Alan RustThis is what it was like to fly in the 1930s

(Submitted by: David Bellamy )

While mankind’s foray into flying began in the early 20th century, the modern air travel industry as we know it didn’t truly grow its roots until the 1930s. As metal planes returned home from post-war posturing, a boom in passenger interest and sufficient technology to reach a slew of international destinations made the 1930s the start of something big. But like any major technology, commercial flight didn’t come without growing pains. If you think you have a lot to complain about now when it comes to air travel, take a look at what it was like to fly in the 30s. 

 

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Flying in the 30s

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