Last night I took an early evening Lufthansa flight from Hamburg to Frankfurt. I’ve got to say, it felt like I had stepped into a time machine.
In the United States it is rare to see people dress up when they fly. With few exceptions, perhaps the DCA-BOS/LGA shuttle flights on US Airways or Delta would be among them, I cannot remember the last time the last time I got on a flight where the majority of passengers were dressed up.
Until last night. I was sitting in business class and it felt like I was on United’s “men only” service from New York to Chicago 55 years ago.
The cabin was all men, and nearly every single one was wearing a suit and tie, myself included. That may be commonplace in Europe, but it was a novelty for me.
I may not have received a steak dinner and been able to smoke a cigar, but the flight was only an hour and Lufthansa did manage a pretty decent snack:
While the “glory” days of flying may be over in America, they seem to live on in Germany, at least on this particular flight.