Ten minutes of 1940s aviation awesomeness

Check out this 10 minute news reel bit from 1947 about what goes in to making an airline run. Sure, LaGuardia looks a little different today and there are far fewer DC-3 and DC-4s flying. And there are computers rather than massive blackboards for reservations handling. But a lot of the process is really quite similar, too.

Thanks to @martysg for sharing this on Twitter this morning. My weekend is now complete.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Very cool. Remarkable to think how it all came together back then……and how far we’ve come today. Thanks for sharing!

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