I have been flying internationally since 1964 and I seem to remember that flying was fun and quite chi chi. Were the aircraft seats wider and was there more legroom in those days? What makes it seem so much more pleasant and glamorous back then when compared to today. What I found out was – I first started flying in the mid-70's and by my recollection, yes, the seats were a little wider, and there was more leg room. I was a drinker and a smoker in those days and both those things you could do on an aircraft. Likely you were sitting next to someone else smoking and drinking so it was almost a "bar" like atmosphere in the plane. Conversations flowed freely and it was really quite enjoyable. Now, it seems the atmosphere on a plane is so stressed and tense that people are agitated and annoyed.