Remember When?

Announcing a new occasional feature: “Remember When?” Well, you may not remember this at all (I barely do). But from time to time we’ll look back at advertisements that promised a consumer utopia. Today it is airline travel. Remember when it was civilized? Remember when they served nourishing hot meals (even in coach)? Remember when you were allowed to walk up and down the aisles without being harassed by harassed flight attendants? Remember when baby-boomer kids ran up and down the aisles without being curtailed by their unresponsive parents? Remember when TWA (Pan Am and Eastern) was (were) still an airline that took pride in its (their) service? Alas. . .
 
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

3 thoughts on “Remember When?

  1. countrygirl

    Smoking was allowed on flights back then and I remember the air getting pretty thick on a flight from Europe. I thought I was suffocating.

    I do remember how special it was to get an orchid on my plate for dinner and having the stewardesses take me up and introduce me to the pilots. I really miss that part.
    Judy

  2. countrygirl

    Smoking was allowed on flights back then and I remember the air getting pretty thick on a flight from Europe. I thought I was suffocating.

    I do remember how special it was to get an orchid on my plate for dinner and having the stewardesses take me up and introduce me to the pilots. I really miss that part.
    Judy

  3. countrygirl

    Smoking was allowed on flights back then and I remember the air getting pretty thick on a flight from Europe. I thought I was suffocating.

    I do remember how special it was to get an orchid on my plate for dinner and having the stewardesses take me up and introduce me to the pilots. I really miss that part.
    Judy

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