CREWS and INTERIORS

In the fascinating world of airline postcard collecting, perhaps the subjects of crews and interiors stand out as some of the most collectible.  From as early as 1918 (when the first “scheduled” airline went into business) until the present, airline postcards showing interiors and crews are “snapped up in a hurry.”  I thought it might be both fun and informative to have a web page with such postcards featured.  I don’t have the greatest “crew” or “interior” collection, but figured it’s time to feature such a page.  So here are some of the cards I’ve chosen to feature:

Crews & Interiors 1 - ABA DC3 / Co-Pilot overseeing boarding
Crews & Interiors 2 - ACT DC3 / Pilot peering out of cockpit
Crews & Interiors 3 - Ad Astra / Pilot & pax pose - Note exterior cockpit
Crews & Interiors 4 - Aeroflot employee poses near TU-154A
Crews & Interiors 5 - Air Ceylon Connie with pilots and stewardesses
Crews & Interiors 6 - Air Jamaica stewardesses
Crews & Interiors 7 - Air Jamaica stewardesses
Crews & Interiors 8 - Air New England employee
Crews & Interiors 9 - Air Union? Lioré et Olivier “Rayon d’Or”
Crews & Interiors 10 - Air Union’s Goliath interior
Crews & Interiors 11 - Another Golden Ray (Rayon d’Or) interior
Crews & Interiors 12 - An Air Union pilot and his plane
Crews & Interiors 13 - Alaska Airlines DC6C interior
Crews & Interiors 14 - Allegheny De Havilland Heron interior
Crews & Interiors 15 - American Airlines Curtiss Condor interior with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 16 - American Airlines Curtiss Condor interior
Crews & Interiors 17 - American Pullman-style sleeper interior with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 18 - American Pullman-style sleeper interior with sleeper (almost)
Crews & Interiors 19 - American interior / dinnertime
Crews & Interiors 20 - American stewardess in doorway
Crews & Interiors 21 - American skysleeper berths with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 22 - American stewardess in doorway
Crews & Interiors 23 - American pilots & stewardess walk from DC3
Crews & Interiors 24 - Rosalind Russell as American stewardess
Crews & Interiors 25 - American pilots & stewardess walk from DC3
Crews & Interiors 26 - American pilot with stewardess check weather
Crews & Interiors 27 - American DC7 interior with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 28 - American Stewardess with DC6? in background
Crews & Interiors 29 - Jane Wyman as American Stewardess
Crews & Interiors 30 - American Stewardess on Astrojet (I’m told she’s Betty Mattingly)
Crews & Interiors 31 - Balair pilot & passengers pose for picture
Crews & Interiors 32 - Braniff hostess and America stewardess check out “Texas Ranger”
Crews & Interiors 33 - Braniff Lockheed Electra I interior
Crews & Interiors 34 - Braniff Captain salutes
Crews & Interiors 35 - Braniff Hostess enters cabin
Crews & Interiors 36 - Braniff Hostess wears “Airmaid Hosiery”
Crews & Interiors 37 - Braniff pilot, hostess, captain, and DC2
Crews & Interiors 38 - BOAC Stratocruiser interior - Do you see David Niven?
Crews & Interiors 39 - Canadian Pacific interior with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 40 - Cathay Pacific Lockheed Electra II stewardess greets departing pax
Crews & Interiors 41 - Chicago & Southern stewardess & plane
Crews & Interiors 42 - Chicago Sky Tours pilot talks with pax next to the plane
Crews & Interiors 43 - Continental hostess with pax in DC7B
Crews & Interiors 43a - Continental hostess & DC3 (image courtesy of Sherrill Dickey)
Crews & Interiors 44 - Continental 747 lounge
Crews & Interiors 45 - Continental 747 lounge
Crews & Interiors 46 - Cubana Constellation captain greets arriving pax
Crews & Interiors 47 - DDL DC4 cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 48 - Delta DC6 Sky Lounge
Crews & Interiors 49 - Delta DC6 Sky Lounge
Crews & Interiors 50 - Delta stewardess in doorway
Crews & Interiors 51 - Deutsche Luft Hansa Junkers G31 cockpit
Crews & Interiors 52 - Deutsche Luft Hansa Junkers G31 cabin with steward
Crews & Interiors 53 - Deutsche Luft Hansa (I think) pilot & pax
Crews & Interiors 54 - Deutsche Luft Hansa co-pilot talks with waiting pax at Tempelhof
Crews & Interiors 55 - Flying Hostesses of Eastern Air
Crews & Interiors 56 - Flight Stewards of Eastern Air
Crews & Interiors 57 - Breakfast in bed in Eastern’s “Silversleeper”
Crews & Interiors 58 - Eastern interior (early)
Crews & Interiors 59 - Eastern Silverliner interior
Crews & Interiors 60 - Crew of cargo jet await loading
Crews & Interiors 61 - Pilot of Farman Goliath pre-flights at Brussels
Crews & Interiors 62 - Farman Goliath interior
Crews & Interiors 63 - Farman F-180 interior
Crews & Interiors 64 - Two stewardesses pose by Fiji Airways HS.748
Crews & Interiors 65 - The operating staff of Gettysburg Flying Service
Crews & Interiors 66 - Pilot and officer of Glemson Brothers Beechcraft
Crews & Interiors 67 - Imperial Airways interior
Crews & Interiors 68 - Imperial Airways pilot & plane
Crews & Interiors 69 - Imperial Airways 20-pax interior
Crews & Interiors 70 - Imperial Airways 42-seater saloon
Crews & Interiors 71 - Imperial Airways saloon with flight attendant
Crews & Interiors 72 - Interstate Airlines Stearman Express Transport Pilot taking on mail
Crews & Interiors 73 - Same Interstate plane at conclusion of the flight
Crews & Interiors 74 - Jersey Rapide plane & pilot
Crews & Interiors 75 - KLM “Uiver” and crew
Crews & Interiors 76 - KLM DC2 cockpit
Crews & Interiors 77 - KLM DC2 cabin
Crews & Interiors 78 - KLM DC3 cabin
Crews & Interiors 79 - KLM DC4 pilots and stewardess
Crews & Interiors 80 - KLM Fokker F-VIII cabin
Crews & Interiors 81 - KLM crew of the “Pelikaan” in 1933
Crews & Interiors 82 - KLM interior of Fokker F-VII
Crews & Interiors 83 - KLM Constellation hostess & pax
Crews & Interiors 84 - KLM “Flying Dutchman” interior with hostess
Crews & Interiors 85 - KLM DC6 pilot & cockpit
Crews & Interiors 86 - KLM crew of tri-motor “Snip” in 1934
Crews & Interiors 87 - A KLM pilot
Crews & Interiors 88 - A KLM pilot
Crews & Interiors 89 - A KLM pilot
Crews & Interiors 90 - KLM personnel by Fokker F-VII-3m
Crews & Interiors 91 - KLM personnel by the plane
Crews & Interiors 92 - KLM personnel by the plane
Crews & Interiors 93 - KLM personnel by Fokker F-VII-3m
Crews & Interiors 94 - A KLM pilot
Crews & Interiors 95 - A KLM pilot
Crews & Interiors 96 - A KLM pilot
Crews & Interiors 97 - KLM pilot next to DC6?
Crews & Interiors 98 - KLM Fokker F-IX cabin
Crews & Interiors 99 - Lot Lockheed Electra I Pilot boards pax
Crews & Interiors 100 - Lufthansa pilots pose with Sioux Indian pax
Crews & Interiors 101 - Lufthansa Junkers G31 cockpit
Crews & Interiors 102 - Lufthansa Stewardess escorts children from Constellation
Crews & Interiors 103 - Lufthansa Constellation cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 104 - Lufthansa Steward serves pax
Crews & Interiors 105 - Lufthansa Steward serves pax aboard the Constellation
Crews & Interiors 106 - Mohawk Airlines Stewardess Uniforms displayed by models
Crews & Interiors 107 - National Airlines personnel in California
Crews & Interiors 108 - Northeast Convair crew outside the plane
Crews & Interiors 109 - Northeast DC3 pilots board pax
Crews & Interiors 110 - Northeast DC6B crew pose by plane
Crews & Interiors 111 - Northwest Sky Zephyr cabin
Crews & Interiors 112 - Northwest DC3 cockpit
Crews & Interiors 113 - Northwest DC3 cabin with Stewardess
Crews & Interiors 114 - Northwest DC6B cabin with Stewardess
Crews & Interiors 115 - Northwest Stratocruiser Club Lounge
Crews & Interiors 116 - Pan American Airways cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 117 - Pan American Clipper “Smoking Lounge”
Crews & Interiors 118 - Pan American Clipper cabin
Crews & Interiors 119 - Pan American Clipper crew aids arriving pax at Miami
Crews & Interiors 120 - Pan American B314 Flight Deck crew
Crews & Interiors 121 - Pan American hostess poses at plane
Crews & Interiors 122 - Pan American hostess adjusts recliner for pax
Crews & Interiors 123 - PAA Hostess greets arriving pax
Crews & Interiors 124 - PAA B707 crew poses
Crews & Interiors 125 - Pennsylvania Central “Air Hostess”
Crews & Interiors 126 - Pennsylvania Central “Air Hostess”
Crews & Interiors 127 - Pennsylvania Central “Air Hostess”
Crews & Interiors 128 - Pennsylvania Central “Air Hostess”
Crews & Interiors 129 - Prinair Convair 580's crew walks from plane
Crews & Interiors 130 - The “Q” Airways C46 pax and boarding agents pose at Meacham Field, Key West
Crews & Interiors 131 - Queensland Airlines DC3 pilots await boarding pax
Crews & Interiors 132 - Sabena Handley Page pilots await boarding pax
Crews & Interiors 133 - Sabena steward serves pax
Crews & Interiors 134 - Sabena pilot in cockpit
Crews & Interiors 135 - Sabena stewardessess walk on ramp at Melsbroek
Crews & Interiors 136 - Safeway Skycoach stewardess greets arriving pax
Crews & Interiors 137 - SAS stewardess talks with pax
Crews & Interiors 138 - SAS stewardess prepares lunches
Crews & Interiors 139 - SAS passenger has “breakfast in bed”
Crews & Interiors 140 - SAS pilot greets departing pax
Crews & Interiors 141 - SAS ground hostess poses near plane
Crews & Interiors 142 - Lady receives “homeland soil” from SAS pilot
Crews & Interiors 143 - SAS Hostess leads pax from the DC8
Crews & Interiors 144 - Swissair pilot talks with pax on DC6B
Crews & Interiors 145 - TACA stewardess serves pax
Crews & Interiors 146 - Tampa-St Peter Airboat Line ( First Scheduled Airline) with pilot Toni Jannus
Crews & Interiors 147 - TCA 10-pax interior (probably Lockheed Electra I)
Crews & Interiors 148 - TCA Hostess bids farewell to departing pax
Crews & Interiors 149 - TCA cabin of “North Star” Skyliner
Crews & Interiors 150 - TCA North Star’s pilots & Stewardesses
Crews & Interiors 151 - Trans-Texas Airways Hostess & DC3
Crews & Interiors 152 - TWA Douglas Skyliner cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 153 - TWA Stratoliner lounge
Crews & Interiors 154 - TWA Hostess (by artist Petty)
Crews & Interiors 155 - TWA DC3 Hostess
Crews & Interiors 156 - TWA DC3 personnel
Crews & Interiors 157 - United (I’ll call it UAL) interior with Stewardess
Crews & Interiors 158 - UAL pilot at back of early cabin (probably DC2)
Crews & Interiors 159 - UAL “Air Stewardesses” by the plane
Crews & Interiors 160 - UAL cabin with “swivel” chairs
Crews & Interiors 161 - UAL “Air Stewardesses”
Crews & Interiors 162 - UAL cabin with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 163 - UAL pilots & stewardess await pax
Crews & Interiors 164 - UAL “Sleeper” interior with passenger
Crews & Interiors 165 - UAL Stewardess prepares dinner tray
Crews & Interiors 166 - UAL DC6 cabin with Stewardess
Crews & Interiors 167 - UAL Stewardess at doorway
Crews & Interiors 168 - UAL Stewardess serves coffee
Crews & Interiors 169 - UAL Stratocruiser interior with stewardess
Crews & Interiors 170 - UAL Stewardess poses at plane
Crews & Interiors 171 - UAL kitchen aboard the Stratocruiser
Crews & Interiors 172 - UAL full-course meal
Crews & Interiors 173 - Western’s Fiesta Flight receives dessert
Crews & Interiors 174 - Western’s Hostess serves refreshments in the lounge
Crews & Interiors 175 - The Stratoliner cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 176 - Pilots and plane (I’ll let You read the back legend)
Crews & Interiors 177 - The Great Hall at American Airlines Stewardess College
Crews & Interiors 178 - Cockpit of ??? (I’m guessing a DC3)
Crews & Interiors 179 - Stewardess of ANA
Crews & Interiors 180 - Stewardess of ANA
Crews & Interiors 181 - Austrian Airlines cockpit crew (MD80)
Crews & Interiors 182 - Austrian Viscount Stewardesses wave to departing pax
Crews & Interiors 183 - Cathay Pacific Stewardesses pose by jet
Crews & Interiors 184 - China Eastern Airlines Hostess
Crews & Interiors 185 - Comair Wings pilot talks to Comair employee
Crews & Interiors 186 - British Caledonian Stewardesses on the ramp by the plane
Crews & Interiors 187 - IAS Cargo Airlines pilot oversees loading the DC8
Crews & Interiors 188 - Interflug crew poses
Crews & Interiors 189 - Interflug crew walks to plane
Crews & Interiors 190 - Interflug pilot says “goodnight” to departing pax
Crews & Interiors 191 - JAL DC8 & Stewardess
Crews & Interiors 192 - The new class of JAL stewardesses
Crews & Interiors 193 - JAL flight attendants serve diners on DC8
Crews & Interiors 194 - KLM stewardess talks to pax
Crews & Interiors 195 - LACSA’s cabin and ground personnel
Crews & Interiors 196 - L’Aeropostale’s cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 197 - Liat’s Hostess serves beverages
Crews & Interiors 198 - Lot employee displays jet model
Crews & Interiors 199 - Lot cabin crew leaves the terminal at Warsaw
Crews & Interiors 200 - The same crew approaches their IL-62 jet
Crews & Interiors 201 - Lufthansa cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 202 - Lufthansa pilot walks around baggage carts
Crews & Interiors 203 - Lufthansa stewardess & steward serve pax
Crews & Interiors 204 - Lufthansa cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 205 - Two of Lufthansa’s ground crew pose by F27
Crews & Interiors 206 - Malev stewardess greets arriving pax at Budapest
Crews & Interiors 207 - Mount Cook pilot talks to pax on mountain runway
Crews & Interiors 208 - Nippon Cargo employee gives status to pilot
Crews & Interiors 209 - I'm told this shows the crew of the Russian TB-1 bomber "Land of the Soviets" which completed a goodwill flight from Moscow to Washington, D.C. via Alaska in 1929
Crews & Interiors 210 - PAA pilots give farewell greetings to departing pax
Crews & Interiors 211 - PAL DC8 - I’m not sure if she’s a stewardess, but she is, anyway!
Crews & Interiors 212 - Sabena cabin of a tri-motor
Crews & Interiors 213 - Pilots of the Sabena Savoia-Marchetti await the pax
Crews & Interiors 214 - Sabena employee supervises boarding pax
Crews & Interiors 215 - Sabena DC6? stewardess carries child
Crews & Interiors 216 - A view from Sabena’s kitchen
Crews & Interiors 217 - A Sabena crew at Brussels
Crews & Interiors 218 - SAS stewardess serves dinner aboard a DC6
Crews & Interiors 219 - SAS stewardess greets pax of the Caravelle
Crews & Interiors 220 - Singapore Airlines identifies her as their hostess
Crews & Interiors 221 - A Swissair DC4 cockpit
Crews & Interiors 222 - Thai .... smooth as silk .... Hostess
Crews & Interiors 223 - TCA Viscount interior
Crews & Interiors 224 - TCA Constellation interior
Crews & Interiors 225 - SAS DC6 “dinnertime”
Crews & Interiors 226 - SAS  Hostess with her DC8C
Crews & Interiors 227 - Tunisair cockpit crew
Crews & Interiors 228 - Wardair B747 crew

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