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Throwback Thursday: Flight Attendant Toga Party!

May 9, 2013 at 12:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sure, we love all the speed and comfort of modern travel, but it didn't that way overnight. Every Thursday, we're going to take a look back at travel the way it used to be, whether that's decades or centuries ago. This is Throwback Thursday, travel edition.

"Nobody's second class on Southern."

Nevermind that no one remembers Southern Airways. The beauty of this ad lies in the first half, as a coach class passenger on a competitor airline wanders into First Class and finds a toga party. Actually it's more than a toga party (only the flight attendants don toga dresses); it's a bacchanal, complete with elaborate food platters and feeding passengers grape-by-grape.

We won't spoil the surprise of what happens when that passenger returns to his "seat" in coach, but it's entertaining enough that we had to point out this ad to you on Throwback Thursday.

Think any First Class cabins are like this today? Perhaps Emirates or Singapore...though instead of togas it's a kebaya and instead of grapes it's Krug and Dom Perignon champagne.

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