If you want to have a giggle and reminisce about what it was like to take a flight 75 years ago, check out this article from a 1934 issue of Airline Business sister publication, Flight International.
Pointing to a United Airlines flight he took between New York and Chicago, a Mr Gordon England makes the point that “we in Great Britain have something to learn from the other side of the Atlantic concerning the running of air lines”.
Mr England was particularly impressed by the “hostesses, their very attractive green uniform, and the fact that they were always ready to do everything for the convenience and comfort of passengers”. Read into that what you will.
Cigarettes were also handed out to passengers “free of charge” to smoke during the flight.
Fast forward 75 years and you can read a very different review of the differences between US carriers and their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic.
In this blog, Brendan Sobie describes United Airlines’ new business class as “still one step behind” its rivals in Europe, the Middle East and England. How times have changed!