Though commercial aviation has become a tedious exercise in repeatedly proving that your shampoo is not actually made of C-4, it's easy to forget that air travel used to be too expensive for the average American. Flying was an event, something you dressed up for. It wasn't so easy to book a relatively inexpensive flight one evening and be in a faraway land the very next day. Adjusted for inflation, flying has never been a better deal.
So, while most of us are not living Wink Martindale's life of jet-set luxury... enjoying 16-hour work weeks, clunky videophones, and zipping down to Mexico for a quick 18 holes, we can dream along with the 1967 film 1999 A.D.
Previously on Paleo-Future:
- "Grasshopper" Golf Cart (1961)
- 1999 A.D. (1967)
- Online Shopping (1967)
- 1999 A.D. Intro (1967)
- 1999 A.D. Controversy
- The Future is Now (1955)
- 16-Hour Work Week by Year 2020 (1967)