There is definitely something fun about coming home and sifting through some of the old stuff buried in the closet in my parents’ house. I love looking through some of the old National Geographic magazines, because they all have old airline ads. When I picked up the August 1970 issue, I came across this Delta ad and had to laugh.
So many things about this ad wouldn’t fly in the US today. (Pardon the pun.) You definitely couldn’t say a flight attendant had to be pretty. Heck, you can’t even call her a stewardess. (Besides, it could be a “him” instead.) But these ads were pretty tame compared to those from Southwest, National, and of course, PSA. Forget about all that political correctness though. I bet they delivered fantastic service back then. I only wish I could have experienced it.