Vintage airline ads take sexism to the skies


With so much talk of sexism this year, it can be heartening to look back and see how far we’ve progressed as a nation. I’d recommend starting with Travel + Leisure‘s collection of 10 funny vintage airline commercials. There’s the song-and-dance number about why a businessman should bring his "little cutie" along when he flies United. Then there’s the striptease from Braniff International, which believed that "even an airline hostess should look like a girl." Or check out the National Airlines "Go Go Miami" spot, which I admit isn’t really sexist so much as it is just plain baffling. Hat tip to Adverganza.

—Posted by David Griner