Travelling by plane used to mean dressing in your finest and expecting to be swathed in glamour and top-notch service. Chief among the skyways’ gilded carriages was Pan American World Airways, which prided itself on prompt service, pretty stewardesses and arguably the most skilled pilots in commercial flight. The memory of the golden age of flying still lingers. Here you can see a 32 slide show published by Life remembering that age.

Pan Am : The glory days