i remember being able to smoke on airplanes! the smoking section was in the back of the plane, so there was always a row of unfortunate travelers who had the start of the smoking row directly behind them.
also remember getting pretty decent food on flights, full hot meals. and little-to-no airport security, just check in at the ticket counter and walk to your gate (maybe have to show your ticket to someone upon entering the gate area at bigger airports but no metal detectors).
I vaguely remember as a kid being on a transatlantic flight with smoking in the late 80s - even at that age I knew there was something desparately wrong about the situation. Makes flying today look blissful.
had some amazingly good food on flights recently though, totally depends on airline
channel 4 being considered genuinely subversive.
proper actual street party for 1981 royal wedding