Ah the art of youtube recommendations. I stumbled upon this video showing off london airport, now London Heathrow, in the 1950’s. It truly goes to show how much has changed since then in technology and how the demand for air travel has changed as well. You can see when watching the video how quiet the airport looks with barely any people around compared to how it is like now. You can also point that most people are well dressed with suits suggesting they were pretty rich, especially when they are flying at a time when commercial flights was just becoming a thing.
An airport which once started off like this -
And eventually evolving into this -