You have to like the idealized paintings of travel ads, where everything is inviting and everyone is friendly, and almost no one has their body cavities searched, except in the nice romantic way. In 1957, getting on a plane was something to look forward to, and the UAC was keen for you to get cranked about picking your summer holiday destination, because they made the plane you'd be flying in.
When planning your 2014 summer vacation, remember that Florida used to be a place for beaches, not just baffling crime news. Also, only part of California used to be a desert, and the Alamo has never had a basement.
Remember this while standing in a queue in the airport, having orders barked at you by a barely employable high school dropout drunk on power.
Here is a partially fictionalized (read: corporate) film from 1959 produced by Pan Am, from the time of Airline Glamour. In this film, "6 1/2 Magic Hours" Pan Am uses insane phrases like "speed of service and convenience for passengers". Harumph! The very idea! Preposterous!
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