Sometimes a flight is long. Perhaps a long day was had prior to take-off, and you merely want to unwind. Or, perhaps, it’s a special occasion. Regardless, sometimes one just wants a glass of vino at 36,000 feet.
It may be hard to imagine if you spend all of your flight hours crammed into what passes as the economy section these days, but at one point flying was civilized. Seriously – a nice, luxurious way to get around! These photos share the glamourous nature of flying in its heyday – I love the United Airlines uniforms, Richard Branson (with several women on his lap), and the treatment of Russian spies. If you’ve ever felt grumpy about the service (or lack of it) provided on flights today, that last photo might make you grind your teeth a tad.
Only San Francisco would come up with this.
It was recently announced that San Francisco Airport has opened the first yoga room at an airport anywhere in the world. While likely not as relaxing as your local studio, the space comes complete with soft lighting and calming blue walls.
After the hell that is check-in and security, I often seek out quiet corners to dump my bag, stretch out and decompress, particularly before long flights. The last time I flew out of SFO I remember spotting a few fellow passengers unrolling yoga mats and I wished I had packed mine in my carry-on. Airport carpets aren’t always the nicest for sprawling out on, you know. So the idea of a dedicated space, away from the raised eyebrows and looks of scorn from other grumpy passengers in the waiting area would be just the ticket I think. Hats off to SFO for being innovative!
Would you use a yoga room if an airport offered one? Leave a comment below!