Because of our jobs, it’s easy to forget how fantastic flying actually is. In the 1950s, people didn’t take flying for granted when air travel was only reserved for the wealthy elite. Back then, a plane ticket would cost almost a month’s salary. To convince people, airlines had to offer lures to persuade them that flying was worth the outrageous price of a ticket. For that reason, planes had room to stretch your legs, free drinks, and flight attendants who brought the best meals and alcoholic beverages.