Toto, I Don’t Think We’re On Delta Anymore

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These lucky fliers had the good fortune to be alive during the height of plane travelin’ glory in 1950. Can you imagine being able to extend the length of your arm above you, and not smashing into the overhead compartment?

The truth is–this is a Ted Solent flying boat, which made many Australia-England runs. They could carry 45 passengers in seven lounges on two decks. Doesn’t it look dreamy?

Below is a Short Empire flying boat, which made many trips prior to WWII. Have you ever been on a flying boat or known anyone who has?


For more images of flying boats, see my earlier post.



12 thoughts on “Toto, I Don’t Think We’re On Delta Anymore”

  1. That’s a no on the flying boat! I am always amazed when I see airplane cabins on movies from the ’80s. So much room! Definitely cattle cars now 😦 And the cost has not gone down along with the space they offer passengers. Why ever not do you suppose?

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