Douglas DC-8-33 & Co: Know your exit.

The sublime DC-8 and all SAS stable in this safety card piece of mid-century modern art masterpiece.

Örnen Balloon: Recklessly bold.

A precious document of the departure of Swede Auguste Andrée’s Örnen (Eagle) balloon. Him and two companions left Danes Island in 1897 with their hydrogen balloon and set course for the North Pole. The three never ever returned, alive. Their remains were found on the White Island in 1930, and returned home.

Yep, it’s cold outside.

Boeing 747-283B: Smaklig Måltid!!

When SAS ordered it first Jumbos they chose to follow a quite different approach. In their “Huge Viking” 747-283Bs instead of maximize the passenger capability, they just put around 350 seats in order to give more space and comfort to those few. First class passengers specially won, with a lounge in the upper deck. As we can see in this photo, passenger service was also of a high standard for those fortunate enough, chef included.

When air travel was not as affordable as today I know, but remember this photo when you´ll get the “chow” on your next flight. It’s dinner time here and it shows.

Sud Aviation Caravelle III: As time goes by.

In Jan. 1, 1959 the Scandinavian airline SAS brought four of their lovelier stewardesses to London in order to promote the company’s new services. There they took part in the “Talk of the Town” show. That show theme was the air services of the present and the future. This checky photo of the show rehearsal portraits one of those SAS stewardess, Birgitta Lindmaair, representing the state of the art of the day and the “Air Hostess of the Future”, showgirl Shirley Ambrose. Lindmaair didn’t look too convinced

A truly terrific and non-controversial Caravelle III model as a background.