Founded on August 1, 1946, Scandinavian Airlines has just turned 70. To celebrate, the airline pulled out some old menu cards and and pictures of in-flight meals.
It all looks glorious. Of course it does. These pictures were taken to advertise the marvel of flying with SAS. Curious minds wonder what’s been omitted from these copped images. It’d be more honest to show the photographer’s fingers around the pictures’ edges to remind us that what we are seeing is selected and stylised.
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. And judging by the expression of the men and woman being served, food was not only the thing on the menu in 1970s Scandinavian airspace. Odd, indeed, that in the age of regrettable meals, food in the skies was food of the gods:
Via: SAS Musset