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Groundbreaking planes that changed air travel forever

Love Exploring Logo By Lottie Gross of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 35: With so many of the world’s planes still grounded and swathes of travelers avoiding flying, it’s easy to focus on the doom and gloom sweeping across the aviation industry. The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a serious blow to many airlines the world over. But this is just another chapter in the story of aviation, as the sector has seen all manner of twists and turns, from the first jet airliners to the rise and fall of supersonic travel. Here, we explore some of the most influential and important commercial planes to have ever graced our skies.

History's most influential airliners

With so many of the world’s planes still grounded and swathes of travelers avoiding flying, it’s easy to focus on the doom and gloom sweeping across the aviation industry. The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a serious blow to many airlines the world over. But this is just another chapter in the story of aviation, as the sector has seen all manner of twists and turns, from the first jet airliners to the rise and fall of supersonic travel. Here, we explore some of the most influential and important commercial planes to have ever graced our skies.

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