What is the difference between planes and time? There is none both are flying by.
Back when Thai Airways international service was a joint operation with Scandinavian Airlines and before air hostesses became “cabin crew professionals,” the airline’s slogan was about napping, and its employees had some pretty spiffy uniforms.
Here you will see some of their trendy uniforms which were used in the 60s. These come alongside some snapshots to describe the mid- air working conditions.
Uniforms of Air Siam’s captains and cabin crews. Note: Not a good place to stand.
More from Air Siam marketing materials, this seeming to show their infamous crew-loading method. Such jokers!
‘Sir are you carrying any cigarettes onto the plane? No? Please take some!’ Staff check boarding passes at Don Mueang Airport in 1965.
These passengers in a Thai Airways cabin had never heard of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Haha, they probably never heard of second-hand smoke, either!
Decades before the unfortunate advent of mixologists, this flight attendant in 1973 poured ample G&T with a heavy hand.
Thai Airways slogan has improved over the years from encouraging naps to today’s ‘Smooth as Silk.’
Thai Airways flight attendants in 1968