Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Six and a Half Magic Hours (1958)

6 1/2 Magic Hours is a Pan Am promotional film marketing transatlantic air travel at the dawn of the jet age.

Thanks to the new jet planes, the public could travel in a faster and easier way as they enjoy the attractively decorated plane and a gourmet meal which bears no resemblance to the boxed meals we are now used to. The interior of the plane is luxurious, with spacious powder rooms and a lounge-like area where people can read, play games or have drinks, all while being offered a platter of hors d’oeuvres.

I'll be flying economy to London in a few weeks and it will likely feel more like 6 1/2 days. There will be no magic.


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