Southwest 737 aircraft at SFO (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Saying Goodbye to America’s Most Iconic Inflight Snack

In 1971, the first Southwest flight took off from Dallas Love Field, with the airline beginning to operate two daily flights, from Dallas Love Field to Houston Intercontinental Airport and San Antonio International. Pulling from the corporate culture and onboard theater of California's Pacific Southern Airlines, passengers were greeted by stewardesses and flight attendants — and on one occasion, even co-founder Herb Kelleher — in short shorts and go-go boots passing out bags of peanuts for passengers to enjoy on…