Celebrities At The Airport In The 1970s: The Photos

The airport wasn't always such a dreary place

Until you reach the bar or the Duty Free, the airport is a miserable experience. Air travel is a series of inconveniences and indignities in exchange for the privilege – it is a privilege after all – to jet off somewhere. And yet celebrities make the airport look glamorous, never more so, perhaps, than in the 1970s, when they made the airport look like the hottest place in town.

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Michael Caine, his future wife Shakira Baksh, Ringo Starr, and his wife Maureen at London's Heathrow Airport in 1972. The four are departing for Budapest, where they will be guests at 40th birthday celebrations for actress Elizabeth Taylor.

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Paul Newman arriving at Heathrow Airport in 1973.

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David Bowie at Heathrow Airport in 1978.

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Barbra Streisand and producer Jon Peters at JFK Airport in 1975.

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The Jackson Five—Jackie, Marlow, Michael, Tito, Randy and Jermaine—at Heathrow Airport in 1972.

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Elvis Presley at JFK Airport in 1975.

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Elvis Presley arriving at JFK Airport in 1973.

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John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and John's son Julian Lennon at Heathrow Airport in 1970.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Heathrow in 1971.

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John Lennon hanging out at Heathrow in 1971.

From: Esquire