Airport outfits of yesteryear: How celebs traveled before the era of Instagram

Airport outfits of yesteryear: How celebs traveled before the era of Instagram

For The Beatles, group flights turned into family jaunts with children and wives in the same decade. They carried their own bags, often.

We worship them for their art and their free expression —- celebrities in the 1970s had style, that's for sure. They lived flamboyantly and traveled even more luxuriously. Before the days of budget airlines and long ques at the airport for peasants like us and first class service for the stars today that can still be taxing, these guys lived the life - in this case, travel life.

Matching fur outfits, smoking in the terminal and posing on the plane stairs before boarding were all par for the course for the world's biggest names. Here, in a collection of nostalgic images taken at airports in the US and abroad, all the glitter of the disco era is plain to see, as reported on Daily Mail.

Elizabeth Taylor loved her jackets.

Welsh actor Richard Burton with Liz Taylor arriving at the airport, Lido, Venice, 1974. (Source: Getty Images)

Her fur coat and her classic winged eye was an airport staple.

American actress Elizabeth Taylor at London Airport (now Heathrow) before a flight to Paris and the US, 25th November 1960. (Source: Getty Images) 

Actors and spouses Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor preparing to leave for Tel Aviv at an airport in Zurich, August 28th 1975.(Source: Getty Images)
actors Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011) and Richard Burton (1925 - 1984) arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, en route from South Africa, 10th November 1975. A month earlier, they had married each other for the second time in Botswana. (Source: Getty Images)

Elvis Presley had the best sunnies!

American singer and musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977) pictured with his wife Priscilla Presley at an airport during their honeymoon journey from Las Vegas, Nevada to Palm Springs, California in May 1967. (Source: Getty Images)
Elvis Presley departs for his concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on July 19, 1975 at the Hilton Garden Inn, JFK International Airport in Jamaica, Queens, New York. (Source: Getty Images)

Elvis Presley during Elvis Presley Arrives At The Hilton Inn - June 21, 1973 at The Hilton Inn, JFK Airport in New York, NY, United States. (Source: Getty Images)

Hendrix was as sexy as ever!

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix and his road manager Eric Barrett arrive at Heathrow Airport on the way to the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. (Source: Getty Images)

The Jimmy Hendrix Experience at London Airport. (Source: Getty Images)
The group were in customs Hall for almost an hour and a half after band member Mitch Mitchell had a tear gas gun confiscated. Mitchell is pictured at the front wearing sunglasses August 1967 (Source: Getty Images)

Supermodel Twiggy was a sight to behold.

British fashion model Twiggy boards an aircraft at Heathrow, bound for Tunisia on an export drive for Berkertex, 28th September 1966.(Source: Getty Images)
British fashion model Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby) with her manager and boyfriend Justin de Villeneuve at London Airport en route to Greece.(Source: Getty Images)

Twiggy and Justin de Villeneuve at Kennedy Airport. (Source: Getty Images)

And what do we say about members of The Beatles! 

Photo of BEATLES and Paul McCARTNEY and John LENNON; John Lennon & Paul McCartney returning to Heathrow Airport from holiday in Greece. (Source: Getty Images)

Portrait Of John Lennon And Yoko Ono Going To Cannes Festival At Nice In France During Seventies. (Source: Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones at London Airport on their way home after a tour of Denmark, 6th April 1966. From left to right, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman. Brian holds an award. (Source: Getty Images)

Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Keith Richards board a transatlantic flight from London Airport (now Heathrow), 12th January 1967. (Source: Getty Images)
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and drummer Charlie Watts at London Airport, 8th December 1969. (Source: Getty Images)

David Bowie's airport style will give you major fashion goals! 

David Bowie at London Airport. Picture taken 23rd January 1990. (Source: Getty Images)
British pop singer David Bowie leaving Heathrow Airport for New York where he is due to make a new film. 5th June 1982. (Source: Getty Images)

Frank Sinatra left no stone unturned when it came to airport dressing. 

Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998), American singer and film star, arriving at an airport. (Source: Getty Images)
Crooner Frank Sinatra, currently appearing at a local nightclub, greets his wife, Ava Gardner, on her arrival by plane at Idlewild Airport, Sept. 12. The actress is in town for the premiere of her latest movie. (Source: Getty Images)

Cher was at her stylish best when jet-setting to another destination.

Cher and Sonny during Sonny Bono and Cher Arrive at JFK - July 20, 1977, at JKF Airport in New York City, New York, United States.(Source: Getty Images)
Cher and husband Gregg Allman during Cher and Gregg Allman Sighting at Dulles International Airport - January 19, 1977 at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., United States.(Source: Getty Images)

Tina Turner and Ike Turner made a stylish couple at the airport, giving us major #RelationshipGoals and #FashionGoals.

The American pop singer Tina Turner arrives at London Airport with her husband, the singer and songwriter Ike Turner. They performed together as a duo until their marriage ended in 1976. (Source: Getty Images)

Sigh. Life was better then, wasn't it?

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