08/19/2013 07:18 am ET

Vintage Air Travel Photos Are A Reminder Of Just How Far We've Come

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There is something to be said for the way things used to be. The size of the lotion in your carry on bag didn't really matter and you weren't charged a fee for checking your luggage. Those certainly were the days.

Air travel had a much more glamorous side to it back in the day, with everything feeling a little bit like first-class. In fact, the sleeping berths and cuisine could put some first-class sections nowadays to shame.

Take a walk down memory lane on this National Aviation Day and check out the vintage photos below.

Vintage Air Travel Photos