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Throwback Thursday: The 1970s Sure Were 'Qantastic'

Where: Australia
January 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM | by | ()

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.

We can probably all agree that the 1970s weren't exactly a standout decade for fashion, hairstyles and politics. However, it was during this time that many international airlines hit their stride with jet travel, just as it became the fashion for the average person to dump their disposable income into discovering new corners of the planet.

We can look to Qantas for some of the biggest milestones of the 70s and, no doubt, they're ready to celebrate via Instagram.

The Red Roo started to take deliveries of their Boeing 747s and entered a fresh era of long-haul travel opportunities, not only for Aussies but for anyone else wanting to head down under. Obviously, Qantas capitalized on this wanderlust and released a few ads touting how "Qantastic" flying with the airline could be.

In typical '70s style, there's some amazing disco-type music, forgettable fashion, and some awesome shots of the Queen of the Skies herself. With additional cameos from bikinis, Sydney Harbour, and a few glimpses of a super tropical Pucci designed uniforms, we might have to agree that the Instavid is pretty fantastic, perhaps even "Qantastic."

[Photo/Videos: Qantas Instagram]

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