Air Travel …Then and Now !!!

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Air travel: then and now

Luxury travel on board a BOAC De Havilland DH106 Comet 4 jetliner. It was with the Comet 4 that on 4 October 1958 BOAC operated the first ever crossings by a jet aircraft of the North Atlantic (between London and New York) carrying fare-paying passengers.

 

Air travel: then and now

British Airways Club World (Business Class).

 

Air travel: then and now

Pioneering early days at Heathrow; military tents were pressed into service during the summer of 1946 to provide basic facilities for passengers using the newly-opened airport. The amenities offered included a cable office and, of course, a W H Smith bookshop.

 

Air travel: then and now

The British Airways Concorde Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5.

 

Air travel: then and now

The cabin of an Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth Argosy aircraft. Imperial Airways introduced in 1927 its ëSilver Wingí luxury service between London (Croydon) and Paris (Le Bourget) offering enhanced in-flight catering and a steward, perhaps the first branded air service in the world.

 Air travel: then and now

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