggage reclaim: early commercial air travel was a long way from Ryanair…

Check in. Security. Duty free. Food. Drinks. Departure gate. Board. Cram luggage into overhead compartment. Fly. Watch film, eat meal from small plastic container. Nap. Land. Disembark. Queue for passport control. Wait. Wait some more. Luggage retrieval. Wait for bag. Is that mine? Not my tag. Wait. Grab suitcase. Walk through arrivals. Anything to declare? Nope. Leave airport. Step outside. 

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