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Retro Airline and Air Hostess Flight Bags

Written by Christopher • July 28th, 2009
Retro Airline and Air Hostess Flight Bags

From online shops Retro-Jet and Airlines Originals comes these lovely retro airline and air hostess flight bags straight out from a relaxing intercontinental flight in the 1960s.

Although reproductions, they look like the real deal and they won’t set you back like the Marc Jacobs designer Pan Am bags that arrived not too long ago. Both shops carries both bigger travel bags and smaller for storing all your must-have items on a long transatlantic flight.

I was able to obtain my own Pan Am flight back dating back to circa 1960 from eBay a few years back. Although not original, it was bought from the same line of bags they used in Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Complete with a Pan Am luggage and crew tag – and minus the smell of a bag that’s been stowed away in the attic for 50 years.

Retro-Jet offers cheaper versions ranging from £16 to £50 with branding from amoung others Pan Am, TWA, Boac while Airline Originals have a bigger range and higher quality with airlines such as Continental Airlines, Rio Sul, Delta and many more. Prices range from around £15 to £80 which is a great deal for anyone wanting to look like a proper jet setter.


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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