Boarding Pass Stories: Delta Inflight Drink Options Circa 1985

I ran into this little memento going through old photo albums.  It is a boarding pass from a flight from 1986.

Delta boarding pass 1986 airline history vintage

Nothing peculiar about the front.  But once you flip to the reverse…  The menu of inflight drinks was conveniently placed behind the boarding pass!  I guess so you could plan how to get your drink on while waiting to board the plane at the gate?  Or, more likely, back then these were not in the inflight magazine -or- there was no inflight magazine to begin with…  And note the rules.

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Drinks and rules on the reverse of the boarding pass

I don’t remember much from those flights.  Of course, I remember the smoking and non-smoking sections.  I do remember getting a tray with a full meal (of airplane food, mind you) no matter how long the flight was.  I remember being able to get a free deck of cards or my own wings.  Those were the days, ey?


Did you miss reading about my boarding pass collecting habit or the first in the boarding pass stories series or my boarding pass story about Christchurch, New Zealand??


  1. Oh yeah I remember the deck of cards. Airline food, what’s that haha. Need to pull out, find some of my old tickets. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I don’t remember the smoking and non-smoking sections, but I do remember when I was a kid getting wings, cards, and even a colouring book! Also, the food did come fast and plentiful. I think I really liked the dessert on the airplane… Or maybe I just like dessert. 🙂 Thanks for pulling this out of the vaul!
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  3. This is so cool… in the age of cheap flights, it seems completely out of this world. It reminds me of how I looked through old photo albums with my mum and we found a receipt for dinner with our family on holiday in 1993 in Poland. I don’t remember the sum, but it was ridiculously little money for five people at a fancy restaurant. Those little things are so worth keeping, they make you notice how times change.
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