MN90: NW Flies the Friendly SKies

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The days of early flying conjure up images of bomber jackets, goggles, silk scarves and Wright Brothers style aircraft. That’s almost exactly what it was like until Minnesota based Northwest Airlines debuted the first closed passenger aircraft. At first, these planes could handle only mail, the pilot and two others, but later the cabin expanded as did Northwest’s business. Allison Herrera tells us about the friendly skies