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, LinkedIn and .


  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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