The trouble with watching 1930s movies, and shows set in the 30s, like Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series, is that it makes me want to be there. It's not just the fashion, the manners and beautifully spoken English, it's the little things, like tea. Last time I was on a plane I did not get served real tea, made from leaves, in a real china cup. A tea-bag with warm water in polystyrene just doesn't taste the same!
|Air travel c. 1930s - Death in the Clouds|
|Imperial Airways poster about travel to Australia, 1930s|
|Air hanger for Qantas Empire Airways Ltd.Queensland, c. 1935|
|Ross and Keith Smith's Vickers Vimy biplane, 1919.|
|Captain Sir Ross Smith K.B.E., M.C., D.F.C., A.F.C., and his brother Lieutenant Sir Keith Smith K.B.E.1921|
International flights from Australia became increasing popular and by 1937, Qantas Empire Airways was running a flying boat airmail and passenger service from Sydney to Southampton. Passenger and airmail flights continued throughout World War II, with some alterations and restrictions.
I know everything is faster now, but I would love to have travelled like this occasionally:
|1930 air travel|