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The Golden Age of Aviation meant gourmet meals, big seats and lots of legroom... but was it really all that swell? Why did airlines start treating passengers less like royalty and more like cattle?

sources:
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/30/historic-airline-photos-from-golden-age-of-travel.html
https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/article2608655.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_Deregulation_Act
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/opinion/sunday/there-was-no-golden-age-of-air-travel.html
https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/article/golden-age-of-air-travel-13300211.php
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/02/how-airline-ticket-prices-fell-50-in-30-years-and-why-nobody-noticed/273506/
https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0510/4-reasons-why-airlines-are-always-struggling.aspx
https://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm
https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/052815/how-fly-first-class-cheap.asp
https://www.census.gov/library/publications/1961/demo/p60-035.html
https://time.com/5636154/airplane-legroom-shrinking-asia/

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