When people first started flying, it was mostly men on business trips. That means stewardesses catered primarily to Mad Men types and that the whole experience was supposed to be this luxurious event. Now most of us get stuck in coach next to crying kids and the person we don't know seated next to us inevitably drools on our shoulder. Gross.
Since Pan Am is set to premiere in two days, we took a time warp to track down advertisements that hearken back to the racier days of flying, some from the past, and some from a little more recently, to help remind us of when flying didn't mean popping Xanax with some whiskey in order to bear being stuck 10,000 miles above sea level in a narrow, compressed metal tube. Here's The Sexiest Airline Advertisements.