When an airline begins service with a new plane to a new destination, it's customary for the airport fire trucks to come out and welcome the flight with a water canon salute. But when Japan Airlines brought their Boeing 787 to Tampa for the first time last week, something went very wrong.
A set of Japan Airlines PR photos from 1954 taken aboard a Douglas DC-6 shows the nascent airline’s First Class only (!) trans-Pacific route in decadent detail. One gets the sense that no shoes were removed, no bosoms were felt up and no tubes of toothpaste were transferred to transparent plastic bags upon embarkment.…
This is the most amazing photo of a Boeing 747 climbing into the sky you'll likely ever see. It was shot by Daniel Werner, who made the photograph from a private plane near this LAX runway.