BuzzFeed Rewind: Mile High Disco

The golden age of airlines was classy, glorious and an adventure! Back in the day, you dressed for the occasion, not overdressed but defiantly not sweatpants and a t-shirt. Flight attendants were called stewardess in which they had to be young, unmarried, childless and look good in a skimpy outfit. Flying in the golden age was a raving party! You could smoke cigarettes, they had band performances, raving evacuation drills and a bed for those who wanted to be part of the mile-high club!

Young, Unmarried, Childless and Female…Stewardesses

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The 1970s- Two flight attendants on Southwest Airlines.
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A rave party evacuation drill

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1966-United Airlines flight attendants participate in an evacuation drill as part of their airline safety training.
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The Mile-High Club bed

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1955- A flight attendant makes a bed abroad a German airliner.
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The Classy Elizabeth Taylor

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1958- Elizabeth Taylor boards plane at an undisclosed airpot for Hollywood in 1958.
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Party on the Plane!

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1959-French singer Sacha Distel preforms with his band mid-flight.
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Stylish Supremes

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1965-The Supremes pose at an undisclosed airport.
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Smoke on the Plane

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1955-Passengers enjoy a smoke on a Transocean Air Line Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.
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Hendrix’s Head -Hugging Hair Style

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1967-The Jimi Hendrix Experience poses for a quick picture on the tarmac of the London Airport in 1967
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Dance at 30,000 Feet Above the Atlantic

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1955-Air Canada, in its efforts to attract more passengers, installed a dance floor and music for passengers who wanted to dance at 30,000 feet on their way across the Atlantic.
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