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Commercial Aeroplanes Looked Like In The 1930s

Commercial aeroplane services have come a long way. The pictures below of commercial aircraft in the 1930s shows that.

Indeed, early commercial aircraft were basic, when compared with the luxury and comfort that we have today.

In the ’30s commercial planes, the cabins were fitted with wicker chairs (weaved garden furniture). The chairs did not recline, so long-distance travellers would need to bear with the discomfort of the flight (later in the century, First-Class Cabin with reclining chairs emerged). However, there seems to be enough legroom for long flights. And their windows even had drapes!





The first scheduled passenger airline service was the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line. It began its service on January 1, 1914. The airline service only lasted 4 months.  Nevertheless, at that time it opened the doors for a later transcontinental flight.

Percival Elliott Fansler started the airline using a Thomas Benoist-designed “flying boat.” Pilots Tony and Roger Jannus made 2 flights a day, 6 days a week in 2 aircraft until they left Florida. They carried more than 1,200 people during those 4 months

As of 2016, 3.8 billion people travelled by air. That number is expected to double over the course of 20 years.

See below, some pictures of commercial passenger aircraft in the 1930s.

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