to fly, to serve

11 Oct

i grew up by the time airline travel was inexorably way past its glamourous climax: bye bye groomed attendants, free drinks, sexy uniforms… hello strip-down security checks, exhaustive bag-weighing, extortionately expensive limp chicken sandwiches…

flying was never a more democratic and yet more alienating experience: even brandy has been stripped down of all historical privileges to be peddled in plastic sachets.

and so it is in these sappy fits of nostalgia for the mad men-inspired, foxier times of yore that british airways have resuscitated their old motto: to fly, to serve.

to which i, with my tongue firmly in my cheek, will gladly raise my glass.

i leave you with this luridly colourful william eggleston (‘glass on plaine’ untitled) print.

 

 

2 Responses to “to fly, to serve”

  1. KatiesCameraBlog October 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    What a fantastic post. To be back in the time, when flying wasn’t some strip search adventure. Great image too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. thebigbookofdating October 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love this photo, reminds me of my flying; cosmos for breakfast!

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