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What They Used To Serve On Flights 50 Years Ago Will Make You Insanely Jealous.

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Modern airplane food is notorious for being borderline inedible. The greasy, rubbery meals are tasteless and under-proportioned, and sometimes, you can’t even tell what you’re actually eating.

But it wasn’t always like this. In fact, many decades ago in-flight meals looked completely different. And when you see what people used enjoy on flights around the world, it’ll make your bag of pretzels seem even smaller!

In-flight meals weren’t always terrible.

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In the early days of air travel, flights were so expensive that only the very wealthy could afford to travel by plane.

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As a result, in-flight service was top of the line to meet the expectations of the affluent clientele.

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These plentiful amenities included food.

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These photos were recently released by Norwegian air carrier Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

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They show what the airplane food looked like on their flights from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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The picture they paint is almost unrecognizable from the in-flight meals of today.

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For one thing, the planes themselves were much more spacious, with plenty of room for large serving stations like this one. 

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The food offered was also much more glamorous.

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Luxurious menu items were common, like lobster…

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…complimentary champagne…

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…and freshly carved meats.

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Passengers could order as much or as little as they liked from the menu.

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Flight attendants would even offer up freshly ground pepper!

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Some planes even had an in-flight sommelier, pictured here in the background.

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This menu shows just a few of the high-class dishes available to the airline’s passengers.

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These flights to and from Bangkok are pretty mouth-watering.

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This menu isn’t as highbrow, but it still offers an array of delicious sandwiches. 

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Things got less fancy in the 1970s, although meals still had fresh ingredients and decent-sized portions.

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And the seats were just as roomy in economy class, making the meal more enjoyable.

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By the ’80s, a business class meal still offered lobster, salmon, and fresh vegetables. 

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Most importantly, the meals were all included in the price of the flight, so passengers never had to worry about going hungry while airborne. 

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Compared to what gets served on planes today, these bygone in-flight meals make their airplanes look like the best restaurants in town. Now where can I get a lobster at 40,000 feet…?

Share these historic airline photos with your friends below… they will make them jealous!

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