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New Passenger Comforts!

sound-proof cabin

reclining seats

reading lights

ash trays

heating/cooling system


Delta Airlines used their Lockheed Electra 10Bs to introduce the airline's first ever on board meal service, consisting of box lunches and coffee served by the co-pilot. They also inaugurated service between Ft. Worth and Charleston.

Amelia Earhart used a modified Lockheed Electra 10E on her attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Click below to see what her aircraft would have looked like!


Smoking was not officially banned on flights until 2000. However, the change began in 1988 with the passage of legislature by Congress.

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