International First (and in many cases, Business Class) today is leaps and bounds ahead of what First Class used to be in the early years of the Boeing 747. You got a standard wide seat, lots of food, caviar, champagne, free drinks (this carried a lot of cachet back then when IATA regulations were carried out to a T, and airlines did not serve free alcohol to their economy class passengers), and fawning airhostesses (which are still to be found in First today, albeit without the sexy undercurrents the marketing staff of airlines foisted on the whole FA-passenger relationship back then). Food in First class was heavy on mayonnaise, creamy French sauces, and frankly, by today's more eclectic standards, quite awful. However, caviar was plentiful. How do I know? Well, my Dad worked for Exxon back then and we flew First a lot - unfortunately I was a kid then, and now as an adult I have to fly on the back of the bus with everyone else. I could exercise some privileges on TWA First into my teenage years since my Mom was an ex TWA FA.
We associate the late 60s and early 70s with a sense of glamor, but thats because the pictures that survive show beautiful people sitting in the upstairs lounge sipping martinis wearing "mod" clothes. In actuality, I think that First Class today is a much superior product. However, even adjusted for inflation, it costs so much more than it did back then. Those flat bed seats, PTVs, laptop connections, etc, come with a big price !
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