Chewing gum & smelling salts
Back in the 1930s, passengers aboard the first flights are treated to chewing gum and smelling salts. Flying is a lot less comfortable than today, especially in winter. The tiny aircraft fly at the mercy of the weather. Pressurized cabins are a thing of the future, so drafty planes are the norm and oxygen masks are necessary at certain altitudes. Passengers' boxed lunches include cold cuts and fresh fruit, with coffee served from a supersized thermos. Instead of a table tray, meals are balanced on a pillow.