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    Posted on Nov 19, 2014

    20 Photos That Prove Air Travel Was Way Better In The 1960s

    Stewardess, I'll take a smoke with my scotch! Photographer Michael Kelley recreates the glory days of Pan Am.

    From its founding in the 1920s to its peak in the 1960s and 70s, Pan Am set the standard when it came to international travel.

    Michael Kelley

    Which is why photographer and self-described "aviation nerd", Michael Kelley, joined up with one of the world's foremost experts on aviation history, Anthony Toth, to bring Pan Am Flight 120 back to life.

    Michael Kelley

    Over the course of several months, Michael and his team arranged a production that would honor every small detail of a Pan Am flight.

    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley

    From the exact meals served on board to the outfits worn by its passengers.

    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley

    After two exhaustive days of shooting, Michael and his team walked away with photos that capture the essence of Pan Am down to every detail.

    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley

    To see more of how Michael and his team brought Pan Am Flight 120 back to life, check out the behind-the-scenes look below.

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    Michael Kelley is a commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. To view more of his work, check out his website at http://www.mpkelley.com/.

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