On Board

I’m gonna fly to Italy for a month next week to visit family and friends back there and enjoy some countryside and work in my dad’s orchard, get some knitting lessons from my mum and see some events around in immortal caput mundi Rome. Enjoy some pretty cool travel-related stuff and visual inspirations.

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COME FLY WITH US!: A GLOBAL HISTORY OF THE AIRLINE HOSTESS | On Amazon|

When the first commercial flights took off in the 1930s, stewardesses were registered nurses whose duties included swatting flies and helping passengers read railroad timetables in the event of forced landings. In the 1950s, stewardesses were viewed as wives-in-training, as adept at preparing a baby’s bottle as mixing a martini. By the swinging 1960s and 1970s, female flight attendants were considered successful marketing tools, sporting micro-minis, hot pants, and buttons that read “Pure, Sober, and Available” to lure male business passengers on board. Come Fly With Us! explores the unique history of this industry pioneered by women, tracing changes in the flight attendant’s role – from flying nurse to airborne sex kitten to today’s custodian of safety and service. Stunning visuals from airline archives and early flight maps, promotional brochures, and print advertisements re-create a sense of the early days and underscore the dramatic changes encountered in this dynamic industry.

FLIGHT 001, NYC | Online shop |

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With 3 shops in New York City, one in Chicago, LA, San Francisco and Berkeley, Flight 001 was conceived on a Air France  flight between Paris and the big apple. Shopping for preflight merchandise has never been more exciting. Flight 001 (pronounced Flight One) has made preparing for air travel as much fun as arriving at a new destination. Bringing a retro-modern approach to store design, the specialty retailer’s sleek store layout features a glowing lighting effect, curved walls and storage bins, all of which are reminiscent of the cabin of a 747 jet airliner. Here you can find: luggages, messanger bags, travel guides, travel kits, loundry bags, aerotherapy products, cameras, confort tools and last but not least vintage meal services food carts.

LOUIS VUITTON FLIGHT PANAME COLLECTION

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The LV Flight Paname collection is inspired by the bags carried by any airplane hostess in the 70s and it was created by Marc Jacobs for the s/s 2009 runways. Exclusive, functional and retro-chic, they’re in soft leather and perfect for travelling and living the city.

THE DARJEELING LIMITED by WES ANDERSON | Official site |

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VINTAGE ON ETSY

Etsy has plenty to choose from when it comes to vintage luggages and travel bags. Check the selection at vintageluggage.etsy.com

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One response to “On Board

  1. Thank you for such a great post! Love the little bit of history and pictures…love the bags…especially the etsy retro bags. How cool is that store flight 001!

    Enjoy your trip to Italy….mmmmm…yummy!!

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