Airports Are Where The World’s Most Dashing Have Mixed For Decades
Flying somewhere far away doesn’t come cheap.
Once marketers realized this point—and travelers in the early days noticed that they were surrounded by similarly-minded and similarly-financed people—airports and air travel became the place to show off. From grand architecture to the Concorde, loud uniforms for the cabin crew, or photo shoots staged in hangars, the act of flying is, for most, the fastest, highest, and farthest we’ll ever travel.
So why not have a bit of fun?
We thought back to our favourite sights and sounds from airports, with the hopes of forgetting (if only for a moment) that modern air travel (though vastly less expensive, more reliable, safer…) still lacks the visual thrill and boundless attitude that inspired so many to step aboard an airplane in the first place.
I can do without the silly uniforms, but would love for audacious liveries and a higher overall standard of passenger dress to return—why is it always the people who are dressed too casually for a pajama party the ones to be least amazed or delighted that they are, in fact, traveling hundreds of miles per hour a few thousand feet from the ground…?
Which aspect of classic air travel do you wish would make a comeback?