The Way We Once Traveled: American Airlines' Astrojet
We'll fully admit that we save our ticket stubs even sometimes our bag tags. Of course travelers of decades ago were no different; in fact, they were worse. Sometimes we dig up vintage gems that deserve to be shared. All week, we'll look at a few lost pieces of ephemera that continue to inspire.
In the 1960s, when the World's Fair was taking over New York City, American Airlines had nice little pamphlets printed to attempt to entice people who didn't live in New York into taking their planes to visit the event. What planes, exactly? Oh, just the newest Boeing dressed up in a shiny silver paintjob complete with red lightning bolt, a look called the Astrojet.
Love this look? Well, back in 1999 American took delivery of a fresh 737, painted in this retro Astrojet livery. She's been flying for years and is still out there proudly reflecting the sun into your eyes. Proof on Airliners.net here.