We wish we had been present at the meeting where this idea first floated. To seem more cosmopolitan, TWA airlines offered domestic service with flight attendants wearing hokey costumes and speaking English with foreign accents.
How to Get Over a Wall
Interflug was the national airline of East Germany and operated until 1990.
We Hear They Have a Canal
Some of the chicest advertising came from Braniff International Airways, a U.S. carrier that operated until 1982.
Pan American World Airways was the largest international U.S. airline until its demise in 1991.
Ladies Who Launch
Northwest Airline created this gem of an ad, presumably to appeal to the modern woman who loved to travel and address people as "sir".
Where Did They Stow the Pole?
Please direct your attention to Khandie as she inflates her floatation device.
Dinner is Served
Apparently progress looks like sporks and boxes of cold sandwiches and hummus to eat.
Before Trans World Airlines merged with American Airlines it operated out of the super-sleek Terminal 5 building at JFK, designed by Eero Saarinen.
From Russia with Love
Russia's flagship airline is also one of the world's oldest, having launched in 1923.
Safari So Goodie
Trans World Airlines lived up to its name, offering service to all corners of the globe once Howard Hughes gained control in 1939.
Mile High Roller
Western Airlines was based in Los Angeles before it merged with Delta in the Eighties.
Who wouldn't want to visit our fiftieth state after seeing this ad?