Remember the golden age of jet-set air travel in the 1960s? Now, flying has mostly become a practical matter for people. Yet some still fly in style.
However, a series of fatal accidents between 1952 and 1954 forced the aircraft to be grounded for modifications. Although later versions of the aircraft, such as the Comet 3 seen here, would serve successfully in air fleets around the world, this model was no longer at the forefront of the industry
The airliners of the time, although not as refined as today's aircraft, were faster and more flexible than their propeller-driven contemporaries.
A flight attendant serves cocktails in the lounge of a new Pan American World Airways Boeing 707 in 1958.
Consequently, its cabin was small and somewhat cramped. However, passengers were treated to fine wines and gourmet meals.
There is only one Residence suite per aircraft, and tickets can cost upwards of €35,000 for a round trip between New York and Abu Dhabi.
These are the industry's first suites that close from floor to ceiling, creating flying hotel rooms.