If you're thinking that flying was glamorous back in 1938, you would be absolutely correct. Each flight would be considered full if it had 15 passengers, the max. With each passenger scoring both a saloon-style seat and a sleeping berth, there probably weren't many complaints about legroom, delays, or sharing an armrest.
Flights took off from the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay and stopped in Townsville, Darwin, and Surabaya, before eventually landing at Singapore's Kallang Airport. Oh, and of course this was way, WAY before Changi? Told you it was a throwback.
To make us all stop rolling our eyes over the cost of plane tickets or checked baggage fees for modern jet flights, consider that included in the
$4,300 $430 ticket price (1938 dollars) was overnight accommodation in each of the layover cities at the finest hotels. (Corrected calculation)
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