It’s well-known that business aviation was very glamorous back within the Nineteen Thirties when plane tickets were very expensive and flying was a rare and special event for the wealthy, the one ones who could afford them.
The previous Pan Am vice chairman, Thor Johnson, commented: “It really was as glamorous because it looks.
“We served those beautiful meals, and folks dressed up after they got on the plane. There have been dress codes, but people would have dressed well even without rules.”
Passengers used to decorate up for the occasion but in response to Keith Lovegrove, creator of Airline: Style At 30,000 Feet, “passengers stopped dressing for airline travel concerning the same time they stopped dressing for other occasions, like shopping”.
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