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CAVIAR AND LOBSTER: Vintage photos show how glamorous airline dining was in the past

In the 1950s, passengers in sleeper cabins on a DC-6 aircraft were served an in-flight breakfast in bed.

CAVIAR AND LOBSTER: Vintage photos show how glamorous airline dining was in the past

Dinner trays looked very different in the 1960s, when they included real plates, a glass, and metal cutlery.

Dinner trays looked very different in the 1960s, when they included real plates, a glass, and metal cutlery.

A woman travelling with her baby on board a flight in 1968 was offered baby food in jars, provided by the airline. That year, Scandinavian Airlines started a service for children.

A woman travelling with her baby on board a flight in 1968 was offered baby food in jars, provided by the airline. That year, Scandinavian Airlines started a service for children.

In this photo, taken either in the 1950s or 1960s, a Scandinavian Airlines chef prepared lobster in the flight kitchen at Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen. Yes, even lobster was on the menu.

In this photo, taken either in the 1950s or 1960s, a Scandinavian Airlines chef prepared lobster in the flight kitchen at Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen. Yes, even lobster was on the menu.

Back in 1969, some passengers were served meals directly by an in-flight chef. Here, the chef is dishing up Smørrebrød, a type of Danish open sandwich (rye bread topped with meat or fish and cheese).

Back in 1969, some passengers were served meals directly by an in-flight chef. Here, the chef is dishing up Smørrebrød, a type of Danish open sandwich (rye bread topped with meat or fish and cheese).

That same year, passengers in first-class were treated to a hearty meat feast that included an entire leg of ham, salami, and other sausages served with bread and beer.

That same year, passengers in first-class were treated to a hearty meat feast that included an entire leg of ham, salami, and other sausages served with bread and beer.

The ham was sliced with a large knife (now strictly not allowed on planes, for obvious reasons) in front of passengers. This would never happen today.

The ham was sliced with a large knife (now strictly not allowed on planes, for obvious reasons) in front of passengers. This would never happen today.

In case that meal wasn't sumptuous enough, there was also fresh salmon, again served in front of fliers.

In case that meal wasn

Fliers were also spoiled with a lavish spread including caviar, served up by the chef himself.

Fliers were also spoiled with a lavish spread including caviar, served up by the chef himself.

This photo from the 1970s shows the airline's chef preparing passengers' meals in the pantry.

This photo from the 1970s shows the airline

When they weren't gorging on caviar and lobster, first-class fliers in the '70s snacked on huge fruit platters — including a whole pineapple — served in a spacious lounge area.

When they weren

Moving into the 1980s, airline dining became a little less glamourous, as passengers ate out of trays that look more like the ones modern fliers are used to.

Moving into the 1980s, airline dining became a little less glamourous, as passengers ate out of trays that look more like the ones modern fliers are used to.

At least there were cocktails, though.

At least there were cocktails, though.

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