In-Flight Cocktail Museum AT SFO – Am I Dreaming?


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Speaking of Happy Hours, the San Francisco Airport Museum in Terminal 1 has a “In Flight Cocktails Through The Years” exhibit. The in-flight cocktail museum focuses on the service during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Man did I miss out on a good era or what?

The Museum Exhibit

From Jaunted:

The small display features glassware, swizzle sticks, coasters, drink menus and even cocktail napkins served by old-timey airlines like Pacific Southwest Airlines, National Airlines and Pan American Airlines as well as from still alive airlines like United, American and KLM.

From The SFO Airport:

Following the postwar era of the 1940s and 1950s, air travel was available to a far greater portion of the population through reduced or “economy” ticket prices. Inflight beverage services varied accordingly, with the airlines reserving premium services for first-and business-class passengers. Often services incorporated thematic or culturally-specific offerings based on the airline’s country of origin or its route destination. These included green tea and sake service on routes to Japan, tropical drinks served on routes to Hawai’i and the Caribbean, and French wines poured on flights to Europe. Airline special promotions often highlighted a particular beverage service, such as champagne flights on Western Airlines, Trader Vic’s cocktails served on United Air Lines, and bottles of Coca-Cola offered on Delta Air Lines.

Bottom Line

I need to check this place out next time I go through SFO. Has anyone already seen this place and is it worth visiting?

(hat tip to WillRunForMiles)

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