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The Golden Age of Aviation

A new series from Monocle 24 chronicling and celebrating all that was good about commercial-airline travel in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. We’ll hear about technological developments and engineering innovators, meet the fearless individuals in boardrooms and cockpits who defined a new era of travel, learn about the storied brands that embodied the essence of the golden age and talk with the marketers that sold the world a dream.

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Taking flight:

In New York we learn about the iconic TWA Flight Centre at JFK airport, meet an ANA chief purser whose 25-year career on planes was inspired by the golden age, visit the Swire Archive in Hong Kong to discover the history of Cathay Pacific and find out why Australian airline Ansett was a leading force for in-flight service.

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318 Apr 2019

Taking flight: 

In New York we learn about the iconic TWA Flight Centre at JFK airport, meet an ANA chief purser whose 25-year career on planes was inspired by the golden age, visit the Swire Archive in Hong Kong to discover the history of Cathay Pacific and find out why Australian airline Ansett was a leading force for in-flight service.

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24 Apr 2019
26 min

Soaring in Seattle: 

Monocle contributing editor Tristan McAllister heads to Seattle, the birthplace of Boeing, to find out its role in the world of aviation. He heads to Teague – the design agency responsible for some of the most iconic plane interiors – and the Museum of Flight, and meets the people for whom the industry has unlocked a life of adventure.

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121 Mar 2019
33 min

Ready for take-off: 

A soaring start to our new series as our experts discuss the unrivalled era of aviation from the 1950s to the 1970s. We meet the man responsible for the savvy marketing of one of the most prestigious airlines of its time: Pan Am. Plus, learn what it was like to fly into Hong Kong’s notorious Kai Tak international airport and hear from a woman in Japan whose collection of 1960s airline cups tells the design stories of many countries.

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