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How air travel has transformed in the last century

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 3 of 56: Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it became common for mail to be transported by air, and many airmail aircraft would also carry passengers. One such airline was Western Air Express, which merged with Delta in 1987. The airline carried its first load of mail in April 1926 and was welcoming passengers by May of the same year – this first route was Salt Lake City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas. A Fokker F-10 Western Air Express plane is pictured here in 1928.

1920s: a Western Air Express airliner in 1928

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it became common for mail to be transported by air, and many airmail aircraft would also carry passengers. One such airline was Western Air Express, which merged with Delta in 1987. The airline carried its first load of mail in April 1926 and was welcoming passengers by May of the same year – this first route was Salt Lake City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas. A Fokker F-10 Western Air Express plane is pictured here in 1928.
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