The elders tell of a time, long since lost in the mists of legend, when air travel was pleasant, even elegant.
Airline passengers, they say, were allowed to keep their shoes on throughout the boarding process. You could leave your home with a bottle of water, and arrive at your destination thousands of miles away without that bottle ever leaving your hand! And travelers who were treated like adults tended to behave like adults – even dress like adults.
The airlines would actually permit passengers to bring a reasonable amount of luggage onto the plane without charging them for it. Once on the plane, these passengers were provided with meals, also at no extra charge. They were seated in furniture appropriate in size for full-grown humans, and designed with a modicum of style.
But hark now for perhaps the most incredible tale of all. The Elders say that in this long-ago Golden Age of Air Travel, if mechanical failure or airport traffic prevented the plane from taking off at the appointed hour, passengers were actually permitted to return to the airport terminal rather than be held hostage for hours on the plane!
Yeah, I don’t believe it either. You know, the Elders, I think they’re kinda slipping a little.
Wear this shirt: on your next Pan-Am flight.
Don’t wear this shirt: if you’re planning to throw a tantrum on the plane that will get caught in a phone video that goes viral. We don’t need that kind of publicity.
This shirt tells the world: “Is it just me, or did the skies used to be a lot friendlier?”
We call this color: Jet Baby Blue.
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