Today we decided to share with you some interesting facts that are related to aviation in general and air travel in particular. Many of us are already flying airplanes, and someone just ahead. In any case, the facts are interesting.
The aircraft - the safest means of transportation.
The oldest airline in the world is a Dutch KLM, which was founded in October 1919 the seventh.
First flight attendant aboard the plane was an American Ellen Church. She was a nurse by training and had a license to operate the aircraft. When, in 1930, she applied for a job in the airline «Boeing Air Transit», there will gladly responded. The girl, in addition to regular duties, filled tanks with fuel, carried luggage, wind the watch in the cockpit, fly beat, etc.
Prior to that, two years on planes operated only male flight attendants (stewards), and only on German aircraft.
More than half a century ago, the ticket price was at least an order of magnitude higher than now. That is, moving in real time, for example, flights from Moscow to Rome would have cost you not 6000 rubles, and at least sixty.