Australian airline Qantas turns 90 on November 16th. I have a story about those first nine decades in this month’s Qantas The Australian Way, illustrated by some classic old Qantas magazine covers. The online version is here.

Airways was among the very first inflight periodicals. It began in January 1935 and was a regular inflight item from at least 1947, the same year Pan Am introduced Clipper, which is claimed as the world’s first inflight magazine.

Here are some vintage Airways covers (1947-1964), aglow with serious retro allure. Very Mad Men!

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