IN this issue of the BigChilli, we’ve featured the fascinating memories of Roy Howard, who was responsible for THAI Airways International’s many brilliant advertising campaigns during the ’70s and ’80s. This was known as the golden age of flying. Certainly THAI deservedly ranked alongside the world’s best carriers back then. And for airline passengers everywhere, it was an exciting time. Thirty years on, flying has lost much of its romance. These days, it’s all about busy airports, endless queues, invasive security checks and ever-smaller seats on huge 500-seat aircraft whose makers spend millions of dollars telling us that bigger is better. How wonderful it would be to go back to those heady days when THAI ruled Asia’s skies.