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Toto, I Don’t Think We’re On Delta Anymore June 20, 2016

Filed under: 1940s,1950s,Fun,History,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Travel,Vintage — kerbey @ 11:48 am
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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?

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

 

 

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12 Responses to “Toto, I Don’t Think We’re On Delta Anymore”

  1. tmezpoetry Says:

    Cool post

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  2. Shades of Howard Hughes. What a luxury.

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  3. Benson Says:

    Wow. What glorious planes and pictures. Fantastic post.

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  4. Flying boats look so cool! I love that they’re playing cards and enjoying each others company.

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  5. Paul Says:

    I didn’t even know that such planes existed – float planes for sure but only small ones.

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  6. Liz Says:

    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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  7. I wish I still loved to fly. They’ve made it a miserable experience.

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  8. Paul Says:

    As an aside Kerbey, I have a guest post over at Barb Taub’s. If you have time to drop by, I would be honored. Thank you. https://barbtaub.com/2016/06/23/if-it-has-tires-or-testosterone-guest-post-by-paul-curran-throwbackthursday/

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  9. Paul Says:

    As an aside Kerbey, I have another guest post over at Barb Taub’s. If you have time to drop by, I would be honored. Thank you. https://barbtaub.com/2016/06/23/if-it-has-tires-or-testosterone-guest-post-by-paul-curran-throwbackthursday/

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