A Veritable Smorgasbord of Vintage Scandinavian Airline Meals

A few years ago for their seventieth anniversary Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) pulled out some old menu cards and and pictures of in-flight meals. Times have definitely changed...

Scandinavian Airlines 1955

Scandinavian Airlines 1955

Scandinavian Airlines, usually known as SAS, is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, which together form Scandinavia. SAS is an abbreviation of the company’s full name, Scandinavian Airlines System. Founded on August 1, 1946. A few years ago for their seventieth anniversary they pulled out some old menu cards and and pictures of in-flight meals. Times have changed…

 

Scandinavian Airlines 1955 sleeper

Scandinavian Airlines 1955 sleeper

It all looks glorious. Of course it does. These pictures were taken to advertise the marvel of flying with SAS. What we do see are the chefs, who with flourishes of impressive blades carve slices of meat from the grinning hostesses’ well-stocked trolley. The sommelier stands by, ready to suggest the best vintage to accompany the smogasbord of mile-high delights.

MENU – HANDWRITTEN FROM 1946 – 1948

MENU – HANDWRITTEN FROM 1946 – 1948

 

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Scandinavian Airlines 1975 readymeal

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 readymeal

Scandinavian Airlines 1965 chefs

Scandinavian Airlines 1965 chefs

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Scandinavian Airlines 1955 lunch

Scandinavian Airlines 1955 lunch

Scandinavian Airlines 1965 dinner

Scandinavian Airlines 1965 dinner

Scandinavian Airlines 1955 meals

Scandinavian Airlines 1955 meal

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 dinner

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 dinner

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 lunch

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 lunch

Scandinavian Airlines 1983 first class

Scandinavian Airlines 1983 first class

Scandinavian Airlines 1980 chef

Scandinavian Airlines 1980 chef

Scandinavian Airlines 1980 grill

Scandinavian Airlines 1980 grill

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 grill

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 grill

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 fruit

Scandinavian Airlines 1975 fruit

Scandinavian Airlines 1955

Scandinavian Airlines 1955

Scandinavian Airlines 1975

Scandinavian Airlines 1975

Scandinavian Airlines 1985

Scandinavian Airlines 1985

Scandinavian Airlines 1950

Scandinavian Airlines 1950

Scandinavian Airlines1955

Scandinavian Airlines1955

Scandinavian Airlines 1965

Scandinavian Airlines 1965

c. 1965 First class meal service aboard a DC-8.

1965 First class meal service aboard a DC-8.

Scandinavian Airlines 1975

Scandinavian Airlines 1975

Scandinavian Airlines vintage meals 1970s

Via: SAS Musset