Table cloths and silver service: the golden age of travel celebrated in glorious vintage photos
Time was when boarding a flight was one of the most glamorous things to do. Passengers were treated like royalty, and dressed to impress for a flight. Plane cabins were plush and spacious and food, oh the food. Lobster and rack of lamb were regularly served up by air hostesses, who it was agreed, had the best jobs in the world.
As SAS turns 70 this year, the airline has released a series of images from the 1950s and 1960s that will make you yearn for a flight back in time.
Uniforms in the mid 20th century were designed by top couture houses including Carven and Dior for SAS.
Magazines and newspapers were provided to passengers, and you could also read a book, listen to music - or smoke when on a flight.
The flight in the 1950s was in many ways a holiday event in itself.
Passengers were served lavish meals for the duration of the flights, and a sommelier would be on hand to advise on wines.