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Rare 1963 American Airlines Passenger Flight Information Brochure - $30 (Grass Lake)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: American Airlines
size / dimensions: 35 x 24 inches
Back in 1963, flying was expensive. Seats were much roomier and full meals were served. For customer convenience, a nice ash tray was located on the arm rest.

This pamphlet/brochure was handed out to all American Airlines passengers upon boarding on either the 707 Astrojet or teethe prop Electra.

What makes this pamphlet so neat is how expensive it must have been to produce it. Folded, the pamphlet is the size of a typical vintage road map. Unfolded, it measures a whopping 35 x 24 inches.

On one of the sides are various articles such as “Facts About Flying,” “What Makes a Jet a Jet,” and “Why Planes Fly.” American Airlines was doing its best to educate its flyers.

Probably the most striking thing about it is the 35 x 24 color lithographed picture of all the routes American flew back then. It would be nice to just frame this side by itself. Lucky there’s two of them.

One of the brochures was obviously never used, while the other has been folded out and refolded. The used one has a very slight tear in the crease that doesn’t show unless you look really close and a small stain on the cover.

Both brochures are a cool glimpse into what flying must have been like 61 years ago.

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